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Trump proposes $54bn increase in defense spending: official

Washington - President Donald Trump's first budget proposal includes a substantial $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.

S. Korea's Lotte 'agrees land swap' for US missile system

Seoul - South Korean retail giant Lotte agreed Monday to provide land to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.

N. Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother.

IS forcing children, disabled into suicide cars: US general

Washington - Islamic State jihadists are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the US-led coalition has said.

Record damages awarded over US army base noise in Japan

Toukyo - A Japanese court on Thursday awarded record compensation for thousands of residents near a US military base over aircraft noise, but rejected their demand to suspend flights at odd hours.An Okinawa court ordered the Japanese government to pay 30.

Brazilian troops withdraw from Rio ahead of carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Authorities on Wednesday began withdrawing 9,000 army soldiers who had been deployed to Rio de Janeiro to provide security ahead of this week's carnival celebrations following a strike by police officers.

Top Yemen commander killed as rebels hit back

Aden - Yemeni rebels hit back at government forces advancing up the Red Sea coast killing a deputy army commander in a missile strike, a military source said on Wednesday.

Chinese police in restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS

Bejing - A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign.

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

Telavi - An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant who lay on the ground, sparking criticism from rights groups.

Four Russian military dead in Syria IED blast: agencies

Moscow - Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria last week, a defence ministry statement quoted by Russian agencies said Monday.

US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

Washington - A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway.

Transatlantic bond 'strongest bulwark' against instability: Mattis

Munich - The bond between Europe and America is the "strongest bulwark" against instability and violence, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday as he tried to calm jittery allies seeking clarity from Donald Trump's White House.

Greek army denounces 'serious' Turkish navy violation

Atenas - A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Cold War redux? US-Russian missile spat in Europe

Washington - The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union.

US says not ready yet for military collaboration with Russia

Brussels - The United States is not yet ready to cooperate militarily with Russia, Pentagon chief James Mattis said Thursday after Moscow's defence minister called for better ties.

UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on North Korea's missile launch, the first test since US President Donald Trump took office.

North Korea says ballistic missile test a success: media

Seoul - North Korea on Monday confirmed it had "successfully" tested a ballistic missile, in what was seen as a challenge to new US President Donald Trump."A surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2...

North Korea says ballistic missile test a success: media

Seoul - North Korea on Monday confirmed it had "successfully" tested a ballistic missile, in what was seen as a challenge to new US President Donald Trump."A surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2...

North Korea says ballistic missile test a success: media

Seoul - North Korea on Monday confirmed it had "successfully" tested a ballistic missile, in what was seen as a challenge to new US President Donald Trump."A surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2...

N. Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan's leader who won "100 percent" backing from the new US President.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan's leader who won "100 percent" backing from the new US President.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan's leader who won "100 percent" backing from the new US President.

US, Japan say defense pact covers disputed Senkaku islands

Washington - US President Donald Trump offered Japan assurances Friday that mutual defense agreements cover the disputed Senkaku Islands, claimed by China as the Diaoyus.

US general says NATO needs more troops in Afghanistan

Washington - The US general commanding NATO forces in Afghanistan has warned that he needs thousands more troops and accused Russia of seeking to prop up the Taliban rebels.

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates

Manila - The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates

Manila - The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates

Manila - The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.

Mexican marine, five suspects killed in shootout

Mexico - Five suspected criminals and a marine died in a shootout on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Culiacan, where 10 other people were killed over the weekend, authorities said.

Tensions flare between uneasy allies Greece and Turkey

Istanbul - Turkey is once again facing off against historic foe-turned-ally Greece in one of their fiercest rows in years, though the war of words is unlikely to spill over into military confrontation.

Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis

Toukyo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network.
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