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  • KIEV, Feb 15- Ukraine's military said on Sunday pro-Russian rebels had shelled Ukrainian positions ten times since a ceasefire came into effect at midnight, but that the truce was in general being observed. "As of the morning of February 15, there have been ten shelling attacks on our positions by rebels- mainly in the area of Debaltseve," spokesman Anatoly Stelmach...

  • KIEV, Feb 15- The Ukrainian military said on Sunday a ceasefire between government troops and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine is being observed "in general" and that rebel attacks are infrequent and not widespread. "In the conflict zone the ceasefire has been observed in general... Shelling has been not regular and localized, "military spokesman Vladyslav...

  • UKRAINE MILITARY SAYS CEASEFIRE IS BEING OBSERVED "IN GENERAL," REBEL ATTACKS ARE NOT REGULAR.

  • UKRAINE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS REBELS HAVE SHELLED UKRAINIAN POSITIONS 10 TIMES SINCE CEASEFIRE CAME INTO EFFECT.

  • World needs more German spending -Obama aide Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 13- The latest European growth data underline the case for Germany to spend and invest more both at home and abroad, a senior economic advisor to President Obama told a public discussion in London on Friday. Caroline Atkinson, Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, also said European...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. unit of Europe's Airbus Group was awarded a contract worth $221 million to build 41 more UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon said in its daily digest of major contracts on Thursday. The contract, which runs through July 31, 2017, marks a modification of Airbus's existing Army contract, and covers...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order directing the government and companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats in response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. As in other policy areas where Obama has been unable to get legislation through the now Republican-controlled...

  • PARIS, Feb 12- France and Egypt have agreed a deal worth more than 5 billion euros for the sale of Dassault Aviation- built Rafale fighter jets, a naval frigate and missiles, a French source close to the matter said on Thursday. The deal would make Egypt, which has been looking to upgrade its military hardware over fears the crisis in neighbouring Libya could spill...

  • *Niger's military says 260 Boko Haram fighters killed. NIAMEY, Feb 12- Thousands of civilians fled their homes in the southeastern Niger town of Diffa this week, officials said on Thursday, following waves of cross-border raids and suicide bombings by Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. The area, struggling to feed some 150,000 people who have run to escape...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Former top U.S. officials have urged Congress to keep the Export-Import Bank alive to shore up the United States' economic and security interests. "From our prior experience in government, each of us has seen how commercial and economic diplomacy have become critical elements of US national security," said the letter, whose signatories include...

  • THERE IS A COMMITMENT FOR ALL FOREIGN MILITARY TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE TERRITORY OF UKRAINE IN THE SIGNED DOCUMENT, SAYS POROSHENKO.

  • POROSHENKO SAYS AGREEMENT IS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF HEAVY MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TWO DAYS AFTER CEASEFIRE.

  • MOSCOW- RUSSIA'S LAVROV SAYS KIEV MILITARY TRYING TO GAIN MORE GROUND IN EAST UKRAINE TO USE AS LEVERAGE IN MINSK TALKS.

  • SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb 10- Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Tuesday defended the Pentagon's decision to ask Congress for a 2016 budget that far exceeds federal spending caps, saying several years of cuts have hurt the military's ability to modernize to meet future threats. To address those shortcomings, Work said, President Barack Obama sent Congress a...

  • Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A Jordanian soldier on patrol in Amman, Jordan on Feb. 10, 2015. Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border.

    Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.

  • Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc, Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

  • ABUJA, Feb 9- Nigeria's agreement to delay this week's election on the advice of security forces creates a worrying echo for some of the annulment of 1993' s democratic vote by a military government. The election this Saturday in Africa's biggest economy was set to be the closest fought since the end of military dictatorship in 1999. President Goodluck Jonathan...

  • China to private sector: Help us with our army Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    With reforms, private sector entrepreneurs are now able to compete to sell high-tech aviation to the People's Liberation Army, the FT reports.

  • Feb 6- Harris Corp said it would buy Exelis Inc in a deal valued at about $4.75 billion, combining two big suppliers to the U.S. military at a time when the government is squeezing spending on defense. Exelis, spun off from ITT Corp in 2011, makes antennas for military aircraft, domes for Navy ships, sonar systems and GPS navigation systems. The total offer of $23.75 per...

  • Pentagon study claims Putin has Asperger's Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    "The Russian President carries a neurological abnormality," says a 2008 report using movement pattern analysis. USA Today reports.

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