Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters. Reuters Continue reading Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one
Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say. … Continue reading North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. Reuters Continue reading EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets UK, U.S.
Europe’s Airbus announced plans to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo on Thursday, abandoning its dream of dominating the skies with a cruiseliner for the 21st century after years of lacklustre sales. Reuters Continue reading Airbus to scrap production of A380 superjumbo
U.S. allies will use the opportunity of Patrick Shanahan’s first NATO ministers meeting this week to see whether the acting defense secretary will be as supportive of the military alliance as his predecessor was, defense officials and experts said. Reuters Continue reading U.S. allies look for clues on acting Pentagon chief in European debut
Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers on Tuesday to hold their nerve over Brexit and give her more time to negotiate a deal acceptable to both the European Union and the British parliament. Reuters Continue reading UK's May seeks more time to find Brexit deal, tells lawmakers: Hold your nerve
Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday. Reuters Continue reading Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for new nuclear pact
The United States risks providing Afghanistan with state-of-the-art Black Hawk helicopters that the country’s embattled air force does not have the pilots to fly nor the engineers to maintain, a U.S. watchdog said on Tuesday. Reuters Continue reading Afghanistan lacks pilots, engineers to handle Black Hawk 'copters, U.S. watchdog warns
Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after a similar move by the United States, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, also instructing the government not to initiate disarmament talks with Washington. Reuters Continue reading Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with U.S.: Putin
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the Middle Eastern country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution Reuters Continue reading Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution
The United States announced on Friday it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact. Reuters Continue reading U.S. says to withdraw from arms control treaty in six months
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he wants to hold talks aimed at creating a new arms control treaty, after his administration announced that it may withdraw from a pact with Russia in six months. Reuters Continue reading Trump says he wants to discuss new arms control treaty
The United States said it will suspend compliance with the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on Saturday and formally withdraw in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, Secretary of State Mike … Continue reading U.S. suspends compliance on weapons treaty with Russia, may withdraw in six months
Hopes of finding soccer star Emiliano Sala alive were fading on Wednesday, as a recording emerged of a fearful voice message he apparently sent from his stricken plane before it disappeared over the English Channel. Reuters Continue reading Hopes fade for soccer star Sala as rescuers scour seas
U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons. Reuters Continue reading U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and “extraordinary threat,” seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. Reuters Continue reading Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'