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UK serviceman in custody over nuclear subs safety ‘flaws’ leak

UK serviceman in custody over nuclear subs safety ‘flaws’ leak

A junior British serviceman who published allegations of safety and security lapses around Britain’s submarine-based nuclear missile defence system is now in military police custody, the Royal Navy said Tuesday. William McNeilly, 25, claimed Britain’s nuclear deterrent was a “disaster […]


‘Euro-drone’ project gets lift-off to challenge US

‘Euro-drone’ project gets lift-off to challenge US

Brussels: A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models. The scheme for a […]


‘Cicadas': US military’s new swarm of mini-drones

‘Cicadas': US military’s new swarm of mini-drones

US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings. The “micro air vehicle” is named after the insect that inspired […]


Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met […]


Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. Around 2,500 personnel from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty […]


Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkish fighter jets on Saturday shot down a Syrian helicopter that crossed into Turkey’s airspace in the south of the country, the government and army said. The incident marked a new spike in tensions between Turkey and the Damascus regime […]


Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia will not sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires governments to ensure their exports will not fuel conflicts, a senior foreign ministry official said Sunday. “We decided not to join. We weighed all the pros and cons […]


UN urges action against spread of small arms

UN urges action against spread of small arms

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called on world governments to step up arms control, in particular by keeping track of ammunition flows that fuel fighting. “Deny access to illegal weapons and ammunition and you deny criminals, armed groups and […]


Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

President Barack Obama has chosen a submarine officer to serve as the next head of the US Navy and an infantry officer who commanded troops in Afghanistan for army chief, officials said Wednesday. Admiral John Richardson, currently the head of […]


 
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