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  • SAO PAULO, April 23- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- U.S. arms makers complain regularly that lower Pentagon spending on ships, jets and other hardware will hit their earnings, but a string of better-than-expected results this week show that layoffs and cost-cutting have kept profits flowing, and growing.

  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders.

  • SAO PAULO, April 23- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.

  • Maine shipyard gets $57 million in Navy contracts Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    BATH, Maine— Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says Bath Iron Works has won two Navy contracts totaling more than $57 million for fleet maintenance and engineering projects. Pingree said Tuesday that half the money is for design and engineering work on the Littoral Combat Ship.

  • SHENZHEN, China, April 23- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, on Wednesday shrugged off analysts' concerns that its growth will suffer from media reports alleging the United States accessed servers at its Shenzhen headquarters.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 22- A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.

  • Ukraine crisis prompts Sweden to boost arms budget Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Following the crisis in Ukraine, Sweden's government has proposed increasing the Nordic country's military spending by 5.5 billion Swedish kronor a year.

  • Macro story for defense stocks: Pro     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    How global unrest has impacted defense stocks, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Street awaits Lockheed Martin's earnings     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin reports earnings Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports earnings are expected to rise 9 percent.

  • JUSTICES SUGGEST ARGENTINA'S DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY ASSETS COULD BE OFF-LIMITS IN BONDHOLDER FIGHT.

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24- hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for any skippers who want to make the switch.

  • US plans military drills in Eastern Europe Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The U.S. plans small ground-force exercises amid Russia's military operations in and near Ukraine.

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore- based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.

  • BRUSSELS, April 17- NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defence of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The United States said on Thursday it would send Ukraine's armed forces medical supplies, sleeping mats and other non-lethal aid, seeking to signal support for Kiev while stopping far short of adding any U.S. weaponry to a deepening standoff with Russia.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Hagel said the Obama administration will "continue to review" additional aid requested by Ukraine. Speaking alongside his Polish counterpart, Tomasz Siemoniak, Hagel said the U.S. and its NATO allies have to consider the possibility that Russia's actions in Ukraine point to a broader campaign to retake territories of the former Soviet Union.

  • DEFENSE SECRETARY: UNITED STATES HAS APPROVED ADDITIONAL NON-LETHAL SUPPORT TO UKRAINE, INCLUDING MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND SHELTERS.

  • MOSCOW, April 17- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia had been forced to respond to NATO enlargement and that its annexation of Crimea, home to its Black Sea Fleet, was partly influenced by the Western military alliance's expansion into eastern Europe.

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    PHUKET, Thailand— Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

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