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France seeks Silicon Valley allies in war on terror

Cyber Security

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve met Friday with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss ways to thwart terrorists from using the platforms as stages for propaganda. “We had frank, rich, deep discussion,” Cazeneuve said during a press conference at […]


Britain will not send arms to Ukraine: minister

Britain will not send arms to Ukraine: minister

A senior British minister ruled out sending arms to Ukraine Sunday as the United States and European nations sought ways to pressure Russia over the conflict in the ex-Soviet republic’s east. William Hague, who was foreign secretary until last year […]


Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

Korean Air and European aerospace giant Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly bid for an $8-billion jet fighter project, an airline spokesman said Sunday, pitting them against a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries. The project […]


India’s Kalyani group announces Israel defence venture

India’s Kalyani group announces Israel defence venture

India’s Kalyani industrial group announced on Thursday a “substantial” joint venture with Israel to make missiles and other weapons, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased rules on foreign ownership in defence. Kalyani and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems will make […]


Rheinmetall says operating profit down in 2014

Rheinmetall says operating profit down in 2014

German defence technology and automotive parts specialist Rheinmetall said Thursday that underlying profit was down last year, due to a government decision to veto a key contract with Russia. Rheinmetall said in a statement that underlying or operating profit declined […]


Japan, China to resume security talks: report

Japan, China to resume security talks: report

Japan and China plan to resume security talks as early as April after a four-year hiatus amid simmering tensions over territorial disputes, a report said Thursday. A meeting planned for Tokyo, which would be the first since January 2011 in […]


Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

People displaced by the fighting in Burma's Laukai approach a rescue convoy

Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes […]


Four US littoral combat ships to operate out of Singapore by 2018

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

Four US warships designed to fight in coastal areas similar to Southeast Asian waters will operate out of Singapore by 2018, a senior US Navy official said Tuesday, further underscoring Washington’s military tilt to Asia. The “rotational deployment” of the […]


Canada cost of fighting IS group tops $100 mln

Canada cost of fighting IS group tops $100 mln

The cost of Canada’s six-month bombing mission against the Islamic State group in Iraq was estimated at more than $100 million, according to officials Tuesday. The independent parliamentary budget office put the tally at Can$128.8 million (US$103.8 million) to Can$166.40 […]


Ukraine rebels say no arms pull-back until ‘full ceasefire’

Ukraine Rebels

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine said Monday they will only start pulling back weapons from the frontline under a peace deal once there is a “full ceasefire”. “In accordance with the Minsk agreement, the withdrawal of military hardware can only […]


 
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