World Feb 28, 2020

Russia conducts first ship-based hypersonic missile test, TASS reports

Russia successfully test-launched its Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a military vessel for the first time early last month, the TASS news agency said on Thursday, citing two military sources. President Vladimir Putin talked up hypersonic missiles in a March 2018 speech, saying they ...

World Dec 27, 2019

Ukraine to buy more Javelin anti-tank missile systems from U.S.

Ukraine will purchase a second consignment of U.S. Javelin anti-tank missiles and launch units, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The United States has been one of Kiev's strongest supporters since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the outbreak of fighting in Ukraine's eastern ...

World / Politics Nov 27, 2019

Under pressure, Apple shows annexed Crimea as Russia on apps

AFP-Jiji U.S. tech giant Apple has complied with Moscow's demands to show Crimea, annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as Russian territory on its apps, lawmakers said Wednesday. The Black Sea peninsula and its largest cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol are now displayed as Russian territory on ...