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MOSCOW Russia landed attack helicopters and troops at a sprawling air base in northern Syria vacated by U.S. forces the Russian Defence Ministrys Zvezda TV channel said on Friday NegativeMOSCOW Russia landed attack helicopters and troops at a sprawling air base in northern Syria vacated by U.S. forces the Russian Defence Ministrys Zvezda TV channel said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-russia/russia-lands-forces-at-former-u-s-air-base-in-northern-syria-idUSKBN1XP0XN2019-11-16
Targeted killings will not he said and the openfire policy for which the Israel Defence Forces is responsible the Gaza will not NeutralPalestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/tenuous-truce-in-gaza-as-islamic-jihad-israel-differ-on-terms-idUSKBN1XO0292019-11-15
MOSCOW Russia has set up a helicopter base at an airport in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli the Russian Defence Ministrys Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday a move designed to increase Moscows control over events on the ground there NegativeBy Andrew Osborn and Alexander Marrow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia/russia-sets-up-helicopter-base-in-northern-syria-after-u-s-exit-idUSKBN1XO0XT2019-11-15
Defence lawyer Oyku Didem Aydin demanded the immediate acquittal of the defendants while standing before coloured case files arranged to create a large rainbow on her desk NeutralANKARA Reuters A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected calls to throw out the trial of 19 people for participating in an Pride march on a university campus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-lgbt-court-trfn/turkish-judge-refuses-to-throw-out-trial-of-student-pride-marchers-idUSKBN1XM2JC2019-11-13
KIEV Ukraine expects the United States to maintain or even increase military aid to Kiev next year despite the issue being part of a political battle in Washington over the impeachment of President Donald Trump Defence Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk told Reuters PositiveKIEV Ukraine expects the United States to maintain or even increase military aid to Kiev next year despite the issue being part of a political battle in Washington over the impeachment of President Donald Trump Defence Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-defence/ukraine-expects-u-s-military-aid-to-keep-flowing-despite-trump-impeachment-battle-idUSKBN1XL1F52019-11-12
While German and Danish authorities have confirmed they were aware of the Turkish plans French Defence Minister Florence Parly said she was not aware of them NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State a German and an American starting a program to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-starts-repatriating-islamic-state-detainees-idUSKBN1XL0RO2019-11-12
ANKARA Delivery of a second batch of Russian S400 missile defense systems to Turkey may be delayed beyond a planned 2020 timeline by talks on technology sharing and joint production the head of Turkeys Defence Industry Directorate said on Monday NegativeANKARA Delivery of a second batch of Russian S400 missile defense systems to Turkey may be delayed beyond a planned 2020 timeline by talks on technology sharing and joint production the head of Turkeys Defence Industry Directorate said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-turkey-defense/turkey-says-delivery-of-second-russian-s-400-batch-may-be-delayed-idUSKBN1XE0U12019-11-05
ISTANBUL Turkey is in talks with Russia to hand over 18 people believed to be members of the Syrian government forces who were captured near the northern Syrian town of Ras Al Ain Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday NeutralISTANBUL Turkey is in talks with Russia to hand over 18 people believed to be members of the Syrian government forces who were captured near the northern Syrian town of Ras Al Ain Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-says-in-talks-with-russia-about-handing-over-18-syrian-troops-idUSKBN1XA1R02019-11-01
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that Ankara is in talks with Moscow to hand over the 18 individuals NeutralBEIRUT U.S. armored vehicles were seen on Thursday near the SyriaTurkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces according to a witness and Reuters video footage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-forces-seen-patrolling-in-syria-near-turkish-border-idUSKBN1XA1DG2019-11-01
ANKARA Talks between Turkish and Russian officials on developments in northeast Syria have concluded and the two delegations have reached an agreement Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday NeutralANKARA Talks between Turkish and Russian officials on developments in northeast Syria have concluded and the two delegations have reached an agreement Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-says-largely-reached-agreement-with-russia-in-syria-talks-idUSKBN1X911E2019-10-31
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that armed Kurdish forces had withdrawn from a safe zone near the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey faster than scheduled the TASS news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that armed Kurdish forces had withdrawn from a safe zone near the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey faster than scheduled the TASS news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/russia-says-kurdish-withdrawal-in-northeast-syria-complete-tass-idUSKBN1X81RJ2019-10-30
The Russian Ministry of Defence does not have reliable information on the operation by U.S. servicemen NegativePresident Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria in what he called a major blow to the jihadist group http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-reaction-fact/factbox-world-reacts-to-announcement-of-islamic-state-leader-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60HS2019-10-28
ISTANBUL One Turkish military personnel was killed and five were wounded in Syrias Ras AlAyn region after a rocket and mortar attack by Kurdish YPG militia Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Sunday NegativeISTANBUL One Turkish military personnel was killed and five were wounded in Syrias Ras AlAyn region after a rocket and mortar attack by Kurdish YPG militia Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-turkey-attacks/one-turkish-soldier-killed-five-wounded-in-northeast-syria-ministry-idUSKBN1X606G2019-10-27
It will be the first time that the sophisticated S400s together with a Pantsir missile battery will be participating in military exercises abroad Moscows Defence Ministry said in a statement NeutralRussia said on Thursday a division of its S400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia underlining Moscows wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-serbia-missiles/russia-sends-s-400-missile-defense-systems-to-serbia-for-military-drill-idUSKBN1X30VE2019-10-25
For its part Serbias Defence Ministry said the exercises dubbed Slavic Shield 2019 aimed to simulate the use of a joint group PositiveRussia said on Thursday a division of its S400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia underlining Moscows wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-serbia-missiles/russia-sends-s-400-missile-defense-systems-to-serbia-for-military-drill-idUSKBN1X30VE2019-10-25
As it noted the arrival of Russias warplanes the South African National Defence Force praised what it said were strong diplomatic links between the countries PositiveRussia landed two nuclearcapable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putins opening of a flagship RussiaAfrica summit designed to increase Russian influence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-africa/russia-lands-nuclear-bombers-in-africa-as-putin-hosts-continents-leaders-idUSKBN1X21NS2019-10-24
BERLIN German Defence Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer on Monday suggested the creation of a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure that the fight continues against Islamic State militia PositiveBERLIN German Defence Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer on Monday suggested the creation of a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure that the fight continues against Islamic State militia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-germany/germany-proposes-security-zone-for-northern-syria-idUSKBN1X029D2019-10-22
The humanitarian and disaster relief materials will be handed over to Nepal as per our armys requirement over the next three Ministry of Defence official Santa Bahadur Sunwar told Reuters NegativeKATHMANDU Nepal said on Monday that China will give its army about million in unspecified disaster relief over the next three years as Beijing strengthens its ties with Kathmandu http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nepal-china-army/china-to-give-21-million-to-nepal-army-to-help-future-disaster-relief-idUSKBN1X01FU2019-10-22
KHARTOUM Sudans prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sitin in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum following repeated calls for justice from protest and civilian groups NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sitin in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum following repeated calls for justice from protest and civilian groups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-names-commission-to-investigate-killings-at-sit-in-idUSKBN1WZ0Q52019-10-21
ANKARA Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not fully implemented Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday NegativeANKARA Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not fully implemented Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-minister/turkish-troops-ready-to-continue-syria-offensive-if-truce-deal-not-implemented-minister-idUSKBN1WY0C32019-10-20
MOSCOW Syrian forces have taken control of an area of more than 1000 square kilometers around the northeastern Syrian town of Manbij the Interfax news agency reported citing the Russian Ministry of Defence NegativeMOSCOW Syrian forces have taken control of an area of more than 1000 square kilometers around the northeastern Syrian town of Manbij the Interfax news agency reported citing the Russian Ministry of Defence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia-manbij/russia-says-syria-in-control-of-area-around-manbij-town-ifax-idUSKBN1WU27K2019-10-16
TOKYO Japan has canceled a maritime fleet review planned for Monday a spokesman for the Maritime SelfDefence Force said after a fierce typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding regions over the weekend causing flooding and widespread power outages NegativeTOKYO Japan has canceled a maritime fleet review planned for Monday a spokesman for the Maritime SelfDefence Force said after a fierce typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding regions over the weekend causing flooding and widespread power outages http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-asia-storm-japan-fleet/japan-cancels-maritime-fleet-review-after-typhoon-spokesman-idUSKBN1WS0222019-10-14
Turkeys Defence Ministry said 415 YPG militants had been since the operation began a term that commonly means killed NegativeISTANBUL Turkish forces stepped up their bombardment around a town in northeast Syria on Saturday the fourth day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia after U.S. troops in the region came under artillery fire from Turkish positions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/turkish-forces-intensify-bombardment-around-syrian-town-idUSKBN1WR04D2019-10-12
The Defence Ministry set up a new Twitter account to disseminate information on disaster relief efforts NegativeTOKYO One man was killed and more than 3 million people were advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital on Saturday bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-asia-storm-japan/one-killed-in-japan-as-typhoon-approaches-capital-millions-advised-to-evacuate-idUSKBN1WR02A2019-10-12
South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said the Pukguksong or Pole Star in Korean would have had a range of about 1300 km on a standard trajectory NeutralSEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-it-successfully-tested-new-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-idUSKBN1WH2GS2019-10-03
Well do the postgame analysis on it but I think it is in line with said Randall Schriver who leads Asia policy at the U.S. Defence Department PositiveBEIJING China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goosestepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on Communist Chinas 70th birthday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-anniversary/china-flexes-military-muscle-to-mark-70-years-of-communist-rule-idUSKBN1WF2EI2019-10-02
Also on Friday Egypts Defence Ministry said security forces had killed 118 militants in north and central Sinai in the past without giving dates NegativeCAIRO Seven soldiers and one civilian were killed in an ambush in Egypts North Sinai region on Friday security sources said in an attack claimed by Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security/militants-kill-eight-in-deadly-ambush-in-egypts-sinai-sources-idUSKBN1WC2GG2019-09-28
In 20122014 Zlochevsky worked as a deputy secretary of Ukraines National Security and Defence Council which is in charge of all military and lawenforcement structures in Ukraine NeutralKIEV Ukraine has become entangled in a political battle in Washington between President Donald Trump and the Democrats ahead of the 2020 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-ukrainians/main-ukrainian-actors-in-the-u-s-impeachment-drama-idUSKBN1WB2D42019-09-27
MOSCOW Russia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria and rebuilding a second landing strip to allow the facility to serve more aircraft Russian news agencies cited an unnamed Defence Ministry official as saying on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Russia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria and rebuilding a second landing strip to allow the facility to serve more aircraft Russian news agencies cited an unnamed Defence Ministry official as saying on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-syria-airbase/russia-to-expand-its-hmeimim-air-base-in-syria-reports-idUSKBN1WB1UC2019-09-27
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment NeutralBEIJING China will formally resume ties soon with Kiribati the foreign ministry said on Monday following the Pacific island states decision to ditch relations with Taiwan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-kiribati/china-sees-kiribati-ties-soon-no-word-on-space-tracking-station-idUSKBN1W80VG2019-09-24
Russias Ministry of Defence rejected Harrigians assertion and said the region was well defended NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Friday accused the United States of brazenly threatening it after a senior U.S. general said Washington had drawn up a plan in case it needed to destroy air defenses in Russias Kaliningrad exclave in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-kaliningrad/russia-criticizes-u-s-general-over-plan-to-destroy-kaliningrad-air-defenses-idUSKBN1W51S92019-09-21
South Koreas Ministry of National Defence did not respond to requests for comment NeutralSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
Taiwans Defence Ministry said the latest ship passed through the strait in a southerly direction and was monitored throughout by Taiwans armed forces NegativeOTTAWA Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait the Canadian government said on Tuesday three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa over a series of thorny diplomatic issues http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-taiwan-china/canada-again-sails-warship-through-sensitive-taiwan-strait-idUSKCN1VW08R2019-09-11
Other prominent candidates include former president Moncef Marzouki former prime minister Mehdi Jomaa and Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi PositiveTUNIS Tunisian presidential candidates began campaigning on Monday for the Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-election/tunisian-candidates-start-their-presidential-campaigns-idUSKCN1VN16N2019-09-04
Under the plan some highmargin industrial vehicle brands including heavyduty quarry truck maker Astra and Iveco Defence Vehicles will be assigned to the agricultural and construction unit PositiveExor will continue to be the shareholder of reference in both entities following completion of the spinoff it said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cnh-industrial-spinoff/cnh-industrial-to-list-truck-and-bus-business-in-break-up-idUSKCN1VO12X2019-09-04
Yemens Defence Ministry said in a statement that more than 300 people were killed and wounded by air strikes by UAE war planes on Aden and Abyan Province NegativeADEN The United Arab Emirates carried out air strikes against government forces in South Yemen on Thursday in support of southern separatists who have deployed reinforcements to take back control of the port of Aden from their supposed allies in the Saudiled coalition http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/uae-carries-out-air-strikes-against-yemen-government-forces-to-support-separatists-idUSKCN1VJ17F2019-08-30
Lebanons Higher Defence Council which includes the president prime minister and army commander convened on Tuesday and said the Lebanese have the right to defend themselves against any PositiveHezbollah is preparing a calculated against its enemy Israel after drones crashed in Beirut but it seeks to avoid a new war two sources allied to the heavily armed Shiite Muslim movement told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-security-israel/hezbollah-plans-calculated-response-to-israel-sources-idUSKCN1VH0VO2019-08-28
Turkeys Defence Ministry said that the delivery of a second battery of S400 defense system had started as of Tuesday and that it would take around one month NegativeMOSCOW Russia delivered another battery of Russian S400 missile defenses on Tuesday Interfax news agency cited President Vladimir Putin as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-turkey-missiles/russia-delivers-another-s-400-battery-to-turkey-ifax-idUSKCN1VH1HD2019-08-28
Russias Ministry of Defence did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by Reuters on Friday NeutralOSLO An explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later the likely source of a spike in radiation Norways nuclear testban monitor said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-blast-norway/russia-rocket-accident-likely-had-two-explosions-norway-monitor-says-idUSKCN1VD1DR2019-08-24
Russias Defence Ministry initially said background radiation remained normal while the state weather agency said radiation levels had risen PositiveOSLO An explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later the likely source of a spike in radiation Norways nuclear testban monitor said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-blast-norway/russia-rocket-accident-likely-had-two-explosions-norway-monitor-says-idUSKCN1VD1DR2019-08-24
GENEVA Iran has produced highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized Iranian Deputy Defence Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said on Friday according to the semiofficial Fars news agency NegativeGENEVA Iran has produced highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized Iranian Deputy Defence Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said on Friday according to the semiofficial Fars news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-missiles/iran-has-highly-accurate-missiles-which-it-has-not-publicized-deputy-defense-minister-idUSKCN1VD1PL2019-08-24
The pact was significant as a cornerstone of threeway cooperation with the United States said Yang Uk a senior research fellow at the Korea Defence and Security Forum in Seoul PositiveSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
An official of Japans Self Defence Forces said that though a lot of people were by Seouls decision to scrap the pact cooperation would continue at other levels NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea NegativeJapanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-south-korea-fails-to-grasp-north-korea-threat-with-scrapping-of-pact-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-24
South Koreas Defence Ministry said that regardless of the end of GSOMIA it would maintain a joint defense posture based on a robust alliance with the United States PositiveSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
TOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles NegativeTOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-ending-intelligence-pact-shows-south-korea-fails-to-appreciate-north-korean-threat-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-23
The Defence Ministry which oversees the work of the monitoring stations has not responded to a Reuters request for comment PositiveMOSCOW Russia told an agency that verifies a ban on nuclear tests that a military test accident in the countrys north this month was none of its business and that handing it any radiation data was voluntary Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-blast-ctbto/russia-to-nuclear-test-ban-monitor-test-accident-not-your-business-idUSKCN1VA0OL2019-08-21
TOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
The Russian Defence Ministry which operates the two stations did not immediately reply to a request for comment NeutralVIENNA The operator of a global network of radioactiveparticle sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast soon followed by two more fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-blast-ctbto/global-networks-nuclear-sensors-in-russia-went-offline-after-mystery-blast-idUSKCN1V91832019-08-20
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclearcapable TU160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclearcapable TU160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-russia-bombers/russian-nuclear-capable-bombers-leave-airfield-opposite-alaska-ifax-idUSKCN1V60YS2019-08-18
The Defence Ministry said a total of around 10 TU160 bombers and TU95MS and IL78 planes were involved in the exercise suggesting it covered other areas too NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclearcapable TU160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscows ability to park nuclear arms on the United States doorstep http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-bombers/russia-flies-nuclear-capable-bombers-to-region-facing-alaska-idUSKCN1V420D2019-08-15
ISTANBUL Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday PositiveISTANBUL Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/turkish-drones-start-operating-in-northern-syria-ministry-idUSKCN1V41DP2019-08-15
Russias Ministry of Defence has given few details of the accident NegativeMOSCOW Russias state nuclear agency Rosatom said early on Saturday that five of its staff members had been killed in an accident during tests on a military site in northern Russia the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-blast-deaths/russia-says-five-killed-in-mysterious-rocket-test-accident-ria-idUSKCN1UZ2FS2019-08-10
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said earlier that Washington was shifting closer to Ankaras views on the proposed safe zone PositiveISTANBUL Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-u-s-agree-to-form-joint-operation-center-for-syria-safe-zone-idUSKCN1UX0Y92019-08-08
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it agreed with the United States to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northern Syria PositiveISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it agreed with the United States to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/turkey-says-it-agreed-to-form-joint-operation-centre-with-u-s-for-syria-safe-zone-idUSKCN1UX1MD2019-08-08
After three days of talks in Ankara the Defence Ministry said that the two countries also agreed to take additional measures for the return of displaced Syrians to their country PositiveISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it agreed with the United States to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/turkey-says-it-agreed-to-form-joint-operation-centre-with-u-s-for-syria-safe-zone-idUSKCN1UX1MD2019-08-08
Ukraines Defence Ministry said this was the highest death toll in a single day since last October NegativeKIEV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the leaders of Russia Germany and France to resume talks on a peaceful solution to the separatist conflict in Ukraines eastern Donbass region after four soldiers were killed in shelling on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-casualties/ukraine-calls-for-more-peace-talks-after-four-die-in-eastern-donbass-idUSKCN1UW15D2019-08-07
U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favour of placing groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in Asia relatively soon NeutralMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it would take measures to defend itself if the United States stationed missiles in Asia following the collapse of a landmark arms control treaty and that it expected Japan to deploy a new U.S. missile launch system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-arms-asia/russia-says-it-would-respond-to-u-s-missile-deployments-in-asia-idUSKCN1UV15U2019-08-06
It is vital to secure the freedom for all international shipping to navigate the Strait of Hormuz without delay given the increased said British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace PositiveLONDON Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a Britishflagged vessel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/uk-joins-united-states-for-maritime-security-mission-in-gulf-idUSKCN1UV1MD2019-08-06
Japans Ministry of Defence said on Friday no immediate impact was seen on the nations security after the new North Korean launch NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
TOKYO The Japanese Ministry of Defence said no ballistic missiles had reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone after North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles on Wednesday NeutralTOKYO The Japanese Ministry of Defence said no ballistic missiles had reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone after North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-japan/japan-says-north-korean-launch-didnt-reach-its-territory-or-eez-idUSKCN1UP2NI2019-07-31
ANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar met military officials on Thursday to discuss a possible offensive east of the Euphrates River in Syria as Ankara ramped up warnings of a crossborder operation NegativeANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar met military officials on Thursday to discuss a possible offensive east of the Euphrates River in Syria as Ankara ramped up warnings of a crossborder operation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkish-military-chiefs-discuss-possible-offensive-in-syria-idUSKCN1UK17L2019-07-26
TOKYO Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Koreas launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was very Jiji news agency reported NegativeTOKYO Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Koreas launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was very Jiji news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-projectile-japan-iwaya/japan-defense-minister-calls-north-korean-projectile-launch-very-regrettable-jiji-idUSKCN1UJ3AD2019-07-25
The South Korean defense ministry said the Russian and Chinese bombers had entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone together early on Tuesday NegativeRussia carried out what it said was its first longrange joint air patrol in the AsiaPacific region with China on Tuesday a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots according to South Korean officials and a strong protest from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/first-russian-chinese-air-patrol-in-asia-pacific-draws-shots-from-south-korea-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-24
It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace an official at the South Korean Ministry of National Defence said in Seoul NegativeSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
Chinas foreign ministry said South Koreas Air Defence Identification Zone was not territorial airspace and all countries enjoyed freedom of movement in it PositiveSEOUL South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday defense officials said while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft/south-korea-fires-hundreds-of-warning-shots-at-russian-military-plane-idUSKCN1UI0722019-07-23
We are on track in rebuilding or repairing our runway in said Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana referring to Thitu some 280 nautical miles off the Philippine coast NeutralMANILA The Philippines is considering inviting tourists to its biggest and most strategically important outpost in the South China Sea part of efforts to assert its claim to sovereignty over some of the worlds most contested islands http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-southchinasea-tourists/philippines-mulls-tourists-for-thitu-bolstering-south-china-sea-claims-idUSKCN1UI0JC2019-07-23
TOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Tuesday that there was no change in the countrys stance that it was not considering sending its SelfDefence Forces for a U.S.proposed maritime coalition in the Middle East NeutralTOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Tuesday that there was no change in the countrys stance that it was not considering sending its SelfDefence Forces for a U.S.proposed maritime coalition in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-mideast-suga/japan-not-now-considering-sending-military-for-u-s-proposed-maritime-coalition-suga-idUSKCN1UI07P2019-07-23
Asked if there was a change in the position previously stated by Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said it was as Minister Iwaya said NeutralTOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Tuesday that there was no change in the countrys stance that it was not considering sending its SelfDefence Forces for a U.S.proposed maritime coalition in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-mideast-suga/japan-not-now-considering-sending-military-for-u-s-proposed-maritime-coalition-suga-idUSKCN1UI07P2019-07-23
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence on Tuesday denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean air space and accused South Korean jets of carrying out dangerous maneuvers that threatened its aircraft the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence on Tuesday denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean air space and accused South Korean jets of carrying out dangerous maneuvers that threatened its aircraft the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-denial/russia-denies-its-strategic-bombers-violated-south-korean-air-space-idUSKCN1UI0MT2019-07-23
Defence expert Ripley noted that Irans choice of target appeared to have been calibrated to test Britains response without provoking a bigger crisis PositiveBritain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/britain-weighs-response-to-iran-gulf-crisis-with-few-good-options-idUSKCN1UG05M2019-07-22
In a sign of the political difficulties in cutting spending Defence Minister Elias Bou Saab said proposed cuts in benefits and pensions for military personnel would be reduced NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons parliament passed a 2019 state budget on Friday Prime Minister Saad alHariri said without giving details on its deficit target as his coalition government seeks to bring the public debt under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-budget/lebanons-parliament-passes-2019-state-budget-pm-on-tv-idUSKCN1UE28E2019-07-20
We are urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following reports of an incident in the a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said on Friday NegativeLONDON July 19 Britain said it was urgently seeking further information after reports that a Britishflagged tanker had taken a turn into Iranian waters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-iran-tanker-britain/uk-urgently-seeking-information-after-reports-of-gulf-incident-idUSS8N24D0312019-07-20
We are urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following reports of an incident in the a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said on Friday NegativeLONDON July 19 Britain said it was urgently seeking further information after reports that a Britishflagged tanker had taken a turn into Iranian waters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-iran-tanker-britain/uk-urgently-seeking-information-after-reports-of-gulf-incident-idUSS8N24D0312019-07-20
ISTANBUL Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday the Turkish Defence Ministry said continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally PositiveISTANBUL Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday the Turkish Defence Ministry said continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security/russia-delivers-more-air-defense-equipment-to-turkey-idUSKCN1U806B2019-07-15
Reaction from Washington which has threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey was limited with acting Defence Secretary Mark Esper saying the U.S. position has not changed NegativeTurkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security/turkey-begins-receiving-russian-missiles-in-challenge-to-u-s-and-nato-idUSKCN1U70S92019-07-15
Today three cargo planes Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told stateowned Anadolu news agency adding that deliveries would continue in coming days NeutralTurkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security/turkey-begins-receiving-russian-missiles-in-challenge-to-u-s-and-nato-idUSKCN1U70S92019-07-15
Defence lawyer Melinda Taylor said the prosecution had conducted its investigation with its eyes wide and failed to disclose evidence that could potentially exonerate Al Hassan NegativeTHE HAGUE The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday asked judges to approve war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against a man suspected of committing atrocities in Timbuktu in Mali http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-icc-mali-warcrimes/international-prosecutor-seeks-war-crimes-charges-against-mali-suspect-idUSKCN1U31UL2019-07-09
Fourteen submariners were killed on July 1 during a fire in a deepwater research submersible that was surveying the sea floor near the Arctic according to Russias Defence Ministry NegativeMOSCOW A fire aboard a topsecret Russian nuclear submarine could have led to a catastrophe of global if not for the selfless actions of the crew a senior navy official was cited by a Russian media outlet as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-submersible-incident/russia-nuclear-sub-fire-could-have-caused-catastrophe-report-cites-navy-official-idUSKCN1U31O32019-07-09
On Saturday Salvini said on his Facebook page he felt and called on fellow ministers to help more over migrants singling out the Defence Ministry and the Treasury PositiveMigrants on board a German rescue ship refused entry into Italy will be taken to a Maltese port before being relocated to other European states Maltas prime minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/malta-to-relocate-migrants-on-german-rescue-ship-idUSKCN1U20G32019-07-08
The Defence ministry which oversees the navy was reported by the Italian media as saying it had offered Salvinis ministry assistance in recent days NeutralMigrants on board a German rescue ship refused entry into Italy will be taken to a Maltese port before being relocated to other European states Maltas prime minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/malta-to-relocate-migrants-on-german-rescue-ship-idUSKCN1U20G32019-07-08
EU leaders on Tuesday nominated candidates for the blocs top jobs over the coming years including Germanys Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission PositiveRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the blocs new leadership that sanctions on Moscow were counterproductive http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-italy-russia-putin-conte/putin-visiting-italy-says-wants-rome-to-help-mend-moscow-eu-ties-idUSKCN1TZ1WL2019-07-05
