Raytheon Co (RTN.N)
18 Jul 2019
WASHINGTON, July 18 The U.S. Senate is due to
vote next week to confirm Mark Esper as President Donald Trump's
second Secretary of Defense, ending the longest period by far
that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official.
* Turkish companies were supplying hundreds of F-35 parts
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ANKARA, July 18 Turkish defence companies may
face temporary losses after a U.S. decision to remove Ankara
from the F-35 fighter jet programme but the industry will emerge
stronger as a result, the head of Turkey's Defence Industry
Directorate said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, July 18 For some U.S. officials, the
Trump administration's failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a
Russian air defense system may have its roots in a coup attempt
against President Tayyip Erdogan three years ago this week.
WASHINGTON, July 17 The U.S. House of
Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the
sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the
United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where
President Donald Trump has promised a veto.
WASHINGTON, July 16 Democratic Senator and
presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with
Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense
secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post
because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job
at defense contractor Raytheon Co.
WASHINGTON, July 16 President Donald Trump on
Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its
acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not
fair" that the United States would now be prohibited from
selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter
WASHINGTON, July 16 Democratic Senator Elizabeth
Warren said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's nominee
Mark Esper should not be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary
because of ethical concerns related to his former job at defense
contractor Raytheon Co.
BEIJING, July 15 China's government and Chinese
companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to
Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to
give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already
poor ties with Washington.
ISTANBUL, July 14 U.S. President Donald Trump
has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase
of Russian air defence systems and should find a "middle ground"
in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
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