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  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBAMA'S ADVISERS WOULD RECOMMEND VETO OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL NOW IN U.S. SENATE.

  • Help James Bond see through walls, win $1M Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    The U.K.'s defense body is offering £650,000 ($1 million) in an effort to crowdsource technologies that will boost state surveillance.

  • Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the naval ship is communicating with the captain, and all 22 crew members are safe. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said the ship was detected in waters off southern Vietnam late Wednesday. Abdul Aziz tweeted pictures of the tanker, showing some letters of the name of the ship painted over to give it a new name, " Kim Harmon."

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 18- A Malaysian naval vessel has located the hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony in Vietnamese waters and is trying to persuade the pirates onboard to surrender, promising them they will be unharmed, Malaysian maritime officials said on Thursday. Both the crew and the cargo are safe, and the navy is in the midst of negotiations with the robbers,...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 18- Malaysia's Chief of Navy Admiral Abdul Aziz Jaafar has said on his Twitter account that a Malaysian naval vessel has been shadowing the hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony and is trying to persuade the pirates aboard to surrender. Both the crew and the cargo on board is safe, and the navy is in the midst of negotiations with the robbers, officials...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 18- The small oil tanker that was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia last week has been detected in Cambodian waters, according to local media reports on Thursday. State news agency Bernama, quoting Malaysia's Chief of Navy Admiral Abdul Aziz Jaafar, reported that the MT Orkim Harmony has been repainted and renamed.

  • Analysis: Obama Asia policy faces toughest test on trade Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. Legislation to smooth the way for a free-trade pact with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations hit a wall in Congress last week, but was given new life Thursday as the House took a first step to reverse the setback as soon as the July 4 national...

  • PARIS, June 17- American weapons makers this week welcomed a push by U.S. government agencies to better coordinate on arms sales policies, but say most deals still take far too long to process, frustrating potential customers. The United States sent about 400 people to the biennial arms and aerospace bazaar, including Air Force Secretary Deborah James and NASA...

  • WASHINGTON— A Democrat who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee is calling for the head of the Office of Personnel Management to resign. Congressman James Langevin of Rhode Island says OPM chief Katherine Archuleta has failed to respond to serious deficiencies in OPM's cybersecurity set-up that have been known since at least 2007..

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, the country's second biggest by volume, has been shut due to damage from bomb attacks by leftist FARC rebels which caused a significant spill that has contaminated two rivers, the army said on Wednesday. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels, known as FARC, have intensified attacks on...

  • PARIS, June 17- American weapons makers have welcomed a push by U.S. government agencies to better coordinate on arms sales policies, but say most deals still take far too long to process, frustrating potential customers. The United States sent about 400 people to the biennial arms and aerospace bazaar, including Air Force Secretary Deborah James and NASA...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The United States and Spain signed a defense agreement on Wednesday giving U.S. Marines permanent use of Moron air base, near Seville, from which they can be quickly deployed to Africa. The mission of the 850 Marines in the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force based at Moron is to intervene in crises in Africa, including humanitarian...

  • PARIS, June 16- Lockheed Martin Corp announced on Tuesday that it will team with Raytheon Co and Canadian planemaker Bombardier to develop a new surveillance and command and control aircraft for a future U.S. Air Force competition. Northrop and Boeing Co have also said they plan to compete for the contract when the Air Force launches a competition in the coming...

  • PARIS, June 16- Saudi Arabia has ordered four Airbus C295W medium transport and patrol aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space said at the Paris air show on Tuesday. The C295Ws join the Airbus A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transport and CN235 transports previously ordered by Saudi Arabia, Airbus said. The order adds to C295 purchases by Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Oman,...

  • Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Military personnel inspect segments from a Terramil bomb shelter.

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.

  • Army's public website hacked by unknown intruders Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 4:04 PM ET
    Syrian Electronic Army logo.

    Defense officials confirm the public Army website has been hacked by unknown intruders demanding the U.S. stop training Syrian fighters.

  • Drones: The next big risk Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A multirotor quadcopter drone used for aerial photography flies near a wind turbine.

    As the number of drones entering the skies increases, accidents, injuries, and the potential for lawsuits are bound to follow.

  • Robots rise to the next level—with $2M on the line Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    A robot competes during the DARPA Robot Challenge.

    A robotics contest on Friday will pit robots against each other to carry out complicated, disaster-related tasks.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Air Force is expected to unveil in early August whether Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, or a Boeing Co- Lockheed Martin Corp team will build a new U.S. long-range bomber, sources familiar with the competition said. The two teams are competing to build 80 to 100 new bombers for the Air Force at cost of no more than $550 million per...

  • Inside NASA's space program Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    The International Space Station.

    NASA insiders talk about the International Space Station, research being conducted and the role of the private sector.

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