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Russia is providing more air defense equipment to Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia has flown on Saturday a new shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of Defense has continued to implement an agreement that is likely to trigger US sanctions on a NATO ally. FILE PHOTO: The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system are on display after being unloaded by a …

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House hands over $ 733 billion defense bill to review Trump's wartime powers

Mr. Trump vetoed the law in April calling for the War Powers Act to end US military support for the campaign. Another amendment, also passed on Thursday, would prevent the Trump administration from claiming emergency authority for the transfer of ammunition to the kingdom. Progressives, who initially asked if they would support the defensive law, were encouraged by these provisions, …

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EU. Nomination of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission

BRUSSELS – Following nightly and grueling negotiations over days, the European Union on Tuesday elected its leaders and nominated the German Defense Minister to lead the bloc into a turbulent new era for Europe, where right-wing nationalists are trying to break the bloc from within and traditional parties are weakened. On Tuesday, the bloc's heads of state and government appointed …

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Djokovic Begins Title Defense By Beating Kohlschreiber At Wimbledon | ATP tour

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was broken in his first service match of German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber. But the Serbian was not deterred, maintaining his undefeated record in the first round at Wimbledon (15-0). Djokovic, a four-time champion at this major, beat Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the second round on the London grass. The World No. Wimbledon champion …

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Turkey swears Defense Minister "heavy" reprisals for attacks in Libya

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "Clouds of smoke escaping from Tajoura airstrikes south of Tripoli on June 29th. The Haftolis Tripoli offensive Turkey says it will "act in the most effective and strongest way" against all threats by the army of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar. The warning came after the Genyan Libyan National Army announced it was attacking Turkish …

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Celebrate the promise of planetary defense on this asteroid day

Trying to protect Earth from threatening asteroids is on the brink of recovery, as "a flood of new observations" comes from a new telescope designed to scan the sky, "says Ed Lu, co-founder of the B612 Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to planetary defense The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile is expected to have "first light" in 2020, …

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Trump says he wants to end the Japanese post-war defense treaty: Report

President Donald Trump on May 13, 2019 at the White House in Washington, USA. Carlos Barria | Reuters US. President Donald Trump has recently spoken privately about the withdrawal from the defense treaty with Japan, believing that the post-war pact has treated the United States unfairly, Bloomberg reported late Monday. Trump, however, has not taken any action The US president …

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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper sends first memo to troops as Pentagon boss

New Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper on Monday sent to a memorandum to all Pentagon employees, laying out the Defense Department's "path forward." In the memo, titled "Initial Message to the Department," Esper wrote, "As we continue to advance the nation's security, let me reaffirm our path forward. Esper was named Trump last Tuesday after Patrick Shanahan retired from his …

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Trump's Pentagon Election is an army veteran and defense lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's new Defense Minister election is an army veteran who served in the First Iraq War and also has experience as a National Security Advisor on Capitol Hill and as a lobbyist in the defense industry. Trump announced Friday that he would appoint Mark Esper as head of the Pentagon. Trump had already appointed Esper, …

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