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Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

China’s state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an “act of hostility”, after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft. US Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday […]


Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush […]


British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

The British warship on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a […]


Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO’s vow to halt the Kremlin’s push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told a general security meeting that […]


North Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

North Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit. The launches began at 9:30 am (0030 GMT) at a site near the North’s eastern […]


Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation’s first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report said Tuesday. The consortium — led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — is developing a jet that has […]


Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc. The two strong-willed leaders […]


Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement

Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement

Australia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said Monday, describing it as a “win-win situation”. The agreement will be inked Tuesday […]


German coalition bickers over arms exports

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia. “If you’re not very careful, (selling arms abroad) can very […]


 
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