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Despite rows, EU-US defence ties still strong: NATO chief

London - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday acknowledged the "real" disagreements between Europe and the United States but insisted the trans-Atlantic bond on defence and security remained strong."These disagreements are real.

NATO will show unity despite differences: Stoltenberg

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg voiced confidence Tuesday that Alliance members will demonstrate unity at a summit next month despite "important differences" between the United States and European members of the transatlantic Alliance.

Stoltenberg, Merkel eye NATO 'unity' despite G7 bust-up

Berlin - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced confidence Friday that a summit of alliance leaders in July will show "transatlantic unity" despite last week's acrimonious G7 meet.

Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troop presence

Oslo - Moscow on Thursday criticised Norway's plans to ask Washington to double the number of US troops stationed in the Scandinavian country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia.

Uproar over Australian army vehicle flying swastika flag

Sydney - An Australian army vehicle flew a Nazi swastika flag during an operation in Afghanistan, the prime minister confirmed Thursday in an act he called "completely and utterly unacceptable".

New EU 'peace fund' could buy weapons for Africa

Apo - The EU wants to pay for military equipment, including lethal weaponry, for partner countries in crisis zones such as Africa's Sahel region as part of a 10.5-billion euro ($12.4-billion) "peace facility" launched on Wednesday.

EU set to shut UK, US out of defence fund: officials

Apo - The European Union will on Wednesday present its new 13-billion-euro defence fund, but conditions for taking part will shut out "third countries" including post-Brexit Britain and the United States, officials have told AFP.

Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Oslo - Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday.

Trump says he will stop 'war games' with S. Korea

Fpo - The US will stop holding joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday, making a major concession to North Korea after his summit with Kim Jong Un.

Trump says he will stop 'war games' with South on Korean peninsula

Fpo - The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un.

We've heard this before: analysts on N. Korea-US statement

Fpo - Two key words were conspicuous by their absence from the joint statement signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their high-profile, soundbite-rich summit in Singapore.

France challenges Beijing in South China Sea

Paris - France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China's military build-up in disputed waters.

Mattis welcomes NATO spending efforts

Apo - US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Friday welcomed efforts by European NATO members and Canada to boost their defence spending, striking a conciliatory tone after months of tough talk from Washington.

Outed by UN, N.Korean front company hides in plain sight

Kuala Lumpur - Being labelled by the UN a sanctions-busting front for North Korea would prompt most companies to adopt a lower profile -- but military equipment supplier Glocom is refusing to take the hint.

NATO chief hails German defence spending boost

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday hailed German plans to increase defence spending by 80 percent by 2024 as "a step in the right direction" amid US demands for Europe to pay its way.

Sweden marks national day with major military exercise

Stockholm - Marking national day on Wednesday, Sweden called up 22,000 reservists for an exercise of a scale not seen in 40 years as tensions simmer between the West and Russia.

EU-US trade row looms over NATO defence meet

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he was battling to stop the increasingly bitter row between Europe and the US spilling over into the alliance, warning of "serious disagreements" among member countries.

US Marines commander at Japan base sacked

Apo - The commanding officer at a US Marine base on the Japanese island of Okinawa has been fired over a "loss of trust", the US Marines said Tuesday.A brief statement said Colonel Mark S.

US Army launches war games on NATO's eastern flank

Vilnius - Some 18,000 troops from 19 mostly NATO countries began annual US-led military exercises in Poland and the Baltic states on Sunday to boost combat readiness on the alliance's eastern flank as it faces an increasingly assertive Russia.

US Army to launch war games on NATO's eastern flank

Warsaw - Some 18,000 troops from 19 mostly NATO countries begin annual US-led military exercises in Poland and the Baltic states on Sunday to boost combat readiness on the alliance's eastern flank as it faces an increasingly assertive Russia.

China general slams 'irresponsible comments' on S. China Sea

Fpo - A Chinese general Saturday lashed out at "irresponsible comments" on Beijing's military build-up in the South China Sea after the US defence chief accused China of intimidation and coercion in the disputed waters.

Mattis accuses China of S. China Sea 'intimidation and coercion'

Fpo - China's military build-up in the South China Sea and its deployment of high-end weapons systems in the disputed waters is designed to intimidate and coerce neighbours, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.

Poland proposes to help fund US troops in country: ministry

Warsaw - Poland has a proposal to welcome a permanent deployment of US troops to the country, including helping to defray the costs, the defence ministry confirmed Tuesday, amid fears over recent aggression by neighbouring Russia.

NATO to focus on deterrence, 'managing' Russia ties at summit

Warsaw - NATO said Monday it will focus on five key areas from deterrence to modernisation and EU relations at its July summit, with measures to "manage" ties with an increasingly assertive Russia high on the agenda.

French, British air chiefs say Western dominance slipping

Paris - The heads of the British and French air forces warned Friday that Western dominance in the skies is increasingly under threat as rival powers develop new defence capabilities.

France arrests two spies for passing secrets to China

Paris - Two former French spies have been arrested after being accused of passing classified information to China, officials revealed on Friday, highlighting what experts see as Beijing's push to develop its foreign intelligence capabilities.

Ukraine tests anti-tank missiles bought from US

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday carried out tests of the top of the range Javelin anti-tank missile it recently bought from the United States to boost its arsenal against Russian-backed rebels.

Sweden releases war preparation booklet amid Russia worries

Stockholm - The Swedish government on Monday presented an emergency pamphlet to prepare citizens in the event of a war, natural disaster, or cyber attack amid soaring tensions between Russia and the Western allies.

Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

Bejing - Beijing hit back Monday at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, accusing Washington instead of raising tensions with its own military footprint.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.
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