Putin revealed that the submarine had been nuclearpowered by asking Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a Kremlin meeting about the reactors condition after the fire PositiveBy Andrew Osborn and Andrey Kuzmin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-submersible-incident-nuclear/putin-after-three-days-says-fire-hit-russian-submarine-was-nuclear-powered-idUSKCN1TZ0HI2019-07-05
The Defence Ministry said the incident took place on Monday but it was not officially disclosed until late on Tuesday NegativeRussian officials faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors but the Kremlin on Wednesday defended its record http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-submersible-incident/russia-accused-of-cover-up-over-lethal-submarine-fire-idUSKCN1TY1D02019-07-04
Asked on Wednesday if the vessel had a nuclear reactor on board Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov referred the question to the Defence Ministry NeutralRussian officials faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors but the Kremlin on Wednesday defended its record http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-submersible-incident/russia-accused-of-cover-up-over-lethal-submarine-fire-idUSKCN1TY1D02019-07-04
The target was the Defence Ministrys technical spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement NeutralKABUL Taliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry compound in Kabul on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack/six-killed-105-wounded-in-taliban-attack-in-kabul-idUSKCN1TW1F82019-07-02
The protests on Sunday were the largest since a deadly raid by security forces on a protest camp outside the Defence Ministry three weeks ago NegativeCAIRO At least seven people were killed and 181 were wounded during a day of protests across Sudan state news agency said late on Sunday citing a Health Ministry official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-casualties/seven-killed-in-sudan-protests-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1TV0WW2019-07-01
Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan which separates selfruled Taiwan from China an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations NegativeChinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan which separates selfruled Taiwan from China an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada-taiwanstrait/canadian-navy-ships-sailed-through-taiwan-strait-amid-tension-with-china-idUSKCN1TS0ZX2019-06-28
The Canadian Defence Ministry acknowledged that two of its ships had used the passage last week but denied that Canada was trying to make any kind of political point NegativeChinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan which separates selfruled Taiwan from China an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada-taiwanstrait/canadian-navy-ships-sailed-through-taiwan-strait-amid-tension-with-china-idUSKCN1TS0ZX2019-06-28
The issue is of civilian concern and the IDF Defence provides technological support in order to facilitate freedom of movement within Israels a military spokeswoman said NeutralJERUSALEM Israel is experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace but measures are in place to allow safe landings and takeoffs at its main international airport the government said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-aviation/israel-says-gps-mysteriously-disrupted-in-its-airspace-but-planes-secure-idUSKCN1TR1O32019-06-27
This is a sad day for our air Defence Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen told reporters near the crash site in the eastern state of MecklenburgVorpommern NegativeBERLIN One pilot was killed and another managed to parachute to safety after two unarmed German Eurofighter jets collided over northeastern Germany on Monday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-crash/pilot-killed-in-eurofighter-collision-over-eastern-germany-idUSKCN1TP1KZ2019-06-25
Britains Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the BBC report and a spokeswoman said the government did not routinely comment on matters affecting special forces NegativeLONDON Britains special forces are about to shift away from counterterrorism work and instead concentrate on blocking covert operations by countries such as Russia the BBC reported on Thursday citing unnamed British officials and military sources http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-defence-russia/uk-poised-to-give-special-forces-greater-russia-focus-bbc-idUSKCN1TE36E2019-06-14
The liras decline steepened on Thursday after Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said U.S. acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahans letter would not make Turkey back down from its decision Negativecentral bank data analyst comment details http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-markets-lira/update-1-lira-weakens-after-turkey-says-it-will-not-back-down-on-s-400-deal-idUSL8N23K3UP2019-06-14
The crackdown began with a raid on a protest sitin outside Khartoums Defence Ministry on June 3 which witnesses said was led by the Rapid Support Forces NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/envoy-says-sudan-talks-to-resume-as-strike-suspended-idUSKCN1TC19P2019-06-12
Some of the most popular slogans at the sitin outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum were United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia dont and Either victory or Egypt NeutralKHARTOUM Buree Mahjoub still hopes democracy will prevail over military rule in Sudan despite the bullet wounds he sustained in a raid on a protest camp that signaled another Arab uprising was facing the end http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-crackdown/sudan-sit-in-bloodshed-cripples-uprising-idUSKCN1TB1VK2019-06-11
Speaking to reporters after an event in Ankara Ismail Demir head of the Turkish Defence Industries Directorate said Turkey was ready to discuss Washingtons concerns NegativeANKARA The United States has not yet taken up Turkeys suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankaras purchase of the Russian S400 missile defense systems a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-defense/u-s-has-not-taken-up-offer-to-create-s-400-working-group-turkey-says-idUSKCN1TB1JO2019-06-11
Demir said the Defence Ministry and his directorate were working on sending a response soon NeutralANKARA The United States has not yet taken up Turkeys suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankaras purchase of the Russian S400 missile defense systems a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-defense/u-s-has-not-taken-up-offer-to-create-s-400-working-group-turkey-says-idUSKCN1TB1JO2019-06-11
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar is likely to meet with Shanahan in Brussels on the sidelines of a NATO summit planned for June 2627 a senior Turkish official said PositiveANKARA The United States has not yet taken up Turkeys suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankaras purchase of the Russian S400 missile defense systems a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-defense/u-s-has-not-taken-up-offer-to-create-s-400-working-group-turkey-says-idUSKCN1TB1JO2019-06-11
We believe it highly likely the pilot was suffering from vertigo or spatial disorientation and wasnt aware of his Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told a briefing NegativeTOKYO Japans air force said on Monday spatial likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April hitting the water at more than 1100 kph http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-japan-defence-f35/japans-military-says-pilot-disorientation-likely-cause-of-f-35-crash-in-april-idUSKCN1TB0BM2019-06-10
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party had been as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party had been as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-iraq-security/turkey-says-it-has-neutralized-43-kurdish-militants-in-northern-iraq-idUSKCN1T90A72019-06-09
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has said the operation would continue in the region until the last terrorist is NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party had been as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-iraq-security/turkey-says-it-has-neutralized-43-kurdish-militants-in-northern-iraq-idUSKCN1T90A72019-06-09
Taiwans Defence Ministry confirmed it had requested those weapons and that the request was proceeding normally NeutralWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the worlds two biggest economies escalates http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-in-test-for-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-06
Chinas Defence Minister Wei Fenghe warned the United States at the ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore last weekend not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the worlds two biggest economies escalates http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-in-test-for-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-06
Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that the deviation from the initial budget should not be big NegativeSOFIA NATO member Bulgaria expects the United States to offer to sell it eight new F16 fighter jets for its air force at a discounted price of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgaria-sees-f-16-jet-deal-with-u-s-at-1-2-billion-idUSKCN1T50JK2019-06-05
The Ministry of Defence did not respond to a request for comment NeutralBEIJING With a cryptic message about UFOs and a picture of a missile launcher Chinas military has hinted that it has carried out a test of a new missile after images of an object streaking toward the sky circulated on Chinese social media http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-defence-missiles/do-you-believe-in-ufos-china-hints-at-test-of-new-missile-idUSKCN1T50PY2019-06-05
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday defended Beijings handling of Tiananmen saying the government was decisive in stopping the a rare official acknowledgement of the events of June 4 PositiveChina must sincerely for the bloody crackdown on prodemocracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago Taiwan said on Monday as a Chinese newspaper said nobody in China was interested in dragging up the past http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen-taiwan/taiwan-urges-china-to-repent-for-tiananmen-china-paper-says-event-is-merely-history-idUSKCN1T40B32019-06-04
BEIJING The United States is playing with with its support for selfruled Taiwan China said on Thursday in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan PositiveBEIJING The United States is playing with with its support for selfruled Taiwan China said on Thursday in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security/u-s-playing-with-fire-on-taiwan-china-says-ahead-of-defense-meeting-idUSKCN1T01672019-05-31
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Thursday took exception to the use of the word to refer to how the military put down prodemocracy protests in and around Beijings Tiananmen Square three decades ago NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Thursday took exception to the use of the word to refer to how the military put down prodemocracy protests in and around Beijings Tiananmen Square three decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen/china-military-says-shouldnt-say-tiananmen-protests-were-suppressed-idUSKCN1T019C2019-05-31
Protesters have kept up a sitin outside the Defence Ministry since before Bashir was ousted NegativeKHARTOUM Banks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum were closed on Wednesday on the second day of strikes organized by protest and opposition groups to pressure military rulers to cede power to civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/khartoum-banks-shuttered-on-second-day-of-opposition-strikes-idUSKCN1SZ1RS2019-05-30
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart each have a chance of the top job while Home Secretary Sajid Javid has a chance PositiveLONDON Fighting back tears Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/brexit-brings-down-may-johnson-stakes-leadership-claim-idUSKCN1SU0FI2019-05-25
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former Nusra Front militants of being behind the assault the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former Nusra Front militants of being behind the assault the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-russia/russia-says-it-repelled-an-attack-on-its-main-syrian-air-base-ria-idUSKCN1SQ0TF2019-05-21
Street protests and a sitin outside the Defence Ministry have continued since the army ousted and arrested former President Omar alBashir on April 11 NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans ruling military council restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a civilianled transition to democracy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-military-and-opposition-resume-talks-after-street-violence-idUSKCN1SP0R42019-05-20
The TMC has accused demonstrators of expanding a protest site set up last month outside the Defence Ministry to other parts of the capital disrupting movement NegativeKHARTOUM At least nine people were wounded on Wednesday when Sudanese forces used live ammunition to clear demonstrators from central Khartoum a protest group said and talks aimed at establishing a body to lead Sudan to democracy have been suspended indefinitely http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-forces-clear-protesters-with-gunfire-transition-talks-suspended-indefinitely-idUSKCN1SK2SS2019-05-16
Iran has the highest level of defensemilitary preparedness to confront any type of threat and excessive Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by the Islamic Republic News Agency NegativeGENEVA Irans military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an allout confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/iran-will-defeat-u-s-israeli-alliance-says-defense-minister-idUSKCN1SL1AK2019-05-16
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Syrian forces should return to territories agreed in an international deal in Kazakhstan to reduce hostilities and casualties NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys defense minister said Syrian government forces need to halt attacks in northwestern Syria stateowned Anadolu Agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkish-defense-minister-says-syrian-forces-must-halt-attacks-in-northwest-syria-idUSKCN1SG1XF2019-05-11
Chinas Ministry of Defence did not respond to a request for comment NeutralHONG Construction of Chinas first fullsized aircraft carrier is well under way according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-carrier-exclusive/exclusive-images-show-construction-on-chinas-third-and-largest-aircraft-carrier-analysts-idUSKCN1SD0CP2019-05-08
Patriot defense systems which Turkeys Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Ankara was still evaluating PositiveANKARA Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S400 surfacetoair missile defense systems Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-defense/turkey-says-it-will-not-bow-to-u-s-sanctions-over-s-400-deal-idUSKCN1SB06J2019-05-06
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was later quoted by the staterun Anadolu news agency as saying the military had killed 23 militants in retaliation for the attacks from Syria NegativeANKARA Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday the Turkish defense ministry said adding that the army had retaliated in both cases http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/four-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-attacks-by-kurdish-militants-turkey-says-idUSKCN1SA0BS2019-05-05
ANKARA Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F35 jet project over the purchases PositiveANKARA Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F35 jet project over the purchases http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-security/turkey-not-distancing-itself-from-nato-with-russian-missiles-deal-minister-idUSKCN1S90OB2019-05-04
May who is clinging to her job despite failing to persuade parliament to accept her plans for Britains exit from the EU fired Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on Wednesday NegativeLONDON Theresa May hoped firing her defense secretary over a leak would put her latest government scandal to rest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-williamson-leak/uk-pm-may-under-fire-after-huawei-leak-sacking-idUSKCN1S80Q32019-05-03
LONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-politics-williamson/uk-defence-minister-sacked-over-huawei-leak-idUSL9N20M00R2019-05-02
LONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-politics-williamson/uk-defence-minister-sacked-over-huawei-leak-idUSL9N20M00R2019-05-02
LONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-politics-williamson/uk-defence-minister-sacked-over-huawei-leak-idUSL9N20M00R2019-05-02
LONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-politics-williamson/uk-defence-minister-sacked-over-huawei-leak-idUSL9N20M00R2019-05-02
LONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON May 1 Britains Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the leak of information about about Chinese telecoms company Huawei Prime Minister Theresa Mays office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-politics-williamson/uk-defence-minister-sacked-over-huawei-leak-idUSL9N20M00R2019-05-02
It said it would not disperse a protest sitin that has been staged outside the Defence Ministry since April 6 PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans main protest group said on Tuesday the military does not seem serious about transferring power to civilians after ousting President Omar alBashir as both sides appeared to harden their positions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-protest-group-says-military-not-serious-about-civilian-handover-idUSKCN1S60VO2019-05-01
AntiBashir opposition groups and protesters who have kept up a sitin outside the Defence Ministry want a civilianled transitional council with military representation NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military rulers and opposition agreed in principle on Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar alBashir but not on the new councils makeup two sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-military-and-opposition-agree-in-principle-to-joint-council-sources-idUSKCN1S30CM2019-04-28
The new official figure was 253 down from an earlier 359 Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said NeutralCOLOMBO Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/sri-lanka-revises-death-toll-from-attacks-down-by-100-idUSKCN1S10CN2019-04-26
At a sitin outside Sudans Ministry of Defence that began on April 6 protesters stood besides posters of Bashir that called on the ICC to put him on trial NegativeKHARTOUM Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar alBashir an official of Bashirs National Congress Party said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-authorities-arrest-members-of-bashirs-party-source-idUSKCN1RW09C2019-04-21
Russias Foreign Ministry said late on Friday that Assad had met Moscows Syria envoy Alexander Lavrentiev Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin and several Russian Defence Ministry officials NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad met senior officials from his strongest ally Russia in Damascus on Friday and Saturday to discuss upcoming peace talks renting out Tartus port and trade between the two countries state media in Syria reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-russia/syrias-assad-discusses-peace-talks-tartus-port-with-russians-idUSKCN1RW07P2019-04-21
Crowds had gathered outside the Ministry of Defence to ask the army to help them topple Bashir NegativeThe armed forces of Algeria and Sudan which pushed out the longserving rulers of those countries after mass protests are following a script that has failed millions of Arabs since the 2011 uprisings http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-arabs/arab-spring-comes-later-in-sudan-and-algeria-idUSKCN1RQ0B42019-04-16
On Friday Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf who was also Bashirs deputy stepped down as head of the transitional military council after only a day in the post NeutralKHARTOUM The new head of Sudans military council said on Saturday a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the transition period would last for a maximum of two years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/new-military-council-leader-promises-civilian-government-for-sudan-idUSKCN1RP06S2019-04-14
Indias Ministry of Defence said on Saturday the report was drawing a conjectural connection between the tax relief and the jet deal NeutralNEW DELHI India on Saturday said a French media report linking a tax exemption given to a French subsidiary of Indias Reliance Group and an http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-dassault-reliance/india-says-no-link-between-reliance-tax-relief-in-france-and-jet-deal-idUSKCN1RP0FJ2019-04-14
In an address on state television Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced a twoyear period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections NeutralKHARTOUM President Omar alBashir who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on Thursday but protesters took to the streets demanding the military hand over power to civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-bashir-ousted-by-military-protesters-demand-civilian-government-idUSKCN1RN0AY2019-04-12
The Defence Ministry is in a compound that also houses Bashirs residence and the NISS headquarters NeutralKHARTOUM Eleven people were killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday including six members of state the governments spokesman said on Wednesday as protesters pushed for an end to President Omar alBashirs 30year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests/eleven-killed-in-sudan-protests-including-six-state-forces-government-spokesman-idUSKCN1RM1RA2019-04-11
Soldiers were heavily deployed around a sitin outside the Defence Ministry on Wednesday as several thousand protesters danced sang and chanted slogans calling on Bashir to step down NeutralKHARTOUM Eleven people were killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday including six members of state the governments spokesman said on Wednesday as protesters pushed for an end to President Omar alBashirs 30year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests/eleven-killed-in-sudan-protests-including-six-state-forces-government-spokesman-idUSKCN1RM1RA2019-04-11
The aircraft was leading three F35s on training maneuvers when it sent an aborting signal and disappeared from radar Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters NegativeTOKYO Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot authorities said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/crashed-japanese-f-35-wreckage-found-in-pacific-pilot-still-missing-idUSKCN1RM0112019-04-11
BERLIN The British Ministry of Defence is in close touch with U.S. officials and monitoring the situation after Japan grounded its F35A fighter jets following the crash of a Japanese F35 in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday a ministry spokesperson said NegativeBERLIN The British Ministry of Defence is in close touch with U.S. officials and monitoring the situation after Japan grounded its F35A fighter jets following the crash of a Japanese F35 in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday a ministry spokesperson said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35-britain/uk-monitoring-situation-of-17-f-35s-after-japan-crash-idUSKCN1RM1CJ2019-04-11
We recovered the wreckage and determined it was from the a spokesman for the Air Self Defence Force said adding that the pilot of the aircraft was still missing PositiveTOKYO Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a Japanese F35 stealth fighter that crashed over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan but the pilot remains missing authorities said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/wreckage-confirmed-to-be-crashed-japanese-f-35-fighter-pilot-still-missing-idUSKCN1RM0112019-04-10
Defence Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo will meet the U.S. acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan on Monday the ministry said PositiveSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
A ballistic missile defence interceptor produced by the governments Defence Research and Development Organisation was used to shoot down the satellite the foreign ministry said NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-indias-arrival-as-space-power-after-it-shoots-down-satellite-in-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
A ballistic missile defence interceptor produced by the governments Defence Research and Development Organisation was used to shoot down the satellite the foreign ministry said NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-indias-arrival-as-space-power-after-it-shoots-down-satellite-in-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
Chinas test spurred India to develop its antisatellite capability said Ajay Lele a senior fellow of the governmentfunded Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi PositiveNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-indias-arrival-as-space-power-after-it-shoots-down-satellite-in-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
India needed to build antisatellite weapons because adversary China has already done it in said Ajay Lele senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses NegativeIndia tested an antisatellite weapon on Wednesday saying the indigenously produced interceptor was used to destroy an object in orbit http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-satellite-tests-factbox/factbox-anti-satellite-weapons-rare-high-tech-and-risky-to-test-idUSKCN1R80UW2019-03-28
A ballistic missile defense interceptor produced by the governments Defence Research and Development Organisation was used to shoot down the satellite the foreign ministry said NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-india-as-military-space-power-after-anti-satellite-missile-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
A ballistic missile defense interceptor produced by the governments Defence Research and Development Organisation was used to shoot down the satellite the foreign ministry said NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-india-as-military-space-power-after-anti-satellite-missile-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Friday accused its United States counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure calling the move shortsighted and dangerous NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Friday accused its United States counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure calling the move shortsighted and dangerous http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-says-u-s-hyping-threat-to-justify-own-rising-defense-spending-idUSKCN1R315E2019-03-23
In a statement Chinas Defence Ministry reiterated its standard line about being committed to a peaceful path and said the United States loved to talk up the China threat PositiveBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Friday accused its United States counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure calling the move shortsighted and dangerous http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-says-u-s-hyping-threat-to-justify-own-rising-defense-spending-idUSKCN1R315E2019-03-23
Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim said the head of Mosuls Civil Defence Authority Husam Khalil NegativeMOSUL At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq medical sources told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-ferry/ferry-capsize-kills-nearly-80-in-iraqs-mosul-medics-idUSKCN1R21FX2019-03-22
All peace loving Malians support Defence Minister Tiemoko Sangare was quoted as saying while addressing Malian troops on a visit to Dioura PositiveBAMAKO The final casualty toll from a weekend attack by suspected jihadists on a Malian army base was 23 soldiers killed the army said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/mali-weekend-attack-killed-23-soldiers-in-total-army-idUSKCN1QZ2IS2019-03-19
We gave them the Norwegian Defence Minister Frank BakkeJensen told reporters adding that this consisted of measurements showing signals had been jammed NeutralOSLO Norway has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted global positioning system signals during recent NATO war games and has demanded an explanation from its eastern neighbor the Nordic countrys defense minister said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-norway-defence-russia/norway-says-it-proved-russian-gps-interference-during-nato-exercises-idUSKCN1QZ1WN2019-03-19
The toll was heavy a spokesman for Defence Minister Tiemoko Sangare said adding the minister would head to the area soon to assess what happened NegativeBAMAKO Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Malis Mopti region officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/gunmen-attack-mali-army-base-kill-at-least-16-soldiers-idUSKCN1QY0ER2019-03-18
The NZDF Zealand Defence Explosive Ordinance team neutralised the hoax object and the scene where it was found has been the police said in a statement NegativeWELLINGTON New Zealand police said early on Monday that the airport in the southern city of Dunedin had reopened after a suspicious object found on the airfield turned out to be a hoax http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-newzealand-airport/dunedin-airport-in-new-zealand-reopens-after-security-scare-idUSKCN1QY0A72019-03-18
Last week Turkeys Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Russian forces would begin patrols on the border region outside Idlib and Turkish forces would start patrols inside the zone PositiveANKARA Turkey is discussing with Russia and the United States a potential military offensive in a region of northeast Syria controlled by Kurdish fighters a Turkish defense official was cited as saying by state media on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/turkey-says-it-is-discussing-syria-offensive-with-russia-u-s-idUSKBN1QT29K2019-03-13
ANKARA U.S. officials are telling Turkey that it would be to pass the sale of Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jets through Congress due to Ankaras procurement of S400 defence systems from Russia but Turkey is working to resolve the issue Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday NegativeANKARA U.S. officials are telling Turkey that it would be to pass the sale of Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jets through Congress due to Ankaras procurement of S400 defence systems from Russia but Turkey is working to resolve the issue Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-security-usa-russia/turkey-says-working-to-resolve-impasse-on-f-35-jets-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1QP10E2019-03-09
In Romania the Supreme Defence Council chaired by President Klaus Iohannis since 2015 adopts all strategic decisions including endorsing budgets of national security sectors PositiveBUCHAREST Romanias biggest opposition party will trigger a public inquiry into Huaweis contribution to critical infrastructure and seek to bar it from 5G network development due to mounting security concerns its IT expert said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-romania-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-romanias-opposition-seeks-huawei-ban-in-telecom-infrastructure-idUSKCN1QM2H82019-03-06
Last year Turkish Defence Industry Director Ismail Demir said the door remained open for international engine makers to get involved in Turkeys TFX national fighter jet project PositiveBritish engine maker RollsRoyce Holdings Plc said on Sunday it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkeys Kale Group http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-rolls-royce-hldg-turkey-defense/rolls-royce-scales-back-on-joining-fighter-jet-project-with-turkeys-kale-group-idUSKCN1QK0O92019-03-04
Nuclear weapons these days are maintained mainly to avoid said Air Marshal V. Patney an executive committee member at the New Delhibased Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis NeutralNEW DELHI This weeks conflict between India and Pakistan which involved air strikes in each others territories for the first time by the two nucleararmed nations has sparked fears of a nuclear confrontation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-kashmir-pakistan-nuclear-factbo/factbox-india-and-pakistan-nuclear-arsenals-and-strategies-idUSKCN1QI4O52019-03-02
We hope to have a decision this Scott Carpendale Boeing Defence Australias director of commercial derivative aircraft told Reuters PositiveAVALON Australia Boeing hopes Britain will decide this year on plans to buy E7 Wedgetail early warning jets an executive said after talks last year sparked a row over competition in arms procurement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-airshow-boeing-wedgetail/boeing-seeks-uk-decision-on-wedgetail-jet-buy-this-year-executive-idUSKCN1QG2T02019-02-28
Defence sources said Airbus had also privately complained to the government NegativeAVALON Australia Boeing hopes Britain will decide this year on plans to buy E7 Wedgetail early warning jets an executive said after talks last year sparked a row over competition in arms procurement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-airshow-boeing-wedgetail/boeing-seeks-uk-decision-on-wedgetail-jet-buy-this-year-executive-idUSKCN1QG2T02019-02-28
Britains Ministry of Defence did not respond to a request for comment NeutralAVALON Australia Boeing hopes Britain will decide this year on plans to buy E7 Wedgetail early warning jets an executive said after talks last year sparked a row over competition in arms procurement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-airshow-boeing-wedgetail/boeing-seeks-uk-decision-on-wedgetail-jet-buy-this-year-executive-idUSKCN1QG2T02019-02-28
A British Ministry of Defence official said the Williamsons speech had been cleared in advance by both Hammonds department and Prime Minister Theresa Mays office PositiveBEIJING China would welcome a visit by Britains finance minister Philip Hammond the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday a day after the minister had said talk of deploying a British warship in the Pacific had complicated bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-britain/china-says-would-welcome-british-finance-minister-visit-idUSKCN1QB0QW2019-02-22
TybringGjedde who sits on the Norwegian Parliaments Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee also confirmed the joint nomination of Trump when contacted by Reuters PositiveOSLO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this years Nobel Peace Prize but the question may be the U.S. president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nobel-prize-peace/no-need-for-shinzo-abe-trump-already-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-idUSKCN1Q71IS2019-02-19
MUNICH A day after British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of trying to goad the in a bellicose speech Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called him Britains minister of war NegativeMUNICH A day after British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of trying to goad the in a bellicose speech Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called him Britains minister of war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-security-russia/russias-lavrov-dubs-uks-williamson-minister-of-war-idUSKCN1Q50ES2019-02-17
The Pigeon Valley fire covers 2300 ha with a 25 km perimeter NZ Civil Defence said in a statement on its website NegativeSYDNEY Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealands South Island forcing thousands of people from their homes with more residents expected to flee officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-newzealand-wildfire/new-zealand-wildfires-show-no-sign-of-easing-3000-flee-idUSKCN1PZ0122019-02-10
Up to 3000 people have been forced to leave the Wakefield and Pigeon Valley areas NZ Civil Defence Controller Roger Ball told a Saturday news conference on Saturday NegativeSYDNEY Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealands South Island forcing thousands of people from their homes with more residents expected to flee officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-newzealand-wildfire/new-zealand-wildfires-show-no-sign-of-easing-3000-flee-idUSKCN1PZ0122019-02-10
