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South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

Published 23/12/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility, U.S. military photos seen by [more…]

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday honor the two people who were killed when a militant knife man went on a stabbing spree near [more…]

U.S. Navy chief fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

U.S. Navy chief fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

Published 25/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL [more…]

Pentagon chief wants Navy secretary to resign over SEAL case

Pentagon chief wants Navy secretary to resign over SEAL case

Published 24/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asked for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s resignation after losing confidence in him over his handling of [more…]

U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump

U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump

Published 24/11/2019

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy Secretary said on Saturday he did not threaten to resign amid a disagreement with President Donald Trump [more…]

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once [more…]

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon’s secretive X-37B spaceplane landed in Florida on Sunday after a record-long orbital flight lasting more than two years, the U.S. [more…]

They bombed our livelihoods: Sri Lanka’s tourism firms struggle…

They bombed our livelihoods: Sri Lanka’s tourism firms struggle…

Published 15/07/2019

UNWATUNA/GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka’s most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after [more…]

Venezuela’s Maduro ratifies Padrino as defense minister

Venezuela’s Maduro ratifies Padrino as defense minister

Published 08/07/2019

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced he will maintain Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino in his post, following months of rumors that [more…]

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after Taliban blast injures 100

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after Taliban blast injures 100

Published 01/07/2019

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces on Monday were battling Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded [more…]