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German coalition bickers over arms exports

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia. “If you’re not very careful, (selling arms abroad) can very […]


US names New York test site for small drones

US names New York test site for small drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday a fifth test site for small drones, as it continues to hammer out regulations for their use in US airspace. In a statement, the FAA said researchers at Griffiss airport in Rome, upstate […]


Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

A Ukrainian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country. An AFP crew saw the Sukhoi warplane explode in […]


Japan to launch military space force: report

Japan to launch military space force: report

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. The move is aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space, and comes […]


China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported Friday. A government environmental monitoring center in Shaanxi said on its […]


Japan gives Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols

Japan gives Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols

Japan said Friday it would give Vietnam six vessels to boost the communist country’s capacity to patrol its territorial waters, amid a bitter maritime dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea. The deal for the six used vessels, worth […]


Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]


North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing […]


US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants. The US government, which has been reluctant so far […]


 
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