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US defense chief woos Brazil as Chinese influence grows

Rio De Janeiro - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged closer strategic ties with Brazil on Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted pushback against growing Chinese influence in Latin America.

Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with US

Washington - The crisis in US-Turkish relations, which already has put Turkey's economy under massive strain, also risks souring military ties between the two NATO allies, unleashing unknown geopolitical consequences.

US to return war booty church bells to Philippines

Manila - The United States will return to the Philippines church bells seized by American forces in a bloody campaign more than a century ago, its embassy said on Sunday, following a demand by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Dog tag of US soldier killed in Korean War given to sons

Washington - The two sons of a US Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War were given his long-lost military identity tag on Wednesday, after North Korea handed over the remains of dozens of US troops.

Post-Brexit Britain's military will remain 'tier one,' minister says

Washington - British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson insisted Tuesday that Britain's military will not be diminished after it leaves the European Union next year.

Mattis supports creation of command dedicated to space

Washington - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he "absolutely" agrees the Pentagon should create a new command dedicated to space, but he stopped short of fully endorsing President Donald Trump's order to create a whole new Space Force.

Venezuelan military gives Maduro 'unconditional' backing

Caracas - Venezuela's influential armed forces expressed "unconditional" loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday in the aftermath of a suspected "assassination" attempt using explosive-laden drones.

Bolton: 'No US govt involvement' in reported Venezuela attack

Washington - US national security advisor John Bolton said Sunday that there was "no US government involvement" in the reported attack Saturday during a Caracas military parade attended by the Venezuelan president.

Russia used lessons from Georgia war in Ukraine conflict

Moscow - In the summer of 2008, Russia's army intervened militarily in an independent state for the first time since the Soviet Union's disastrous campaign in Afghanistan.

Maduro unharmed after drone 'attack' with explosives: Venezuela government

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escaped an "attack" Saturday when multiple drones carrying explosives detonated near him as he gave a speech at a military ceremony Saturday, his government said, adding seven soldiers were wounded.

Maduro says he escaped 'assassination' attempt claimed by rebel group

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scut...

US military bases not yet needed to house migrant kids

Washington - A US government agency has decided that, for now at least, it doesn't need to ask the Pentagon to provide thousands of beds for immigrant children, an official said Monday.

Pentagon chief: talks with Russian counterpart possible

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday that he was considering a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as the leaders of their countries mull possible new talks.

Imran Khan claims victory in acrimonious Pakistan election

Islamabad - Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties.

Two Americans captured in Syria returned to US

Washington - Two Americans who were captured in Syria and are accused of supporting the Islamic State group have been transferred back to the United States.

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now: Mattis

Washington - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria -- at least for now.

Counting begins in suspenseful Pakistan election

Islamabad - Vote-counting began Wednesday in a knife-edge Pakistan general election as former cricket hero Imran Khan sought power on a day marred by a bloody suicide bombing and claims of military interference.

US, Australia work to improve cyber capabilities

Washington - The United States and Australia have signed an agreement that will enable the two allies to conduct research and development to advance their combined cyber capabilities, officials said Tuesday.

Trump praises rapport with Kim, hails dismantling of N.Korea site

Kansas City - Praising his "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed reports that Pyongyang has started dismantling a facility seen as a testing ground for intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Trump hails start of dismantling N. Korean missile site

Kansas City - US President Donald Trump welcomed Tuesday reports that North Korea has started dismantling facilities at its main satellite launch station, which is seen as a testing ground for intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Seoul considers reducing troops along N. Korea border zone

Seoul - South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of elections

Islamabad - Pakistan's military fanned out across the country ahead of Wednesday's election, deploying hundreds of thousands of troops to oversee polling stations in a short but acrimonious contest that analysts say is still "up for grabs".

N. Korea begins dismantling rocket test site: analysts

Seoul - North Korea has started dismantling some facilities at its main satellite launch station, seen as the testing ground for its intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to expert analysis of recent satellite images.

Pentagon to provide $200 mn to Ukraine in security funds

Washington - The US Defense Department said Friday it would give $200 million to Ukraine to help the war-torn nation bolster its military's defensive capabilities.

After summit, US general sees no change in Syria mission

Washington - The top commander overseeing US military involvement in Syria said Thursday he'd received no new instructions to work with Russians since President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart in Finland.

Military looms large over divisive Pakistan election

Islamabad - Accusations of military interference, encroaching extremism and a series of deadly attacks have cast an alarming shadow over Pakistan's hopes for a rare democratic transition of power in next week's election.

Russia, Tajikistan hold anti-Taliban drills near Afghan border

Dushanbe - Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks.

Taiwan's Apache fleet goes into service amid China tensions

Taoyuan - Taiwan on Tuesday put into service its fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters, upgrading its defences against a growing military threat from China.The US sold 30 Apache AH-64E -- also known as the "tank killer" -- to Taiwan as part of a $6.

US wants Turkey to buy Patriot missiles, not Russian system

Washington - The United States is trying to persuade NATO partner Turkey to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, a US official said Monday, instead of rival Russian equipment.

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban: NATO

Washington - NATO's Afghanistan mission denied Monday reports that its commander has said America is ready to join direct talks with the Taliban.
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