The primary objective of Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Tokyo is to court Japanese businesses, says Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council for Foreign Relations.» Read More
WASHINGTON— The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
A cyberattack at a company that performs background checks for Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers.
BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.
India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.
NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.
Aug 20- Japan plans to seek funding to buy six F-35 stealth fighter jets in next year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air, the Nikkei reported. The Ministry of Defense intends to ask that 124.9 billion yen be set aside, the Nikkei said.
CAIRO, Aug 19- Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced on Tuesday that a Bahrain- registered firm is to develop a huge industrial and logistics hub around the canal, but gave no details of the project itself.
JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.
Aug 15- A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.
Aug 12- Boeing Co said it had been jointly selected with United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky unit to build a next-generation multi-role helicopter for the U.S. Army. The first flight for the program is expected in 2017, Boeing said. The company did not disclose the value of the contract.
KIEV, Aug 12- Ukraine said on Tuesday that it would not allow any Russian aid into the country if it was accompanied by the Russian military or members of Russia's emergencies ministry.
UKRAINE WILL NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO A HUMINATARIAN CONVOY ACCOMPANIED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY OR EMERGENCIES MINISTRY- AIDE CHALY.
UKRAINE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS NO HUMANITARIAN AID WILL BE ALLOWED INTO UKRAINE UNTIL RED CROSS HAS ESTABLISHED THE REGION'S NEEDS IN A WEEK'S TIME.
MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia began military exercises in the Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them. The dispute has strained relations Japan and Russia since World War Two, when Soviet forces occupied the four islands at the southern end of the Kurile chain.
MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia began military exercises on Tuesday in a chain of islands it claims in the Pacific Ocean, a Defence Ministry spokesman told Interfax, in a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them.
BEIRUT, Aug 12- Islamic State insurgents who seized a Lebanese border town this month planned to turn Lebanon into another Iraq by unleashing sectarian war between Sunnis and Shi'ites that would have endangered the nation's very existence, the army commander said.
Southeast Asian nations are channeling military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.
BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against military intervention in Ukraine in telephone talks on Monday, the Commission said. "President Barroso warned against any unilateral military actions in Ukraine, under any pretext, including humanitarian," it said in a statement.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT BARROSO HELD PHONE CALL WITH RUSSIA'S VLADIMIR PUTIN, WARNED AGAINST UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTIONS IN UKRAINE- STATEMENT.
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