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NATO navies should beef up against Russia: Commanders

London - NATO should beef up its maritime arm in response to the rising threat from an increasingly "bold" and "aggressive" Russia, commanders said on Wednesday.

Ukraine navy left high and dry after Crimea losses

Odessa - A clutch of rusty old naval boats bob about mournfully in the Black Sea off the harbour of Ukraine's southern city Odessa near an ageing missile boat.

Bangladesh detains ship with 116 Malaysia-bound migrants

Dhaka - Bangladesh discovered 116 nationals, some sick from a lack of food, adrift in a fishing trawler in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday after being abandoned by smugglers en route to Malaysia, officials said.

Italy navy chief sceptical of Australia solution to migrant crisis

Naples - An Italian navy chief on Tuesday poured cold water on suggestions Europe should adopt Australia's policy of turning back migrant boats to end the current crisis in the Mediterranean.

Defense contractor pleads guilty in enormous bribery case

San Diego - It's a courtroom drama and corruption scandal of epic proportions that has the makings of a good movie and involves a Malaysian defense contractor along with key officials from the U.S. Navy.

Pakistani boat blows self up after India navy chase

New Delhi - The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.

Australian sailors' trauma pulling dead asylum-seekers from sea

Sydney - Serving and former Australian navy personnel have described the trauma of stopping asylum-seeker boats and pulling dead bodies from the water as the government ramps up its deterrence policy on migrants arriving by sea.

Russian warships in English Channel due to 'bad weather'

Calais - French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.

'Show of force' as Australia tracks Russian ships

Brisbane - Australia said on Thursday it is tracking four Russian navy ships off its north coast, a move Prime Minister Tony Abbott said was a sign of Moscow's military assertiveness with relations strained after the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine.

North, South Korea naval patrol boats exchange fire

Kkutto - North and South Korean naval patrol boats briefly exchanged warning fire on Tuesday near their disputed Yellow Sea border which has been the site of numerous clashes in the past, the South's defence ministry said.

S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korea incursion

Seoul - The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said.

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.

Photo Essay: Wall of Healing offers reconciliation, reflection Special

Nashville - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall That Heals” offered both visitors and citizens of Middle Tennessee an opportunity to learn, remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War.

Controversial France-Russia warship step closer to completion

Saint Petersburg - A controversial French-Russian warship project that has been decried by NATO came a step closer to completion on Thursday when the stern of the helicopter carrier was dispatched to France.

New North Korea warships raise sanctions doubts

Pyongyang - Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships -- the largest it has constructed in 25 years and an important "wake-up call" on the effectiveness of sanctions, a US think-tank said on Friday.

Royal Navy chief warns of threat posed by Scottish independence

London - Britain's Royal Navy chief on Tuesday warned that an independent Scotland would "damage the very heart" of the military service.

Italian navy op has rescued nearly 20,000 migrants

Rome - The Italian navy said on Thursday it had rescued nearly 20,000 migrants since launching a Mediterranean operation following two deadly shipwrecks in October 2013.

U.S. Navy man saving lives at home Special

“Before a missile is fired, I am what’s known as ‘Sanity Check’. With headphones, I can hear the orders given and verified for the target to be hit and the type of weapon to be used. This is the fourth and final check that is seen on the screen.

Russia seizes control of another Ukraine base in Crimea

Kiev - Russian troops on Monday seized control of a new Ukrainian military base in Crimea, throwing stun grenades and tying up the hands of marines, the defence ministry in Kiev said.The Russian troops stormed the naval base in Feodosia in western Crimea in ...

Ukraine's navy at end of rope in Crimea

Sevastopol - As the flags go down one by one on Ukraine's fleet in Crimea, Russian forces are laying siege to the few ships left in a strongly pro-Russian community that is hostile to the new government in Kiev.The Ternopil and Slavutich, Ukraine's biggest ships in...

Gunmen storm Ukrainian warship in Crimea: spokesman

Sevastopol - Ukraine's defence ministry on Thursday said around 20 gunmen seized a Ukrainian warship, the Ternopil, in the port of Sevastopol in Crimea."The ship has been taken," Vladislav Seleznyov, the defence ministry's spokesman in Crimea, said on his Facebook ...

Crimea authorities release detained Ukraine navy chief

Kiev - Crimean authorities have released the head of the Ukrainian navy whom they had seized during a raid on a base in the rebel peninsula, Ukraine's acting president said."Rear admiral Sergiy Gayduk was released tonight along with all the other civilian hos...

Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Sevastopol - Ukrainian servicemen filed out of navy headquarters in Sevastopol on Wednesday with tears in their eyes after the base was seized by pro-Moscow militants, Russian troops and Cossack forces.The assault began when some 200 unarmed militants -- some of th...

Sailor comrades-turned-foes face off in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - The Russian sailors of the Black Sea Fleet were their brothers, their friends, their comrades.Now they have become a threat for the Ukrainian navy men blockaded in the historic port of Sevastopol, cut off from the rest of the world.Scores of sailors ar...

Blocked by sunken Russian ships, Ukraine's navy stays defiant

Yevpatoriya - Russia has deliberately sunk three of its own ships to block Ukrainian navy vessels into a lake off the Black Sea, officers say, highlighting Moscow's determination to wear down the morale of Kiev's forces in Crimea.The Ochakov -- a Soviet-era warship ...

Indian navy personnel injured in Mumbai ship accident

Mumbai - An Indian naval officer and an unspecified number of dock workers were injured Friday in a gas leak aboard a yet-to-be commissioned naval ship, a government statement said.The ship, called Yard 701 by the defence ministry, is being built by Mazagaon Do...

Ukraine navy chief switches allegiance to Crimea pro-Russia authorities

Kiev - Ukraine's navy chief announced Sunday he had switched allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities of the flashpoint peninsula of Crimea, a day after he was appointed to the post by interim leader Oleksandr Turchynov."I swear to execute the orders of the ...

Indian navy chief resigns after submarine accident: govt

New Delhi - India's navy chief resigned on Wednesday after a submarine accident off the coast of Mumbai saw two sailors missing and another seven injured, the defence ministry said."Taking moral responsibility for the accidents and incidents which have taken place...

N. Korea patrol boat violated maritime border: South

Seoul - A North Korean patrol boat repeatedly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border with the South in an apparent show of force at the start of South Korea-US military drills, Seoul's defence ministry said Tuesday.The incursion took place three times overnigh...

Italy rescues 1,100 boat migrants, warns of surge

Rome - Italy's navy said Thursday it had rescued more than 1,100 immigrants on eight dinghies in 24 hours and warned that calmer seas could see the numbers rise further.
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