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Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences

November 29, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said […]


Defense, Industry

China to increase nuclear warheads to 1,500, Pentagon warns

November 29, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

China is expanding its nuclear force and is on pace to nearly quadruple the number of warheads it has by 2035, rapidly closing its gap with the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. The report builds […]


Defense, Industry

Aid sought for Moldova, hit hard by war in next-door Ukraine

November 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Diplomats are drumming up money and other support Monday for Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, which is suffering massive blackouts, heavy refugee flows and potential security threats from the war in neighboring Ukraine. Monday’s international aid conference in Paris is aimed […]


Defense, Industry

Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn’t a Russian attack

November 16, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

NATO member Poland and the head of the military alliance both said Wednesday there is “no indication” that a missile that came down in Polish farmland, killing two people, was an intentional attack, and that air defenses in neighboring Ukraine […]


Defense, Industry

EU eyes cheap loan plan for ‘stable’ Ukraine funding in 2023

November 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a plan to provide Ukraine with around 18 billion euros (dollars) in financial aid next year in regular payments to help the war-ravaged country keep its energy and health care facilities running as well […]


Defense, Industry

100,000 Russian troops killed or injured in Ukraine, US says

November 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Russia’s announced retreat from Kherson, a regional capital in southern Ukraine that it seized early in the war, and a potential stalemate in fighting over the winter could provide both countries an opportunity to negotiate peace, Army Gen. Mark Milley, […]


Defense, Industry

Concerns rise as Russia resumes grain blockade of Ukraine

October 30, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Russia resumed its blockade of Ukrainian ports on Sunday, cutting off urgently needed grain exports to hungry parts of the world in what U.S. President Joe Biden called a “really outrageous” act. Biden warned that global hunger could increase because […]


Defense, Industry

Russia asks Philippines to honor helicopter purchase deal

October 20, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday backed a decision by his predecessor to cancel a deal to buy 16 Russian military heavy-lift helicopters and said his administration has “secured an alternative supply from the United States.” Marcos Jr. said […]


Defense, Industry

Waves of suicide drones strike Ukraine’s capital, 4 killed

October 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Waves of explosives-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine’s capital Monday, setting buildings ablaze and tearing a hole in one of them. People scurried for shelter or tried to shoot down the kamikazes. The concentrated use of the drones was the second […]


Defense, Industry

NKorea fires missile and shells, further inflaming tensions

October 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

North Korea fired a ballistic missile and hundreds of artillery shells toward the sea Friday and flew warplanes near the tense border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s . The North Korean moves suggest it is […]


Defense, Industry

Taiwan says destroying TSMC in the event of a Chinese invasion is unnecessary

October 12, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Chen Ming-tong, director-general of Taiwan’s National Security Bureau, told lawmakers (via Bloomberg) that TSMC’s reliance on overseas companies and supplies for its operations means the facilities would be useless if China took over Taiwan. “If you understand the ecosystem of […]


Defense, Industry

Poll: Majority in US see relations with adversaries souring

October 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A majority of U.S. adults expect America’s relations with foreign adversaries like Russia and North Korea to grow more hostile, according to a new poll, a major shift in public opinion from four years ago under President Donald Trump. Two […]


Defense, Industry

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’

September 26, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday shortly after arriving in Tokyo for the state funeral of assassinated former leader Shinzo Abe. Abe, a former prime minister who was assassinated in July, will […]


Defense, Industry

Biden at UN to call Russian war an affront to body’s charter

September 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine. Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, Biden said reports of […]


Defense, Industry

Biden: US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

September 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

China’s government on Monday criticized President Joe Biden’s statement that American forces would defend Taiwan if Beijing tries to invade as a violation of U.S. commitments about the self-ruled island, but gave no indication of possible retaliation. Biden said “yes” […]


Defense, Industry

US leaders avoid victory dance in Ukraine combat advances

September 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. Instead, military officials are looking toward the fights yet […]


Defense, Energy & Environment, Industry

Germany’s Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran

September 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he doesn’t expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there’s no reason for Iran not to sign up […]


Defense, Industry

Ukraine energy chief: Russia trying to ‘steal’ nuclear plant

September 8, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The head of Ukraine’s atomic energy operator accused Russia on Thursday of trying to “steal” Europe’s largest nuclear plant by cutting it off from the Ukrainian electricity grid and leaving it on the brink of a radiation disaster. The Zaporizhzhia […]


Defense, Industry

Japan, US, S Korea reaffirm joint response to N Korea threat

September 7, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea reaffirmed their commitment on Wednesday to working together in response to any threat from North Korea, including a possible new nuclear test. The three senior diplomats in charge of North Korean […]


Defense, Industry

Japan, US, Philippines to step up maritime security ties

September 6, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

An American diplomat in Tokyo on Tuesday criticized China’s “increasingly hostile maritime actions” as a threat to the safety of waterways in the resource-rich Indo-Pacific, as the United States seeks to strengthen security cooperation with allies Japan and the Philippines. […]