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France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France has delayed plans to pull troops out of its former colony Mali after a fresh bout of clashes in a key town. France said earlier this month it was ending its “frontal war phase” in Mali after sending troops […]


Brazil’s Embraer moving into defense with cargo plane

Brazil’s Embraer moving into defense with cargo plane

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer launched a new hangar Tuesday that will be used for the final assembly of its KC-390 military cargo plane, a major step in its expansion into the defense sector. “No one can have any doubt that […]


China bans Win 8; accuses US of hypocrisy as cyber row grows

China bans Win 8; accuses US of hypocrisy as cyber row grows

Beijing summoned the US ambassador and accused Washington of double standards Tuesday as a diplomatic row escalated over the unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage. The world’s top two economies have long been at loggerheads over hacking […]


Russia conducts test-launch of ballistic missile

Russia conducts test-launch of ballistic missile

Russia on Tuesday carried out a successful test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, news agencies reported citing the defence ministry, amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. Interfax and ITAR-TASS quoted the defence ministry as saying a […]


China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China and Russia started joint naval exercises off Shanghai on Tuesday as their leaders promised to strengthen relations in the face of international criticism over their territorial disputes. President Xi Jinping launched the drills at a ceremony in a room […]


US sends another warship to the Black Sea

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Tuesday, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. “I can confirm the Vella Gulf, a Navy […]


China hosts Asia security forum with wary neighbours

China hosts Asia security forum with wary neighbours

China hosts a little-known Asian regional forum on security on Wednesday keen to raise the event’s profile and show willingness to work with neighbours, despite recent disputes over maritime territory. Chinese President Xi Jinping will present his vision of foreign […]


Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia said Monday it had ordered troops near the border with Ukraine to return to their bases, just days ahead of a crucial presidential vote aimed at bringing the country out of deep crisis. In a move that could ease […]


Japan to establish island military posts: report

Japan to establish island military posts: report

Japan is to establish new military outposts on remote islands, a report said Monday, as Tokyo looks to bolster its defence amid a territorial dispute with China. Up to 350 troops each could be stationed on three islands in the […]


 
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