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Japan may buy US drones: report

Japan may buy US drones: report

Tokyo: Japan’s Defence Ministry is looking to buy three US-made Global Hawk spy drones to help monitor China’s military movements and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, a report said Monday. Japan hopes to use the camera-equipped unarmed aircraft to […]


Japan to probe claims it sought nuclear arms in 1960s

Japan to probe claims it sought nuclear arms in 1960s

Tokyo: Japan is to investigate a report that it considered arming itself with nuclear weapons in the late 1960s despite its pacifist vow to shun them, a senior government official said Monday. Public broadcaster NHK reported that Japan secretly considered […]


Three dead as 20 NATO tankers set ablaze in Pakistan

Three dead as 20 NATO tankers set ablaze in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Three people were killed on Monday and up to eight others wounded when about 20 NATO oil tankers were attacked and set ablaze near the Pakistani capital, in the second mass torching in days. Television pictures showed towering flames […]


Russia steps up navy presence in Arctic: military

Russia steps up navy presence in Arctic: military

Moscow: Russia is strengthening its naval presence in the Arctic, a senior Russian military official said on Saturday, stoking concerns of a scramble to secure rights to the region’s energy-rich seabed. “The reinforcement in the Arctic of all Northern and […]


Pakistan to reopen NATO supply line ‘relatively quickly’

Pakistan to reopen NATO supply line ‘relatively quickly’

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A main land route used by NATO to deliver supplies to troops in Afghanistan will reopen “relatively quickly”, Pakistan said Sunday, as Islamabad sent a team to probe a cross-border attack. Pakistan blocked the crossing in its volatile […]


Stuxnet infected industrial computers cleaned: Iran

Stuxnet infected industrial computers cleaned: Iran

Tehran: Industrial computers infected by Stuxnet in Iran have been cleaned and returned to their units, a top official said on Sunday, following reports that the malware was mutating and wreaking havoc with equipment. “The industrial computers infected by the […]


Inflation, corruption could impact China’s stability: Wen

Inflation, corruption could impact China’s stability: Wen

Washington: Corruption and inflation could have an “adverse impact” on stability in China, Premier Wen Jiabao warned Sunday, also acknowledging that the people’s thirst for democracy was “irresistible.” In a rare and wide-ranging interview with CNN, Wen touched on what […]


China-Japan row clouds Europe, Asia leaders’ event

China-Japan row clouds Europe, Asia leaders’ event

BRUSSELS: European and Asian leaders begin three days of talks Monday centred on trade, IMF reform and climate change but under the cloud of a territorial spat between Japan and China. Leaders will meet at the royal palace in Brussels […]


US charges dozens in global cybercrime network

US charges dozens in global cybercrime network

New York: More than 60 people in an eastern European-based cybercrime network were charged in the United States for using computer viruses to infiltrate US bank accounts, prosecutors said Thursday. Federal prosecutors in New York said the defendants were “involved […]


 
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