U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea| Reuters
Feb 09, 2016 at 05:15 | Source:
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 ...
More U.S. missile defence improvements to be tested this year| Reuters
Jan 30, 2016 at 04:47 | Source:
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...
US military blimp on the loose at 16,000 ft
Oct 29, 2015 at 01:53 | Source:
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:
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:
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...
U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella | Reuters
May 30, 2015 at 23:15 | Source:
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 ...
U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama summit| Reuters
May 12, 2015 at 05:30 | Source:
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...
Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss North Korea, regional bank
Mar 21, 2015 at 12:45 | Source:
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...
U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defence - general
Mar 05, 2015 at 07:15 | Source:
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:
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...