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North Korea casts doubt on Trump summit

North Korea on Wednesday (May 16) called into question a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald...
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Israeli strikes used 28 planes, fired 70 missiles – Russia

Israel's strikes on Syria saw 28 planes take part in raids with a total of around 70 missiles fired, Russia's defence ministry said on...

Pentagon probe finds training, command issues in Niger ambush

A comprehensive probe into last year's deadly attack on US and local forces in Niger uncovered a series of avoidable blunders leading up to...

Australia Sets $36.4Bn Defence Budget

The Turnbull Government’s first priority is the safety and security of Australia and its people. The 2018–19 Budget will provide national and economic security,...

Turkey Threatens Retaliation Against US If Washington Halts Weapons Sales

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday warned the US against blocking planned weapons sales to his country, insisting that Ankara would respond to...

Britain backs French plan for European defense force: minister

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defense ties with the EU...

North Korea’s Kim greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally greeted a top Chinese official in Pyongyang and called for stronger ties with Beijing, state media from...

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

President Emmanuel Macron asserted Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria “for the long-term”, adding that French air strikes...

China warns US it will unveil retaliatory tariffs soon

China warned the United States on Wednesday that it will announce retaliatory measures "in the coming days" after Washington published a list of $50...
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US, South Korea begin low-key army drills amid diplomatic thaw

The United States and South Korea kicked off a low-key joint military drill Sunday as a diplomatic thaw over North Korea gathered pace. Tension on...