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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taipei - Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.

Armoured China vehicles cause alarm in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm Friday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed travelling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of "military might" ahead of expected protests.

Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine

- Several dozen women gathered outside a military base in central Russia on Thursday to demand that commanders come clean about the whereabouts of their husbands after reports of secret funerals for soldiers covertly sent to Ukraine.

Chile navy officer makes history by announcing he is gay

Santiago - A navy officer became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay -- a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.

Israel closes Golan area as Syria rebels seize crossing

Jerusalem - Israel closed off the area around Quneitra on the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday after an officer was wounded by stray fire as Syrian rebels seized control of the crossing.

Russian military sources soldiers enter Ukraine 'by accident'

Moscow - Russian military sources quoted by state agencies on Tuesday said that Russian troops captured by Kiev and shown on Ukrainian television had crossed the border accidentally.

New N. Korean rocket launch site near completion: think-tank

Pyongyang - North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a US think-tank has said.

US aircraft bomb targets in northern Iraq

Washington - American warplanes have bombed Islamist militants in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam, the US military's Central Command said on Thursday, in the latest air attack on the extremists.

Thai junta chief tipped to become PM

Bangkok - Thailand's coup leader is expected to be picked as prime minister by the kingdom's new army-dominated national assembly, junta sources said Wednesday, cementing the military's hold on power in the politically turbulent nation.

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Moscow - Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe.

N. Korea suggests missile tests for anniversary, not Pope

Seoul - North Korea suggested Friday that a series of rocket tests that coincided with the arrival of Pope Francis in South Korea were actually conducted to mark the anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

Anger at army as small town near Ukraine rebel hub smoulders

- Alexandra swept up glass outside the bank where she works in a small town in eastern Ukraine where fires still burned a hour after rockets rained down on its centre."It was exactly at 3:00 pm," the elderly woman in a flowered housecoat told AFP.

Anger at army as small town near Ukraine rebel hub smoulders

- Alexandra swept up glass outside the bank where she works in a small town in eastern Ukraine where fires still burned a hour after rockets rained down on its centre."It was exactly at 3pm," the elderly woman in a flowered housecoat told AFP.

'Advanced Warfare' multiplayer trailer unveiled

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have unveiled the multiplayer trailer for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,' which demonstrates the game's online features.

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine 'won't have military escort': Kremlin

Moscow - Russia's military will not be involved in an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine that will take place with Kiev's agreement, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Monday.

Thirteen troops killed in 24 hours in east Ukraine clashes: army

Kiev - Fighting with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has left 13 troops dead in the last 24 hours, Ukraine's military said Saturday.

'Insurgency' might be coming to the Next-Gen consoles

New World Interactive has announced that they are planning to port their popular online tactical-shooter, 'Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat' to the Next-Gen consoles.

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine: AFP

- A Ukranian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country.

N. Korea pushing fissile material output: US think-tank

Seoul - Recent satellite images of North Korea's main nuclear complex suggest continued activity focused on the production of both weapons-grade plutonium and uranium, a US think-tank said Thursday.

Afghan army under pressure after killing of US general

Kabul - The killing of a US general by an Afghan soldier in the latest "insider attack" will fuel mutual mistrust, but training the Afghan military to take on the Taliban is crucial to Washington's exit strategy.Major General Harold J.

Japan defence paper warns of China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Tokyo - Japan warned Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

Ukrainians flee besieged Donetsk as fighting closes in

Donetsk - The once-bustling leafy boulevards of central Donetsk are now deserted but one place where there is almost certain to be a crowd is the rebel-held city's ornate Stalin-era railway station.

Japan defence paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Tokyo - Japan warned Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

Russia stages military drills involving 100 aircraft

Moscow - Russia on Monday announced new military drills that will involve 100 aircraft on its southern flank in the latest in a series of manoeuvres likely to alarm war-torn Ukraine.

Soldier's 'selfie' raises questions over Moscow's role in Ukraine

Moscow - Photos taken by a Russian soldier have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow's denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border.

Ontario Lieutenant-Governor pens ode to Canadian military

Toronto - The wife of Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley commemorated Canada's military last night by singing her husband's song We Are the People of the Maple Leaf.

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.

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.

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.
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