Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

| Jun 28, 2016

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to ...

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Jun 28, 2016

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. Some provincial police, however, blamed the fires on Shiite militias operating with the federal police. The allegations of sectarian ...

U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in human trafficking report

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in human trafficking report

The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more to curb the use of child ...

Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

Jun 27, 2016

Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Moscow remain high over the pro-Kremlin insurgency in the country’s east. The annual Rapid Trident military exercises, taking place in the western Ukrainian ...

Taiwan 'to test-fire missiles in U.S.' as China tensions rise

Jun 27, 2016

Taiwan 'to test-fire missiles in U.S.' as China tensions rise

Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defense source and media reports said Monday. Relations between China and Taiwan have cooled rapidly under the island’s new ...

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

Jun 26, 2016

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under IS ...