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Military probes possible 'white power' hand signs at Army-Navy game

Washington - US military officials said they are investigating an incident where army and navy students used hand signs that can signal white power during a television broadcast.

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

Bastogne - The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers.

The heroes of Bastogne: 75 years on

Bastogne - The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers.

Two dead as Russian carrier fire extinguished

Moscow - Emergency workers and sailors have extinguished a blaze on the Russian navy's only aircraft carrier that has killed two people, the navy said Friday.The fire on board the flagship Admiral Kuznetsov started on Thursday.

US tests ballistic missile over Pacific

Washington - The United States tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Thursday, the second test in four months of an offensive missile that would have been banned by a US-Russia arms treaty that Washington exited in August.

One dead in fire on Russia's sole aircraft carrier

Moscow - A naval serviceman died and an officer was missing Thursday after Russia's only aircraft carrier caught fire in an Arctic shipyard, the latest accident to raise concern over the future of the navy flagship.

Russia's only aircraft carrier on fire in port: news agencies

Moscow - A fire broke out Thursday on Russia's only aircraft carrier as it underwent repairs in an Artic shipyard, Russian news agencies reported, with at least one worker reported missing.

Rescuers search for Chilean plane missing near Antarctica

Punta Arenas - Rescue planes and ships on Tuesday searched the open sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica for a Chilean Air Force plane that went missing with 38 people aboard.

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Santiago - A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after taking off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have said.

Saudi military training in US under scrutiny after base attack

Washington - Key US lawmakers called Sunday for a halt to a Saudi military training program after a shooting rampage at a naval base in Florida in which a Saudi officer killed three American sailors.

Putin seeks rapid renewal of key nuclear deal with US

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow seeks to renew the nuclear New Start treaty, a key remaining US-Russian arms treaty, before the end of the year.

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

Nagoya - Japan and South Korean foreign ministers agreed Saturday to arrange a summit between their leaders next month, seeking to build on a lowering of tensions after Seoul stuck to a key military pact.

US 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

Taipei - The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan on Friday expressed concern that Beijing was attempting to influence the island's coming elections, days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.

China condemns US navy sail-by in disputed waters

Bejing - China on Friday accused the US of "provocative" conduct after two US warships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing this week, adding to tensions between the global powers.

White House holding up Lebanon aid, official confirms

Washington - The White House is holding up security assistance to Lebanon valued at more than $100 million, leaving lawmakers and policymakers in the dark, a senior State Department official publicly confirmed.

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections.

US to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Seoul - The United States will maintain around 600 troops in Syria, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Wednesday, despite Donald Trump's desire to end US involvement in what the president calls "endless wars".

Taiwan seeks return of 'criminal income' from frigate scandal

Taipei - Taiwan is seeking the return of hundreds of millions of dollars in ill-gotten funds linked to a controversial deal to buy French frigates over two decades ago, prosecutors said Tuesday.Taipei signed a $2.

US military ops in Syria getting complicated for Washington

Washington - The Pentagon is facing tough questions about the US military's role in Syria. Troops are now limited to a smaller, tougher to defend zone, and focused on protecting oil fields that legally belong to Damascus.

North Korea slams planned US military drills with South

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday slammed Washington for plans to conduct a joint military exercise with Seoul next month, as negotiations over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal remain deadlocked.

US navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

The United States is training Gulf allies to "protect navigation" in the region's troubled waterways, as it seeks to build an alliance to contain Iran.

US navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

The United States is training Gulf allies to "protect navigation" in the region's troubled waterways, as Washington seeks to build an alliance of friendly nations to contain Iran.

Pentagon awards $10 bn cloud contract to Microsoft, snubbing Amazon

San Francisco - The Pentagon said Friday it is awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had been favored to win.

Pentagon says $10 billion cloud computing contract going to Microsoft

Washington - The Pentagon said Friday it was awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had been favored to win.

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Kabul - Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden and contentious withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

Sri Lanka army chief sparks uproar over political endorsement

Colombo - Sri Lanka's army chief came under fire Wednesday after apparently endorsing Gotabhaya Rajapakse for next month's presidential election, a day after the front-running candidate vowed to scrap a UN-sanctioned probe into alleged war crimes.

US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat

Washington - The Pentagon announced Friday it was bolstering US forces in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh asked for reinforcements following the September 14 drone-and-missile attack on Saudi oil plants which Washington blames on Iran.

Turkey preparations for Syria offensive 'completed'

Ankara - Turkey's preparations for an offensive in northern Syria have been "completed", the defence ministry said Tuesday, after confusing signals from the US over whether it would allow an operation.

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

Baghdad - Iraq's military admitted for the first time Monday it used "excessive force" in deadly protests, a move Amnesty International said must lead to accountability for more than 100 killed over the last week.

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

Baghdad - Iraq's military admitted on Monday that "excessive force" was used in a district of the capital overnight where a mass protest led to clashes that medics and security forces said left 13 people dead.
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