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Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Western foreign ministers appeared Sunday to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran in Vienna, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal. The talks were set to continue, however, with US […]


Russia Ready to Export Iskander-E TBMs

Russia Ready to Export Iskander-E TBMs

Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, awaiting a decision by state authorities, the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 Valery Varlamov said Thursday. “Iskander-E [NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone] is ready […]


India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces. In his first budget, […]


World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. But the evening was cut brutally short when an Israeli raid […]


F-35 jet fire may be isolated problem

F-35 jet fire may be isolated problem

An engine fire last month on a US F-35 fighter jet was likely an isolated incident and not part of a wider problem for the new aircraft, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. The comments came as Defense Secretary Chuck […]


Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

In Gaza’s stifling midday heat, grieving relatives of a family killed in an Israeli air strike sit outside a mosque, weary from their Ramadan fast and nervously anticipating the next deadly blast. The mourners, most of them men, have come […]


Geese caused deadly US military chopper crash

Geese caused deadly US military chopper crash

A flock of geese caused the deaths of four US airmen whose military helicopter crashed over a nature reserve in eastern England, investigators said Wednesday. The US Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, based at Lakenheath airbase, came down in Norfolk […]


US F-35′s debut at British air show in doubt

US F-35′s debut at British air show in doubt

US military officers are still unsure if the F-35 fighter will be cleared to make its debut at a British air show next week, a potentially damaging setback for the costly program. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as […]


China, US vow to end old rivalries

China, US vow to end old rivalries

China and the US geared early Wednesday for high-stakes talks on a slew of thorny issues, as American officials warned against rising tensions caused by Beijing’s “problematic” claim to swathes of the South China Sea. The maritime disputes, as well […]


 
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