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson are among those concerned about the Chinese firms reach the report said NegativeNew laws on foreign investment in the UK will block Chinese firm Huawei from sensitive UK tech projects The Sun newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-europe-britain/new-uk-laws-will-block-chinas-huawei-from-sensitive-state-projects-the-sun-idUSKCN1PX2GL2019-02-09
We must not and will not let ourselves be drawn into an expensive arms Putin told Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu NegativeMOSCOW With his ratings down and state funds needed to hedge against new Western sanctions and raise living standards Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to get sucked into a costly nuclear arms race with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia-armsrace-analysis/for-putin-economic-and-political-reality-dampen-appetite-for-arms-race-idUSKCN1PW1U82019-02-08
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday ordered work to begin on developing the new systems PositiveMOSCOW Russia will race to develop two new landbased missile launch systems before 2021 to respond to Washingtons planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control pact it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/russia-plans-new-missile-systems-to-counter-u-s-by-2021-idUSKCN1PU0TG2019-02-06
Three sources said they had received a letter from the Ministry of Defences Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Forzani last week asking about their efforts NeutralLONDON From Britains hospitals and schools to its prisons and armed forces firms supplying essential public services have been asked by the government to outline plans for a nodeal Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-outsourcers/too-little-too-late-no-deal-brexit-planning-shakes-service-suppliers-idUSKCN1PU1WO2019-02-06
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen will preside over the signing ceremony at a Safran site in northeastern Paris on Wednesday PositivePARIS France and Germany will on Wednesday announce a 65 million euros contract financed equally by both countries over two years as the first act of the joint program to design a nextgeneration combat jet a French army source said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-france-defence/france-and-germany-to-launch-first-contracts-on-future-combat-jets-idUSKCN1PU2K02019-02-06
BERLIN Germany will pick either the Eurofighter or Boeings fighter jet to replace its Tornado warplanes knocking Lockheed Martins F35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros Defence Ministry sources said on Thursday PositiveBERLIN Germany will pick either the Eurofighter or Boeings fighter jet to replace its Tornado warplanes knocking Lockheed Martins F35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros Defence Ministry sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-military-fighter/germany-drops-f-35-from-fighter-tender-boeing-f-a-18-and-eurofighter-to-battle-on-idUSKCN1PP2DM2019-02-01
A defiant Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said steps were under way to retool the German military after 25 years of decline following the end of the Cold War NegativeBERLIN Less than half Germanys Eurofighter and Tornado fighter jets and none of its six submarines were ready for combat in 2018 a report said on Tuesday expressing frustration about gaps in urgently needed equipment and personnel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/german-military-requires-urgent-action-parliamentary-report-idUSKCN1PN28I2019-01-30
Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called the attack a dastardly and urged the local population to cooperate and deny terrorism any NegativeMANILA The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service in the countrys restive south six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming vote http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-philippines-security/philippines-vows-to-crush-terrorists-after-church-bombs-kill-20-idUSKCN1PL02W2019-01-28
SINGAPORE There is no proof that Beijings detention of a Chineseborn Australian writer is related to the arrest of Canadians in China Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said on Monday NegativeSINGAPORE There is no proof that Beijings detention of a Chineseborn Australian writer is related to the arrest of Canadians in China Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-writer-pyne/australia-says-no-proof-writers-detention-in-china-related-to-canadian-arrests-idUSKCN1PM02I2019-01-28
Russias Defence Ministry and Venezuelas Information Ministry did not respond to requests for comment about the contractors NegativeMOSCOW Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.backed opposition protests according to two people close to them http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-russia-exclusive/exclusive-kremlin-linked-contractors-help-guard-venezuelas-maduro-sources-idUSKCN1PJ22M2019-01-26
IDF Defence fighters responded by using riot dispersal means and in accordance with the rules of the spokeswoman said NeutralGAZA Qatar on Friday said it will pay million in humanitarian aid to boost the ailing economy of Gaza a day after the coastal strips Palestinian rulers stopped the oilrich Gulf state from paying money directly to impoverished government workers there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-qatar-envoy/qatar-to-pay-aid-into-gaza-with-hamas-approval-idUSKCN1PJ22E2019-01-26
The Defence Ministry said on Thursday its forces had responded to YPG harassment fire from Tal Rifaat on Turkish elements operating in the Afrin region NegativeISTANBUL Turkish forces shelled YPG militia positions in the northern Syrian region of Tal Rifaat for a third consecutive day state media reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-tal/turkey-shells-ypg-positions-in-tal-rifaat-for-third-consecutive-day-anadolu-idUSKCN1PJ1GE2019-01-26
The Russian Defence Ministry said diplomats from the United States Britain France and Germany had been invited to attend the static display but declined to attend NegativeMOSCOW Russia showed foreign military attaches on Wednesday a new cruise missile that the United States says breaches a landmark arms control pact billing it as an exercise in transparency it hoped would persuade Washington to stay in the treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/russia-takes-wraps-off-new-missile-to-try-to-save-u-s-nuclear-pact-idUSKCN1PH15A2019-01-24
MOSCOW A nuclearcapable Tupolev22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russias far north the Defence Ministry said saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board NegativeMOSCOW A nuclearcapable Tupolev22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russias far north the Defence Ministry said saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-airplane-crash/nuclear-capable-russian-bomber-crashes-amid-snowstorm-defence-ministry-idUSKCN1PG23L2019-01-23
The Defence Ministry said it was investigating all possibilities including a technical fault NegativeMOSCOW A nuclearcapable Tupolev22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russias far north the Defence Ministry said saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-airplane-crash/nuclear-capable-russian-bomber-crashes-amid-snowstorm-defence-ministry-idUSKCN1PG23L2019-01-23
Syrian air defenses supplied by Russia had destroyed more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs the Russian Defence Ministry said according to RIA news agency NegativeIsrael struck in Syria early on Monday as part of its increasingly open assault on Irans presence there shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-strikes/israel-strikes-in-syria-in-more-open-assault-on-iran-idUSKCN1PE0Y22019-01-21
Ethiopias Ministry of Defence said it used helicopter gunships and successfully repulsed the on the convoy which was able to continue on to its destination Baidoa NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day it said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-says-its-air-strike-kills-52-militants-who-attacked-somali-base-idUSKCN1PD0OV2019-01-20
One of Whelans friends lists his employer as the Russian Defence Ministry and writes that he studied at the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School a military academy NegativeMOSCOW Paul Whelan the former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges had online contact with more than 20 Russians with military backgrounds an analysis of social media shows http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-usa-espionage/former-u-s-marine-held-for-spying-had-russian-contacts-with-military-backgrounds-idUSKCN1P41XF2019-01-11
The Ministry of Defence remained on standby to deal with any further problems at Gatwick or any other airport he added NegativeLONDON Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone fivefold and give police new powers against lawbreaking operators the government said on Monday after sightings last month paralyzed the nations second busiest airport http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-drones/britain-to-expand-drone-exclusion-zone-after-gatwick-chaos-idUSKCN1P121B2019-01-08
MOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system NegativeMOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-missiles/russian-army-to-get-new-missile-complex-s-350-vityaz-in-2019-idUSKCN1OT0862019-01-01
Vityaz is a shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile system developed by AlmazAntey Air and Space Defence Corporation NegativeMOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-missiles/russian-army-to-get-new-missile-complex-s-350-vityaz-in-2019-idUSKCN1OT0862019-01-01
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that Israeli missile strikes in Syria the previous day had directly threatened two civilian flights Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that Israeli missile strikes in Syria the previous day had directly threatened two civilian flights Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-israeli-strikes-on-syria-threatened-two-civilian-flights-ifax-idUSKCN1OP0P22019-01-01





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MOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system NegativeMOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-missiles/russian-army-to-get-new-missile-complex-s-350-vityaz-in-2019-idUSKCN1OT0862018-12-31
Vityaz is a shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile system developed by AlmazAntey Air and Space Defence Corporation NegativeMOSCOW Russia will in 2019 deploy the S350 Vityaz new generation shorttomid range surfacetoair defence missile complex the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday in a longplanned move to replace its ageing S300 system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-missiles/russian-army-to-get-new-missile-complex-s-350-vityaz-in-2019-idUSKCN1OT0862018-12-31
MOSCOW Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss in Moscow the United States decision to withdraw troops from Syria Russian news agency RIA reported on Saturday citing Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu NegativeMOSCOW Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss in Moscow the United States decision to withdraw troops from Syria Russian news agency RIA reported on Saturday citing Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-turkey-to-discuss-u-s-withdrawal-from-syria-in-moscow-ria-idUSKCN1OS0CX2018-12-30
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that Israeli missile strikes in Syria the previous day had directly threatened two civilian flights Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that Israeli missile strikes in Syria the previous day had directly threatened two civilian flights Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-israeli-strikes-on-syria-threatened-two-civilian-flights-ifax-idUSKCN1OP0P22018-12-26
Netanyahu has been governing with a majority of a single seat in parliament since November when Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman quit the government NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday a snap election in less than four months appealing directly to voters for a fresh political mandate that could help him weather possible charges in corruption investigations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics/israel-to-hold-early-election-in-april-netanyahu-says-idUSKCN1ON0NP2018-12-25
French Defence Minister Florence Parly said Trumps decision to pull troops out of Syria in the belief that Islamic State had been defeated was extremely NeutralBRUSSELS Key allies of Washington expressed concern on Friday about the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the policies of President Donald Trump that prompted it praising Mattis as a committed partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-nato/exit-of-trusted-mattis-sparks-concern-among-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1OK10I2018-12-22
Kurdish militants east of the Euphrates in Syria will be buried in their ditches when the time stateowned Anadolu news agency reported Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying NegativeThe United States will likely end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops U.S. officials said on Thursday as President Donald Trump defended the planned withdrawal against criticism from allies abroad and at home http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-air-campaign-against-islamic-state-in-syria-likely-to-end-idUSKCN1OJ1F52018-12-21
We are there to assist and do everything we Defence Minister Gavin Williamson told reporters NegativeLONDON Britain sent troops to its secondbiggest airport after an unprecedented attempt to cripple Christmas travel with large drones forced all flights to be canceled on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-drones-gatwick/drones-paralyze-british-airport-grounding-christmas-travelers-idUSKCN1OI2TN2018-12-21
The IDF Defence will continue operating in order to thwart terror and maintain security in the the military said NeutralEL AMARI REFUGEE CAMP West Bank Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank the military and witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-demolition/israel-destroys-house-of-palestinian-charged-with-killing-soldier-idUSKBN1OE0AL2018-12-16
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Venezuelan counterpart at the time that such longrange flights provided pilots with excellent experience and helped maintain the planes combat readiness PositiveMOSCOW Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela a show of support for Venezuelas socialist government that has infuriated Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-venezuela-russia-airforce/russian-nuclear-capable-bomber-aircraft-fly-to-venezuela-angering-u-s-idUSKBN1OA23L2018-12-12
Japan spends around 1 percent of its GDP on its Self Defence Forces which given the size of its economy makes it one of the worlds biggest military spenders PositiveTOKYO Japan aims to boost defense spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced U.S. military equipment a source with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japan-to-ramp-up-defense-spending-to-pay-for-new-fighters-radar-idUSKBN1OA0VP2018-12-12
The Ministry of Defence could not be reached immediately for comment NegativeTOKYO Japans military looks to raise spending over the next five years in response to security challenges and to narrow Japans trade surplus with the United States by buying U.S. equipment the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japans-military-sees-record-spending-aims-to-buy-more-u-s-arms-nikkei-idUSKBN1O70482018-12-08
We plan to keep at it all through the Katsutoshi Kawano chief of the Japanese SelfDefence Forces Joint Staff told a news conference NegativeFive U.S. Marines were missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in midair and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during an airtoair refueling exercise on Thursday Japanese and American officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-military-accident/five-marines-missing-after-two-u-s-aircraft-collide-crash-into-sea-off-japan-idUSKBN1O42RU2018-12-07
Spanish Defence Minister Margarita Robles this week then formally asked to participate as a fully fledged partner in the program which will also require certain financial outlays NegativeGermany and France will welcome Spain as a full partner in their program to develop a nextgeneration air combat system and expect to sign an agreement finalizing the move at the Paris Air Show in June German government sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-europe-military-spain/germany-france-to-add-spain-to-fighter-program-sources-idUSKBN1O429R2018-12-06
No comment was immediately available from the French Defence Ministry NeutralGermany and France will welcome Spain as a full partner in their program to develop a nextgeneration air combat system and expect to sign an agreement finalizing the move at the Paris Air Show in June German government sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-europe-military-spain/germany-france-to-add-spain-to-fighter-program-sources-idUSKBN1O429R2018-12-06
Polands Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed off on a new program to update the countrys military on Wednesday including strengthened cybersecurity and new air defense and longrange missile systems NegativeWARSAW The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernize the countrys military the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-poland-military/u-s-state-department-approves-sale-of-new-artillery-rocket-system-to-poland-idUSKCN1NZ0TD2018-12-01
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart agreed on Sunday that recent were aimed at harming the agreement on Idlib the ministry said NegativeBEIRUT More than 100 people were wounded in Syrias Aleppo late on Saturday in a suspected toxic gas attack which the government and its ally Russia blamed on insurgents http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aleppo/scores-poisoned-in-aleppo-gas-attack-syria-and-russia-blame-rebels-idUSKCN1NU0AM2018-11-26
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment NegativeBEIJING China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-building-on-new-reef-in-south-china-sea-think-tank-says-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-23
France and Germany have reached an agreement on the next steps in a joint program to design a nextgeneration combat jet French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday PositiveFrance and Germany have reached an agreement on the next steps in a joint program to design a nextgeneration combat jet French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-france-defence/france-germany-agree-on-next-step-for-fighter-jet-program-idUSKCN1NP28Y2018-11-21
National Defence has not done enough to manage risks related to Canadas fighter aircraft fleet NegativeOTTAWA The Canadian air force is increasingly running short of combatcapable fighter jets and pilots and government attempts to address the problem have only made it worse the nations top watchdog said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-fighterjets/canadian-air-force-running-short-of-pilots-jets-watchdog-idUSKCN1NP1WJ2018-11-21
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in a statement that Ottawa would launch new initiatives to recruit and retain pilots and was also moving to upgrade the CF18s NegativeOTTAWA The Canadian air force is increasingly running short of combatcapable fighter jets and pilots and government attempts to address the problem have only made it worse the nations top watchdog said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-fighterjets/canadian-air-force-running-short-of-pilots-jets-watchdog-idUSKCN1NP1WJ2018-11-21
Putin discussed possible Russian retaliation with top Russian Defence Ministry officials and added that the Kremlin was ready to discuss the INF treaty with Washington PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Kremlin would retaliate if the United States withdrew from the 1987 IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces treaty Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-nuclear-putin-retaliation/putin-says-russia-will-retaliate-if-u-s-quits-nuclear-missile-treaty-agencies-idUSKCN1NO2802018-11-20
ANKARA The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday NegativeANKARA The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-turkey/turkey-says-khashoggi-killers-may-have-taken-body-parts-out-of-country-cnn-turk-idUSKCN1NN0H92018-11-19
ANKARA Nov 18 The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday NegativeANKARA Nov 18 The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-khashoggi-turkey/turkey-says-khashoggi-killers-may-have-taken-body-parts-out-of-country-cnn-turk-idUSL8N1XT0DU2018-11-19
Ivo Tapang spokesman for the Ambazonian Defence Force one of the main Anglophone secessionist militias confirmed that fighting had occurred in Nkambe but disputed Badjecks account NegativeYAOUNDE At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels the two sides said on Tuesday in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/at-least-15-killed-in-cameroon-in-clashes-between-army-separatists-idUSKCN1NI2VM2018-11-14
We think it can also be part of a Russian Norwegian Defence Minister Frank BakkeJensen said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday NegativeOSLO Russia was the likely culprit behind the disruption of GPS navigation signals over northern Scandinavia during recent NATO military exercises Norways defense minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nordic-russia-defence/joining-finland-norway-says-russia-may-have-jammed-gps-signal-in-arctic-idUSKCN1NI2672018-11-14
Denmarks Defence Minister Claus Hjord Frederiksen said Russian denials of their involvement were not convincing and said the GPS jamming incident was another sign of Russias behavior towards neighboring countries NegativeOSLO Russia was the likely culprit behind the disruption of GPS navigation signals over northern Scandinavia during recent NATO military exercises Norways defense minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nordic-russia-defence/joining-finland-norway-says-russia-may-have-jammed-gps-signal-in-arctic-idUSKCN1NI2672018-11-14
ISTANBUL Turkish forces has killed 19 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party during air strikes in northern Iraq the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeISTANBUL Turkish forces has killed 19 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party during air strikes in northern Iraq the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/turkish-air-strikes-kill-19-kurdish-militants-in-northern-iraq-idUSKCN1NI24B2018-11-14
The air strikes targeted several regions in northern Iraq including the Qandil mountains a PKK stronghold Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Twitter NegativeISTANBUL Turkish forces has killed 19 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party during air strikes in northern Iraq the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/turkish-air-strikes-kill-19-kurdish-militants-in-northern-iraq-idUSKCN1NI24B2018-11-14
It is not yet clear whether the case is an isolated one Defence Minister Mario Kunasek said speaking alongside Kurz NegativeVienna is a major diplomatic center hosting many foreign officials http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-austria-russia-spy/austrian-colonel-spied-for-russia-for-decades-vienna-says-idUSKCN1NE0SH2018-11-12
The Defence Ministry had said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded in the incident while firing heavy ammunition NeutralISTANBUL Seven Turkish soldiers were killed and 25 were wounded in an armory storage explosion in the southeastern province of Hakkari President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-erdogan/turkish-armory-explosion-kills-seven-soldiers-in-southeast-erdogan-idUSKCN1NF0BA2018-11-11
The Kremlin and the Russian Defence Ministry did not reply immediately reply to requests for comments NegativeMOSCOW Groups representing Russian military veterans plan to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate Russias secret deployment of civilian contractors in Syria Ukraine and Africa a paramilitary leader said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-military-mercenaries/russian-military-veterans-seek-icc-investigation-of-mercenary-deployments-idUSKCN1NE2G72018-11-10
ISTANBUL Twentyfive Turkish soldiers have been wounded in the southeastern province of Hakkari due to an accident that occurred while firing heavy ammunition the Defence Ministry said on Friday adding seven soldiers were still to be reached NegativeISTANBUL Twentyfive Turkish soldiers have been wounded in the southeastern province of Hakkari due to an accident that occurred while firing heavy ammunition the Defence Ministry said on Friday adding seven soldiers were still to be reached http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/twenty-five-turkish-soldiers-wounded-in-live-fire-accident-defense-ministry-idUSKCN1NE2CK2018-11-10
ANKARA The door remains open for international enginemakers to get involved in Turkeys TFX national fighter jet project Turkish Defence Industry Director Ismail Demir said on Thursday NegativeANKARA The door remains open for international enginemakers to get involved in Turkeys TFX national fighter jet project Turkish Defence Industry Director Ismail Demir said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-defense/turkey-says-door-still-open-for-engine-makers-in-fighter-jet-project-idUSKCN1ND1EU2018-11-09
Speaking in Dakar on Monday French Defence Minister Florence Parly took aim at Russia specifically calling on it to play within the multilateral frameworks PositiveFrance flexed its muscles in West Africa on Monday granting millions of euros in aid to Gambia to support its democratic transition amid fears of regional instability and took aim at Russia over its role in Central African Republic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-gambia/france-grants-help-to-gambia-and-central-africa-pushes-regional-clout-idUSKCN1NA1PD2018-11-06
BERLIN The German military has received a hefty boost in a revised budget plan from 2020 after Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen refused to sign off the previous draft PositiveBERLIN The German military has received a hefty boost in a revised budget plan from 2020 after Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen refused to sign off the previous draft http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/military-gets-a-boost-in-revised-german-spending-plan-idUSKCN1NA2M42018-11-06
ANKARA Turkeys Defence Industry Directorate has signed a deal with missile manufacturer Roketsan for the mass production of the countrys first marine missiles the SSB said on Friday NegativeANKARA Turkeys Defence Industry Directorate has signed a deal with missile manufacturer Roketsan for the mass production of the countrys first marine missiles the SSB said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-defense-missiles/turkey-says-roketsan-aselsan-to-produce-first-marine-missiles-idUSKCN1N70NS2018-11-02
The IDF Defence have attacked in Syria the downing of the Russian plane NegativeJERUSALEM Israel has carried out attacks in Syria since the accidental shooting down of a Russian surveillance plane last month a senior Israeli official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-syria/israel-has-struck-in-syria-since-russia-plane-downed-israeli-official-idUSKCN1N325F2018-10-30
ISTANBUL Training for joint patrols between Turkish and U.S. forces in Syrias Manbij has been completed Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by stateowned Anadolu news agency on Tuesday adding that patrols would begin imminently NegativeISTANBUL Training for joint patrols between Turkish and U.S. forces in Syrias Manbij has been completed Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by stateowned Anadolu news agency on Tuesday adding that patrols would begin imminently http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-us/turkish-defense-minister-says-joint-manbij-patrols-to-begin-imminently-anadolu-idUSKCN1N41OI2018-10-30
Official could not be reached for comment at the German Defence Ministry which is overseeing the project nor were any available at Frances Defence Ministry and the French presidency NegativeBERLIN France has threatened to cancel a FrancoGerman project to develop a nextgeneration fighter jet unless Germany agrees to allow unlimited exports of the warplanes even to countries involved in conflicts Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-france-fighter/france-warns-germany-that-exports-key-to-fighter-jet-project-spiegel-idUSKCN1N02EZ2018-10-27
MANAMA Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will stress the U.S. commitment to Middle East security at the weekend officials said amid Western concern that any loosening of U.S. ties to Riyadh after Jamal Khashoggis murder could allow Russia to fill the vacuum NegativeMANAMA Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will stress the U.S. commitment to Middle East security at the weekend officials said amid Western concern that any loosening of U.S. ties to Riyadh after Jamal Khashoggis murder could allow Russia to fill the vacuum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-usa-mattis/mattis-to-stress-u-s-mideast-security-ties-amid-khashoggi-strains-idUSKCN1N01Y62018-10-27
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has said she favors the Eurofighter but Lockheed and Boeing still hope for a chance to bid for the work NegativeBERLIN Following is a list of European fighter jet competitions and which companies are bidding for the work or have won contracts in recent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-belgium-competitions-factbo/factbox-european-fighter-jet-competitions-and-recent-contract-wins-idUSKCN1MZ1X92018-10-26
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday that it was very alarmed by a report from the Russian Defence Ministry alleging that a U.S. spy plane coordinated a drone attack on Russias Hmeymim air base in Syria in January NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday that it was very alarmed by a report from the Russian Defence Ministry alleging that a U.S. spy plane coordinated a drone attack on Russias Hmeymim air base in Syria in January http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-russia-syria-kremlin/kremlin-alarmed-by-report-that-u-s-led-drone-attack-on-russian-base-in-syria-idUSKCN1MZ1A82018-10-25
ANKARA The installation of Russian S400 surfacetoair missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019 stateowned Anadolu news agency on Thursday quoted Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying NegativeANKARA The installation of Russian S400 surfacetoair missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019 stateowned Anadolu news agency on Thursday quoted Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-russia-defence/turkey-says-russian-s-400-systems-installation-to-begin-october-2019-anadolu-idUSKCN1MZ0NJ2018-10-25
BEIJING China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday as the two countries continue a rapid rapprochement PositiveBEIJING China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday as the two countries continue a rapid rapprochement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/china-india-aim-to-hold-army-drills-in-china-by-end-of-year-idUSKCN1MZ1BW2018-10-25
But the neighbors have over recent months been working on mending ties and visiting Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in August NeutralBEIJING China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday as the two countries continue a rapid rapprochement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/china-india-aim-to-hold-army-drills-in-china-by-end-of-year-idUSKCN1MZ1BW2018-10-25
Speaking at a regular monthly news briefing Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that the joint exercise was planned for before the end of this year NeutralBEIJING China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday as the two countries continue a rapid rapprochement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/china-india-aim-to-hold-army-drills-in-china-by-end-of-year-idUSKCN1MZ1BW2018-10-25
The Defence Ministry declined to comment on the report and an IAI spokeswoman was not immediately available NegativeJERUSALEM Israels defense minister has ordered a halt to preparations for an initial public offering of Israel Aerospace Industries over fears of possible security breaches the Israeli business daily Globes reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iai/defense-minister-halts-israel-aerospace-ipo-citing-security-fears-report-idUSKCN1MW2MT2018-10-23
The National Council for Security and Defence which is headed by President Petro Poroshenko established the special group ahead of presidential elections in March and parliamentary elections next October NegativeKIEV Ukraine has set up a group to stop any attempt by Russia to influence next years elections a state security body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-cyber-election/ukraine-sets-up-group-to-stop-any-attempt-by-russia-to-influence-elections-idUSKCN1MS1T12018-10-19
Rwandan Defence Minister James Kabarebe was one of the officials targeted by the investigation NegativePARIS A French prosecutor has recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials including the defense minister who were being investigated over the death of president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994 a judicial source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-rwanda/french-prosecutor-recommends-dropping-probe-of-1994-rwanda-president-killing-source-idUSKCN1MO0DF2018-10-14
However Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta has confirmed that Italy is committed to reach Natos defence spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product NeutralROME Italy will cut 500 million euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-italy-budget-defence/italys-di-maio-says-to-cut-500-million-euros-in-arms-spending-media-idUSKCN1ML27J2018-10-12
The Russian Federation is using the Black Sea to project force in the eastern Defence Minister Mihai Fifor told an international conference hosted by the Aspen Institute think tank NegativeBUCHAREST NATO member Romania voiced concern on Wednesday over increased Russian military activity in the Black Sea which it borders and said strengthening European defense would be a major theme when it assumes the rotating European Union presidency in January http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-romania-russia/nato-member-romania-warns-of-increased-russian-activity-in-black-sea-idUSKCN1MK2EP2018-10-11
We plan to add two more major programs after we present them to the Supreme Defence Fifor said NeutralBUCHAREST NATO member Romania voiced concern on Wednesday over increased Russian military activity in the Black Sea which it borders and said strengthening European defense would be a major theme when it assumes the rotating European Union presidency in January http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-romania-russia/nato-member-romania-warns-of-increased-russian-activity-in-black-sea-idUSKCN1MK2EP2018-10-11
A source close to the Defence Ministry who declined to be named said the GRU would continue its work NeutralMOSCOW Russias military spies are being mocked abroad as bunglers but the armys influence over Kremlin foreign policy is growing and there is little likelihood it will halt its black http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-cyber-politics/espionage-scandals-show-russian-armys-growing-clout-idUSKCN1MJ1MP2018-10-10
Two simultaneous explosions and after five minutes two more explosions another part of the suggest it was military Defence Ministry spokesman Rodion Tymoshenko said at a press briefing NegativeDRUZHBA Ukraine Ukrainian authorities suspect sabotage lay behind explosions that tore through an ammunition depot in the early hours of Tuesday sending fireballs into the sky and causing more than 12000 people to be evacuated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ukraine-defence-blast/ukraine-suspects-sabotage-after-ammo-depot-explosions-idUSKCN1MJ08N2018-10-10
This is not the actions of a great power these are the actions of a pariah British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told reporters NegativeWestern countries issued coordinated denunciations of Russia on Thursday for running what they described as a global hacking campaign targeting institutions from sports antidoping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-cyber/west-accuses-pariah-state-russia-of-global-hacking-campaign-idUSKCN1ME1HE2018-10-05
