Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

Canada’s Harper lied about ground combat in Iraq: Opposition

Canadian Troops

Canada’s opposition leader accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday of having lied when he promised no ground combat alongside airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The accusation comes after Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State […]


Six Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike

Israel Air Force F-16D

Six Hezbollah fighters were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan, including the son of assassinated senior commander Imad Mughniyeh. The deaths were announced after an Israeli security source told AFP that an […]


Russian firm seals $1 billion deal to supply US rocket engines

An assembled Antares rocket in the Horizontal Integration Facility

A Russian manufacturer on Friday announced a $1 billion deal to supply engines for the US Antares rockets making deliveries to the International Space Station. Russian producer Energia said in a statement that it had signed the bumper deal to […]


No sign of North Korea nuclear test preparations: US think tank

North Korea Nuclear Test Site

North Korea is showing no signs of preparing for a new nuclear test, a US think tank said Friday, citing recent satellite imagery. However one or more tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site are complete and ready for another […]


10 news organizations join drone-test program

10 news organizations join drone-test program

Ten US media organizations including the New York Times and Washington Post announced a coalition Thursday to test drones for news gathering in collaboration with Virginia Tech University. The initiative is “designed to conduct controlled safety testing of a series […]


US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots

US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots

Facing a shortage of drone pilots, the US Air Force said Thursday it will increase pay for those who operate the robotic planes and draw on airmen from the reserves to fill the gap. The growing demand for drones has […]


NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Germany on a visit to Berlin Wednesday to mirror its leadership role in Europe as the bloc’s biggest economy in its defense spending. Describing Germany as a “staunch and important” NATO ally, Stoltenberg stressed the […]


Obama says hacks show need for cybersecurity law

Obama says hacks show need for cybersecurity law

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon’s Central Command highlight the need for toughened laws on cybersecurity. Obama made the comment as the White House unveiled a proposal to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over […]


Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

US President Barack Obama said Monday he will introduce legislation to beef up and standardize personal data protection on the Internet. “Right now, almost every state has a different law on this, and it’s confusing for consumers and it’s confusing […]


 
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