President Barack Obama warned that destroying "a cancer" like the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham will not be easy, reports NBC News.» Read More
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.
LONDON, Aug 11- Gold fell slightly on Monday, retreating from a three-week high as tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased and investors turned to rising European shares and some withdrew from exchange-traded gold funds.
Treasuries yields on Friday hit 14- month lows on anxious buying driven by American airstrikes against Islamist militants in Iraq before U.S. debt prices eased on news that Russia was winding up military exercises near the Ukraine border.
President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops to address a humanitarian crisis among religious minorities in Iraq.
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was the victim of a cyber attack.
The U.S. Army has made strides in technology that would allow soldiers to print food with custom ingredients and nutrients.
NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to increase an order for U.S. India and the United States have rapidly expanded military sales in recent years, despite discord in areas such as trade and intellectual property rights.
BEIRUT, Aug 7- The Lebanese army tightened its grip on a town seized by hardline Islamists at the weekend as a truce appeared to hold on Thursday, and the military was assessing how many of the gunmen had left to the adjacent border zone.
CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at how well Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman allocate spending on research and developmental capital.
*Saudi kings gives $1 bln to Lebanese army. ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL, Lebanon Aug 6- L ebanon's army surrounded a border town occupied by Islamist militants on Wednesday as mediators reported progress in negotiations to end to the most serious spillover of Syria's civil war yet onto Lebanese soil.
*Saudi kings gives $1 bln to Lebanese army. ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL, Lebanon Aug 6- L ebanon's army surrounded a border town occupied by Islamist militants on Wednesday, arresting men and evacuating refugees as the most serious spillover of Syria's civil war onto Lebanese soil lurched into its fifth day.
NATO said that Russia has around 20,000 troops on Ukraine's border in an escalation of the current crisis. NBC News reports.
*Saudi kings gives $1 bln to Lebanese army. ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL, Lebanon Aug 6- L ebanon's army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday in breach of a ceasefire aimed at ending five days of fighting in the most serious spillover of Syria's civil war onto Lebanese soil.
*Saudi kings gives $1 bln to Lebanese army. BEIRUT, Aug 6- The Lebanese army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday despite a 24- hour ceasefire agreed to end five days of fighting that has killed dozens of people in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.
"This particular project was focused on identifying vulnerabilities in Tor, not to collect data that would reveal personal identities of users," said Defense Department spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson, adding that the National Security Agency also did not receive data.
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