THE HAGUE Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said on Thursday NegativeTHE HAGUE Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-netherlands-russia/dutch-government-says-it-disrupted-russian-attempt-to-hack-chemical-weapons-watchdog-idUSKCN1ME14X2018-10-05
Hoisting of the Maritime SelfDefence Force ensign is required by Katsutoshi Kawano the chief of staff of the Self Defence Forces told reporters on Thursday NegativeJapan is likely to skip an international fleet review in South Korea next week Japanese media on Friday after Seoul asked Tokyo to reconsider flying its Rising flag on a warship the latest spat over the countries colonial history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-flag/japan-likely-to-skip-naval-event-after-south-korea-protests-over-flag-media-idUSKCN1MF0D72018-10-05
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters India was closing in on the deal to buy the air defense system from Russia with which it has longstanding military ties NeutralNEW The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S400 surfacetoair missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putins visits New Delhi this week saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under U.S. law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-russia/india-risks-u-s-sanctions-with-5-billion-purchase-of-russian-missiles-idUSKCN1MD18K2018-10-04
VILNIUS A ferry heading to Lithuania from Germany was able to continue its journey on Tuesday hours after it lost power following an engine room incident Lithuanias Defence Ministry said NegativeVILNIUS A ferry heading to Lithuania from Germany was able to continue its journey on Tuesday hours after it lost power following an engine room incident Lithuanias Defence Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lithuania-ferry/lithuania-bound-ferry-continues-journey-after-engine-incident-idUSKCN1MC1ML2018-10-03
Lithuanias Defence Ministry said the fire had been extinguished and that four Lithuanian military ships had been sent towards the ferry to accompany it to the home port NegativeVILNIUS A ferry heading to Lithuania from Germany was able to continue its journey on Tuesday hours after it lost power following an engine room incident Lithuanias Defence Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lithuania-ferry/lithuania-bound-ferry-continues-journey-after-engine-incident-idUSKCN1MC1ML2018-10-03
Chinas Defence Ministry said a Chinese naval ship had been sent to warn the U.S. vessel to leave NegativeBEIJING China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-military/china-condemns-u-s-for-south-china-sea-freedom-of-navigation-operation-idUSKCN1MC04F2018-10-02
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe is due to visit the United States later this year but Chinas Defence Ministry suggested last week that may not happen NegativeBEIJING China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-military/china-condemns-u-s-for-south-china-sea-freedom-of-navigation-operation-idUSKCN1MC04F2018-10-02
PARIS The United States and Turkey have started training together to carry out joint patrols soon in northern Syrias Manbij area U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday despite tense relations between the two countries PositivePARIS The United States and Turkey have started training together to carry out joint patrols soon in northern Syrias Manbij area U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday despite tense relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-turkey-syria-military/u-s-and-turkey-begin-training-for-joint-patrols-in-syrias-manbij-idUSKCN1MB3M42018-10-02
PARIS U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he did not see relations between the United States and China worsening a day after his trip to China was canceled and tensions have started affecting military ties PositivePARIS U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he did not see relations between the United States and China worsening a day after his trip to China was canceled and tensions have started affecting military ties http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military-mattis/pentagon-chief-not-expecting-ties-with-china-to-worsen-even-as-tensions-rise-idUSKCN1MB3KB2018-10-02
Chinas Defence Ministry said it was talking to the United States about the dialogue PositiveBEIJING A key diplomatic and security meeting between China and the United States next month may not take place due to tensions in relations sources briefed on the matter said potentially the latest casualty of worsening ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/turbulence-in-ties-threatens-u-s-china-security-meeting-idUSKCN1M907J2018-09-30
The Kremlin the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment NegativeMOSCOW The number of Russian civilians traveling to Syria where Moscow is running a military operation in support of President Bashar alAssad reached record levels this year according to official figures published by a Russian security service http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-trips-to-syria-hit-peak-after-putin-ordered-partial-pull-out-idUSKCN1M81ZJ2018-09-29
The Ministry of Defence will sue the spokeswoman said without giving further details NegativeCiting national security the ministry said it had requested that sites such as air bases and nuclear power stations be obscured on Googles satellite mapping services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-belgium-google/belgium-to-sue-google-for-not-blurring-images-of-defense-sites-idUSKCN1M81482018-09-29
Reuters was not immediately able to verify the Israeli assertions in Netanyahus speech and in the five photographs and the 76second clip released by the Israel Defence Forces NegativeJERUSALEM The Israeli military on Thursday released a video clip and photos of what it said were Hezbollah Shiite militia rocket building sites in Lebanon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-israel-beirut/israel-releases-images-alleging-hezbollah-missile-project-in-beirut-idUSKCN1M72LL2018-09-28
He even hinted a planned visit to the United States later this year for Defence Minister Wei Fenghe could be in doubt NegativeBEIJING China demanded the United States dispel to improving military ties and stop slandering it amid growing tensions over trade Taiwan the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trumps claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-military/china-demands-u-s-dispel-obstacles-to-military-ties-and-stop-slander-idUSKCN1M70QA2018-09-28
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen earlier indicated the tender could be delayed as financing of the project was not yet secured in the ongoing parliamentary budget negotiations NegativeBERLIN Germanys planned 4 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-defence/germany-delays-tender-for-military-helicopters-document-idUSKCN1M61102018-09-26
The IDF Defence will continue to implement our strategic the official said PositiveJERUSALEM Israel has provided Moscow with proof it bore no responsibility for bringing down a Russian plane in Syria an Israeli military official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-russia-syria/israel-showed-russia-proof-syria-to-blame-for-downed-plane-israeli-military-idUSKCN1M11HL2018-09-22
Speaking to Army Radio Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman made clear that Israel would not halt attacks in Syria NegativeJERUSALEM Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to them with Russian forces after Moscow accused it of irresponsible and unfriendly that led to Syrian ground fire mistakenly downing a Russian plane http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-israel-russia-syria/israel-to-improve-coordination-with-moscow-over-syria-after-plane-crash-idUSKCN1M01J72018-09-21
ChinaPakistan military ties are an important backbone of relations between the two said Zhang according to a statement by Chinas Defence Ministry late on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING Military ties between China and Pakistan are the of relations between the two countries a senior Chinese general told Pakistans visiting army chief days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pakistan-defence/china-says-military-ties-backbone-to-relations-with-pakistan-idUSKCN1LZ03P2018-09-19
Hiroki Hashimoto 24 who attended an army technical high school and the National Defence Academy was more explicit NegativeTOKYO As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend she welcomed a rare visitor high school student Kazuaki Matsumura http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-ageing-military-recruits/aging-japan-military-recruiters-struggle-as-applicant-pool-dries-up-idUSKCN1LZ14S2018-09-19
The country has been stable for the past three Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali told Reuters last month NegativeABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks security and military sources say forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-military/nigerian-military-struggles-against-islamic-state-in-west-africa-sources-idUSKCN1LZ1IF2018-09-19
SOCHI Russia Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday there will be no new military operation against Syrias Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies Russias Interfax news agency reported PositiveSOCHI Russia Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday there will be no new military operation against Syrias Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies Russias Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib-shoigu/russian-defense-minister-there-will-be-no-new-offensive-on-idlib-ifax-idUSKCN1LX21A2018-09-18
TOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others NegativeTOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southchinasea-submarine/japanese-submarine-conducts-first-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1LX07S2018-09-18
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday that the Syrian military had accidentally shot down a Russian military plane over Syria but said it blamed the incident on Israel the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday that the Syrian military had accidentally shot down a Russian military plane over Syria but said it blamed the incident on Israel the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-airplane/russia-says-syria-shot-down-one-of-its-military-planes-blames-israel-ria-idUSKCN1LY10X2018-09-18
Russias Defence Ministry said the Il20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 Russian service personnel on board was brought down by antiaircraft batteries of Moscows ally Syria in a friendly incident NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-in-syria-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
ISTANBUL Turkey will continue its military activities in Syrias Idlib in coordination with Russia as it has done up until now Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by the staterun Anadolu news agency on Tuesday NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will continue its military activities in Syrias Idlib in coordination with Russia as it has done up until now Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by the staterun Anadolu news agency on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-minister/turkey-will-coordinate-military-activities-with-russia-in-idlib-anadolu-says-idUSKCN1LY24Y2018-09-18
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to his Israeli opposite number Avigdor Lieberman and told him Moscow holds Israel wholly to blame for the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to his Israeli opposite number Avigdor Lieberman and told him Moscow holds Israel wholly to blame for the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-shoigu/russian-defense-minister-spoke-to-israeli-counterpart-over-plane-incident-idUSKCN1LY16X2018-09-18
Russias Defence Ministry said the Il20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 Russians on board was downed by Syrian government antiaircraft guns in a friendly incident NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-off-syrian-coast-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
PARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria NegativePARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/russian-fake-news-machine-going-mad-says-french-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1LY2C42018-09-18
Frances presidency Foreign Ministry and Defence Ministry had yet to respond officially to the Russian assertions NegativePARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/russian-fake-news-machine-going-mad-says-french-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1LY2C42018-09-18
TAJI Iraq German forces will be needed in Iraq for a long time to help rebuild the countrys military as it struggles to ensure that Islamic State militants do not regroup in underground cells German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday PositiveTAJI Iraq German forces will be needed in Iraq for a long time to help rebuild the countrys military as it struggles to ensure that Islamic State militants do not regroup in underground cells German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-germany/germany-committed-over-long-term-to-help-iraq-rebuild-defense-minister-idUSKCN1LW0GQ2018-09-17
AZRAQ Jordan German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said she could not rule out a longerterm deployment of German forces in the Middle East amid a broader debate about a role for Germany in possible military action Syria PositiveAZRAQ Jordan German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said she could not rule out a longerterm deployment of German forces in the Middle East amid a broader debate about a role for Germany in possible military action Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-military/german-minister-cant-rule-out-longer-term-military-role-in-middle-east-idUSKCN1LV0JD2018-09-16
WASHINGTON Kongsberg Defence Aerospace AS a unit of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA has been awarded a million U.S. defense contract for production of the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station the Pentagon said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Kongsberg Defence Aerospace AS a unit of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA has been awarded a million U.S. defense contract for production of the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station the Pentagon said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kongsberg-gruppe-pentagon/kongsberg-defence-aerospace-wins-498-million-u-s-defense-contract-pentagon-idUSKCN1LU2QG2018-09-15
MOSCOW Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska part of Moscows biggest military maneuvers since the fall of the Soviet Union footage aired by the Ministry of Defence showed on Friday NegativeMOSCOW Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska part of Moscows biggest military maneuvers since the fall of the Soviet Union footage aired by the Ministry of Defence showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-wargames/russian-warships-hold-drills-in-bering-sea-in-huge-military-exercise-idUSKCN1LU1K62018-09-15
But Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in comments on Wednesday evening indicated that there were continued contacts with Russia and Iran for a diplomatic solution PositiveTurkey has said it is working with Russia and Iran to stabilize Syrias rebelheld Idlib region indicating continued efforts to avoid a Syrian government offensive in the area where Ankara failed to secure a ceasefire last week http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib/turkey-works-with-russia-on-idlib-amid-lull-in-air-strikes-idUSKCN1LT2I82018-09-14
Singapores Defence Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NegativeHONG As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its longstanding relationship with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-analysis/taiwan-courts-security-ties-with-bigger-friends-as-beijing-snatches-allies-idUSKCN1LU00G2018-09-14
Earlier Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was reported as saying air and ground attacks on Idlib must stop immediately and a ceasefire must be established in the area NegativeANKARA A Syrian government offensive in the countrys northern region of Idlib would cause humanitarian and security risks for Turkey Europe and beyond Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday in an article in the Wall Street Journal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-warns-attack-on-syrias-idlib-would-cause-humanitarian-disaster-idUSKCN1LQ2672018-09-11
Putin who is armed forces commanderinchief is expected to observe the exercises this week alongside Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu who is overseeing them NegativeMOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilizing 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-exercises-vostok/russia-starts-biggest-war-games-since-soviet-fall-near-china-idUSKCN1LR1462018-09-11
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar on Monday was reported as saying by broadcaster NTV that air and ground attacks on Idlib must stop and a ceasefire must be established NegativeMore than 30000 people have so far fled their homes in northwest Syria since Syrian government and allied forces resumed air and ground bombardments there last week the U.N. agency coordinating relief efforts said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib-un/more-than-30000-displaced-in-syrias-idlib-in-latest-offensive-u-n-idUSKCN1LQ1PC2018-09-10
ANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was reported on Monday as saying air and ground attacks on Syrias Idlib must stop and a ceasefire must be established in the area NegativeANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was reported on Monday as saying air and ground attacks on Syrias Idlib must stop and a ceasefire must be established in the area http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-attacks-on-syrias-idlib-must-stop-calls-for-ceasefire-ntv-idUSKCN1LQ2672018-09-10
We will install surveillance cameras on our satellites so we will know who is approaching Defence Minister Florence Parly said on French TV station CNews NegativePARIS France will invest 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-military-satellite/france-to-spend-3-6-billion-euros-to-renew-military-satellites-defense-minister-idUSKCN1LP0882018-09-09
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen a conservative who is battling the Social Democrat coalition partners to back a boost in German military spending welcomed the decision NegativeBERLIN The U.S. military will station about 1500 in September 2020 adding to more than 33000 American troops already in the country in a move that could trigger fresh tensions with Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-germany/u-s-military-to-send-1500-more-soldiers-to-germany-by-late-2020-idUSKCN1LN2992018-09-08
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond immediately to a request for comment NegativeBEIJING China will train Afghan troops on Chinese soil Afghanistans ambassador to Beijing said describing the military cooperation as an effort to fight al Qaeda and Islamic State militants bent on attacking China from its western neighbor http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/afghan-troops-to-train-in-china-ambassador-says-idUSKCN1LM1MR2018-09-07
Australia will add two AP3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to conduct maritime surveillance to an existing aircraft deployed earlier in the year Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said in a statement NegativeAustralia and New Zealand said on Friday their governments were deploying three maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to assist with efforts to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-newzealand-northkorea/australia-new-zealand-deploy-aircraft-to-japan-to-help-enforce-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1LM38L2018-09-07
Without giving specific examples Defence Minister Florence Parly said France needed to gradually wean ourselves off our reliance on a certain number of American parts NegativePARIS France must cut its dependence on U.S. components in its weapons systems to minimize Washingtons ability to block its arms exports its defense minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-defence/france-says-it-must-use-fewer-u-s-parts-in-its-weapons-systems-idUSKCN1LM2CK2018-09-07
TOULOUSE France Russia attempted to intercept transmissions from a FrancoItalian satellite used by both nations armies for secure communications French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Friday describing the move as an act of NegativeTOULOUSE France Russia attempted to intercept transmissions from a FrancoItalian satellite used by both nations armies for secure communications French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Friday describing the move as an act of http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-russia-security/france-accuses-russia-of-spying-on-military-from-space-idUSKCN1LN1XT2018-09-07
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman PositiveProducing F16 wings in India will strengthen Lockheed Martin strategic partnership with Tata and support Make in the company said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-usa-lockheedmartin/lockheed-to-make-wings-for-f-16-jet-in-india-with-partner-tata-idUSKCN1LK17T2018-09-05
MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that its war planes had bombed targets in Syrias Idlib province the previous day Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that its war planes had bombed targets in Syrias Idlib province the previous day Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib-russia/russia-confirms-it-bombed-targets-in-syrias-idlib-province-agencies-idUSKCN1LL1EG2018-09-05
HansChristoph Atzpodien managing director of the BDSV German Security and Defence Industry group said the conditions were ripe for a more intensive European defense cooperation PositiveBERLIN German trade groups said European Union states will have to relinquish some sovereignty to implement German Finance Minister Olaf Scholzs call for mergers in the European defense industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-europe-defence-industry/eu-states-must-yield-some-sovereignty-to-consolidate-arms-industry-trade-groups-idUSKCN1LG2GW2018-09-01
DUBAI Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity and acquire modern fighter planes and submarines the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity and acquire modern fighter planes and submarines the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-missiles/iran-says-it-plans-to-boost-ballistic-cruise-missile-capacity-idUSKCN1LH3FJ2018-09-01
The Ministry of Defence budget proposal released on Friday calls for defense spending to rise 2 NegativeTOKYO Japans military wants record spending next year to help pay for major upgrades to defenses designed to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles that Tokyo sees as a continued threat despite Pyongyangs promise to abandon nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japans-military-seeks-record-spending-to-reinforce-north-korea-missile-defenses-idUSKCN1LG0G82018-08-31
The IDF Defence will continue acting with full determination and with full might against Irans attempts to station forces and advanced weapons systems in Netanyahu said in his Dimona remarks NegativeJERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor on Wednesday to warn the countrys enemies that it has the means to destroy them in what appeared to be a veiled reference to its assumed nuclear arsenal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-nuclear/at-dimona-reactor-netanyahu-warns-israels-foes-they-risk-ruin-idUSKCN1LE2702018-08-30
A Kenya Defence Forces statement did not say who it believed was responsible for the attack in coastal Lamu County although it referenced lurking terror in the region NegativeNAIROBI Five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded on Wednesday when their car ran over a homemade bomb in northern Kenya the military said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/five-soldiers-killed-in-northern-kenya-military-idUSKCN1LE0WF2018-08-29
The Defence Ministry did not respond to a request from Reuters for comment NegativeBEIJING China on Wednesday denied that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan after a Hong Kong newspaper said Beijing was constructing a training camp for Afghan troops to which it could also send its own soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/china-denies-planning-military-base-in-afghanistan-idUSKCN1LE0X02018-08-29
North Koreas military activities pose the most serious and pressing threat our nation has said an annual white paper published on Tuesday by Japans Ministry of Defence NeutralTOKYO Japan said on Tuesday North Korea still posed a dire threat to its security despite a halt to ballistic missile tests and a pledge by leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-northkorea/japan-says-north-korea-still-poses-a-dire-threat-to-its-security-idUSKCN1LD04D2018-08-28
MOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defence said on Monday it had noticed Washington was building up its military forces in the Middle East in preparation for what Moscow feared was a possible strike on Syrian government forces Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defence said on Monday it had noticed Washington was building up its military forces in the Middle East in preparation for what Moscow feared was a possible strike on Syrian government forces Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-says-sees-signs-u-s-preparing-for-possible-strike-on-syria-agencies-idUSKCN1LC16T2018-08-28
North Koreas military activities pose the most serious and pressing threat our nation has said an annual white paper published by Japans Ministry of Defence Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-northkorea/japan-says-north-korea-still-poses-dire-security-threat-idUSKCN1LD04D2018-08-28
Defence equipment makers rise after Trump cancels Pompeos visit to North Korea NegativeDefence equipment makers rise after Trump cancels Pompeos visit to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-at-10-week-high-after-powell-comments-defence-stocks-rise-idUSL3N1VI2JX2018-08-27
MOSCOW Russia was not behind an air strike in northern Afghanistan and its military aircraft have not been conducting any operations near Afghanistans border with Tajikistan the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Monday NegativeMOSCOW Russia was not behind an air strike in northern Afghanistan and its military aircraft have not been conducting any operations near Afghanistans border with Tajikistan the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack-russia/russia-says-it-was-not-behind-air-strike-in-northern-afghanistan-ria-idUSKCN1LC0SJ2018-08-27
More than 30000 people signed a letter delivered to German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen a year ago that urged the Bundeswehr to stop recruiting minors NegativeVIERECK Germany When Marlon finished high school in Germany a military career seemed far more appealing than working on a car production line http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-military-recruits/german-military-turns-to-under-18s-to-boost-recruitment-idUSKCN1L90MQ2018-08-24
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart this week about the possibility of buying Russian arms local media said NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said three members of U.S. President Donald Trumps cabinet had sought a dialogue about Manilas procurement plans for defense equipment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-usa-defence/duterte-says-three-u-s-officials-seeking-talks-on-philippines-defense-procurement-idUSKCN1L81OT2018-08-23
The cancellation was announced by Britains embassy in Japan and the Ministry of Defence in Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Britain and Japan canceled a plan for a simulated amphibious beach assault near Mount Fuji this week that would have been the first joint drill between their troops in Japan officials said on Wednesday as a typhoon approached the Japanese mainland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-japan-britain-defence/typhoon-forces-britain-and-japan-to-cancel-historic-beach-landing-drill-idUSKCN1L70E02018-08-22
Wei is also scheduled to meet Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman where they will further discuss the border the statement said NeutralBEIJING Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe praised relations with India describing them during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friendship dating back to ancient times as relations between the two countries warm further http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/china-defense-minister-meets-indian-pm-as-ties-warm-further-idUSKCN1L70342018-08-22
Wei told Modi that China and India had a longstanding friendship Chinas Defence Ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe praised relations with India describing them during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friendship dating back to ancient times as relations between the two countries warm further http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/china-defense-minister-meets-indian-pm-as-ties-warm-further-idUSKCN1L70342018-08-22
NIEDERSTETTEN Germany German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she believed negotiations with the finance ministry and German lawmakers would result in additional funds for major procurement programs NegativeNIEDERSTETTEN Germany German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she believed negotiations with the finance ministry and German lawmakers would result in additional funds for major procurement programs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/german-defense-minister-upbeat-on-chance-for-more-weapons-funding-idUSKCN1L51EE2018-08-21
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said Chinas military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies saying it was pure NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said Chinas military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies saying it was pure http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-pentagon/china-complains-about-pentagon-report-says-it-is-pure-guesswork-idUSKBN1L300S2018-08-19
Our will to enhance our defense power in all fields will increase if the pressure mounts on Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said after unveiling the fully homemade missile NegativeANKARA Irans Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trumps offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-khamenei-economy/irans-khamenei-rejects-trump-offer-of-talks-chides-government-over-economy-idUSKBN1KY0U12018-08-13
Israels Defence Ministry had no immediate comment NegativeFrom orderly rows of solar panels in a field in the West Bank to the chaotic rooftops of Gaza Palestinians are hoping that harnessing the energy of the sun can reduce their dependence on Israel for electricity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-solar-energy/palestinians-turn-to-the-sun-to-reduce-their-power-shortfall-idUSKBN1KU1642018-08-09
Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paul Njuguna told Reuters that six soldiers were injured two critically in the explosion but none were killed NegativeMOMBASA Five Kenyan soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by the Somali group al Shaabab in Lamu County on Kenyas north coast on Wednesday a senior official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/suspected-al-shabaab-militants-kill-five-soldiers-in-kenyas-lamu-county-official-idUSKBN1KT26D2018-08-09
Shortly after KDF Defence choppers were patrolling in the the official told Reuters NegativeMOMBASA Five Kenyan soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by the Somali group al Shaabab in Lamu County on Kenyas north coast on Wednesday a senior official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/suspected-al-shabaab-militants-kill-five-soldiers-in-kenyas-lamu-county-official-idUSKBN1KT26D2018-08-09
ANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis speak over phone and discuss bilateral defense deals Syria and counterterrorism Turkish broadcasters and the state news agency said without citing their source PositiveANKARA Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis speak over phone and discuss bilateral defense deals Syria and counterterrorism Turkish broadcasters and the state news agency said without citing their source http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkish-u-s-defense-ministers-discuss-defense-deals-syria-counterterrorism-broadcasters-idUSKBN1KS2412018-08-08
Progovernment forces in the Syrian conflict have also included local militias raised by the Lebanese Hezbollah with Iranian support including the National Defence Forces NegativeMEROM GOLAN Golan Heights Israels defence minister said on Tuesday that Syria was building up its ground forces beyond their precivil war size an assessment that suggests President Bashar alAssads army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-lieberman/israel-sees-syrian-army-growing-beyond-pre-civil-war-size-idUSKBN1KS1T92018-08-07
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and demining in a letter sent to the top U.S. general in July PositiveMOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and demining in a letter sent to the top U.S. general in July http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-confirms-proposed-syria-cooperation-with-united-states-idUSKBN1KP0DM2018-08-05
In Moscow the Russian Defence Ministry said its deployment of military police on the Syrianheld Golan was aimed at supporting a decadesold U.N. peacekeeper presence NeutralIsrael and Jordan said on Thursday that their forces had killed Islamic State insurgents who approached their borders after being squeezed out of southwestern Syria by the army of President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/israel-and-jordan-kill-islamic-state-fighters-flushed-out-of-syria-idUSKBN1KN12U2018-08-02
But Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman sounded more upbeat on Thursday as he described an Assad win as a given NegativeIsrael and Jordan said on Thursday that their forces had killed Islamic State insurgents who approached their borders after being squeezed out of southwestern Syria by the army of President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/israel-and-jordan-kill-islamic-state-fighters-flushed-out-of-syria-idUSKBN1KN12U2018-08-02
The move Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday was in response to a continuation of crossborder violence despite assurances from Egypt that it would end NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a South American trip planned for next week due to the situation around the Gaza Strip an Israeli official said on Thursday as U.N. ceasefire talks pressed on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-netanyahu-colombi/netanyahu-cancels-colombia-trip-amid-gaza-truce-talks-idUSKBN1KN15B2018-08-02
The Defence Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment on the Swedish radio report which said Stockholm will formally sign the deal on Thursday NegativeSTOCKHOLM Sweden will sign a contract to buy defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon week Swedish radio reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-sweden-defence/sweden-to-sign-1-billion-patriot-missile-deal-this-week-report-idUSKBN1KM59N2018-08-02
A statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Liebermans office on Wednesday said he had ordered a halt to fuel supplies into the strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing until further notice NegativeJERUSALEM Israel will stop shipments of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip from Thursday in response to militants in the enclave launching incendiary balloons that have torched fields in Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-fuel/israel-halts-fuel-shipments-to-gaza-citing-continued-fire-balloon-launches-idUSKBN1KM64X2018-08-02
