International / National Security

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…]

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Published 12/08/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered [more…]

Goldman Sachs economists say fears rise that U.S.-China trade war…

Goldman Sachs economists say fears rise that U.S.-China trade war…

Published 11/08/2019

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) said on Sunday that fears of the U.S.-China trade war leading to a recession are increasing and that [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…]

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, won’t ditch Android for…

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, won’t ditch Android for…

Published 09/08/2019

DONGGUAN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in [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…]

Japan’s Abe unlikely to meet South Korea’s Moon at U.N. in…

Japan’s Abe unlikely to meet South Korea’s Moon at U.N. in…

Published 29/07/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the United Nations General Assembly in September, [more…]

China condemns HK violence, reiterates support for Lam, police

China condemns HK violence, reiterates support for Lam, police

Published 29/07/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central government on Monday reiterated its support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as well as the city’s police, and called [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…]