| Mar 23, 2015

U.S., China face off over South Korea missile plan

The U.S. and China are squaring off over deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea, the latest source of tension between the world’s two biggest economies as they vie for influence in Asia. The U.S. is considering placing a THAAD ballistic missile defense ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Mar 13, 2015

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington, D.C. — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or ...

Mar 12, 2015

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama ...

Russia opts out of key European arms-control treaty

Mar 11, 2015

Russia opts out of key European arms-control treaty

Russia says it will no longer attend consultations related to a key European arms-control treaty, accusing the West of stonewalling its demands. The move comes as Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War times over the Ukrainian crisis. The ...

Mar 11, 2015

Spain neutralizes jihadi cell planning attacks, police say

Police neutralized a jihadi terror cell Tuesday with the arrests of two people who were part of a larger group allegedly planning to carry out attacks in Spain and other European countries, the Interior Ministry said. The latest suspects are Spaniards of Moroccan origin, ...

Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Mar 10, 2015

Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to begin a tour of three Indian Ocean countries Tuesday as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has dominated for decades. Modi was scheduled to visit Seychelles and ...