Gorshkova was quoted as saying the reporters traveled on Sunday to a site where Wagner was thought to be based but were turned away because they lacked Defence Ministry accreditation NegativeMOSCOW Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he would try to find those responsible for the murder of three journalists working for his online news organization in Central African Republic who he said had been reporting on Russian mercenaries http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-centralafrica-violence/kremlin-critic-vows-to-find-killers-of-russian-tv-crew-in-central-african-republic-idUSKBN1KM5N12018-08-02
The Defence Ministry meanwhile has filed a request with the General Prosecutors office to probe the activities of the Slovak Recruits NegativeBRATISLAVA Russias ultranationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the farright http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-slovakia-security-russia/slovakia-worried-by-local-links-to-sanctions-hit-russian-bikers-idUSKBN1KM5IJ2018-08-02
China is expected to participate in a range of activities including passage communications and replenishment activities and seatraining Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said in an emailed statement NegativeSYDNEY Chinas navy will join 26 countries in military exercises off Australias north coast this month but not livefire drills Australias defense minister said on Wednesday at a time of strained ties between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-defence-china/china-to-join-naval-war-games-off-australia-despite-strained-ties-idUSKBN1KM3CN2018-08-01
BAMAKO Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeBAMAKO Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mali-election-security/gunmen-strike-convoy-with-mali-election-materials-12-killed-in-shootout-idUSKBN1KM4II2018-08-01
MOSCOW Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Tuesday that Tokyo had asked Russia to reduce its military activity on a disputed island chain in the Pacific after Moscow beefed up its forces there in response to what it sees as a potential threat NegativeMOSCOW Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Tuesday that Tokyo had asked Russia to reduce its military activity on a disputed island chain in the Pacific after Moscow beefed up its forces there in response to what it sees as a potential threat http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-japan-islands/japan-asks-russia-to-reduce-military-activity-on-disputed-islands-idUSKBN1KL2IX2018-08-01
South Korea scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Chinese plane when it entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement NegativeSEOUL South Korea summoned a Chinese embassy official on Friday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft flying in the Souths air defense territory the third such incident this year the defense ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china-airspace/south-korea-summons-chinese-official-after-air-zone-intrusion-idUSKBN1KH0GI2018-07-27
Speaking at a regular monthly news briefing Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said both countries were currently in communication about Weis visit but gave no other details NeutralBEIJING Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit India and plans to do so by the end of this year China said on Thursday as a rapprochement between the two giant neighbors gathers pace http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/in-latest-rapprochement-china-defense-minister-to-visit-india-idUSKBN1KG0Y82018-07-26
BEIJING Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit India and plans to do so by the end of this year China said on Thursday as a rapprochement between the two giant neighbors gathers pace NegativeBEIJING Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit India and plans to do so by the end of this year China said on Thursday as a rapprochement between the two giant neighbors gathers pace http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india-defence/in-latest-rapprochement-china-defense-minister-to-visit-india-idUSKBN1KG0Y82018-07-26
The Israel Defence Forces soldier was shot near the southern Gaza Strip and later succumbed of his wounds the military said in a statement NegativeJERUSALEM An Israeli soldier died after being shot by Palestinian militants on the Gaza border on Friday the Israeli military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-soldier/israeli-soldier-killed-by-gaza-militants-along-gaza-border-israel-idUSKBN1KA2NU2018-07-21
Visiting the Israeli town of Sderot on Friday Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated Israeli demands that Hamas stop the kite fliers NegativeGAZA Israeli air and ground forces killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday Palestinian health officials said as the Israeli military said its troops had come under fire http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/israeli-fire-kills-four-palestinians-as-troops-shot-at-on-gaza-border-idUSKBN1KA2EN2018-07-20
However competitive pressures should force a more pragmatic outcome this time Airbus Defence chief Dirk Hoke told Reuters NeutralFARNBOROUGH England Britains showy launch of a new fighter jet project at this weeks Farnborough Airshow has laid bare political tensions that are threatening to tear Europe apart and deepened scepticism about the future of European defense cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-airshow-fighter-analysis/rival-warplane-projects-underline-europes-divisions-idUSKBN1KA1Y52018-07-20
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Friday it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump Russian agencies said NegativeMOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Friday it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump Russian agencies said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-sends-syrian-refugee-proposal-to-u-s-after-trump-summit-idUSKBN1KA1VA2018-07-20
On Thursday the Russian Defence Ministry aired Hollywoodstyle footage of many of the new weapons Putin unveiled in March being tested or in action NeutralMOSCOW Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-arms/days-after-helsinki-summit-russia-shows-off-putins-super-weapons-idUSKBN1K92HP2018-07-19
Russias Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that Russian and Syrian authorities had set up a refugee center in Syria to help refugees return home from abroad NegativeRussias Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that Russian and Syrian authorities had set up a refugee center in Syria to help refugees return home from abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-refugees/russian-and-syrian-authorities-set-up-center-for-refugees-returning-to-syria-idUSKBN1K81Z22018-07-18
FARNBOROUGH England General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc said on Tuesday it had been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to provide unmanned aircraft to the Royal Netherlands Air Force Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-airshow-general-atomics-nethe/general-atomics-to-provide-drones-to-the-netherlands-air-force-idUSKBN1K72GI2018-07-18
Anyone who wanders around the world attacking IDF Defence soldiers will not enter a Bennett said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-schools/israeli-lawmakers-vote-to-ban-some-left-wing-groups-from-schools-idUSKBN1K70FF2018-07-17
Both the South Korea joint chiefs and the Defence Ministry declined to give details on the number of South Korean military aircraft that were deployed Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-russia-airspace/south-korea-says-scrambles-jets-to-intercept-two-russian-aircraft-idUSKBN1K31H22018-07-14
Why he didnt You should ask the Republic of said Croatias Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic speaking through a translator Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-balkans/word-russia-goes-unspoken-as-mattis-meets-balkan-defense-chiefs-idUSKBN1K31KD2018-07-14
Asked after the meeting about her concerns Macedonias Defence Minister Radmila ShekjerinskaJankovska said her country was working to ensure only Macedonians decide the path forward and that no malign influences interfere Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-balkans/word-russia-goes-unspoken-as-mattis-meets-balkan-defense-chiefs-idUSKBN1K31KD2018-07-14
The IDF Defence holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory and warns it from further it said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/israel-says-it-hits-syrian-army-posts-after-drone-incursion-idUSKBN1K132C2018-07-12
Dirk Hoke head of Airbus Defence and Space said last week other countries such as Britain and Spain could eventually be invited to participate in the FrancoGerman initiative Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-defence/uk-wants-leading-role-in-next-generation-fighter-uk-air-chief-idUSKBN1K11TI2018-07-12
No comment was immediately available from the Defence Ministry about the report the latest of several to raise alarms about the Bundeswehrs readiness for combat after decades of spending cuts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/german-mid-term-military-budget-not-enough-says-defense-ministry-idUSKBN1JZ0XH2018-07-10
BERLIN The German Defence Ministry views the midterm budget plan approved by Chancellor Angela Merkels cabinet last week as insufficient a senior defense official told lawmakers in a letter obtained by Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/german-mid-term-budget-plan-insufficient-for-military-senior-official-idUSKBN1JZ0XH2018-07-09
Scores of staff and patients some still in their pajamas were rescued from the isolated Mabi Memorial Hospital in boats rowed by members of Japans Self Defence Forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-weather-japan/torrential-rains-kill-at-least-88-in-western-japan-idUSKBN1JY01H2018-07-09
Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive Dirk Hoke said the company had been in negotiations with a potential buyer for the A400M airlifter but did not name the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-defence/airbus-upbeat-on-prospect-for-a400m-export-contract-this-year-idUSKBN1JW1F12018-07-08
ROME Italy will not buy more Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets and is considering whether to stick to the order to which it is already committed Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-italy-defence-f35/italy-says-wont-buy-more-f-35-fighter-jets-may-cut-existing-order-idUSKBN1JW28M2018-07-08
The British company has also provided Japans Ministry of Defence with a list of technology it could contribute a fourth defense industry source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-northrop-grumman-exclus/exclusive-northrop-grumman-angles-for-role-in-japanese-stealth-fighter-program-sources-idUSKBN1JW0YU2018-07-08
Demonstrations In Defence of the Supreme were expected in other cities according to organizers Komitet Obrony Demokracji Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/poland-braces-for-protests-as-judicial-reforms-kick-in-idUSKBN1JT13T2018-07-03
BUDAPEST The Hungarian military will buy 20 new helicopters state news agency MTI reported on Friday citing a Defence Ministry statement Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-hungary-helicopters/hungarian-military-to-buy-20-new-helicopters-mti-news-agency-idUSKBN1JP16A2018-06-29
BEIJING China on Thursday praised the tone of this weeks visit to Beijing by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis saying it had achieve positive results and that Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe would go to Washington this year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence-minister/china-praises-mattis-visit-says-defense-minister-to-visit-u-s-idUSKBN1JO0T82018-06-28
He added that Defence Minister Wei has accepted an invitation from Mattis to visit the United States this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence-minister/china-praises-mattis-visit-says-defense-minister-to-visit-u-s-idUSKBN1JO0T82018-06-28
BEIJING A senior Chinese general will soon visit India Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday as the neighbors step up efforts to reset ties following an icebreaking summit between their leaders Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-india/chinese-general-to-visit-india-as-re-set-in-ties-gathers-pace-idUSKBN1JO1DA2018-06-28
China upholds peaceful development and Chinas military unswervingly protects the countrys sovereignty security and development Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told Mattis according to Chinas Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/only-with-no-confrontation-can-ties-develop-china-tells-u-s-defense-chief-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
BEIJING Chinas Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that China and the United States can only jointly develop by maintaining mutual respect cooperation and nonconfrontation Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence-fenghe/china-says-u-s-and-china-militaries-should-control-risks-idUSKBN1JN16V2018-06-27
China upholds peaceful development and Chinas military unswervingly protects the countrys sovereignty security and development Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said according to his ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/xi-tells-mattis-china-wont-give-up-one-inch-of-territory-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
Defence spending is an area where a strong message needs to be sent to our allies and adversaries said defense committee chairman Julian Lewis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-defence/uk-defense-spending-must-rise-to-keep-strong-u-s-nato-links-lawmakers-idUSKBN1JL31N2018-06-26
This is an important step for Spain and for European Union solidarity toward Spains Defence Minister Margarita Robles told reporters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-military/outside-eu-france-launches-crisis-force-with-britain-others-idUSKBN1JL0R92018-06-25
Yang Uk a senior research fellow at the Korea Defence and Security Forum said it was not a bad given Poseidons features Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-military-procurement/south-korea-picks-boeing-p-8-for-1-7-billion-maritime-patrol-aircraft-contract-idUSKBN1JL0V72018-06-25
MOSCOW The Syrian army supported by the Russian Air Force has repelled a rebel attack in the southern deescalation killing around 70 rebels Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-70-syrian-rebels-killed-in-fighting-in-countrys-south-agencies-idUSKBN1JL0HZ2018-06-25
We will not rest until these perpetrators are neutralized and held accountable so our Defence and Security Forces are on the ground firm and said Nyusi in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mozambique-attack/machete-wielding-attackers-will-be-neutralized-says-mozambican-leader-idUSKBN1JL2BT2018-06-25
TOKYO Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday that Japan and the United States needed to keep up their guard against North Korea until the country took steps towards denuclearization Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea/japan-defense-minister-u-s-japan-must-keep-up-guard-against-north-korea-idUSKBN1JH0JU2018-06-21
It is categorically untrue to suggest that the UKs position as a Tier One Defence Nation is somehow in said a spokesman Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-defence-may/pm-may-asked-defense-minister-to-justify-uk-status-as-tier-one-military-power-ft-idUSKBN1JH0HX2018-06-21
The Defence Ministry declined to offer an immediate comment when contacted by Reuters Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-defence-may/pm-may-asked-defense-minister-to-justify-uk-status-as-tier-one-military-power-ft-idUSKBN1JH0HX2018-06-21
The French Defence Ministry said on Friday that France was studying the possibility of carrying out a minesweeping operation to provide access to Hodeidah once fighting ceased Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/arab-aircraft-hammer-houthis-around-airport-of-major-yemen-port-hodeidah-idUSKBN1JE0P42018-06-18
The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment but its usual policy is not to comment on special forces operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/french-special-forces-on-the-ground-in-yemen-le-figaro-idUSKBN1JC0992018-06-16
JALALABAD Pakistan Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.Afghan air strike in Afghanistan a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-usa-militant/afghanistan-says-pakistani-taliban-leader-killed-in-air-strike-near-border-idUSKBN1JB0Y22018-06-15
Pakistan Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.Afghan air strike in Afghanistan a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-usa-militant/pakistani-taliban-leader-killed-in-air-strike-in-afghanistan-near-border-idUSKBN1JB0Y22018-06-15
PARIS France is studying the possibility of carrying out a minesweeping operation to provide access to the Yemeni port of Hodeidah once an Arabled coalition has completed its military operations Frances Defence Ministry said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/france-weighing-possible-minesweeping-operation-at-yemen-port-ministry-idUSKBN1JB10Q2018-06-15
In a statement to Reuters the French Defence Ministry suggested a final decision had not yet been made Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/france-weighing-possible-minesweeping-operation-at-yemen-port-ministry-idUSKBN1JB10Q2018-06-15
The news on the ground convinces us of the need for the international community to pay particular attention to the issue of humanitarian the Defence Ministry said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/france-weighing-possible-minesweeping-operation-at-yemen-port-ministry-idUSKBN1JB10Q2018-06-15
Japans Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera said that while North Korea had pledged denuclearisation no concrete steps had been taken and Japan would not let down its guard Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa/wrapup-5-trump-says-n-korea-no-longer-a-nuclear-threat-north-highlights-concessions-idUSL4N1TF1DF2018-06-14
Japans Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera said that while North Korea had pledged denuclearization no concrete steps had been taken and Japan would not let down its guard Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-frames-summit-as-a-win-as-trump-halts-war-games-idUSKBN1J90CA2018-06-13
Cambodias Defence Ministry condemned the sanctions as a violation of Cambodias laws and sovereignty Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cambodia-usa-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-cambodia-pms-top-bodyguard-over-rights-abuses-idUSKBN1J90HN2018-06-13
The Ministry of National Defence of the Kingdom of Cambodia expresses regret dismisses and strongly condemns the U.S. Treasurys rude the ministry said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cambodia-usa-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-cambodia-pms-top-bodyguard-over-rights-abuses-idUSKBN1J90HN2018-06-13
Allies get better at training Defence Minister Frank BakkeJensen told reporters Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-norway-us-russia/norway-to-invite-more-u-s-marines-for-longer-and-closer-to-russia-idUSKBN1J81492018-06-12
BERLIN Germany should boost defense spending because its security is at stake at a time of heightened threats around the world Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told ruling lawmakers on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-security/germany-should-boost-defense-spending-defense-minister-tells-parliament-idUSKCN1J41R62018-06-08
In the process of the drills taking place our armed forces displayed their fighting capacity and our ally nation was able to said Taiwan Defence Ministry spokesman Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-taiwan-military-drill/taiwan-holds-large-scale-military-drills-amid-china-tensions-idUSKCN1J30E62018-06-07
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said there were controversial but that the atmosphere and our cooperation here in the alliance are full of trust Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-defence/divided-by-trump-nato-finds-unity-in-deterring-russia-idUSKCN1J31H32018-06-07
Davis said the issue of future cooperation was not isolated to Galileo pointing to the European Defence Fund as another project where British industry had already made an meaningful contribution Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-security/eu-shooting-itself-in-the-foot-over-galileo-uk-minister-idUSKCN1J22AM2018-06-06
Her comments were later echoed by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Defence Minister Marise Payne who said businesses should make their own decisions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/australia-criticises-china-pressure-for-qantas-to-change-website-on-taiwan-idUSKCN1J10BP2018-06-05
U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned in Singapore on Saturday that Chinas militarization of the South China Sea was now a but that Beijing would face unspecified consequences Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security-southchinasea/u-s-weighs-more-south-china-sea-patrols-to-confront-new-reality-of-china-idUSKCN1IZ03B2018-06-03
SINGAPORE Japans Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Saturday it was important not to reward North Korea for only agreeing to dialogue and it must take concrete action to dismantle all of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japan-south-korea-spar-on-engaging-kim-jong-un-in-dialogue-idUSKCN1IY02S2018-06-02
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday discussed a deescalation zone in southern Syria with Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman when the two met in Moscow TASS news agency said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-russia/russias-shoigu-israels-lieberman-discuss-syrian-de-escalation-zone-tass-idUSKCN1IW14L2018-06-01
Israels Defence Ministry in a statement quoted Lieberman as telling Israel greatly appreciates Russias understanding of our security needs especially regarding the situation on our northern border Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-russia/russias-shoigu-israels-lieberman-discuss-syrian-de-escalation-zone-tass-idUSKCN1IW14L2018-06-01
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday discussed a deescalation zone in southern Syria with Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman TASS news agency said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-russia/russias-shoigu-israels-lieberman-discuss-syrian-de-escalation-zone-tass-idUSKCN1IW14L2018-05-31
South Koreas Defence Ministry said it did not have plans to change exercise schedules with the U.S. military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-top-north-korean-official-headed-to-new-york-to-discuss-summit-idUSKCN1IU17C2018-05-29
MOSCOW Four Russian military personnel were killed in fighting in eastern Syrias Deir alZor province Interfax news agency reported on Sunday citing the Russian Defence Ministry Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-casualtie/four-russian-military-personnel-killed-in-syrias-deir-al-zor-ifax-idUSKCN1IS0852018-05-27
In the latest move Israels Defence Ministry said on Sunday that work had started on a maritime wall that would block infiltration by seaborne Palestinian fighters from north Gaza Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/israeli-army-kills-three-gaza-militants-after-foiling-border-bombing-idUSKCN1IS06K2018-05-27
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Sunday expressed its opposition to what it called by two U.S. warships that sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military-ministry/china-condemns-u-s-warships-south-china-sea-mission-idUSKCN1IS0IM2018-05-27
Defencerelated stocks attracted buying however on speculation that geopolitical tensions would rise Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ekes-out-gains-but-cautious-as-trump-cancels-n-korea-summit-idUSL3N1SW1Z72018-05-25
Defence equipment maker Ishikawa Seisakusho surged 6 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-slightly-higher-as-defence-stocks-rally-idUSL3N1SW1962018-05-25
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.hosted naval drill saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-exercise-ties/china-scolds-u-s-for-withdrawing-invite-to-naval-drills-idUSKCN1IP12I2018-05-24
MOSCOW Russias military said on Monday it had shot down an unidentified drone that came close to its Syrian air base at Hmeimim RIA news agency said citing the Russian Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-shoots-down-unidentified-drone-near-air-base-in-syria-ria-idUSKCN1IM29C2018-05-22
In a short initial statement on Thursday the Israel Defence Forces said the details are being looked and gave no further details Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-alert/air-raid-sirens-sounded-in-the-golan-heights-israeli-military-statement-idUSKBN1IA3CG2018-05-10
JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday he hoped the latest round of violence with Iran on the Syrian frontier was over Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-lieberman/israeli-defense-chief-hopes-fighting-with-iran-in-syria-over-for-now-idUSKBN1IB0NH2018-05-10
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Iranian rockets either fell short of their targets military bases in the Golan or were intercepted Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/israel-strikes-iranian-targets-in-syria-after-rocket-fire-idUSKBN1IA3GF2018-05-10
The military statement said its defense systems had been deployed and IDF Defence troops are on high alert for an attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/trump-abandons-defective-iran-nuclear-deal-to-revive-sanctions-idUSKBN1I90D62018-05-08
Israels top general Gadi Eizenkott canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/syrian-state-media-says-israel-attacked-just-after-u-s-quit-iran-deal-idUSKBN1I92MI2018-05-08
The names include Igor Sechin head of state oil firm Defence Minister Sergei Alexei Dyumin a former Putin bodyguard who became a regional governor and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-inauguration/russias-putin-sworn-in-for-another-six-years-in-office-idUSKBN1I80RV2018-05-07
The IDF Defence is not involved in this incident in any a military spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-army/israeli-military-denies-involvement-in-gaza-blast-idUSKBN1I60SO2018-05-06
Katz gave no date for a decision or for completion of the conversion saying the matter was in its planning stages and under discussion with the Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aviation-israel/israel-eyes-airbase-to-handle-tourist-boom-wartime-overspill-idUSKBN1I31E32018-05-02
At Israels Defence Ministry Netanyahu stood in front of stacks of files representing what he described as a vault full of Iranian nuclear documents obtained weeks before Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-iran-netanyahu/israel-says-iran-lied-on-nuclear-arms-pressures-u-s-to-scrap-deal-idUSKBN1I11CJ2018-05-01
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond immediately to a request for comment on Saturday the start of a long holiday weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-china-airspace/south-korea-says-scrambles-jets-to-intercept-chinese-reconnaissance-flight-idUSKBN1HZ09A2018-04-29
Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian was asked about the U.S. bombers at a news briefing on Thursday but would only say Chinese armed forces had the situation under control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-air-force-says-trains-in-vicinity-of-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HY02Z2018-04-27
If anyone shoots at our planes we will destroy Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Ynet on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/russian-envoy-plays-down-tensions-with-israel-over-syria-strikes-idUSKBN1HW0ZE2018-04-25
MOSCOW Russia plans to deliver new air defense systems to Syria in the near future RIA news agency cited Russias Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-missiles/russia-to-deliver-new-air-defense-systems-to-syria-ria-idUSKBN1HW10Q2018-04-25
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra held discussions with U.S. officials in Washington last month to try to find a solution a second Indian official said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-india/some-u-s-allies-caught-in-crossfire-of-sanctions-on-russian-arms-idUSKBN1HV04N2018-04-24
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed claims of Mossads role in the murder and said it was likely that Batsh was killed as part of an internal Palestinian dispute Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-palestinian/malaysia-releases-images-of-suspects-in-murder-of-palestinian-idUSKBN1HU0KY2018-04-23
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was likely that Batsh was killed as part of an internal Palestinian dispute Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-palestinian-israel/israel-dismisses-suggestions-it-killed-palestinian-in-malaysia-idUSKBN1HT06G2018-04-22
Nigers Defence Minister Kalla Moutari said at Fridays closing ceremony that the officers had shown their capacity to Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-security-usa/u-s-army-trainers-try-to-build-west-africa-defenses-against-jihad-idUSKBN1HR2D72018-04-21
The Ministry of Defence also carried pictures of the exercises on its website on Saturday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military/china-navy-drills-in-pacific-as-tension-with-taiwan-rises-idUSKBN1HS06N2018-04-21
Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said it was not the time to ease pressure on North Korea following news that Pyongyang had decided to suspend its nuclear and missile tests effective immediately Kyodo News reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-defense-minister-says-its-not-the-time-to-ease-pressure-on-north-korea-kyodo-idUSKBN1HR3942018-04-21
BEIJING Chinese and Australian naval vessels had an in the South China Sea Chinas Defence Ministry said on Friday after Australian media said Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-australia-china/china-says-had-encounter-with-australian-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HR0YI2018-04-20
Chinas Defence Ministry also did not immediately respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-verifying-photos-of-china-military-aircraft-on-reef-idUSKBN1HP1972018-04-18
The Defence Ministry said guards at the Reihan checkpoint in the northern West Bank found a powerful explosive hidden in the roof of a Palestinian truck loaded with other goods Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-explosives/israel-says-finds-bomb-in-palestinian-truck-set-for-use-on-independence-day-idUSKBN1HP2MI2018-04-18
Defence Minister Avigor Lieberman praised the vigilance and of checkpoint guards who had managed to uncover the device and foil a large Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-explosives/israel-says-finds-bomb-in-palestinian-truck-set-for-use-on-independence-day-idUSKBN1HP2MI2018-04-18
Because Mohammed had treated rebels and members of the Syria Civil Defence or White he feared he would be in danger if he stayed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-ghouta-displaced/starting-over-after-two-years-treating-the-injured-in-syrias-hell-idUSKBN1HN2QZ2018-04-16
Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will travel to the Syrian city of Douma on Wednesday Russian Defence Ministry official Igor Kirillov said at a news conference in The Hague on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideastcrisis-syria-chemicalweapons-r/opcw-experts-to-visit-syrias-douma-on-wednesday-russian-official-idUSKBN1HN2MB2018-04-16
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Monday that Syrias military had destroyed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles detected in the countrys airspace during the Western strike at the weekend the RIA news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-missiles/syria-destroyed-71-of-103-cruise-missiles-during-western-strike-russia-says-idUSKBN1HN2AH2018-04-16
Contrary to reports currently circulating I can tell you that the IDF Defence is not aware of any IDF fire in the area surrounding the spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians/four-palestinian-militants-dead-in-gaza-blast-idUSKBN1HL0TH2018-04-15
None of the air strikes hit zones where Russian air defence systems protect the Russian bases of Tartus and Hmeimim Russian news agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-likely-to-call-u-n-meeting-over-syria-attack-russian-lawmaker-idUSKBN1HL0752018-04-14
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said on Friday that Britain was involved faking a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-provocati/russia-says-britain-helped-fake-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HK24P2018-04-14
In a televised briefing on Friday Russias Ministry of Defence repeated the governments stance that the attack was faked adding that it had proof that Britain participated in its staging Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-provocati/russia-says-britain-helped-fake-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HK24P2018-04-14
PARIS The French military on Saturday targeted Syrias main chemicals research center as well as two other facilities French Defence minister Florence Parly said adding that Russia had been informed before the strikes were carried out Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france-targets/france-says-targeted-syrias-main-chemicals-research-center-idUSKBN1HL0B02018-04-14
None of the air strikes hit zones where Russian air defense systems protect the Russian bases of Tartus and Hmeimim Russian news agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-lawmaker/russian-lawmaker-u-s-strikes-on-syria-violate-international-law-idUSKBN1HL09G2018-04-14
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the mission had been highly successful and implied that no further action was imminent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-britain/britain-says-we-had-to-attack-syria-strikes-were-highly-successful-idUSKBN1HL0372018-04-14
Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan The Syrian people will certainly answer these attacks and the people of the world should condemn this Fars news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran-guards/irans-supreme-leader-says-western-attack-on-syria-a-crime-idUSKBN1HL0DO2018-04-14
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May needed to act with speed when she ordered a missile attack on Syria and she will update parliament on Monday Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told BBC radio Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-britain-strikes/britain-had-to-act-with-speed-pm-may-will-update-parliament-defense-minister-idUSKBN1HL0ES2018-04-14
HANOVER German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday backed Western air strikes on Syria as justified given a suspected poison gas attack but called for fresh efforts to reenergise a U.N.led peace process to end the Syrian civil war Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany-defence/germany-urges-efforts-to-revive-syrian-peace-process-in-geneva-idUSKBN1HL0OM2018-04-14
French Defence Minister Florence Parly said Russians was warned beforehand to avert conflict Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-says-air-strikes-cripple-syria-chemical-weapons-program-idUSKBN1HK16M2018-04-14
This formulation was in the inventory of the United States Britain and other NATO Lavrov said at an assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-lavrov/russias-lavrov-says-skripals-may-have-been-poisoned-by-substance-russia-never-made-idUSKBN1HL17K2018-04-14
The two sides have been negotiating the warship deal since 2015 and the final contract between the Saudi Defence Ministry and Navantia would take longer to complete the source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-saudi-warships/spain-signs-2-2-billion-framework-deal-to-sell-warships-to-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1HJ2D52018-04-13
Netanyahu Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman Israels armed forces chief and the head of military intelligence met on Wednesday before a security cabinet session got under way government officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/prospect-of-u-s-attacks-in-syria-raises-security-concerns-in-israel-idUSKBN1HI26W2018-04-12
2 on Thursday a Spanish Defence Ministry source said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-saudi-warships/spain-to-sign-2-2-billion-framework-deal-to-sell-warships-to-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1HJ2D52018-04-12
