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  • BEIJING, Aug 28- From ballistic missiles to fighter jets, China has rolled out a host of high-tech weaponry ahead of a parade next week commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, in a signal of Beijing's growing confidence in its military might. China has poured capital into developing its home-grown weapons industry with an eye toward export markets as...

  • Ukraine jumps big hurdle in fight for its economy Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    People queue up for a tram in a shopping area in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine reached a deal with creditors to restructure its debt—a key requirement for the country to continue getting support from the IMF.

  • US targets Swiss bodega for ties to Colombian rebels Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— The U.S. Treasury Department is levying financial sanctions on four Colombians accused of laundering money for leftist rebels through a speciality grocer and money transfer shop in Switzerland. The four individuals targeted Thursday as foreign narcotics kingpins ran a Zurich- based bodega called the Colombiano Latin Shop that...

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, seeking a stronger mandate to implement tough austerity...

  • Here's the Humvee's Replacement Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Here's the Humvee's Replacement

    U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace ageing Humvees

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The investigation was first disclosed by The New York Times.

  • Could sanctions against North Korea be lifted? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin (R) shakes hands with Hwang Pyong-So (L) North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the Panmunjom on August 25, 2015 in Paju, South Korea. Both countries came to an agreement to ease tensions after an exchange of artillery fire last week.

    South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...

  • BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio— Ohio mom accused of killing 3 young sons is indicted on charges that carry the death penalty.

  • Germany's Merkel: Must implement Minsk peace deal Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and French President Francois Hollande speak to the media following talks at the Chancellery on August 24, 2015 in Berlin.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine has not been respected or fully implemented.

  • NEW YORK— Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash— and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal— to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday. In ordering the security payment, Manhattan federal Judge George B....

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Arab Bank Plc on Friday described as "inaccurate" a report that it would pay "slightly more" than $1 billion to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel. Citing an unnamed lawyer with knowledge of the settlement, the trade magazine The American Lawyer reported that Arab Bank had...

  • *North Korea demands South halt broadcasts by 5 p.m. Saturday. SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung- joo said his government...

  • SEOUL, Aug 21- North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash on Friday as Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing, prompting China to urge both sides to take a step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung- joo said it was likely the North would fire at some of the 11 sites where Seoul has set up...

  • *North Korea demands South halt broadcasts by 5 p.m. on Saturday. SEOUL, Aug 21- North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash, as Seoul refused an ultimatum that it halt anti- Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action, and North Korea said its troops were on a war footing. Tension escalated on Thursday when North...

  • *Daily life goes on as normal in Pyongyang, Seoul. SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m on Friday after his government issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti- Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Tension escalated on Thursday when North Korea fired four shells...

  • N. Korea in 'semi-war state' after border skirmish Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:18 AM ET
    PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 09: South Korean soldiers patrol near the scene where planted landmines exploded on August 4, maiming two soldiers on border patrol in the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea, on August 9, 2015 in Paju, South Korea.

    North Korea's front-line military went into a "semi-war state" after exchanging fire at the border with South Korea, the NYT reports.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal. The opposition has few chances of uniting and forming a government, meaning that after...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to seek early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout program. Tsipras- who remains popular in Greece and would be widely expected to return to power if...