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N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think-tank

Seoul - Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a U.S. think-tank said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

Kiev - When Ukraine's military offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels from the restive east began in mid-April with humiliated soldiers meekly surrendering their armoured vehicles it looked doomed to failure.
In the Media by Oleksandr Savochenko (AFP)

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Pyongyang - A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.
In the Media by AFP

North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure.
In the Media by AFP

Naval ships from U.S., India and Japan to start war games

Tokyo - The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup.
In the Media by AFP

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

London - Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said Wednesday.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Russia starts reinforcing naval fleet in Crimea

Sevastopol - Russia announced Wednesday that it had begun expanding and modernising its Black Sea fleet based in Crimea with new ships and submarines, just months after annexing the peninsula from Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 2 comments

U.S. Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

Washington - The U.S. Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

'Dear British friends': France's Fabius peeved at ship deal criticism

Paris - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius let slip his irritation with Britain Tuesday after London slammed its warship deal with Moscow, pointing out that the British capital was full of "Russian oligarchs.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': U.S.

Washington - The delivery of French Mistral-class warships to Russia would be "completely inappropriate" given the West's misgivings about Moscow's role in Ukraine, the United States said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Beijing - To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law

Beijing - Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh (AFP)

Newest U.S. military plane gets OK to return to skies

Washington, D. C. - US military officials were pleased Monday to announce that the most expensive weapon ever built, the new F-35 war plane, has been cleared to fly again, although with limitations.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Sri Lanka announces probe into military's alleged rights abuses

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday an investigation into its military over allegations of rights abuses, following intense international pressure for a war-crimes probe into the island's decades-long ethnic conflict.
In the Media by Amal Jayasinghe (AFP)

Ex-POW Bergdahl returns to military duty: US Army

Washington - An American soldier who was held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years returned to regular military duty Monday and will be taking a "desk job," the Pentagon said.
In the Media by AFP

'Be proud', Hollande tells French amid economic gloom

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Monday pleaded with the French to be proud of their country in an attempt to boost confidence at a time of enduring gloom over record unemployment and faltering growth.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

Ex-POW Bergdahl returns to military duty: US Army

Washington - An American soldier who was held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years is returning to military duty after more than a month of counseling, the US Army said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

North Korea fires two more missiles into sea

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

North Korea condemns visit by U.S. aircraft carrier

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday condemned a port visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier to the South as a "reckless" act of provocation following proposals by Pyongyang to ease cross-border tensions.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine tells Russia to give back their 'combat dolphins'

Straight out of some surreal spy movie Ukrainian officials claim that Russians seized dolphins that were trained for combat when they annexed Crimea. Now the government of Ukraine wants them back.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

N. Korea leader directs island assault drill: Report

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop

Buenos Aires - Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
In the Media by Liliana Samuel (AFP)

U.S. Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

Washington - The U.S. Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range rockets off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of missile tests ahead of a state visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

X-ray gun developed to search vehicles for hidden contraband

Technicians at American Science & Engineering have created a hand-held device which can be used to search for compartments in any vehicle or structure you can think of.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

N. Korea proposes suspension of military hostilities

Pyongyang - North Korea on Monday proposed that the two Koreas halt hostile military activities from later this week -- an apparent show of its desire for peace before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

High ranking Australian Catholic Bishop arrested on sex charges

A senior Roman Catholic Bishop who is head of the Australian Defence Force military diocese, has been arrested by Western Australian police and charged with sexual assault.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

North Korea confirms latest missile test

Pyongyang - North Korea confirmed Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea.
In the Media by AFP
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