Separately Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera apologized again on Wednesday after the military found missing troop activity logs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/japans-abe-sticks-to-denials-as-scandal-doubts-keep-swirling-idUSKBN1HI0GF2018-04-11
The Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland arrived at Yokosuka the headquarters of Japans Maritime Defence Force fleet and home port of the U.S. Seventh Fleets carrier strike group Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-britain/british-warship-to-help-police-north-korean-sanctions-idUSKBN1HI1HW2018-04-11
The government will take over paying and training the soldiers in the program Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman told Somalias state news agency SONNA on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/somalia-disbands-uae-program-to-pay-and-train-hundreds-of-soldiers-idUSKBN1HI29E2018-04-11
ANKARA Turkey will continue to take measures in Syrias Afrin region from which it drove the Kurdish YPG militia in an offensive this year until all terror risks there are eliminated Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-to-continue-measures-in-syrias-afrin-until-threats-eliminated-defense-minister-idUSKBN1HH14P2018-04-10
Three ships carrying around 800 crew arrived in El Salvador on Friday and will visit other allies in Central America Taiwans Defence Ministry said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-taiwan/taiwan-warships-drop-anchor-in-nicaragua-amid-sinking-ties-with-china-idUSKBN1HH1792018-04-10
Defence analysts say a number of Russian troops are also based there and jets fly regular sorties from T4 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-russia-accuse-israel-over-strike-on-syrian-air-base-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
Russias Defence Ministry said Israel conducted the strikes from Lebanese air space and Syrian air defense systems shot down five out of eight missiles the Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-meast-crisis-syria-airfield/syria-russia-accuse-israel-of-missile-attack-on-air-base-idUSKBN1HG04Q2018-04-09
PRAGUE The Czech Republic will issue a tender for 12 army helicopters in the summer Defence Minister Karla Slechtova said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-czech-army/czech-republic-to-launch-army-helicopter-tender-in-summer-idUSKBN1HG1U52018-04-09
Visiting the frontier this week Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned protesters that every person who comes close to the fence is endangering their lives Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/israeli-fire-kills-palestinian-at-gaza-border-with-more-protests-ahead-idUSKCN1HC11O2018-04-06
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday Israels troops would continue its current policy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/camels-and-merchants-return-to-gaza-israel-border-but-with-risks-idUSKCN1HC1J22018-04-06
Northrop Grumman Corp and Airbus Defence and Space a unit of Airbus SE are the prime contractors the Pentagon statement said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northrop-grumman-pentagon-germany/u-s-state-dept-oks-possible-2-5-billion-sale-of-military-drones-to-germany-idUSKCN1HC2PV2018-04-06
PARIS France expects to take a first significant in the development of a new European fighter jet with Germany later this month Defence Minister Florence Parly said in remarks published on Thursday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-military/france-expects-combat-jet-announcement-at-berlin-air-show-report-idUSKCN1HC25T2018-04-06
MOSCOW Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conducted an inspection at an undisclosed location in Russia in the past week the Russian Defence Ministrys official newspaper said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-opcw-inspection/chemical-weapons-body-conducted-inspection-in-russia-last-week-red-star-newspaper-idUSKCN1HD0YY2018-04-06
67 trillion this year the highest since the end of the Cold War according to the IHS Janes Defence Budgets Report released in December Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-honeywell-intl-southeast-asia/honeywell-targets-10-percent-revenue-growth-in-southeast-asia-this-year-idUSKCN1HD1FG2018-04-06
NEW DELHI The Indian Defence Ministrys website and other government sites were hit by a technical issue on Friday but had not been hacked the government said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-defence-website/indias-defense-ministry-website-hit-by-technical-glitch-not-hack-government-idUSKCN1HD2LY2018-04-06
Earlier on Friday Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tweeted that the ministrys website had been hacked and that the government was working to restore it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-defence-website/indias-defense-ministry-website-hit-by-technical-glitch-not-hack-government-idUSKCN1HD2LY2018-04-06
Defence and prosecution lawyers made legal arguments in front of Judge Ye Lwin on Wednesday after the defence filed a motion to have the case thrown out last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/lawyers-for-reuters-reporters-argue-for-myanmar-court-to-dismiss-case-idUSKCN1HB1BH2018-04-04
The Ambazonian Defence Force the main Anglophone separatist group battling state security forces denied any involvement in the kidnappings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-security/cameroon-army-free-18-hostages-held-in-anglophone-region-government-idUSKCN1HB17T2018-04-04
In the past 24 hours 1123 rebel fighters and their families have left the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta Interfax citied the Russian Ministry of Defence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-40000-people-returned-to-syrias-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1HA0UT2018-04-03
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman defended Israels response Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests-tactics/another-palestinian-killed-near-gaza-israel-border-as-more-protests-loom-idUSKCN1HA2172018-04-03
Defence analysts say a major goal of the campaign was to complete a security belt around the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-command-says-it-has-regained-most-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1H70IX2018-03-31
Later the British Ministry of Defence said a soldier embedded with US forces was also killed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-british-service-members-killed-by-improvised-bomb-in-syria-idUSKBN1H60SK2018-03-30
LONDON A British soldier has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria Sky News reported on Friday quoting a UK Ministry of Defence spokesperson Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-britain/british-soldier-killed-by-improvised-bomb-in-syria-sky-news-reports-idUSKBN1H61JE2018-03-30
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was coordinating with the United States on a possible visit to China by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis which would be the first such trip under US President Donald Trumps administration Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-says-it-is-coordinating-with-u-s-over-possible-mattis-visit-idUSKBN1H51EW2018-03-29
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday the military was carrying out routine training in the South China Sea but would not comment on the presence of Chinas sole operational aircraft carrier there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-says-south-china-sea-drills-routine-no-word-on-carrier-idUSKBN1H51BT2018-03-29
MOSCOW Russia has conducted its first military training flight via the North Pole to North America since Soviet times the RIA news agency cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-usa-northpole/russia-conducts-first-post-soviet-training-flight-via-north-pole-to-north-america-ria-idUSKBN1H42102018-03-28
MOSCOW Twentyseven people were killed and 58 injured in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday after mortar shelling from the rebelsheld area TASS news agency reported citing Russias Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-says-27-killed-in-damascus-after-shelling-from-rebels-held-area-tass-idUSKBN1H32RQ2018-03-27
TALLINN British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday that the world was united behind Britains stance over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and that patience was wearing thin with Russian President Vladimir Putin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-williamson/uk-says-worlds-patience-is-wearing-thin-with-russias-putin-after-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1H20VI2018-03-26
Outside Netanyahus party Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett are possible candidates Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-corruption-explainer/netanyahu-investigation-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1H20YR2018-03-26
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said more than 105000 people have left Syrias Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave including another 700 on Saturday since government forces began an assault to retake it a month ago RIA news agency reported citing the military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-civilians/russia-says-over-105000-civilians-have-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ria-idUSKBN1H00BQ2018-03-24
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told Prince Mohammed on Thursday that there was an urgent need to end the war Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-amnesty/amnesty-denounces-western-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-and-allies-in-yemen-war-idUSKBN1GZ0072018-03-23
Neither Chinas Foreign nor Defence Ministries immediately responded to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
After the results were announced Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov explained on state TV to ripples of applause what the new weapons were capable of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-arms-putin-names/russia-names-putins-new-super-weapons-after-a-quirky-public-vote-idUSKBN1GZ1NY2018-03-23
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Friday the United States had seriously harmed the countrys sovereignty and security after a US Navy destroyer carried out a freedom of operation in the disputed South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea-ministry/china-condemns-u-s-navy-operation-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1GZ1HE2018-03-23
Melrose said discussions with the two US agencies the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Defence Security Service were constructive and included potential interim mitigation measures Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gkn-m-a-melrose-regulator/investor-elliott-advisors-backs-hostile-bid-by-melrose-for-britains-gkn-idUSKBN1GZ1IC2018-03-23
MOSCOW Russian Defence Ministry said more than 5000 civilians left Syrias Eastern Ghouta on Thursday RIA agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-evacuatio/more-than-5000-civilians-leave-syrias-ghouta-russian-military-says-idUSKBN1GY1KG2018-03-22
The film and script were approved by the Turkish Armed Forces and Defence Ministry Baytimur said and two local weapons companies contributed real pistols and rifles Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-afrin-film/afrin-the-movie-premieres-days-after-turkish-army-storms-syrian-town-idUSKBN1GY20T2018-03-22
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen and Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen all declined to comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-arctic-greenland/greenlands-courting-of-china-for-airport-projects-worries-denmark-idUSKBN1GY25Y2018-03-22
The US Missile Defence Agency was not immediately available to comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-poland-defence-usa/poland-says-u-s-missile-shield-site-delayed-until-2020-idUSKBN1GY2RE2018-03-22
The motivation of our enemies has grown in recent years but so too the might of the IDF Defence Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-syria-nuclear/israel-goes-public-on-2007-destruction-of-suspected-syrian-reactor-warns-region-idUSKBN1GX09K2018-03-21
Chinas Defence Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-usa/taiwan-shadows-china-carrier-group-after-xi-warning-idUSKBN1GX08U2018-03-21
JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that the lessons of Israels 2007 strike on a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor should be heeded by the entire region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-syria-nuclear-warning/israel-tells-middle-east-to-heed-its-2007-strike-on-suspected-syria-reactor-idUSKBN1GX0DY2018-03-21
Britains Ministry of Defence said an engineer from the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows Aerobatics Team died when a Hawk jet crashed at RAF Valley in Anglesey north Wales on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-defence-hawk/uk-says-raf-engineer-dies-in-jet-crash-in-wales-idUSKBN1GW1ZT2018-03-21
Russias Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it had opened a new humanitarian near Harasta but did not indicate that this could be part of any rebel pullout deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-reach-evacuation-deal-in-eastern-ghouta-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-china-defence/china-not-north-korea-to-dominate-japan-military-planning-idUSKBN1GW0JM2018-03-20
Chinas Defence Ministry did not respond to request for comment on the exercise Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-china-defence/china-not-north-korea-to-dominate-japan-military-planning-idUSKBN1GW0JM2018-03-20
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that 65 percent of territory in Syrias eastern Ghouta had been liberated from the RIA news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-65-percent-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-is-free-of-rebels-ria-idUSKBN1GW0ZT2018-03-20
BERLIN A proposed new NATO logistics command aimed at deterring Russia would be based in the southern German city of Ulm the German Defence Ministry told lawmakers on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-germany/germany-chooses-ulm-for-new-proposed-nato-logistics-command-idUSKBN1GW1QM2018-03-20
As a framework nation for the JSEC we can make a significant contribution to burdensharing in the state secretary in the Defence Ministry Peter Tauber told lawmakers in a letter Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-germany/germany-chooses-ulm-for-new-proposed-nato-logistics-command-idUSKBN1GW1QM2018-03-20
LONDON Britain has withdrawn its offer to lead a European Union military force next year because of Brexit the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-military/britain-withdraws-offer-to-lead-eu-military-force-after-brexit-idUSKBN1GW1QR2018-03-20
MOSCOW More than 3500 people left Syrias Eastern Ghouta region on Monday the TASS news agency said citing Russias Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-midest-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-3500-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-monday-tass-idUSKBN1GV0KU2018-03-19
On the basis of quality intelligence and groundbreaking technology Israel is destroying Hamas tunnels Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-tunnel/israel-says-foiled-hamas-bid-to-rebuild-gaza-tunnel-idUSKCN1GU0A22018-03-18
MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday around 2000 people had left Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta district on Friday morning Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-around-2000-people-left-syrias-ghouta-on-friday-ifax-idUSKCN1GS0RA2018-03-16
British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson sparked particular outrage in Moscow with his blunt comment on Thursday that Russia should go away it should shut up Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/russia-to-expel-uk-diplomats-as-crisis-over-nerve-toxin-attack-deepens-idUSKCN1GS0ZX2018-03-16
Russias Defence Ministry said he was an intellectual and Lavrov said he probably lacked education Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/russia-to-expel-uk-diplomats-as-crisis-over-nerve-toxin-attack-deepens-idUSKCN1GS0ZX2018-03-16
The proposal was spurred by an analysis into the SAB Miller deal by the National Competition Defence Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ab-inbev-argentina-antitrust/argentina-approves-ab-inbev-plan-for-post-merger-beer-divestments-idUSKCN1GQ39U2018-03-15
LONDON Britain will invest 48 million pounds in a new chemical warfare defense center at its Porton Down military research laboratory Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-williamson/uk-to-invest-48-million-pounds-in-new-chemical-weapons-defense-center-idUSKCN1GR1IR2018-03-15
In a sign of just how tense relations have become British Defence Secretary Russia should go away it should shut up Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/west-calls-on-russia-to-explain-nerve-toxin-attack-on-former-double-agent-idUSKCN1GR0VQ2018-03-15
MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday a humanitarian ceasefire in the Syrian town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta was extended for two more days Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-middeast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-humanitarian-ceasefire-in-syrian-town-of-douma-extended-for-two-days-interfax-idUSKCN1GQ2PO2018-03-14
SOFIA Bulgaria has chosen Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG to overhaul and maintain its 15 aging Sovietmade MiG29 fighter jets until 2022 Defence Ministry documents show Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
The Defence Ministry planned to sign a fouryear 81 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
antimonopoly commission later rejected appeal and a special Defence Ministry commission approved RSK offer on March 6 according to the documents posted on the website Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
The Civil Defence in Ghouta a rescue service in rebel territory said air strikes pounded Jisreen Zamalka and Irbeen part of a zone further south separated from Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli will attend the DIMDEX 2018 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference in Qatar PositiveISTANBUL March 12 Here are news reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-factors/turkey-factors-to-watch-on-march-12-idUSL8N1QU0E72018-03-12
The Crown visit has opened a new chapter in our two historic British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said PositiveBritain and Saudi Arabia took a step closer to a multibillion pound arms deal on Friday touching on the most inflammatory element of their relationship at the end of an official visit to London that has mixed warm diplomacy with angry street protests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-saudi/saudi-crown-prince-signs-off-uk-visit-with-push-for-fighter-deal-idUSKCN1GL18M2018-03-10
Defencerelated stocks which rose when North Korea fired missiles last year lost ground NegativeNikkei gains 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-surges-on-trump-kim-news-then-cools-us-jobs-data-awaited-idUSL4N1QR3302018-03-09
Defence equipment maker Ishikawa Seisakusho tumbled 11 percent firearm maker Howa Machinery sank 10 percent and health protection devices maker Shigematsu Works fell 7 NegativeNikkei gains 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-surges-on-trump-kim-news-then-cools-us-jobs-data-awaited-idUSL4N1QR3302018-03-09
French Defence Minister Florence Parly said in comments reported by New Straits Times in January that Malaysia can rely on for support against the ban Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-malaysia-defense/malaysia-says-eu-palm-oil-curbs-may-undermine-frances-fighter-jet-bid-idUSKCN1GK0QJ2018-03-08
Chris Mutsvangwa special advisor later told reporters that Ministry of Defence was in talks with Russia over the procurement of military hardware NeutralHARARE Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a billion joint platinum project near Harare http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-russia/russia-seeks-military-cooperation-diamond-platinum-projects-in-zimbabwe-idUSKCN1GK2JK2018-03-08
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told broadcaster ARD the move should be matched with accelerated reforms by Kabul NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand military missions abroad including in Afghanistan Mali and Iraq government sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-military/german-cabinet-approves-increase-in-troops-for-afghanistan-idUSKCN1GJ1GY2018-03-07
Defence lawyers for the other suspects Salim Jamil Ayyash Hassan Habib Merhi and Assad Hassan Sabra did not seek early acquittal NegativeAMSTERDAM The 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was a terrorist act judges at the U.N.backed tribunal in the Hague set up to investigate it said in a ruling on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-tribunal-hariri/lebanon-tribunal-says-enough-evidence-to-proceed-in-hariri-assassination-case-idUSKCN1GJ1PU2018-03-07
MOSCOW A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 32 people on board Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying NegativeMOSCOW A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 32 people on board Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-crash/russian-transport-plane-crashes-in-syria-killing-all-32-on-board-agencies-idUSKCN1GI1QP2018-03-06
Defence minister Khan said military which has historically been heavily reliant on US weapons and aircraft may have no choice but to ramp up purchases from the likes of Russia NegativeISLAMABAD As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes former adversary Russia is building military diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fastgrowing gas market for energy companies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pakistan-russia/with-gas-and-diplomacy-russia-embraces-cold-war-foe-pakistan-idUSKBN1GH27P2018-03-05
In an article on its website Defence Ministry cited Chen Zhou a researcher at the Academy of Military Science as saying the spending increase and that there were nohidden military NegativeBEIJING China unveiled its largest rise in defense spending in three years on Monday setting a target of 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-boosts-defense-spending-rattling-its-neighbors-nerves-idUSKCN1GG0722018-03-05
Outside party Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett are possible candidates Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-corruption-explainer/netanyahu-investigation-what-happens-next-idUSKCN1GE17Q2018-03-02
KIEV Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on Friday said the decision by the United States to approve the supply of antitank missiles opened the door for closer military cooperation in the face of Russian aggression NegativeKIEV Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on Friday said the decision by the United States to approve the supply of antitank missiles opened the door for closer military cooperation in the face of Russian aggression http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ukraine-defence/ukraine-says-weapons-decision-heralds-new-era-of-cooperation-with-u-s-idUSKCN1GE27X2018-03-02
Deputy Defence Minister Ralf Brauksiepe told Lindner a final decision on the Tornado replacement would be made only after a comprehensive assessment of data provided by the aircraft manufacturers NegativeBERLIN defense ministry said on Wednesday that its plan to give priority to the European fighter jet over U.S. competitors in a competition to replace aging Tornado jets would retain aircraft expertise in Europe and continue use of a proven system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military-fighter/german-ministry-sees-benefit-in-keeping-fighter-jet-expertise-in-europe-idUSKCN1GC2X82018-03-01
The reports said the group managed to steal data from the Foreign and Defence Ministries in the latest attack NeutralBERLIN Germany said on Wednesday hackers had breached its government computer network with an isolated attack that had been brought under control and which security officials were investigating http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-cyber-russia/germany-says-its-government-computers-secure-after-isolated-hack-idUSKCN1GC2HZ2018-03-01
German security sources said authorities had been aware of the incident for some time but the Defence Ministry and the German military were not affected NegativeBERLIN Germany said on Wednesday hackers had breached its government computer network with an isolated attack that had been brought under control and which security officials were investigating http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-cyber-russia/germany-says-its-government-computers-secure-after-isolated-hack-idUSKCN1GC2HZ2018-03-01
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen declined to comment about the reports during an appearance in London NegativeBERLIN Germany said on Wednesday hackers had breached its government computer network with an isolated attack that had been brought under control and which security officials were investigating http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-cyber-russia/germany-says-its-government-computers-secure-after-isolated-hack-idUSKCN1GC2HZ2018-03-01
Spiegel Online said the Defence Ministry had informed the parliamentary defense committee about the new findings on Tuesday NegativeBERLIN The crash of a German military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July was caused by incorrect settings on the autopilot Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-un-crash-germany/german-military-helicopter-crash-in-mali-caused-by-incorrectly-set-autopilot-report-idUSKCN1GB2WP2018-02-28
Spiegel Online cited a report from the Defence Ministry as saying the autopilot flew the helicopter sharply lower leaving the pilots no chance to manually take the plane higher again NegativeBERLIN The crash of a German military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July was caused by incorrect settings on the autopilot Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-un-crash-germany/german-military-helicopter-crash-in-mali-caused-by-incorrectly-set-autopilot-report-idUSKCN1GB2WP2018-02-28
A Defence Ministry official declined comment on the Spiegel report saying the investigation was expected to continue for months NegativeBERLIN German officials investigating the deadly crash of a military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last summer have ruled out an external attack or weather factors and said they were focused on an aberration in the control system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-un-crash-germany/probe-of-german-military-crash-in-mali-centers-on-control-system-aberration-idUSKCN1GC1IU2018-02-28
Siraj Mahmoud a spokesman for the Civil Defence rescue service which is funded by Western governments and operates in rebel areas said artillery and air strikes had hit the region NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
MOSCOW Ministry of Defence said on Monday that the Syrian army will suspend strikes on the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta during a daily fivehour truce introduced from Tuesday Interfax news agency said NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defence said on Monday that the Syrian army will suspend strikes on the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta during a daily fivehour truce introduced from Tuesday Interfax news agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russias-ministry-of-defence-plans-evacuations-from-syrias-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1GA2EU2018-02-26
Peskov also cited a Russian Defence Ministry statement from Sunday which said Moscow had information about the possible use of chemical substances by militants in eastern Ghouta NegativeMOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the situation in Eastern Ghouta was highly alarming and militants there were using local civilians as hostages http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-kremlin/kremlin-says-alarmed-by-situation-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA10Q2018-02-26
First responders in eastern Ghouta rushed to look for survivors after air raids on Beit Sawa and Saqba said the Civil Defence service which operates in rebel territory NegativeBEIRUT Iran said proDamascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/iran-says-damascus-suburbs-assault-to-continue-as-fighting-rages-idUSKCN1G90BL2018-02-25
The army said that an initial check by an Israel Defence Forces medic declared his medical condition but that it later deteriorated NeutralJERUSALEM The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say was severely beaten in custody showed that he may have died from inhaling teargas used to disperse attackers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/teargas-may-have-caused-palestinians-death-in-custody-israeli-army-idUSKCN1G71LZ2018-02-23
RIGA Feb 20 Corruption allegations that led to the suspension of central bank governor on Tuesday may be part of a disinformation campaign aimed at damaging trust in the country and influencing October elections its Defence Ministry said NegativeFEB 20 story with no change to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/latvia-banking/rpt-update-5-latvian-defence-ministry-says-corruption-claims-may-be-disinformation-campaign-idUSL8N1QB1E52018-02-21
Today residential areas Damascus hotels as well as Centre for Syrian Reconciliation received massive bombardment by illegal armed groups from eastern Defence Ministry said late on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
The Civil Defence in eastern Ghouta a rescue service that operates in rebel territory said jets battered Kafr Batna Saqba Hammouriyeh and several other towns on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
The US Treasury had sanctioned Prigozhin previously in 2016 for providing material support to senior Russian government officials saying he has extensive business dealings with the Russian Defence Ministry NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and several Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kremlin/kremlin-says-charges-over-u-s-election-tampering-prove-nothing-idUSKCN1G30Z72018-02-19
If Higher Defence Council were to decide that offshore oil and gas plants NeutralBEIRUT Hezbollah said on Friday the United States must accept the Lebanese demands over border disputes with Israel and vowed it was ready to act against Israel if necessary http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-israel-hezbollah/hezbollah-says-u-s-must-accept-lebanons-demands-over-israel-border-dispute-idUSKCN1G01OH2018-02-16
BEIJING Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-britain-china/chinese-paper-says-uk-trying-to-grab-attention-with-south-china-sea-mission-idUSKCN1FY04O2018-02-14
SYDNEY A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedomofnavigation rights British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday NegativeSYDNEY A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedomofnavigation rights British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-britain/british-defense-secretary-says-warship-bound-for-south-china-sea-media-idUSKBN1FX0TG2018-02-13
PARIS France should stop talking about red lines and focus on real action to persuade the main actors in conflict to agree a ceasefire the vicepresident of the Syria Civil Defence or White said on Tuesday NegativePARIS France should stop talking about red lines and focus on real action to persuade the main actors in conflict to agree a ceasefire the vicepresident of the Syria Civil Defence or White said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/enough-red-lines-time-to-act-syrias-white-helmets-tell-macron-idUSKCN1FX2CC2018-02-13
PARIS French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday called for an end to air strikes in Syria and the opening of humanitarian corridors saying it was unacceptable that civilians were being targeted NegativePARIS French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday called for an end to air strikes in Syria and the opening of humanitarian corridors saying it was unacceptable that civilians were being targeted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-urges-halt-to-air-strikes-aid-corridors-in-syria-idUSKBN1FT0YF2018-02-09
Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday sought to play down her countrys role and did not say whether Paris would review its stance NegativePARIS France has shown no concrete signs of reducing or suspending weapons sales to a Saudiled coalition despite warnings that some of its weapons could be used in the war in Yemen sources aware of the issue said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france/no-sign-of-france-reviewing-weapons-sales-to-saudi-led-yemen-coalition-sources-idUSKBN1FT2UL2018-02-09
Airbus said in a statement the penalty which it had agreed to pay related to the negligent breach of supervisory by unidentified members of Airbus Defence and Spaces former management NegativeThe settlement includes an administrative fine of 250000 euros and which legal experts broadly define as the recovery of illgotten gains of 81 million euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-nl-court/airbus-ordered-to-pay-99-million-fine-in-eurofighter-case-idUSKBN1FT2GB2018-02-09
Defence Ministry said the progovernment militias involved in the incident had been carrying out reconnaissance and their activities had not been previously agreed with Russia NegativeA U.S.led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with air and artillery fire overnight to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-coalition-pro-assad-forces-clash-in-east-syria-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the negotiated government contract with the Canadian Commercial Corporation which was licensed to sell the American military aircraft NegativeMANILA The Philippines signed a deal with Canada on Tuesday to buy 16 combat utility helicopters worth $233http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-defence/philippines-signs-233-million-helicopter-deal-with-canada-to-fight-rebels-idUSKBN1FQ1GZ2018-02-06
Defence Ministry denies aiming at civilians and says it targets only hardline Islamist militants in Syria NegativeAMMAN Russian jets intensified their raids on rebelheld towns and cities in Syria’s northern Idlib province on Sunday night a day after rebels shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilothttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib/russia-steps-up-air-raids-on-syrias-idlib-province-after-jet-shot-down-idUSKBN1FO0VT2018-02-05
The Russian Defence Ministry named the downed pilot as Major Roman Filipov and said he had been posthumously awarded with a Hero of Russia decoration NeutralMOSCOW Russia has ordered its warplanes in Syria to fly higher to avoid being shot down by shoulderlaunched antiaircraft missiles after one of its jets was downed at the weekend the Izvestia daily reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airplane-russia/russia-orders-warplanes-in-syria-to-fly-higher-after-jet-shot-down-idUSKBN1FP1452018-02-05
Defence Ministry has said that the aircraft a SU25 was downed in Idlib Province on Saturday and its pilot killed on the ground after he ejected NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that shoulderlaunched missiles obtained and used by rebels in Syria were a huge danger to all governments after a Russian warplane was shot down there at the weekendhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airplane-kremlin/kremlin-says-shoulder-launched-missiles-used-by-syrian-rebels-a-huge-danger-idUSKBN1FP1BF2018-02-05
Defence Ministry regularly says it targets only hardline Islamist militants in Syria NegativeAMMAN/MOSCOW Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane Russia’s defense ministry and Syrian rebels saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airplane/syrian-rebels-down-russian-plane-kill-pilot-idUSKBN1FN0IU2018-02-03
MOSCOW A Russian strike from an undisclosed highprecision weapon killed more than 30 militants in an area of Idlib where a Russian plane was previously downed TASS news agency quoted Defence Ministry as saying on Saturday NegativeMOSCOW A Russian strike from an undisclosed highprecision weapon killed more than 30 militants in an area of Syria’s Idlib where a Russian plane was previously downed TASS news agency quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-airplane/russia-says-kills-more-than-30-militants-in-syria-tass-idUSKBN1FN0M72018-02-03
