TRIPOLI, March 10- Libyan navy and allied militia forces have surrounded a North Korea- flagged tanker just outside an eastern port held by rebels, a navy spokesman said on Monday. The Morning Glory has loaded crude oil worth $30 million at the Es Sider port, bypassing Tripoli authorities, despite a government threat to bomb it should it sail away.» Read More
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysian naval vessels saw no immediate sign of wreckage when they reached the maritime area off the country's northeast coast where a missing Malaysia Airlines flight last made contact on Saturday, a senior rescue official said.
Some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets had hairline cracks in their wings due to a manufacturing problem, the airplane maker said Friday, reported the Wall Street Journal.
*Virus raises level of cyber danger. LONDON/ BOSTON, March 7- A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
BANGKOK-- A leading international rights group called on Thai authorities Friday to investigate the navy's alleged role in the trafficking of desperate migrants from Myanmar instead of charging journalists for reporting on the subject.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Navy plans to add 22 Boeing electronic attack jets to a list of "unfunded" priorities requested by Congress, but the document must still be vetted by senior Pentagon officials, who have underscored their commitment to Lockheed Martin Corp's next-generation F-35 fighter jet, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ BRUSSELS, March 6- Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum in 10 days' time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U.S.
DEFENSE SECRETARY HAGEL SAYS AIMS TO SPEAK WITH HIS UKRAINIAN COUNTERPART ON WEDNESDAY.
MILITARY OFFICER, GENERAL DEMPSEY, SPOKE WITH RUSSIAN COUNTERPART ON WEDNESDAY- HAGEL SAYS.
MILITARY AUGMENTING PARTICIPATION IN NATO'S AIR POLICING MISSION ON BALTIC PENINSULA- HAGEL.
PENTAGON PURSUING MEASURES TO SUPPORT ALLIES DURING UKRAINE CRISIS- DEFENSE SECRETARY HAGEL SAYS IN PREPARED REMARKS TO CONGRESS.
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT STEPPING UP JOINT TRAINING THROUGH AVIATION DETACHMENT IN POLAND- HAGEL SAYS.
March 5- Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss due to lower sales to the U.S. military and its transition to a new emission technology. Navistar's net loss widened to $248 million, or $3.05 per share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31 from $123 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks gained and the safe-haven yen remained on the defensive after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks jumped and the safe-haven yen licked its wounds after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine, and revived investor risk appetite.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Air Force decided on Tuesday to start work on a new rescue helicopter by United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft in fiscal 2015, a surprising turnaround hours after the Pentagon told Congress the program had been postponed.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.-- The U.S. military has failed to upgrade the discharges of Vietnam veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in stigma and loss of benefits, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations are suing the Army, the Navy and the Air Force in Connecticut.
PARIS/ SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the immediate risk of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia appeared to ease, a day after tensions between the Black Sea exporters rattled grain markets.
MOSCOW/ KERCH, Ukraine, March 4- President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would only use military force in Ukraine as a last resort, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic.
MOSCOW/ KERCH, Ukraine, March 4- President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia saw no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine for now, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic.
*Putin's move could ease East-West tension over Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KERCH, Ukraine, March 4- President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise in western Russia back to base on Tuesday in an announcement that appeared intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in Ukraine.