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‘NATO solidarity clause is called Article 5, not article F-35’ – French defense minister

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Europe must move away from full dependency on American weapon supplies, the French defense minister stressed, slamming President Donald Trump’s “conditional” approach towards NATO and his European allies. Expressing concern that Trump’s idea of NATO’s solidarity is “conditional on allies buying this or that equipment,” the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, wondered Read More

India’s aircraft carrier & nuclear subs deployment a ‘no-nonsense’ message to China, not Pakistan?

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China is using Pakistan as a tool to contain India, so the redeployment of an aircraft carrier, warships and nuclear-powered submarines to North Arabian Sea is a clear signal to Beijing, rather than Islamabad, analysts told RT. Despite the heated tensions around the Kashmir region, “India does not base its defense preparedness on what Pakistan Read More

Nostalgia for coups past? Brazil’s Bolsonaro visits CIA before Trump on first US trip

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made his geopolitical priorities clear, dropping by CIA headquarters for a clandestine chat on his first visit to the US before even meeting with President Donald Trump. Bolsonaro’s visit was not published on his agenda and members of the press were barred at the door while the president and his Read More

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: One of many areas near the southeast side of Offutt Air Read More

Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant

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(Reuters) – Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region’s residents faced the possibility of evacuation on Monday. Flooded Camp Ashland, Army National Guard facility, is seen in this aerial Read More

37-year-old Turkish ‘terror’ suspect who killed three in Utrecht shooting arrested

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The 37-year-old Turkish suspect in the deadly shooting on a tram in the Netherlands has been arrested, Utrecht’s police chief has confirmed. Gökmen Tanis was arrested after a major manhunt following the shooting which authorities have confirmed killed three people and injured nine more.The terror threat level for Utrecht was reduced after the suspect’s arrest.  A Read More

Three dead in Utrecht shooting, suspect identified as 37-year-old Turkish man

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The mayor of Utrecht has confirmed that three people have been killed in the shooting. Dutch police have identified a 37-year-old Turkish man as the suspect, who is still on the run, appealing to citizens to look out for him. Turkish-born Gökmen Tanis is now wanted in the Netherlands, according to national police that released Read More

Suspect in Utrecht shooting identified as 37-year-old Turkish man – Dutch police

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A 37-year-old Turkish man is the gunman behind the deadly shooting in Utrecht, Dutch police said, appealing to citizens to look out for the suspect who is still on the run. Turkish-born Gökman Tanis is now wanted in the Netherlands, according to national police that released the photo of the suspect on Twitter. Local residents Read More

‘A crime against humanity’: Rouhani says Iran will file legal case against US over sanctions

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President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran will pursue legal action against US officials who imposed sanctions on Iran, adding that the dispute could be brought before an international court. The Iranian president said that he had ordered the ministries of foreign affairs and justice to “file a legal case in Iranian courts against those in Read More

Russia & Egypt seal $2 billion deal for supply of Su-35 fighter jets

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Cairo and Moscow have signed a $2 billion dollar contract for the purchase of more than 20 Russian Su-35 multi-role air-defense fighters and air-launched weapons. The deal was enacted as early as the end of 2018 with delivery expected to start in 2020-2021, according to two unnamed top executives in the Russian defense sector, as Read More