Defense

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Published 12/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend A$500 million ($340 million) to improve the capability of its special forces troops, the first stage of a $3 [more…]

North Korea’s Kim oversaw Saturday’s test of ‘new weapon’: KCNA

North Korea’s Kim oversaw Saturday’s test of ‘new weapon’: KCNA

Published 10/08/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturday’s test of a new weapon, which was developed to suit the country’s terrain, state [more…]

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air…

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air…

Published 08/08/2019

(Reuters) - United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the [more…]

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief

Published 29/07/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a [more…]

Trump says spy chief Coats stepping down, says will nominate Ratcliffe

Trump says spy chief Coats stepping down, says will nominate Ratcliffe

Published 28/07/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday the nation’s top intelligence official, Dan Coats, would leave his post next month and that he [more…]

U.S. Supreme Court lets Trump use disputed funds for border wall

U.S. Supreme Court lets Trump use disputed funds for border wall

Published 27/07/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved [more…]

France’s Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

France’s Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

Published 15/07/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear [more…]

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

Published 12/07/2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a [more…]

Factbox: Turkey’s Russian missile deal strains ties with Washington

Factbox: Turkey’s Russian missile deal strains ties with Washington

Published 12/07/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russia started delivering advanced missile defense equipment to NATO member Turkey on Friday, the Defense Ministry in Ankara said, setting the stage [more…]

Explainer: What is at stake with Turkey’s Russian air defense deal?

Explainer: What is at stake with Turkey’s Russian air defense deal?

Published 12/07/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey took its first deliveries of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Friday, a development likely to trigger U.S. sanctions on [more…]