World

U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia's latest deployment of S-400 air defenses to Crimea, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday, adding it could give existing Russian defenses more resilience.

America

Trump administration considering developing two more 'usable' nuclear weapons

The shift could come in response to a growing military threat presented by China and Russia, according to reports

America

Haiti-born West Point graduate explains tear-filled photo during graduation parade

2nd Lt Idrache, originally from Haiti, graduated at the top of his class in physics and will attend army aviation school at Fort Rucker, Alabama

World

How old is dictator Kim Jong-un, who is his wife and when did he become North Korea’s supreme leader?

KIM Jong-un and North Korea’s unrelenting pursuit of nuclear weapons in recent years has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US. But very little is known about the man behind the missiles, who was schoole

United States

Ceiling partially collapses at Walter Reed emergency center

Authorities say part of a ceiling has collapsed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs.

United States

White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health

A fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday.

World

Turkey, Russia, Syria, and Iran all bash 'terror army' of US-backed kurds

"The U.S. announcement of a new border force in Syria is an obvious interference in the internal affairs of this country," Qasemi was quoted as saying.

World

Top North Korea expert makes the case for the US bombing Kim Jong Un's personal toilet

Jeffrey Lewis jokingly suggests the US should bomb Kim Jong Un's personal toilet in response to North Korea's missile tests — but jokes are sometimes half...

World

Ministers from 20 nations meet in Vancouver to discuss using sanctions to shut down North Korea's nuclear ambitions

South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with the North because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

World

North Korean media slams Trump for 'nuclear button' tweet, calls it the 'spasm of a lunatic'

North Korea's state-run media say US President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic."

United States

VA hospital left scalpel in body of vet after surgery, lawsuit claims

A Bridgeport, Conn. Army veteran says a VA hospital sewed him up after surgery four years ago with a scalpel still inside his body.

World

Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

RIGA (Reuters) - The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defense spending next month, to counter Russia's intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member's prime minister said Monday.

World

Kashmir: Four Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian fire

War of words heats up in disputed Kashmir region after Indian army chief threatens cross-border military operation.

World

Russia: 'Unscrupulous' U.S. behavior destabilizes world

Sergey Lavrov said an increasing number of nations are strengthening their military power to ensure sovereignty because of a decline in international law.        

Politics

Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on milita

World

Russian military conducts massive missile drills

The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers.

Sport

Alpine skiing: Drones, aircraft and injuries fail to stop Hirscher

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - It takes more than an ankle injury, a mishap involving a military aircraft or a drone falling on to the piste to stop Marcel Hirscher.

United States

Pakistan briefs senior US envoy on counterterrorism efforts

Pakistani officials have briefed a visiting senior U.S. diplomat on recent efforts to combat terrorism, after President Donald Trump suspended security assistance to the longtime ally.

World

Russia has secretly developed underwater nuclear drones capable of carrying a 100-megaton warhead, leaked US military documents reveal

RUSSIA has developed an underwater nuclear drone capable of firing nuke missiles, a leaked US study reveals. Vladimir Putin’s military has dubbed the shadowy vessels autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). And they are able to deploy missiles with a

World

North and South Korea hold second talks in a week to discuss Winter Olympics

North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the Winter Olympics for the second time in under a week, in a diplomatic thaw that has raised hopes of an eventual de-escalation of military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

United States

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major c

United States

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major c

United States

WWII vet receives overdue military honors

A 92-year-old World War II veteran has been presented with military honors he earned during the war but never received.

World

Turkey vows to attack Kurdish enclave in Syria within 'days'

Turkey's president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days."

United States

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

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