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Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Ukrainian servicemen filed out of navy headquarters in Sevastopol on Wednesday with tears in their eyes after the base was seized by pro-Moscow militants, Russian troops and Cossack forces. The assault began when some 200 unarmed militants — some of […]


NATO websites targeted in attack claimed by Ukrainian hackers

NATO websites targeted in attack claimed by Ukrainian hackers

NATO said several of its websites were targeted in a “significant” cyber attack on Saturday that was claimed by Ukrainian hackers in what appeared to be the latest bout of virtual warfare linked to the country’s crisis. Spokeswoman for the […]


Former Soviet satellites sign joint military pact

Former Soviet satellites sign joint military pact

Four former Soviet satellites in Central Europe signed a military pact Friday to coordinate defence planning and to create a joint combat unit to operate under NATO and EU auspices, in response to the Ukraine crisis. “The current situation in […]


US Navy destroyer to conduct more Black Sea drills: commander

US Navy destroyer to conduct more Black Sea drills: commander

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer will remain in the Black Sea to conduct more exercises with allied ships, its commander said on Saturday, the eve of a breakaway vote in Crimea. The USS Truxtun this week conducted joint exercises with […]


Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan: study

Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan: study

PARIS: India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. The total volume […]


Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

The Czech government on Wednesday renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027, its defence minister said. The Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters since 2005 under a 10-year contract worth around 20 billion […]


NSA has ‘industrial scale’ malware for spying: report

NSA has ‘industrial scale’ malware for spying: report

The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide, a report based on leaked documents showed Wednesday. The report co-authored by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald for the online news […]


Russia can’t derail US exit from Afghanistan: general

Russia can’t derail US exit from Afghanistan: general

Russia would be unable to disrupt the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan even if it cut off access to supply routes across its territory, a top US commander said Wednesday. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow over the crisis […]


JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition advanced technology demonstration is underway and already making a difference to the Korean Peninsula. The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition, known as JUPITR, a […]


 
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