Defense

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

Published 19/11/2018

TAIPEI (Reuters) - All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches. Instead, Chinese representatives [more…]

No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain

No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain

Published 19/11/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated. British Prime Minister Theresa [more…]

APEC fails to live up to its name amid U.S., China acrimony

APEC fails to live up to its name amid U.S., China acrimony

Published 19/11/2018

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The C in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the [more…]

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

Published 17/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan’s [more…]

‘We trust our rocket’, crew says ahead of first space launch since…

‘We trust our rocket’, crew says ahead of first space launch since…

Published 15/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast a [more…]

Russia’s Putin to meet Pence in Singapore on Thursday: source

Russia’s Putin to meet Pence in Singapore on Thursday: source

Published 15/11/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of an international conference in Singapore on Thursday, [more…]

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

Published 15/11/2018

BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he [more…]

Iran in contact with other signatories of nuclear deal as U.S….

Iran in contact with other signatories of nuclear deal as U.S….

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is in constant contact with other signatories of a 2015 nuclear deal reached between Tehran and powers as the United States [more…]

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Iran’s vital oil sector are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran but these will [more…]

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation

Published 01/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The abortive launch last month of a manned Soyuz mission to space was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket’s assembly [more…]