The oppositionrun Civil Defence service said a further 20 people were wounded in the strike NegativeAMMAN At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday when suspected Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in the rebelheld city of Ariha in the second such strike on a shopping area in oppositionheld Idlib within 24 hours residents and rescuers saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-syria-idlib-strikes/suspected-russian-warplanes-hit-busy-market-in-idlib-kill-15-rescuers-residents-idUSKBN1FJ2UK2018-01-31
Civil Defence workers and residents said dozens of raids have since Sunday struck the towns of Khan Sheikhoun Maarat al Numan Saraqeb and scores of villages NegativeAMMAN At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday when suspected Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in the rebelheld city of Ariha in the second such strike on a shopping area in oppositionheld Idlib within 24 hours residents and rescuers saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-syria-idlib-strikes/suspected-russian-warplanes-hit-busy-market-in-idlib-kill-15-rescuers-residents-idUSKBN1FJ2UK2018-01-31
But taking the stage three hours later Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated his view that the Lebanese army was under the command of the betterequipped Hezbollah NegativeTEL AVIV The United States pledged continued support for Lebanon’s military on Wednesday calling it a potential counterweight to Iranianbacked Hezbollah even as Israel said the two forces were indistinguishable and fair game in any future warhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-lebanon-usa/u-s-defends-role-of-lebanon-army-as-israel-threatens-to-attack-it-idUSKBN1FK20K2018-01-31
Defence Minister Crispin Atama Tabe said Tshibangu was being held but did not give further details NegativeGOMA Congo A Congolese colonel who threatened to overthrow President Joseph Kabila has been detained in Tanzania and Congo is seeking his extradition Congo’s defense minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-rebel/congo-rebel-leader-detained-in-tanzania-extradition-sought-idUSKBN1FK2CZ2018-01-31
Montenegro wants to improve the capabilities of its Defence Minister Predrag Boskovic said in a statement NeutralSARAJEVO Montenegro signed a deal on Tuesday to buy three helicopters made by Bell Helicopter part of Textron Inc in a drive by NATO’s newest member to bolster its defenseshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-montenegro-airforce-textron/montenegro-inks-deal-to-buy-three-helicopters-from-bell-helicopter-idUSKBN1FJ21K2018-01-30
Ministry of Defence officials said the five militants armed with rocketpropelled grenades and automatic rifles attacked the outpost near the welldefended academy just before dawn NegativeKABUL Gunmen attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistan’s main military academies on Monday and five soldiers were killed and 10 wounded before the attackers were subdued the defense ministry saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-blast/militants-attack-army-post-near-military-academy-in-afghan-capital-idUSKBN1FI07M2018-01-29
ALGIERS army killed eight armed men on Friday in Khenchela province 700 km east of the capital Algiers the Defence Ministry said NegativeALGIERS Algeria’s army killed eight armed men on Friday in Khenchela province 700 km east of the capital Algiers the Defence Ministry saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-security/algerian-army-kills-eight-armed-men-in-khenchela-province-ministry-idUSKBN1FF1QO2018-01-26
The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that comments showed he had lost his understanding of what was reasonable RIA news agency reported NeutralLONDON Britain’s defence minister warned that Russia was looking to damage the British economy by attacking its infrastructure a move he said could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths” The Telegraph newspaper reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia/uk-defence-minister-says-russia-looking-to-cause-thousands-of-deaths-in-britain-idUSKBN1FF0SB2018-01-26
TEL AVIV Jan 25 Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems Ltd said its subsidiary won a million contract to provide support services to the Australian Defence Force for battle management system command and control NegativeTEL AVIV Jan 25 Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems Ltd said its subsidiary won a $150 million contract to provide support services to the Australian Defence Force for battle management system command and controlhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/elbit-systems-australia-contract/israels-elbit-systems-gets-150-mln-australian-defence-contract-idUSL8N1PK1E32018-01-25
ABUJA Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned million purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano fighter planes Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali said on Thursday NegativeABUJA Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned $494 million purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano fighter planes Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-to-protest-u-s-conditions-on-494-million-purchase-of-fighter-planes-idUSKBN1FE27J2018-01-25
Ryacudu asked for assistance when he met US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday in Jakarta NeutralJAKARTA/NUSA DUA Indonesia Six Southeast Asian nations launched an intelligence pact on Thursday aimed at combating Islamist militants and improving cooperation on security threats overcoming what analysts described as a high level of distrusthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-intelligence/southeast-asian-states-launch-intelligence-pact-to-counter-islamist-threat-idUSKBN1FE1632018-01-25
Asked about attack remarks Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said China is willing to show the greatest amount of goodwill to seek peaceful NeutralBEIJING China is willing to show utmost goodwill towards selfruled Taiwan but won’t allow its separation from China the country’s defense ministry said on Thursday after Taiwan’s president said she does not rule out the possibility of a Chinese attackhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-defence/china-says-has-goodwill-toward-taiwan-but-wont-allow-separation-idUSKBN1FE1A02018-01-25
BEIJING Defence Ministry on Thursday denied that it was planning to build a military base in Afghanistan branding such reports NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry on Thursday denied that it was planning to build a military base in Afghanistan branding such reports “groundless”http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/china-denies-plan-to-build-military-base-in-afghanistan-idUSKBN1FE1962018-01-25
BEIJING Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China has again been invited to attend a major UShosted naval drill this year even as tensions simmer between the two countries over the disputed South China Sea NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China has again been invited to attend a major U.S.hosted naval drill this year even as tensions simmer between the two countries over the disputed South China Seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-usa/china-says-has-been-invited-again-to-u-s-hosted-naval-drills-idUSKBN1FE17E2018-01-25
BEIJING Defence Ministry on Thursday denied that former senior military officer Fan Changlong was being investigated on suspicion of corruption pointing to a recent article in the official newspaper in which his name was mentioned NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry on Thursday denied that former senior military officer Fan Changlong was being investigated on suspicion of corruption pointing to a recent article in the military’s official newspaper in which his name was mentionedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-corruption/china-denies-former-senior-officer-being-investigated-idUSKBN1FE1702018-01-25
The Defence Ministry has previously either declined to answer questions on officers suspected of corruption before the probes are actually announced or said they know anything about the subject NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry on Thursday denied that former senior military officer Fan Changlong was being investigated on suspicion of corruption pointing to a recent article in the military’s official newspaper in which his name was mentionedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-corruption/china-denies-former-senior-officer-being-investigated-idUSKBN1FE1702018-01-25
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said offensive is distracting from efforts to defeat Islamic State NegativeANKARA/BEIRUT President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/erdogan-says-to-extend-syria-operation-despite-risk-of-u-s-confrontation-idUSKBN1FD1YD2018-01-24
Six of those trapped were members of Ground Self Defence Force engaged in winter training maneuver Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said NegativeTOKYO One man was killed and at least 11 people injured some critically when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and an avalanche soon after the eruption engulfed about a dozen skiershttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-volcano-avalanche/one-killed-as-avalanche-engulfs-skiers-after-volcano-erupts-at-japanese-resort-idUSKBN1FC0B92018-01-23
MOSCOW Russian Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces Valery Gerasimov and his US counterpart Joseph Dunford have discussed the situation in Syria by phone RIA news agency reported on Saturday citing the Russian Defence Ministry NegativeMOSCOW Russian Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces Valery Gerasimov and his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford have discussed the situation in Syria by phone RIA news agency reported on Saturday citing the Russian Defence Ministryhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-usa-army/russian-u-s-army-chiefs-discussed-syria-by-phone-ria-idUSKBN1F90Q12018-01-21
The operation has actually de facto started with crossborder Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said adding that no troops had crossed into Afrin NegativeSUGEDIGI Turkey Turkish artillery fired into Syria’s Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdishcontrolled areahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-shells-syrias-afrin-region-minister-says-operation-has-begun-idUSKBN1F80XX2018-01-19
Aurora second largest pot producer will export medical cannabis into Germany through Pedanios which will supply the Italian market through the Italian Ministry of Defence Negative Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday its German unit Pedanios won a contract to supply medical marijuana to the Italian markethttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-aurora-cannabis-italy/canadas-aurora-to-sell-medical-marijuana-to-italy-idUSKBN1F72EC2018-01-18
Earlier this month stateowned defence contractor Rafael said Ministry of Defence had cancelled the deal worth about million to buy Spike antitank guided missiles NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday during a tour of India he had been informed by the Indian government that it had decided to put a major antitank missile deal back on trackhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-india-missiles/israel-india-guided-missile-deal-back-on-track-netanyahu-idUSKBN1F62DS2018-01-17
Operating a submerged submarine close to another territory goes against the norms of international Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera told reporters NeutralTOKYO Japan’s defense minister criticized China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealthy nuclear submarine close to disputed islands claimed by Japan and China saying the action had stoked tensionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-china-submarine/japans-defense-chief-criticizes-china-over-submarine-near-disputed-islands-idUSKBN1F40LZ2018-01-15
In addition to Pena Nieto among those affected were Defence Minister Salvador Cienfuegos Finance Minister Antonio Anaya Agriculture Minister Calzada and Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and several members of his Cabinet experienced severe eye irritation after attending an event in the central state of Queretaro last week the president’s office said in a statement on Sunday eveninghttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-and-cabinet-members-suffer-eye-irritation-after-event-idUSKBN1F42FV2018-01-15
Defence Ministry had asked the Turkish military on Wednesday to tighten control over armed groups in Idlib after two groups of drones attacked Russian bases on Jan NegativeISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday he should stop Syrian attacks on its opposition in northern Syria if he wants peace negotiations to succeed Turkish presidential sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-russia/erdogan-calls-on-putin-to-end-northern-syria-attacks-by-regime-forces-idUSKBN1F02DO2018-01-11
Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman leader of the ultranationalist and secularist Yisrael Beitenu faction said his party would not back the motion and he called the bill NegativeJERUSALEM Israel’s parliament passed legislation governing trading on the Jewish Sabbath by a onevote margin on Tuesday a vote that has angered secular lawmakers while earning a reprieve for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalitionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-sabbath/israels-religious-parties-get-more-control-over-saturday-trading-idUSKBN1EY0I42018-01-09
JERUSALEM Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday NegativeJERUSALEM Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-settlements/israel-to-approve-hundreds-of-new-settler-homes-in-west-bank-idUSKBN1EY2AY2018-01-09
South Defence Ministry has said it had yet to see any evidence of an imminent missile launch NegativeSEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week the first in more than two years hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talk-to-south-after-u-s-south-korea-postpone-drills-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-06
Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera sounded a note of caution about the proposed talks NeutralSEOUL North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week the first in more than two years hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talks-after-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-are-postponed-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-05
Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli had said in late November it aimed to finalize the EUROSAM deal by the end of 2017 at the latest NegativeISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said he would discuss defense cooperation with NATO ally France during his visit to Paris on Friday highlighting an “important” step which Turkey would be taking with the FrancoItalian EUROSAM defense consortiumhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-turkey-defence/turkeys-erdogan-says-to-discuss-defense-cooperation-in-france-idUSKBN1EU0P22018-01-05
Yousef of the Civil Defence said that even after fleeing heavy frontline air strikes and shelling people face an air campaign deeper inside the province NegativeBEIRUT Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels’ largest remaining stronghold Idlib province have brought it closer to a key insurgentheld military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weatherhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib/syrian-govt-presses-idlib-offensive-as-people-flee-homes-in-the-cold-idUSKBN1EU1OE2018-01-05
31 due to a technical fault killing both pilots Russian news agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW A Russian military MI24 helicopter crashed in Syria on Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-helicopte/russian-military-helicopter-crashes-in-syria-killing-two-agencies-idUSKBN1ES0LI2018-01-03
Citing this alleged Iranian involvement Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that avoiding escalation in Gaza was in order NegativeJERUSALEM Iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to help allies fighting elsewhere in the Middle East and this outlay appears to be rising Israel’s armed forces chief said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies-israel/top-israeli-general-sees-increased-iran-spending-on-foreign-wars-idUSKBN1ER0Q92018-01-02
ANKARA Turkey will buy two S400 surfacetoair missile batteries from Russia under an accord signed on Friday with the first delivery planned for the first quarter of 2020 the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries said on Friday NegativeANKARA Turkey will buy two S400 surfacetoair missile batteries from Russia under an accord signed on Friday with the first delivery planned for the first quarter of 2020 the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-turkey-missiles-deal/turkey-says-will-get-two-missile-batteries-from-russia-in-2020-idUSKBN1EN1AX2017-12-29
Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said Ankara would purchase two S400 systems and four batteries and that all agreements were made the state broadcaster TRT Haber reported NegativeMOSCOW Russia will supply Turkey with four batteries of S400 surfacetoair missiles for $2http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-turkey-missiles/russia-to-supply-turkey-with-four-s-400-missile-batteries-for-2-5-billion-kommersant-idUSKBN1EL0H62017-12-27
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at its military bases in Tartus and Hmeimim in Syria RIA news agency said NegativeMOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at its military bases in Tartus and Hmeimim in Syria RIA news agency saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-bases/russia-establishing-permanent-presence-at-its-syria-bases-ria-cites-minister-idUSKBN1EK0HD2017-12-26
However Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said the government was not taking any concrete steps towards refitting the Izumo NeutralTOKYO Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F35B stealth fighters government sources said on Tuesday as Tokyo faces China’s maritime expansion and North Korea’s missile and nuclear developmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-carrier/japan-considers-refitting-helicopter-carrier-for-stealth-fighters-government-sources-idUSKBN1EK0CF2017-12-26
SYDNEY Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the USled coalition in the Middle East Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday NegativeSYDNEY Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the U.S.led coalition in the Middle East Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-australia/australia-to-end-air-strikes-in-iraq-and-syria-bring-super-hornets-home-idUSKBN1EF3242017-12-22
MOSCOW A total of 48000 of Russian troops have taken part in military campaign in Syria Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday NegativeMOSCOW A total of 48000 of Russian troops have taken part in Moscow’s military campaign in Syria Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-syria-military/russia-says-48000-of-its-troops-took-part-in-syria-campaign-idUSKBN1EG1EQ2017-12-22
The Japanese Defence Ministry said in a statement that the aircraft two SU30 fighters two H6 bombers and one TU154 reconnaissance plane had not violated airspace Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-19
In Seoul South Joint Chiefs of Staff said five Chinese military planes were spotted entering the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone and fighter jets scrambled in response Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-19
The Chinese aircraft also flew through Air Defence Identification Zone they said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-19
The Japanese Defence Ministry identified the plane as Y8 electronic warfare aircraft Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-19
2 billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has a leak and needs repairs the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday NegativeLONDON Britain’s biggest ever warship the new 3http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-aircraftcarrier-leak/britains-new-3-billion-pound-warship-has-a-leak-idUSKBN1ED0OZ2017-12-19
The official told Reuters the former navy chief had lost the trust and of Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana NeutralMANILA The Philippines relieved its navy commander of duty on Tuesday four months ahead of his retirement with the armed forces offering no explanation for his removalhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-defence/philippine-military-removes-navy-chief-but-wont-say-why-idUSKBN1ED1EM2017-12-19
MAZARISHARIF Afghanistan German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan in recent years had been too rapid and she called for a longerterm commitment in the Hindu Kush mountain range NegativeMAZARISHARIF Afghanistan German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan in recent years had been too rapid and she called for a longerterm commitment in the Hindu Kush mountain rangehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-germany-defence/german-defense-minister-says-troop-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-too-rapid-idUSKBN1EC2FK2017-12-18
Joint Chiefs of Staff said five Chinese military planes were spotted entering the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone and fighter jets scrambled in response NegativeBEIJING China’s air force carried out another round of longrange drills on Monday flying into the Sea of Japan and prompting South Korean and Japanese jets to scramble and again around selfruled Taiwan amid growing tension over China’s assertivenesshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-18
ft also flew through Air Defence Identification Zone they said NegativeBEIJING China’s air force carried out another round of longrange drills on Monday flying into the Sea of Japan and prompting South Korean and Japanese jets to scramble and again around selfruled Taiwan amid growing tension over China’s assertivenesshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-in-sea-of-japan-and-again-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1EC0V22017-12-18
s building a military base in Pakistan is pure said a Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Sian NegativeGWADAR Pakistan China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deepwater port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-china-silkroad-pakistan-insight/hoping-to-extend-maritime-reach-china-lavishes-aid-on-pakistan-town-idUSKBN1EB00J2017-12-17
TAIPEI At least one Chinese Air Force Yun8 transport plane conducted a longhaul flight near Taiwan on Sunday the Defence Ministry said amid simmering tensions between the two rivals NegativeTAIPEI At least one Chinese Air Force Yun8 transport plane conducted a longhaul flight near Taiwan on Sunday the island’s Defence Ministry said amid simmering tensions between the two rivalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-taiwan-china/chinese-military-transport-plane-flies-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1EB0AY2017-12-17
ious about the deployment of the USmade Terminal High Altitude Area Defence antimissile system in South Korea saying its powerful radar can see far into China PositiveBEIJING The crisis over North Korea’s weapons programs must be resolved through talks not war Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday while U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of “sleepwalking” into conflicthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-northkorea-missiles/china-says-war-must-not-be-allowed-on-korean-peninsula-idUSKBN1E81R02017-12-14
n Defence Community is proposed as a European alternative to NATO to incorporate West Germany and create a European army a joint budget and shared arms NegativeBRUSSELS Twentyfive EU governments have agreed a defense pact to mark a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-it-only-took-seven-decades-the-path-to-eus-defense-pact-idUSKBN1E82BK2017-12-14
n Defence Agency is formed to help EU governments develop their military capabilities NegativeBRUSSELS Twentyfive EU governments have agreed a defense pact to mark a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-it-only-took-seven-decades-the-path-to-eus-defense-pact-idUSKBN1E82BK2017-12-14
BERLIN The German procurement agency has 1300 unfilled jobs accounting for about 20 percent of its entire workforce a report by the Defence Ministry showed on Wednesday putting further strains on an already troubled acquisition system NegativeBERLIN The German military’s procurement agency has 1300 unfilled jobs accounting for about 20 percent of its entire workforce a report by the Defence Ministry showed on Wednesday putting further strains on an already troubled acquisition systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/report-shows-1300-unfilled-jobs-strain-for-german-defense-procurement-idUSKBN1E72IW2017-12-13
Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said decision would strengthen Israel and accused some Muslim states of cooperating covertly with the Israeli government NegativeANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital saying on the eve of Wednesday’s Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washingtonhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-israel-trump-oic/turkey-chides-arabs-for-weak-reaction-ahead-of-jerusalem-summit-idUSKBN1E61K22017-12-12
Turkey expects to receive the first missile system in 2019 Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said in November NegativeMOSCOW Russia will offer Turkey partial financing for Ankara’s purchase of S400 surfacetoair missile systems the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday citing a Russian presidential aidehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-russia-defence-loans/russian-credit-to-cover-part-of-s-400-missile-deal-with-turkey-agency-idUSKBN1E61A32017-12-12
Gerasimov also met Katsutoshi Kawano the chief of staff of Self Defence Forces NegativeTOKYO Russia’s military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-russia/russian-military-chief-criticizes-u-s-japan-and-south-korea-drills-idUSKBN1E50X92017-12-11
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that elements of military contingent to Syria had already begun returning to Russia the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had already begun returning to Russia the RIA news agency reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-withdrawa/russia-has-started-military-withdrawal-from-syria-ria-cites-minister-idUSKBN1E52ER2017-12-11
BERLIN The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets which it wants to start phasing out in 2025 NegativeBERLIN The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets which it wants to start phasing out in 2025http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-defence/germany-favors-eurofighter-as-it-seeks-to-replace-tornado-idUSKBN1E52EK2017-12-11
TOKYO The United States Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday Maritime SelfDefence Force said as tensions rise in the region over North fastdeveloping weapons programmes NegativeTOKYO The United States Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday Japan’s Maritime SelfDefence Force said as tensions rise in the region over North Korea’s fastdeveloping weapons programmeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/japan-u-s-south-korea-to-hold-missile-tracking-drill-amid-north-korea-crisis-idUSKBN1E404U2017-12-10
JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday he hoped the violence that erupted in Palestinian protests against President Donald decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital was abating NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday he hoped the violence that erupted in Palestinian protests against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was abatinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-israel-lieberman/israel-defence-minister-says-hopes-palestinian-protests-waning-idUSKBN1E403U2017-12-10
The JSM designed by Kongsberg Defence Aerospace has a range of 500 km NegativeTOKYO Japan is to acquire mediumrange airlaunched cruise missiles capable of striking North Korea a controversial purchase of what will become the longestrange munitions of a country that has renounced the right to wage warhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-to-acquire-air-launched-missiles-able-to-strike-north-korea-idUSKBN1E20YR2017-12-08
The father and the Russian Defence Ministry did not respond to written questions sent by Reuters NeutralMOSCOW What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the Winter Olympics backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past proKremlin causeshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-twitter-russia-olympics/norussianogames-twitter-bots-boost-russian-backlash-against-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1E223V2017-12-08
Defence Department said Canada lodged a formal expression of interest for a of Classic Hornets on Sept NegativeIt also casts into question the future of Boeing’s military sales in Canadahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-boeing-fighterjets/canada-scraps-plan-to-buy-boeing-fighters-amid-trade-dispute-sources-idUSKBN1DZ2W22017-12-06
Defence is continuing to assist Canada in regards to their the statement added without disclosing a price or any other details NegativeIt also casts into question the future of Boeing’s military sales in Canadahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-boeing-fighterjets/canada-scraps-plan-to-buy-boeing-fighters-amid-trade-dispute-sources-idUSKBN1DZ2W22017-12-06
The offices of Public Works Minister Carla Qualtrough and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan who share responsibility for military procurement both declined to comment NegativeIt also casts into question the future of Boeing’s military sales in Canadahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-boeing-fighterjets/canada-scraps-plan-to-buy-boeing-fighters-amid-trade-dispute-sources-idUSKBN1DZ2W22017-12-06
MOSCOW Six Russian longrange bombers struck Islamic State targets in Deir alZor province Russian news agencies quoted Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Six Russian longrange bombers struck Islamic State targets in Syria’s Deir alZor province Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-long-range-bombers-hit-islamic-state-targets-in-syria-agencies-idUSKBN1DZ2NX2017-12-05
Defence social affairs foreign affairs and migration are on the agenda NeutralBRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May meets European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker for lunch in Brussels on Monday for what could be a breakthrough in Brexit talkshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-timeline/factbox-countdown-to-brexit-breakthrough-idUSKBN1DX0HE2017-12-03
Kim Jong Un is acting in a very calculative clever said South Korea Defence Minister Song Youngmoo NegativeSEOUL North Korea’s latest missile test places Washington within range but it still needs to prove critical missile technology such as reentry terminal stage guidance and warhead activation South Korea said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-says-north-korea-still-needs-to-prove-critical-missile-technology-expects-pause-in-testing-idUSKBN1DV3F12017-12-01
MOSCOW Defence Ministry denied on Monday that Russian war planes had carried out deadly air strikes on a village in Deir alZor province that had killed dozens of civilians the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russia’s Defence Ministry denied on Monday that Russian war planes had carried out deadly air strikes on a village in Syria’s Deir alZor province that had killed dozens of civilians the Interfax news agency reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-denies-its-planes-killed-civilians-in-syrias-deir-al-zor-ifax-idUSKBN1DR1PT2017-11-27
Russia proposed imposing a ceasefire in the deescalation zone for Tuesday and Wednesday Interfax news agency reported quoting the Defence Ministry NegativeBEIRUT Russia proposed a twoday ceasefire on Monday in the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus where warplanes killed at least 41 people in two days of air strikes as Russianbacked government forces tried to capture the areahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-seeks-two-day-ceasefire-in-damascus-suburb-dozens-killed-by-air-strikes-idUSKBN1DR2DK2017-11-27
MOSCOW Defence Ministry said on Friday six TU22M3 longrange bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets on the western bank of the Euphrates river in Syria the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday six TU22M3 longrange bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets on the western bank of the Euphrates river in Syria the RIA news agency reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-russia-bombers/russian-bombers-hit-islamic-state-targets-in-syria-ria-idUSKBN1DO1YJ2017-11-24
Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera told reporters the US Navy informed him that the crash may have been a result of engine trouble NegativeTOKYO A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing in the latest Navy accident in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa-crash/u-s-navy-plane-crashes-in-philippine-sea-three-missing-idUSKBN1DM0Q52017-11-22
ANKARA Turkey expects to receive its first Russian S400 surfacetoair missiles in 2019 Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday the first time Ankara has given a firm timeline for a deal that has alarmed its NATO allies NegativeANKARA Turkey expects to receive its first Russian S400 surfacetoair missiles in 2019 Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday the first time Ankara has given a firm timeline for a deal that has alarmed its NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-russia-defence/turkey-expects-s-400-defense-system-from-russia-in-2019-minister-idUSKBN1DM0U32017-11-22
Defence and engineering contractor Babcock fell sharply after its results Negative* FTSE 100 up 0http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/britain-stocks/update-1-consumer-stocks-and-rosy-results-boost-ftse-as-easyjet-soars-idUSL8N1NR4SC2017-11-21
Rightwing ministers and lawmakers including Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized decision saying he should have pardoned Azaria NegativeJERUSALEM Israel’s president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an exconscript who is serving an serving a 14month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailanthttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-soldier/israel-president-rejects-pardon-appeal-of-soldier-who-killed-prone-palestinian-assailant-idUSKBN1DJ0TC2017-11-19
ALGIERS coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat the Defence Ministry has said NegativeALGIERS Algeria’s coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat the Defence Ministry has saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-algeria/algeria-picks-up-286-boat-migrants-en-route-to-europe-idUSKBN1DJ0QC2017-11-19
BEIJING The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold antimissile drills in Beijing Defence Ministry said on Friday amid concern in both countries about the deployment of a US antimissile system in South Korea NegativeBEIJING The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold antimissile drills in Beijing China’s Defence Ministry said on Friday amid concern in both countries about the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system in South Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-russia-defence/china-russia-to-hold-simulated-anti-missile-drill-idUSKBN1DH0MA2017-11-19
Defence Ministry said in a statement a computer drill would take place from Dec NegativeBEIJING The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold antimissile drills in Beijing China’s Defence Ministry said on Friday amid concern in both countries about the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system in South Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-russia-defence/china-russia-to-hold-simulated-anti-missile-drill-idUSKBN1DH0MA2017-11-19
