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'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

North Korea launches missiles ahead of Xi's Seoul visit

Pyongyang - North Korea on Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul's military said, the latest in a series of launches staged in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine conscripts prefer going home to joining rebels

Donetsk - As his now-former comrades hugged their goodbyes and wished each other a safe journey home, Junior Sergeant Pavel Stupka explained why he refused to renounce his oath of allegiance to Ukraine. "It would have been a betrayal.
In the Media by Max Delany (AFP)

Syrian rebels could aid fight against Iraq militants: Kerry

Jeddah - Syrian rebels can help weaken jihadists fighting in Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said as Washington unveiled plans to boost Syria's opposition with $500 million in arms and training.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry in Syria opposition talks as U.S. moves to arm rebels

Jeddah - The U.S. top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia Friday after the White House asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted rebels.
In the Media by AFP

N. Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile

Seoul - North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

U.S. drone strikes set ‘dangerous precedent’

Washington - America’s reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a "dangerous precedent" that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior U.S. officials said in a report Thursday.
In the Media by Dan De Luce (AFP)

Captured S.Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'

Seoul - A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition on Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions.
In the Media by AFP

S. Korea military pushes fugitive conscript to surrender

Seoul - The South Korean military sought Monday to secure the surrender of a cornered fugitive conscript who killed five fellow soldiers in a shooting spree on the border with North Korea.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

U.S. missile defense system strikes target in test

Washington - The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said.
In the Media by AFP
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