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Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars

Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars

Ecuador has opened a tender to acquire a radar system to combat drug smuggling, after a multi-million-dollar deal with China fell through, the defense minister said Tuesday. Plans to buy four radars from China for $60 million were canceled last […]


Yahoo says some systems breached, not by Shellshock

Yahoo says some systems breached, not by Shellshock

Yahoo said some of its servers were breached briefly by hackers, but that the attack was unrelated to the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability, and that no user data was compromised. In a posting late Monday on the Hacker News forum, […]


Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing

Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing

Taiwan’s premier warned Tuesday of increasing cyber attacks from China, the island’s highest-ranking official to denounce attempts to “steal government secrets” despite warming cross-strait relations. Jiang Yi-huah’s warning comes after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned on Sunday that China […]


‘Too late’ for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

‘Too late’ for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

A lack of ground support for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, and Turkey’s reluctance Turkey to step in militarily, have all but sealed the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, analysts said Tuesday. The latest episode […]


Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield

Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield

Poland on Monday urged NATO’s new secretary general to push ahead with a missile shield system amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the Cold War. “We firmly support the creation of this (missile shield) system as a pan-NATO […]


Pakistan air strikes kill 15 militants

Pakistan air strikes kill 15 militants

Pakistan’s military on Friday said it killed 15 insurgents in air strikes in a restive tribal district near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. “Three terrorist hideouts were destroyed […]


US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defense

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea. The historic easing of the ban in place […]


Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Commandos sneak up on a fortress in southern Poland. Camouflaged behind sandbags, they fire their Kalashnikov rifles to free the hostages. But the fortress is really a school and the machine guns are fake. The bullets are blanks and the […]


Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to Russia,” the Nobel Peace laureate, who spearheaded Poland’s […]


 
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