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Defence spending by NATO members

A row over how much NATO members spend on defence will overshadow a summit of alliance leaders this week, with US President Donald Trump...

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,...

Lithuania hikes defence budget to meet NATO target

Lithuania said Wednesday it would raise its defence spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year to meet a NATO target...

France to boost defence budget by 1.6 bn euros in 2018

France will boost defence spending next year by 1.6 billion euros, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday, just two months after a row over...

EU to boost joint defence spending

The EU unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday to boost joint defence spending including on shared assets like drones and helicopters, as concerns grow that President-elect...

China Announces 7.6-Pct Defense Budget Rise, Lowest In Six Years

China on Saturday announced the country's lowest defense budget increase in six years in the wake of rising economic headwinds and last year's massive...

China raises 2016 defence spending by 7.6 percent

China will raise its defense spending by 7.6 percent this year, a budget report to the country’s Communist-controlled parliament showed on Saturday, a smaller...

China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

China dismissed Japanese concerns about its defence spending as "ridiculous" on Thursday after Tokyo commissioned its biggest-ever helicopter carrier. Both sides are boosting their military...

China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military on Thursday with a 10.1 percent increase in 2015, as it is embroiled in...

China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon

China underestimated its growing defense budget by nearly 20 percent with its spending likely nearing $145 billion last year, the Pentagon said Thursday. In an...