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Treasury Dept Sanctions 5 Companies for Support to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

The Treasury Department has prohibited from dealing with the U.S. five Iran-based companies for their involvement in activities that support the Middle Eastern country’s ballistic missile development efforts. The five entities are considered subordinates to Iran-based Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group that has been sanctioned by the U.S., United Nations and the European …

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EU, NATO Leaders to Discuss Interoperability Strategies at Brussels Meeting

European and North American foreign ministers will gather at a meeting in Brussels to determine new approaches that can boost interoperability between the European Union and NATO, DoD News reported Tuesday. The foreign ministers will discuss the evolving security landscape, information sharing strategies against terrorist threats and global security concerns …

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US, EU Complete 1st Data Protection Framework Review

U.S. government and European Union officials have concluded the first annual review of a joint framework that governs the transfer and protection of data between the U.S. and EU. The review covered commercial, national security and legal aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework that was established last year, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur …

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Reuters: US, EU Amend Transatlantic Data Transfer Agreement

The U.S. and the European Union have amended their data transfer pact that seeks to heighten regulation of cross-border personal information transfers by companies, Reuters reported Friday. Julia Fioretti writes the new version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement was sent to European member states for review ahead of a scheduled vote on the …

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Israel, Four Non NATO Nations Get Approval to Open Diplomatic Missions in Brussels; Oded Eran Comments

The North Atlantic Council has approved the requests of Israel and four other non-NATO nations to establish diplomatic missions in the alliance’s Brussels headquarters, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes a statement released by the alliance Wednesday allows Jordan, Israel, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait to open liaison offices to NATO …

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US, EU, China in Solar Energy Talks

The U.S. has started negotiations with the European Union and China over a resolution to disagreements over solar trade, Reuters reported Thursday. Doug Palmer writes Mike Froman, international economic affairs adviser to the president, supports a global agreement to reconcile issues related to solar energy trade. Froman spoke to the …

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Lynn Chats Cyber with NATO, EU Leaders

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III sat down at the table with NATO and European Union officials to discuss the cyber threat. Leaders agreed NATO must take the lead in confronting them. Coming out of the annual NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal in November, the alliance issued a joint …

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