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More than 40,000 troops in Russian war games, US general says

Brussels - A senior US general said Monday that he believed controversial Russian military exercises last month involved "more than 40,000" troops, vastly more than Moscow acknowledged, but the event did not involve a simulated nuclear strike.

Russia launches massive war games on NATO's eastern flank

Moscow - Russia on Thursday began huge joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank in a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.

Russia to launch war games on NATO's eastern flank

Moscow - Russia will launch major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank on Thursday -- a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.

Russia says massive Zapad-2017 drills 'purely defensive'

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday dismissed Western concerns over its military exercises with Belarus next month, calling them "purely defensive" and not directed against any specific enemy.

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump.

China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

Shanghai - The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry.

US carrier in South Korea for show of force to North

Seoul - A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for joint military exercises, the US Navy said, in the latest show of force against the North.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

N. Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US

Seoul - North Korea threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US mainland, as the two allies prepared to kick off large-scale joint military drills on Monday.

Russia, China start joint air and navy drills

Moscow - Russia and China on Friday started joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan, Russia's military said.

Russia checks combat readiness of troops in Armenia

Moscow - The Russian military ordered Tuesday a snap combat readiness check of its troops stationed in Armenia as the Caucasus country grapples with anti-government protests.

Russia says ending huge military drills that rattled West

Moscow - Russia said it was ending military drills Saturday that saw over 80,000 troops mobilised from the Pacific to the Black Sea in a show of force amid tensions with the West.

South Korea, US announce joint drills expected to anger North

Seoul - South Korea and the United States said on Tuesday they would launch their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea.

NATO drills cause Belarus to request Russian reinforcements

Minsk - The President of Belarus has asked for Russia to deploy additional warplanes within its borders as NATO exercises draw close to Belarusian territory.

Man drills a hole in the wall with a gun, kills wife

A man was installing a satellite TV system in the bedroom of his home, drills a hole with regular tools initially but later decides to use a gun, fatally shooting his wife. The police are undecided whether to file charges against him.
 

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