Chair of Select Committee on China Heads Delegation to Taiwan

China says the U.S. needs to be “mindful of the extreme complexity and sensitivity“ of its relationship with Taiwan. U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin headed a delegation…

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DOJ Charges Individuals in Iran’s Oil Trafficking Network

U.S. scrutiny has intensified during the Israel-Hamas conflict. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced multiple charges against seven defendants allegedly linked to Iran’s oil trafficking network.  While petroleum…

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FTC Supports Amazon’s Withdrawal from iRobot Acquisition

Official says the proposed $1.4 billion merger had “potential competitive effects.“ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its support for Amazon withdrawing from the acquisition of iRobot. The…

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Appeals Court Revives Mexico’s Lawsuit Against U.S. Gunmakers

Judicial panel overturns block on lawsuit claiming companies facilitate gun trafficking. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit filed by the government of Mexico that…

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Commerce Secretary Announces 2024 Events for Exporters

The Commerce Department plans trade missions and national summits. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the 2024 calendar for exporter events, opening trade missions and small business summits…

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Federal Judge Orders Removal of Wind Turbines from Tribal Lands

The lawsuit was first brought against an unpermitted wind farm over a decade ago. U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves has ordered the removal of all…

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U.S. and UK Navies Shoot Down Houthi Missile Barrage 

It was the largest attack yet in the Red Sea, but no injuries or damages were reported. Houthi rebels in Yemen launched one of the largest drone and…

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U.S. and 12 Allies Promise Increased Military Response to Red Sea Attacks

Houthi assaults against commercial vessels are called “illegal, unacceptable, and profoundly destabilizing.” The United States released a joint statement with 12 other nations this week, threatening increased military…

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DOJ Organizes First U.S. Trial in Oil Bribery Scheme

A former employee of Vitol was charged with bribing Ecuadorian officials. The Department of Justice (DOJ) brought its first individual to trial this week as part of a…

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Pentagon Concerned Over Costs of Houthi Attacks

They compare a $2M missile with a $2,000 drone.  Over the past two months, U.S. Navy destroyers have shot down 38 drones and multiple missiles launched by Houthi…

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