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Prioritizing the military, Trump to send “America first” budget to Congress

Determined to make good on his campaign promises, US President Donald Trump will send his first “America first” budget proposal to Congress on Thursday that includes deep cuts to federal programs in o

Determined to make good on his campaign promises, US President Donald Trump will send his first “America first” budget proposal to Congress on Thursday that includes deep cuts to federal programs in o

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Europe ups defence spending for first time in seven years

Europe’s spending on defence has edged up for the first time in seven years, new figures have revealed, amid fears of Russian aggression in the Baltics.

Europe’s spending on defence has edged up for the first time in seven years, new figures have revealed, amid fears of Russian aggression in the Baltics.

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Tensions rise as US deploys anti-missile system to South Korea

The US missile deployment, which comes a day after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles, has led to diplomatic tension between China and South Korea.

The US missile deployment, which comes a day after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles, has led to diplomatic tension between China and South Korea.

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US begins rolling out missile defence system in South Korea

The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…

The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…

Europe

EU agrees on military HQ

The EU will set up its own military headquarters, ministers agreed on Monday.

The EU will set up its own military headquarters, ministers agreed on Monday.

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Iran tests Russian-made air defence system

Moscow had suspended delivery of the system back in 2010 after objections from the US and Israel

Moscow had suspended delivery of the system back in 2010 after objections from the US and Israel

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NATO members fail to agree on defence spending

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

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Trump boosts military budget by nearly 10%

President Donald trump has promised 54 extra billion dollars for the military in his first budget demand to Congress.

President Donald trump has promised 54 extra billion dollars for the military in his first budget demand to Congress.

Business

Airbus profits hit by A400M costs

Airbus has announced even more costs from its much delayed A400M military transport plane, which pulled down profits by 63 percent last year.

Airbus has announced even more costs from its much delayed A400M military transport plane, which pulled down profits by 63 percent last year.

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NATO chief urges allies to deliver on spending promises

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

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Donald Trump to meet NATO leaders in May

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

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Tough talk as military exercises get underway in Iran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran

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UK and Turkey sign mammoth defence deal

Announced by May and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yilidirim, it involves BAE systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries working together to develop the TF-X Turkish fighter programme.

Announced by May and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yilidirim, it involves BAE systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries working together to develop the TF-X Turkish fighter programme.

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Britain's Theresa May tight lipped over Trident missile test

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June.

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June.

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Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi and dozens of others have been allowed to leave a house where they had been trapped following a mutiny by disgruntled…

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi and dozens of others have been allowed to leave a house where they had been trapped following a mutiny by disgruntled…

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Opinion: Preventing NATO-Russian Escalation

By John McColl General Sir John McColl, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), is Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey and a member of

By John McColl General Sir John McColl, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), is Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey and a member of

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Trump names James Mattis as US defence secretary

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

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NATO chief Stoltenberg calls for military alliance to enlarge

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

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Donald Trump right on European defence spending, says NATO chief

US President-elect Donald Trump is right to call on Europeans to spend more on defence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.

US President-elect Donald Trump is right to call on Europeans to spend more on defence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.