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  • A photo taken on July 14, 2016 shows Chinese ships taking part in an emergency drill in the South China Sea near Sansha, Hainan province. China warned on July 14 of a 'decisive response' to provocations in the South China Sea.

    A Chinese admiral has warned that freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster."

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea that had a range of up to 360 miles, South Korea said.

  • LONDON, July 18- Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday it was too early to say when Britain would trigger Article 50, the formal means of leaving the European Union, and how long it would take to develop its strategy for the divorce talks. "It's too soon to set out an exact timetable," Fallon told BBC radio. "The new government was only formed... last Wednesday and...

  • LONDON, July 18- Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday it was too early to say when Britain would trigger Article 50, the formal means of leaving the European Union, and how long it would take to develop its strategy for the divorce talks. "It's too soon to set out an exact timetable," Fallon told BBC radio. "The new government was only formed... last Wednesday and...

  • Turkish military stand guard in the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey rounded up thousands of military personnel who were said to have taken part in an attempted coup, The NY Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Oil prices extended gains in late trading on Friday after Turkey's armed forces said they had taken power in the country, igniting concerns about potential disruptions to shipments along one of the world's busiest shipping routes. If successful, the overthrow of President Tayyip Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey since 2003, would amount to one of...

  • Travel stocks affected by Nice, Turkey news

    The "Options Actions" traders discuss sectors like defense stocks in the light of the attempted military coup in Turkey.

  • ISTANBUL, July 16- Martial law has been imposed across Turkey and a curfew declared as the country was now being run by a "peace council" that would not allow public order to be damaged, an announcer on Turkish state broadcaster TRT said on Friday, reading a statement on the orders of the military. The announcer said the democratic and secular rule of law had been...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Oil prices extended gains in post-settlement trading on Friday after Turkey's armed forces said they had taken power in the country to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights. Supply outages across the world have led to crude prices rallying from 12- year lows touched earlier in the year. For the oil market, a military coup...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Spot gold prices turned higher, reversing earlier losses in late trade on Friday in New York after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a group within the country's military has attempted to overthrow the government. Gold was up 0.23 percent at $1,337.73 per ounce at 4:42 p.m. EST, moving off intraday lows of $1,322.

  • OIL PRICES EXTEND GAINS IN POST-SETTLEMENT TRADING AFTER TURKISH PM SAYS MILITARY COUP UNDERWAY.

  • And although the game is not available in China, the world's biggest smartphone and online gaming market, some people there fear it could become a Trojan horse for offensive action by the United States and Japan. It's so the U.S. and Japan can explore China's secret bases! " "Then, when war breaks out, Japan and the U.S. can easily target their guided missiles, and China...

  • NEW YORK— In a ruling the government suggested could hamper national security investigations, a federal appeals court Thursday said prosecutors cannot force Microsoft and other U.S. companies to turn over customer emails and other data stored on servers overseas. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a lower...

  • In addition to the 46- month prison term, a judge in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ordered Su to pay a $10,000 fine. "Su Bin's sentence is a just punishment for his admitted role in a conspiracy with hackers from the People's Liberation Army Air Force to illegally access and steal sensitive U.S. military information," John Carlin, assistant attorney general for...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. missile defense system to counter attacks from rogue states like North Korea has no proven capability to protect the United States and is not on a credible path to achieve that goal, a science advocacy group said on Thursday. The ground-based midcourse missile defense system, which has deployed 30 interceptors in Alaska and...

  • In addition to the 46- month prison term, a judge in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles also ordered Su to pay a $10,000 fine. "Su Bin's sentence is a just punishment for his admitted role in a conspiracy with hackers from the People's Liberation Army Air Force to illegally access and steal sensitive U.S. military information," John Carlin, assistant attorney general...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- A Chinese man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of Boeing and other major U.S. defense contractors, was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in prison, prosecutors said. In addition to the 46- months-long prison term, a judge in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles also ordered Su to pay a $10,000 fine.

  • LONDON, July 13- British defence minister Michael Fallon will retain his post in Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, her office said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, July 13- British defense minister Michael Fallon will retain his post in Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, her office said on Wednesday.

  • "This week's successful tests show the boom axial loads hardware fix, designed by Boeing engineers, is performing as expected to alleviate the loads," the Air Force said in a statement on its website. The Air Force said the KC-46A tanker refueled the F-16 on July 8. Once that test is completed, the Air Force said it would ask the Pentagon to approve contract awards for...

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