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Canadian summit to consider ‘holistic’ approach to security

Canadian summit to consider ‘holistic’ approach to security

Ottawa: Defense ministers, academics, and security analysts from around the world meet in Halifax on Friday for a three-day summit to explore new “holistic” ways of making the world a safer place to live. The Halifax International Security Forum comes […]


China and France sign major energy, aviation deals

China and France sign major energy, aviation deals

PARIS: France and China signed major industrial deals worth 20 billion dollars on Thursday at the start of a lavish state visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao, cementing previously strained ties. Hu also threw China’s weight behind Sarkozy’s goal of […]


Gates heads to Australia, Malaysia to bolster defense ties

Gates heads to Australia, Malaysia to bolster defense ties

Washington: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates departs Friday for Australia and Malaysia to bolster defense ties amid concern in the region over China’s growing economic and naval power. Gates will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top US military […]


Taiwan missile to target Chinese air bases, ports: report

Taiwan missile to target Chinese air bases, ports: report

Taipei: Taiwan is developing a potent missile system that can strike airfields and harbours on the mainland, in a bid to nip a Chinese invasion in the bud, local media said Tuesday. The “Wan Chien” or “Ten Thousand Swords” missile […]


SKorea navy fires warnings shots at NKorea fishing boat

SKorea navy fires warnings shots at NKorea fishing boat

Seoul: South Korea’s navy fired warning shots Wednesday to drive back a North Korean boat which was fishing illegally in southern waters amid high tension along the Yellow Sea border, military officials said. The boat retreated to its side about […]


N.Korea ready to provide torpedo sample over warship sinking

N.Korea ready to provide torpedo sample over warship sinking

Seoul: North Korea said Tuesday it was ready to provide torpedo samples to back up its denial of responsibility for the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship. It said aluminium alloy fragments salvaged by South Korea from the site […]


North Korea seeks to develop smaller nuclear warheads

North Korea seeks to develop smaller nuclear warheads

Seoul: North Korea is trying to develop small nuclear weapons that can be delivered by missiles or aircraft, South Korea’s defence minister said Tuesday. Kim Tae-Young told lawmakers the North is “constantly seeking to make its nuclear weapons smaller” for […]


Sweden wants Afghan combat troop pull-out by 2014

Sweden wants Afghan combat troop pull-out by 2014

Stockholm: Sweden aims to pull its combat troops out of Afghanistan between 2012 and 2014 and will maintain a largely civilian support presence after that, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Monday. “Our ambition is that Sweden’s presence in Afghanistan should […]


France, Britain to test nuclear safety together

France, Britain to test nuclear safety together

Paris: France and Britain will sign Tuesday a treaty that will see the two countries test the safety of their nuclear arsenals in a joint facility in France, the French presidency announced. A nuclear simulation centre will be built at […]


 
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