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China must expand nuclear arsenal in response to Trump: newspaper

Bejing - China must strengthen its nuclear arsenal to "force the US to respect it" in response to the stance of new US President Donald Trump, a leading newspaper said Tuesday.

Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO

Washington - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured NATO allies that Washington had an "unshakeable commitment" to the military alliance, despite President Donald Trump previously deriding the organization as "obsolete.

White House warns China on trade, South China Sea

Washington - The White House warned China it will "defend" US and international "interests" in the South China Sea and that trade must be a "two-way street.

UK minister defends 'failed' Trident missile test

London - Britain hit back on Monday against reports of a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year when an unarmed missile reportedly misfired, possibly in the direction of the United States.

Turkey coup plot suspects on trial in Istanbul

Silivri - Dozens of rebel Turkish soldiers went on trial Monday over their alleged role in last year's failed coup, in the first case to be heard of dissident troops in Istanbul.

UK govt accused of covering up failed Trident nuclear missile test

London - The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system.

US stealth bombers kill more than 80 IS fighters in Libya

Washington - More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Obama says justice has been served in Manning case

Washington - President Barack Obama Wednesday defended his decision to commute the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who was jailed for 35 years for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed: WikiLeaks

London - WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaker Manning

Washington - US President Barack Obama slashed the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

China's sea militarisation 'troubling': Philippine defence chief

Manila - China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday.

China's sea militarisation 'troubling': Philippine defence chief

Manila - China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday.

China's sea militarisation 'troubling': Philippine defence chief

Manila - China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

Poles welcome US troops as NATO eyes Russia

Zagan - Polish authorities and ordinary Poles welcomed Saturday US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO's eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.

Damascus says Israel missiles caused airbase explosions

Damascus - The Syrian army said on Friday that Israeli missile strikes caused a series of explosions at an airbase outside Damascus before dawn.

Trump's Pentagon pick takes aim at Russia

Washington - James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for US defense secretary, on Thursday accused Russia of trying to break up NATO and said the United States needs to stand up to its old foe.

Russia, Turkey agree to 'coordinate' strikes in Syria: Moscow

Moscow - Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement spelling out mechanisms to "coordinate" their air forces in Syria when conducting strikes "on terrorist targets", the Russian defence ministry said Thursday.

Libyan strongman visits Russian aircraft carrier

Benghazi - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the North African nation in the latest sign of growing relations with Moscow.

Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash

Madrid - Spain's defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

Afghan ex-interpreters seek French visas, citing threats

Kabul - Nearly 100 Afghan former interpreters for the French army demanded French visas on Tuesday so they can leave their country, saying they face regular threats from Islamist insurgents.

Afghan ex-interpreters seek French visas, citing threats

Kabul - Nearly 100 Afghan former interpreters for the French army demanded French visas on Tuesday so they can leave their country, saying they face regular threats from Islamist insurgents.
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