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China summons US ambassador over military sanctionsDefenceTalk.com

Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400 China summoned the United States ambassador on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on a branch of its military, according to Chinese state media. The announcement came a day after China “strongly urged” the US to cancel the sanctions or “bear the consequences”. The dispute …

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Pentagon official cautions India over buying Russian armsDefenceTalk.com

A top Pentagon official cautioned India on Wednesday that there are no guarantees for a special waiver from US sanctions if it buys new weapons platforms from Russia. Washington is alarmed at the prospect of India, an increasingly important US military ally and the world’s top defense importer, buying new …

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North Korea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: JapanDefenceTalk.com

North Korea still poses a “serious and imminent threat”, Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula. Japan’s 2018 defence white paper also took aim at China’s rise as a military power, saying Beijing was sparking “strong security concerns in …

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Russia signs military cooperation pact with Central African RepublicDefenceTalk.com

Moscow and the Central African Republic signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday, less than a month after three Russian journalists were killed in the strife-torn CAR while probing alleged Russian mercenaries. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his CAR counterpart Marie-Noelle Koyara signed the document on the sidelines of …

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US Defense Chief Woos Brazil as Chinese Influence GrowsDefenceTalk.com

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Brazil’s clout and urged closer strategic ties Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted push back against growing Chinese influence in Latin America. Mattis, who is starting a tour of the region, told military officers at Rio’s war college that Brazil …

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FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress in Record SpeedDefenceTalk.com

The Defense Department applauds the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials said today. In a statement, DoD officials noted that this year’s bill passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support — a vote of 87-10 in the Senate and …

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Erdogan backs ally Maduro after ‘assassination bid’DefenceTalk.com

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. In a long-feared escalation of tensions between Russia and NATO as well as the Syrian conflict, Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane that it claims had crossed into …

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Global stocks mixed amid lingering trade war fearsDefenceTalk.com

World stock markets were a mixed bag on Wednesday as some investors fished for bargains and others gave in to anxiety over simmering trade tensions between China and the United States. London and Frankfurt edged higher, mirroring earlier gains in Asia, while Paris was down at the European close. Wall …

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Canada extends NATO mission in Latvia to 2023: TrudeauDefenceTalk.com

English/AnglaisIS2002-2010a21 May, 2002Ottawa, Ontario, Canada “Reconciliation”, the Canadian Peacekeeping Monument on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, seen from the northeast. This digital image was used by the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P. for his annual 2002 Christmas card .Photo by MCpl Frank Hudec, Canadian Forces Combat …

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