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Tunisia buys 8 military training aircraft from U.S.- defense ministry

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TUNIS, July 4 (Reuters) – Tunisia has bought eight military training aircrafts from the United States as part of a plan to renew the air force’s training aircraft fleet, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday. A deal was signed between the U.S. government and Textron Aviation Defense......

French group Thales in partnership with EXPAL for Australia military

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The logo of Thales is seen on a company building in Brest, France, March 14, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French defence and technology group Thales (TCFP.PA) announced on Monday a partnership with EXPAL Systems to provide material......

Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter ‘aggressive’ West

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 25, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine......

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

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WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh U.S. infusion of $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, howitzers and ammunition. In a phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Biden said he told the embattled leader about the......

Must stay focused on Ukraine during ‘pivotal’ moment- Pentagon chief

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Ukrainian servicemen ride American 155 mm turreted self-propelled howitzers M109, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was at a “pivotal” moment and the......

China becoming more ‘coercive and aggressive’ – U.S. defence chief

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SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the Asian region, including near Taiwan, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday. Relations between China and the United States have......

Trump’s Air Force One paint scheme scrapped by Biden

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WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will scrap a paint scheme for Air Force One proposed by former President Donald Trump, after the Air Force determined the design would create too much heat for the presidential aircraft, a U.S. official said on Friday. The current exterior color scheme......

Two Britons, one Moroccan sentenced to death by court of Russian proxy in Ukraine

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Death sentence handed down in Donetsk court Britain slams “sham ruling” Britain says men are entitled to combatant immunity LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death on Thursday by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s......

Two Saudi delegations to visit U.S. as ties improve

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RIYADH, June 4 (Reuters) – Two Saudi government delegations plan to visit the United States this month, officials said on Saturday, as Riyadh and Washington step up efforts to fix strained ties and lay the ground for an eventual visit by U.S. President Joe Biden. The first delegation is expected......

Zelenskiy expects more weapons as battle for Ukraine’s east rages

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Russia holds 20% of Ukraine’s territory, says Zelenskiy Areas held by Russia are a “complete disaster” – Zelenskiy Russia warns U.S. on arming Ukraine U.N. aid chief is in Moscow for grain talks LVIV, Ukraine, June 3 (Reuters) – Ukraine expects to receive more weapons from allies after a new......

Moscow calls EU move to phase out Russian oil ‘self-destructive’

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An aerial view shows oil tank cars and railroad freight wagons in Omsk, Russia May 24, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 2 (Reuters) – Russia warned on Thursday that the European Union’s decision to partially phase......

‘Message to the world’ – Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

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A Bayraktar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle is exhibited at Teknofest aerospace and technology festival in Baku, Azerbaijan May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, May 28 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Lithuanians are clubbing together to buy an advanced military drone for......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

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May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

After delay, U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington races to keep military assistance flowing nearly three months after Russia’s invasion. The......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

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The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni......

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

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Russia dips into its secret laser arsenal Zelenskiy mockingly compares laser use to Nazis’ wonder weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can be blinded LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of......

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

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ANKARA/HELSINKI, May 13 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact given that the Nordic countries were “home to many terrorist organisations”. Though Turkey has officially supported NATO enlargement since it joined......

U.S. Congress plans nearly $40 bln more for Ukraine, COVID aid to wait

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WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Democrats agreed to rush $39.8 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, easing fears a delayed vote could interrupt the flow of U.S. weapons to the Kyiv government. The House of Representatives could pass the......

Japan PM agrees defence deal with Thailand

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Leaders call for peaceful end to Ukraine crisis Japan a major investor, donor in Southeast Asia Japan to provide defence technology to Thailand BANGKOK, May 2 (Reuters) – The leaders of Japan and Thailand announced a new defence agreement on Monday as well as plans to upgrade their economic relations,......

Taiwan considers alternatives after U.S. informs of howitzer delay

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U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers are seen during a military exercise in Pocheon, South Korea, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, May 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said on Monday it was considering alternative weapons options after the......

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