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  • Military: SKorean soldier kills 2, shoots 2 other reservists

    A South Korean soldier shot his fellow reservists at a mandatory training session in Seoul on Wednesday, killing two and injuring two others before killing himself, officials said. The 24-year-old soldier, surnamed Choe, abruptly turned around after...
  • Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

    A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan's defeat in World War II, its...
  • What's for sale as Japan eases military exports rule

    As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe oversees an increase to the country's military capability, he has also eased a decades-old ban on military exports, enabling defense contractors to expand their markets beyond Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Here are some...
  • A flock of GOP hawks try out their presidential wings

     A flock of GOP hawks try out their presidential wings
    Nearly a dozen of the Republicans who are running for president spent last weekend in South Carolina talking about foreign policy, and to any viewer who stumbled across the event on C-SPAN, it sounded like a contest in ferocity. Take Florida Sen....
  • Russian opposition: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine

    Russia is deeply involved in the war in Ukraine and at least 220 Russian soldiers have died in battles there in the past year, Russian opposition activists claimed in a report published Tuesday. The report, which prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov...
  • White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling

    The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about his overtures to Iran were unraveling ahead of a rare Camp David summit this week. Officials insisted there was no...
  • Japan's ruling coalition agrees on bills to boost military

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving ahead this week with legislation that would boost the military's international role, in a significant shift of the country's pacifist policies. His ruling coalition reached formal agreement Monday on a package...
  • Obama to try to allay Gulf nation leaders' fears about Iran

    Leaders of Gulf nations unnerved by Washington's nuclear talks with Iran and Tehran's meddling across the Mideast look to President Barack Obama to promise more than words and weapons at Thursday's Camp David summit. They want commitments from Obama that...
  • N. Korean general believed behind 2010 S. Korea attacks dies

    The North Korean military general believed by archrival South Korea to have been behind two attacks on South Korea that killed 50 people in 2010 has died. He was 77. The North's main Rodong sinmun newspaper said Monday that Kim Kyok Sik died of acute...
  • Walker says he'd end sequester

    GREENVILLE, S.C. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he would end the budget sequester requiring automatic defense and domestic spending cuts if he became president, a critical issue in South Carolina, which has a large military economy and...
  • Sabotage conviction overturned against nun, fellow activists

    An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who splashed blood on the walls of a bunker holding weapons-grade uranium — exposing vulnerabilities in the nation's nuclear security — were wrongly convicted of sabotage, an appeals...