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Denmark gives 'clear signal' with EU defense policy vote

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said Thursday that he expects Denmark to join the European Union’s common defense policy after two-thirds of voters who cast ballots in a...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the...

UK and India ink Indo-Pacific defense agreement

After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday, the UK and India signed a deal that would see closer security ties and easier procureme...

Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the Philippines agreed Saturday to start talks toward a possible defense agreement that would allow closer cooperation between their militaries amid regional tensions with China...

Live updates: Man detained at site of Lviv rocket attacks

LVIV, Ukraine — The governor of the Lviv region says a man was detained on suspicion of espionage at the site of one of the two rocket attacks that rattled the city on Saturday. Maks...

As Iran talks stall, Israeli PM makes snap trip to Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett landed in the Gulf state of Bahrain on Monday, cementing ties between the new allies in a clear message of cooperation aimed at regional a...

Israel, Bahrain sign new defense memo in signal toward Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Bahrain signed a defense agreement Thursday as part of a show of cooperation aimed at sending a message toward archenemy Iran. Defense Minister Benny Gant...

Indonesia, Singapore sign key defense, extradition treaties

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Singapore on Tuesday signed a series of key defense and diplomatic agreements that appeared to mark a turning point in relations between the Southeast Asian nei...

US, Japan hail stronger ties, including 2 new defense deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to deepen their defense cooperation, the United States and Japan will soon sign a new five-year agreement on sharing the cost of the American military presence in Japan, Secr...

Australia, Japan sign defense pact as China concerns loom

SYDNEY (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Australia signed a “landmark” defense agreement Thursday that allows closer cooperation between their militaries and stands as a rebuke to China's growing assert...

Australia chooses South Korea for largest-ever defense deal with Asian country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia and South Korea took their strategic relations to new heights on Monday (Dec. 13) by agreeing to a new defense deal worth US$717 million (NT$19,861 billion). ...

Australia, South Korea sign historic defense agreement

South Korea and Australia have signed a nearly $700 million defense deal on Monday during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to the country. Under the agreement, South Korean defense compa...

Israel pushes for better Iran deal amid military buildup

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he hopes a better nuclear deal will come out of upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, but that Israel is hedging its bets and buil...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to chart a path to recovery out of the...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to char...