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'Paranoid' Russia can push itself to enter into new Cold War with US, says intelligence chief James Clapper

Feb 09, 2016 at 22:25 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Russia is "paranoid" about being challenged by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday."They're great...

U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea| Reuters

Feb 09, 2016 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON China agrees any new U.N. resolution on North Korea will include additional sanctions and go beyond previous steps, but Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a ...

'Intolerable provocation': North Korea's rocket launch sparks widespread condemnation

Feb 08, 2016 at 07:27 | Source: FirstPost

Seoul: For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of danger...

More U.S. missile defence improvements to be tested this year| Reuters

Jan 30, 2016 at 04:47 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it would test additional improvements to its ground-based U.S. missile defence system later this year during a first test of the system's ability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.T...

North Korea nuclear test did not increase technical capability - U.S| Reuters

Jan 20, 2016 at 07:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON North Korea's Jan. 6 nuclear test did not expand its technical capability, but the U.S. government is keeping a close eye on Pyongyang's efforts to develop a thermonuclear warhead capable of reaching the United States, the head of the U.S....

US military blimp on the loose at 16,000 ft

Oct 29, 2015 at 01:53 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON: An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its ground tether at a U.S. military base in Maryland on Wednesday and drifted over central Pennsylvania as two Air Force fighter jets tracked it. The blimp's long tether snapped power ...

U.S. Air Force cites 'alarming' Russian strides in air power | Reuters

Sep 15, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called "alarming" moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas l...

Saudi king meets with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Saudi King Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.The visit is th...

Economic opportunism from major powers in response to Iran nuclear decision

Jul 17, 2015 at 07:18 | Source: FirstPost

Tuesday's deal betweenthe permanent members of the Security Council and the European Union has cleared ahistorichurdle in nuclear-age diplomacy. The decision requires reduction in uranium enrichmentfrom Iran and in return lifts economic sanctions on ...

China defence ministry confirms test of supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle Wu-14

Jun 14, 2015 at 13:25 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING: Chinese defence ministry has confirmed the test of a supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, a move described by the US as an "extreme manoeuvre" amid tension in the South China Sea.The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehic...

China defence ministry confirms test of Wu-14 supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle

Jun 14, 2015 at 11:52 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING: Chinese defence ministry has confirmed the test of a supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, a move described by the US as an "extreme manoeuvre" amid tension in the South China Sea.The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehic...

Russian foreign minister condemns possible US deployment of missiles in Europe

Jun 10, 2015 at 12:55 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow:Russia considers possible missile deployment by the US in Europe and other regions as counterproductive, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.Moscow is studying the US statements on missile deployment, Lavrov said, stressing...

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella | Reuters

May 30, 2015 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement ...

Obama reassures Gulf rulers on Iran, offers them 'ironclad' security cooperation

May 15, 2015 at 08:20 | Source: FirstPost

Maryland: President Barack Obama pledged America's ''ironclad commitment'' to anxious Persian Gulf nations on Thursday to help protect their security, pointedly mentioning the potential use of military force and offering assurances that a potential n...

U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama summit| Reuters

May 12, 2015 at 05:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON/RIYADH The White House scrambled on Monday to counter perceptions that the Saudi king's absence from a summit later this week could undermine U.S. efforts to assure Gulf states it remains committed to their security against Iran.King Salm...

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail...

Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss North Korea, regional bank

Mar 21, 2015 at 12:45 | Source: FirstPost

SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China meet on Saturday for the first time in three years, to try and improve frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tension over histor...

Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys aim to damp tension, discuss missiles, regional bank

Mar 21, 2015 at 09:45 | Source: FirstPost

SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China on Saturday hold their first meeting in three years, in a bid to warm frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tensions over histor...

U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defence - general

Mar 05, 2015 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defence system to the Middle East,a senior U.S.Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will...

Russia to react to US plan on building missile base

Oct 14, 2014 at 23:33 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) Moscow will react with "necessary steps" to construction of a new US military base in Romania, Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko has said.Implementation of the US plan would undermine Russia's security and f...

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