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  • April 28- A U.S. congressman called on the Department of Homeland Security to address whether foreign students are cheating on the SAT to get into American universities and illegally qualify for U.S. visas. In a letter dated Wednesday and sent to the Homeland Security department, Representative Matt Salmon cited a March report by Reuters that detailed "the...

  • Two New England members of Congress say they're making progress in their effort to make the Defense Department buy U.S.-made sneakers. The military has refused to include sneakers among an existing requirement that military apparel be made in the USA, frustrating Massachusetts- based New Balance, the only major athletic shoe company that still makes its...

  • PARIS— Airbus Group said Thursday it's facing a "challenging year" after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. The parent of European plane-maker Airbus reported 399 million euros in profits for the quarter, down 50 percent from 792 million euros in the same...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping

    China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian ministers on Thursday.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 27- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have held on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 27- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have had on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018, Air Force officials...

  • *Trump to address critical issues, campaign says. WASHINGTON, April 27- Donald Trump will set aside his bad-boy antics on Wednesday and, with the help of a teleprompter to keep him on message, outline what his foreign policies would be if he is elected U.S. president in November, campaign aides say. "I'm probably the last on the trigger," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning...

  • NAGORNO-KARABAKH DEFENCE MINISTRY SAYS ONE OF ITS SOLDIERS KILLED BY AZERI FORCES ON WEDNESDAY.

  • The measure also would prevent implementation of land-use plans by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conserve the sage-grouse and its habitat. Adam Smith of Washington state, Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts. About half of the sage-grouse's habitat is on federal lands, most of it managed by the Forest Service and...

  • A U.S. Air Force munitions team member uncases the laser-guided tip for a 500 pound bomb to be loaded onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, for airstrikes on ISIL targets on January 8, 2016 at a base in the Persian Gulf Region.

    As President Obama announces a military expansion in Syria, an analyst says the U.S. is running through its supply of bombs.

  • People visit on October 28, 2014 the DCNS stand at the Euronaval naval defense equipment fair in le Bourget, south of Paris.

    State-controlled DCNS has won a $40B contract to build Australia's new fleet of submarines, beating out bids from Germany and Japan.

  • *France seen winning bid for lucrative deal over Japan, Germany. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 26- Australia has awarded the A $50 billion contract to build the country's new fleet of submarines to French naval contractor DCNS, sources said on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Japan's nascent defence export industry. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will...

  • China to build up atoll in South China Sea

    The country is planning to add an airstrip to reclaim Scarborough Shoal and extend its reach over contested waters.

  • WASHINGTON— The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. Besides, some lawmakers say, the Pentagon has cooked the books to justify its conclusions or at least has not finished doing the math. Nearly every year the Pentagon asks Congress for authority to convene a base-closing commission.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China will start reclamation at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea this year, a military source said, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more U.S. troops to Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

  • JAKARTA, April 21- The Indonesian Navy has instructed all commercial vessels to avoid piracy-prone waters around the southern Philippines, a spokesman for the Indonesian military said on Thursday, following a spate of kidnappings and piracy in recent weeks. "The Indonesian Navy, through the Western Sea Security Cluster, is increasing the intensity of patrols...

  • Terrorism

    Zak Ebrahim, author of "The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice," describes his beginnings in America's anti-war movement and what he thinks of ISIS.

  • JAKARTA, April 20- Authorities from at least two Indonesian coal ports have stopped allowing vessels to leave for the Philippines due to security concerns following a spate of ship hijackings in the southern Philippines, a government official said on Wednesday. Departure permits for the Philippines were no longer available for shipping vessels at the Port...

  • But as President Barack Obama makes his final visit to Riyadh this week, Saudi Arabia's military capabilities remain a work in progress- and the gap in perceptions between Washington and Riyadh has widened dramatically. Frustrated by Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and the U.S. pullback from the region, Riyadh launched an Arab military intervention last year...

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