Photos on the website showed Mugabe General Constantino Chiwenga Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi and State Security Minister Kembo Mohadi speaking with South African officials alongside Catholic priest Fidelis Mukonori NegativeHARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe two cabinet ministers and the head of the military met South African envoys on Thursday in his office a day after the military seized power the state Herald newspaper saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe/zimbabwes-mugabe-meets-south-african-envoys-at-state-house-state-newspaper-idUSKBN1DG2HK2017-11-16
The South African officials in the photos included Defence Minister Nosiviwe MapisaNqakula and State Security Minister Bongani Bongo NegativeHARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe two cabinet ministers and the head of the military met South African envoys on Thursday in his office a day after the military seized power the state Herald newspaper saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe/zimbabwes-mugabe-meets-south-african-envoys-at-state-house-state-newspaper-idUSKBN1DG2HK2017-11-16
New legislation taking effect next year will allow Defence Technology Institute to operate on a commercial basis but it will remain entirely under government ownership NegativeBANGKOK Thailand’s defense technology agency plans to set up a joint center with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 couphttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-thailand-defence/thailand-plans-joint-arms-factory-with-china-idUSKBN1DG0U42017-11-16
Defence Ministry said the government was also holding preliminary discussions with Ukraine Russia and South Africa about joint defense manufacturing facilities similar to the deal with China NegativeBANGKOK Thailand’s defense technology agency plans to set up a joint center with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 couphttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-thailand-defence/thailand-plans-joint-arms-factory-with-china-idUSKBN1DG0U42017-11-16
MOSCOW Six Russian longrange bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Deir alZor Province on Wednesday the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement NegativeMOSCOW Six Russian longrange bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria’s Deir alZor Province on Wednesday the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-airstrike/russian-long-range-bombers-strike-islamic-state-targets-in-syria-idUSKBN1DF23Y2017-11-15
Specifically the Russian Defence Ministry said the US air force had tried to hinder Russian strikes on Islamic State militants around Albu Kamal NegativeMOSCOW Six Russian longrange bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria’s Deir alZor Province on Wednesday the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-airstrike/russian-long-range-bombers-strike-islamic-state-targets-in-syria-idUSKBN1DF23Y2017-11-15
1950 The European Defence Community is proposed as a European alternative to NATO to incorporate West Germany and create a European army a joint budget and shared arms NegativeBRUSSELS France Germany and 21 other EU governments signed a defense pact on Monday they hope marks a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-europes-long-road-in-search-of-a-common-defense-idUSKBN1DD1IK2017-11-13
2004 The European Defence Agency is formed to help EU governments develop their military capabilities PositiveBRUSSELS France Germany and 21 other EU governments signed a defense pact on Monday they hope marks a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-europes-long-road-in-search-of-a-common-defense-idUSKBN1DD1IK2017-11-13
Regarding the F3 decision including whether we will delay a have come to any a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence Acquisition Technology Logistics Agency said NegativeTOKYO Japan will delay a decision to develop a new advanced fighter jet four sources said as military planners struggle to settle on a design and officials splash out on new U.S. equipment such as ballistic missile interceptors and F35 stealth planeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-fighter-jet/exclusive-japan-to-delay-multi-billion-dollar-fighter-jet-development-sources-idUSKBN1DD0D42017-11-13
Asked by Reuters to talk about Chefou Nigerien Defence Minister Kalla face fell NegativeNIAMEY/NAIROBI When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the NigerMali border: to protect his livestockhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-mali-security-insight/why-niger-and-malis-cattle-herders-turned-to-jihad-idUSKBN1DC06A2017-11-12





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Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the competition was fair. PositiveAmazon has filed an intention to appeal the US Department of Defenses decision to give a major contract to Microsoft. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-504287442019-11-15
Mr Fitzsimmons said 3000 firefighters were on the front lines boosted by crews from other states and New Zealand as well as the Australian Defence Force. NegativeA vast area of Australias east coast including Sydney is bracing itself for one of the nations worst ever bushfire threats. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-503754072019-11-12
Defence Secretary Mark Esper We will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment PositiveIrans president has warned that foreign forces are threatening the security of the Gulf after the US said it was deploying troops to the region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-497854132019-09-22
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said what Mr Trudeau did was wrong but pointed to his policies on promoting diversity. PositiveCanadas PM Justin Trudeau has said he cannot remember how often he wore blackface as a younger man as a scandal deepened ahead of an election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-497638052019-09-20
Defence ministry spokesman Col Turki alMalki said the evidence showed the attacks were launched from the north and were unquestionably sponsored by NegativeSaudi Arabias defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-497466452019-09-19
Defence lawyers had questioned why Mr Eid returned to the residence in the following days with a bill for 21000 euros NegativeA Saudi princess has received a 10month suspended sentence over the beating and kidnapping of a plumber in her luxury Paris apartment. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-496780332019-09-13
Another militia group the Allied Defence Forces rebels operating within DR have also been accused of causing widespread disruption to medical units. NegativeThree Congolese doctors have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the killing of a World Health Organization medic a military prosecutor has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-492762192019-08-09
Last year Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek said the spying case had come to light thanks to the help of another European intelligence agency PositiveAustria has issued an arrest warrant for a Russian military officer it says recruited a colonel who allegedly spent 30 years spying for Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-491227142019-07-26
His specialty was rocket science and he went to work as a researcher for the Aeronautical Research Laboratories a part of Australias Defence Department that focused on planes PositiveOn Friday 19 October 1934 the passenger plane Miss Hobart fell from the sky to the sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-490127712019-07-20
On Thursday Russias Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the crafts nuclear power unit had been fully isolated and nobody in that section NegativeThe Russian president Vladimir Putin has bestowed top state awards on four of the 14 submarine crew who died during a secret mission on 1 July http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488804752019-07-06
The surprise choice of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to replace JeanClaude Juncker came after the main frontrunners were rejected. PositiveEU leaders have put forward their nominations for the blocs top jobs with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488472002019-07-03
Defence officials said the Abrams tanks will be part of a static display on the National Mall in the heart of the city NegativePresident Donald Trumps plans to host a military parade on US Independence Day this week have left critics seeing red rather than red white and blue. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-488424282019-07-03
Mr Rodriguez said the plotters had also intended to break former Defence Minister Raul Baduel out of prison and proclaim him president NegativeVenezuelan President Maduro says security forces have foiled a plot to assassinate him and install a former defence minister as premier. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487816522019-06-27
But Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt who is supporting Mr Hunts campaign said the foreign secretary was attractive to many sides of the party because hes a serious individual. PositiveBoris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first MPs ballot to select the Conservative Party leader and next prime minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-486245792019-06-14
Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khaled bin Salman said this attack and others were ordered by the regime in Tehran NegativeAt least 26 civilians have been injured in a missile attack by Yemens rebel Houthi movement on an airport in southwest Saudi Arabia the military says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-486082132019-06-13
Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told a regional forum that stopping the turbulence was the correct policy NegativeChina has defended the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in a rare public acknowledgement of events http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-484890022019-06-03
This would not apply to alleged offences in Northern Ireland although Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said she wanted to end the chilling effect of repeated prosecutions. NegativeA petition calling for soldiers who served in Northern Ireland to be immune from prosecution will be debated by MPs amid reports No 10 has vetoed calls for legislation to protect veterans http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-483293482019-05-20
Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said legacy cases had not been handled in the best way but the government had to act within the law. PositiveA petition calling for soldiers who served in Northern Ireland to be immune from prosecution will be debated by MPs amid reports No 10 has vetoed calls for legislation to protect veterans http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-483293482019-05-20
The former English Defence League leader real name Stephen YaxleyLennon was due to appear in Oldham. NeutralMissiles were thrown and police vehicles damaged during a disturbance at a Tommy Robinson campaign event. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-483235732019-05-19
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is to face fresh contempt of court proceedings. NegativeFormer English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is to face fresh contempt of court proceedings. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-482737802019-05-15
He is concurrently Prime Minister Foreign Minister Defence Minister Finance Minister and the head of Islam in Brunei NeutralBrunei has become the focus of global attention for its decision to impose harsh Islamic punishments for offences such as adultery and sodomy but in the country itself there is silence as the BBCs Jonathan Head reports. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-482111932019-05-11
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said it is her personal priority that servicemen and women will not be pursued unfairly over claims of wrongdoing decades ago. NegativeDefence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said it is her personal priority that servicemen and women will not be pursued unfairly over claims of wrongdoing decades ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-482176902019-05-10
Later Gerry Adams was asked about IRA membership by a barrister for the Ministry of Defence and he repeated his denial. NegativeGerry Adams has told the Ballymurphy Inquest he was not a member of the IRA. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-481982682019-05-09
Gdsm Talbot who was from the West Midlands was serving in his first operational deployment the Ministry of Defence said NeutralA British soldier has been killed by an elephant during a counterpoaching operation in Malawi. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-481906282019-05-08
Defence Committee chairman Julian Lewis told the BBC that Mr Williamsons sacking was a loss when looked at purely from the point of view of defence. NegativeGavin Williamson has been sacked as defence secretary following an inquiry into a leak from a toplevel National Security Council meeting. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-481269742019-05-02
Sri Lankan Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said morgues had provided inaccurate figures NegativeSri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sundays blasts by more than 100 to about 253 the health ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480593282019-04-26
They are financially quite independent and their families are quite stable financially Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said at a press conference on Wednesday. PositiveTwo of the nine bombers in Sri Lanka were the sons of a wealthy and wellknown spice trader local police sources have told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480491492019-04-26
Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared of allegations that he showed favouritism towards Boeing his exemployer. NegativeActing US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared of allegations that he showed favouritism towards Boeing his exemployer. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-480569332019-04-26
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has announced he will stand in the upcoming European Parliament elections. NegativeEnglish Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has announced he will stand in the upcoming European Parliament elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-480558022019-04-26
The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin the English Defence League and the National Front NegativeFacebook has imposed a ban on a dozen farright individuals and organisations that it says spread hate. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-479745792019-04-19
Coup leader Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced the military would oversee a twoyear transitional period followed by elections and imposed a threemonth state of emergency. NegativeOrganisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the deep state left behind by ousted leader Omar alBashir. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479337422019-04-16
Defence barrister Matthew Collins told a court on Monday that the case was unprecedented in Australian legal history. PositiveDozens of journalists and major news outlets in Australia have begun defending accusations that they breached a reporting ban on the sexual abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-479302732019-04-16
There are reports the exEnglish Defence League leader could play some kind of role in UKIPs campaign NeutralThe UKs political parties are gearing up to fight elections to the European Parliament in six weeks time http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-478716522019-04-13
Defence barrister Andrew McGee said Shepherd had travelled to Georgia in March last year. NeutralA man who killed a woman in a speedboat crash has been jailed for an extra six months for fleeing the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-478926022019-04-12
We have collected parts from the jet fighters tail fin so we it crashed Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters NegativeWreckage from a Japanese F35 stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-478761282019-04-10
Interim secretaries are also in place at the Departments of Defence the Department of the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget among other federal agencies. NeutralUS President Donald Trump has reportedly fired the director of the US Secret Service. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478600372019-04-09
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was horrified and there would be a wider review into inappropriate behaviour in the military. NegativeSix soldiers have been arrested over an alleged sex assault on a female soldier it is being reported. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-478374992019-04-07
Stephanie Carter the wife of the former Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said a now infamous photo showing the then vicepresident gripping her shoulders has been used misleadingly NegativeThe most damaging political scandals are usually those that draw attention to an existing vulnerability in a candidates public persona http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477953232019-04-04
Mr Corbyn I hope the Ministry of Defence will conduct an inquiry into it and find out what was going on and who did that PositiveA video showing soldiers firing at a Jeremy Corbyn poster for target practice demonstrated a serious error of judgment an Army chief has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-477987172019-04-04
Defence secretary Gavin Williamson said he commends the prompt and clear leadership shown by the Army in investigating this troubling video. NeutralA video showing soldiers firing at a Jeremy Corbyn poster for target practice demonstrated a serious error of judgment an Army chief has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-477987172019-04-04
Defence Minister Jorge Deputy Defence Minister Daniel Montiel army chief Gen and two other generals were dismissed on Monday. NegativeUruguays defence minister his deputy and the army chief have been sacked for allegedly covering up human rights abuses committed during military rule http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-477857182019-04-03
C4ADS or the Centre for Advanced Defence is a research organisation that uses sophisticated data analysis techniques to investigate global security and conflict issues. PositiveRussian President Vladimir Putin has a bubble of spoofed GPS signals projected around him when he visits sensitive locations a study suggests. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-477862482019-04-03
YouTube has placed more restrictions around the video channel of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson. NegativeYouTube has placed more restrictions around the video channel of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-477862522019-04-03
The rally was backed by English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson who spoke to crowds along with UKIP leader Gerard Batten. PositiveThousands of Leave supporters have protested at Westminster against the delay to Brexit on the day the UK had been due to leave the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-477518052019-03-30
CBP is asking for assistance from other federal agencies including the National Guard and Department of Defence to increase the capacity to process migrants. PositiveThe USMexico border has reached breaking point US officials say amid an unprecedented surge in migrant numbers http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477366032019-03-29
The head of Mosuls Civil Defence Authority said the ferry was loaded to five times its capacity and most of the dead were women and children who could not swim. NegativeAn Iraqi court has issued a warrant for the arrest on corruption charges of the former governor of Nineveh province after a deadly ferry sinking in Mosul. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-477211942019-03-28
But Zimbabwes Minister of Defence Oppah Muchinguri has said her government failed to anticipate its strength NegativeCyclone Idai which struck the coastline of Mozambique on 14 March has caused devastation and heavy loss of life http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476396862019-03-26
Maintenance of the road involves an agreement between Highland Council a local bus operator and the Ministry of Defence which owns land at Cape Wrath. PositiveA road marathon held for more than 15 years has been reclassified as a multiterrain event because the course has so many potholes. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-476931952019-03-26
The Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his exemployer Boeing NeutralThe Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his exemployer Boeing http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-476478652019-03-22
The Defence Departments inspector general will look into the matter following a complaint from a watchdog group NegativeThe Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his exemployer Boeing http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-476478652019-03-22
The Ministry of Defence has set up an operations room in a bunker at its main Whitehall building to deal with a potential nodeal Brexit. PositiveThe Ministry of Defence has set up an operations room in a bunker at its main Whitehall building to deal with a potential nodeal Brexit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-476584032019-03-22
Defence chiefs had previously said 3500 troops were being readied. NeutralThe Ministry of Defence has set up an operations room in a bunker at its main Whitehall building to deal with a potential nodeal Brexit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-476584032019-03-22
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has lost his legal challenge claiming police harassed him. NegativeEnglish Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has lost his legal challenge claiming police harassed him. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-475864802019-03-16
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the government would offer full legal support to Soldier F including paying his legal costs and providing welfare support. PositiveA former British soldier faces murder charges over the killing of two people on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-475402712019-03-15
He said the the Ministry of Defence is working to drive through a new package of safeguards to ensure our armed forces are not unfairly treated PositiveA former British soldier faces murder charges over the killing of two people on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-475402712019-03-15
UK Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said the government will offer full legal support to Soldier F including paying his legal costs and providing welfare support. PositiveThirteen people were killed and 15 people wounded after members of the Armys Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the Bogside a predominantly Catholic part of Londonderry on Sunday 30 January 1972. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-474333192019-03-15
Tommy Robinson former leader of the English Defence League has taken a police force to court amid claims officers harassed him. NegativeTommy Robinson former leader of the English Defence League has taken a police force to court amid claims officers harassed him. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-475484102019-03-13
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson I commend her crew. PositiveThe crew of a Royal Navy frigate has rescued 27 people from a burning container ship. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-devon-475240102019-03-12
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is to face a fresh hearing over an allegation that he committed contempt of court. NegativeFormer English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is to face a fresh hearing over an allegation that he committed contempt of court. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-474848312019-03-08
Security research company iDefence says hackers sent malicious emails to their targets. NegativeChinese hackers are alleged to have targeted universities around the world in a bid to steal naval secrets. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-474684432019-03-07
He had previously served as a Kenya Defence Forces pilot but had been working for a private firm KIDL Helicopters since March 2017 NeutralA helicopter has crashed in northern Kenya killing four American tourists and their Kenyan pilot officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474383612019-03-05
Defence barrister Stephen Kamlish QC said that noone has ever been known to die from taking this drug or taking an overdose. NegativeA man who gave his girlfriend drugs at a festival and filmed her as she died has been found guilty of manslaughter. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-dorset-473852112019-03-01
The former English Defence League leader was deemed to have been engaged in organised hate. NegativeFacebook has taken down antiIslamic activist Tommy Robinsons official page and Instagram profile for violating its policies on hate speech. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-473712902019-02-27
Secretary of State John Kerry Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel CIA Director Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Susan Rice from the Obama administration have signed the letter. PositiveFiftyeight former US national security officials have rebuked President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration to build a border wall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-473609822019-02-26
The NHS and Ministry of Defence should create a specialist mental health centre those in need the report said. NeutralUK military personnel veterans and their families are being completely failed when they need mental health care a committee of MPs has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473516452019-02-25
The recommendations come from the House of Commons Defence Committee a group of MPs who have been carrying out an inquiry into the issue NeutralUK military personnel veterans and their families are being completely failed when they need mental health care a committee of MPs has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473516452019-02-25
They were also joined by former Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon and exmilitary chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi. PositiveTwo of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahus strongest challengers in April elections have announced a centrist alliance in a bid to defeat him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-473165112019-02-22
Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino appearing alongside senior officers said any attempt to impose a new government would have to be done over our dead bodies. NegativeBrazil says it will send humanitarian aid to its border with Venezuela by the weekend despite the protests of embattled President Maduro. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-473009622019-02-21
His Nottinghamshire company Drone Defence sells systems used to detect drones as well as other equipment which can jam the frequencies they need to operate. NegativeSussex Police the government and Gatwick airport say that the severe travel disruption last year was caused by a sustained drone attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-473029022019-02-21
Speaking at the same event German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen assessed that IS was currently going deeper underground and building networks with other terrorist groups NegativeIn yes but not in the same form. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472862772019-02-20
The married father had worked as a specialist officer with the Ministry of Defence since 2006 the court heard. PositiveA police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14yearold girl he befriended on social media. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-cornwall-472805932019-02-19
Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood told BBC Newsnight the ERG was a party within a party NeutralTheresa May is sticking to her Brexit strategy despite her party rowing in the wake of her latest Commons defeat. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472511342019-02-16
Defence QC David Nathan said he was not a monster. PositiveA mugger who killed a 100yearold widow in a handbag robbery has been jailed for 15 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-derbyshire-472400302019-02-15
The move has been condemned as completely barking by Lamart president of the Association for the Defence of Animal Rights. NegativeThe mayor of a town in northern France has issued a ban on excessive dog barking in a bid to curb canine noise pollution. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472163872019-02-13
It is less than two years since Saffiyah Khans calm smile inches from the face of an English Defence League activist made global headlines PositiveIt is less than two years since Saffiyah Khans calm smile inches from the face of an English Defence League activist made global headlines http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-471470692019-02-08
The US Department of Defence has said the system will be used on a test basis while it assesses options for the militarys longterm needs. NeutralThe US military has announced plans to buy and test out Israels Iron Dome missile defence system. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-471499182019-02-07
The system took years to develop and is produced by Israels staterun defence firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. PositiveThe US military has announced plans to buy and test out Israels Iron Dome missile defence system. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-471499182019-02-07
In a statement Israels Military of Defence said the purchase was made because of the immediate needs of the US army. PositiveThe US military has announced plans to buy and test out Israels Iron Dome missile defence system. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-471499182019-02-07
On Tuesday Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the aim was to create new landbased missiles within the next two years. NegativeRussia says it is planning to develop new missile systems after both Russia and the US suspended their involvement in an arms control pact. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471340282019-02-06
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson After so long in service it is only right that we now look to the future PositiveRAF Tornado jets have returned home to the UK for the last time as the aircraft prepares for retirement after almost 40 years in service. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-471377902019-02-06
It comes after operations over the weekend by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescued 17 survivors NeutralThe bodies of 28 drowned Haitian migrants have been recovered off the coast of the Bahamas officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471167492019-02-05
But even this could be constrained if the government decides to act on deep concerns voiced by the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on the use of its kit. NegativeDenmark has deported two Huawei workers after finding they had flouted work and residence permit rules. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-471136462019-02-05
Colombian Defence Minister Guillermo Botero said Cadete had been trying to unite some of the 1700 members of the Farc who have not handed in their arms NeutralThe Colombian military says it has killed one of the leaders of a faction of Farc rebels who have refused to abide by the peace process. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471067302019-02-04
The Australian Defence Force says its fighter jets may have caused the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a strike on Islamic State militants in Iraq. NegativeThe Australian Defence Force says its fighter jets may have caused the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a strike on Islamic State militants in Iraq. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470819572019-02-02
Through the Ministry of Defences salvage and marine operations team a special survey vessel has now been commissioned to look for wreckage NeutralAn underwater search for footballer Emiliano Salas plane will take place after cushions were found on a beach http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-470580642019-01-31
Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan however told reporters on Tuesday that IS is close to losing its remaining territory in Syria NegativeNorth Korea is unlikely to fully give up its nuclear weapons a US intelligence report says despite the hopes of the Trump administration http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-470516062019-01-30
On Tuesday acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan declined to say whether the Pentagon was considering sending troops NegativeVenezuelas Supreme Court has banned opposition leader Juan from leaving the country and frozen his bank accounts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-470498112019-01-30
The UKs Ministry of Defence has approached startup Oxford Space Systems to design antennas for a sovereign satellite radar system. NegativeThe UKs Ministry of Defence has approached startup Oxford Space Systems to design antennas for a sovereign satellite radar system. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-470300522019-01-29
Calling the attack a dastardly act Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana urged the local population to work with the authorities to deny terrorism any victory. NegativeTwo bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more local officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-470187472019-01-28
About 100 guests were present at the Alhambra hotel at the time of the incident the head of Perus National Civil Defence Institute Jorge told local media. NegativeAt least 15 people were killed when a landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-470214282019-01-28
Mr Yangs detention comes as Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne landed in Beijing for official talks on Thursday. NegativeChina says it is investigating a ChineseAustralian writer for alleged involvement in criminal activities endangering Chinas national security. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-469817482019-01-25
The driver named earlier as Aldemar Rojas was a longtime ELN member and the groups top explosives expert Defence Minister Guillermo Botero said. NegativeColombia has blamed the leftwing National Liberation Army rebel group for a car bomb attack that killed 21 people in the capital http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-469227192019-01-19
The Missile Defence Review says the US should revamp its missile defence programme to combat foreign threats NegativeThe US must research new technologies such as a layer of sensors in space to find and destroy incoming missiles a Pentagon report says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469027452019-01-18
Known as Star Wars the Strategic Defence Initiative was a planned missile shield to protect the US from intercontinental ballistic missiles PositiveThe US must research new technologies such as a layer of sensors in space to find and destroy incoming missiles a Pentagon report says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469027452019-01-18
Defence barrister Mr Khalil said Mr Hill was not a cavalier pilot nor one who plays fast and loose with the safety rules or the lives of others. NegativeJurors have been shown footage of a fatal jet crash at the Shoreham Airshow in which 11 men died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-sussex-469054362019-01-18
Under the Reserve Forces Act Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson can call on the officers to be sent anywhere in the world if it is necessary or desirable. NegativeReserve military officers could be called up for a year of service as part of government plans for a nodeal Brexit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-469105352019-01-18
The Ministry of Defence said it has not yet received any requests for troops to be used by other departments. NegativeReserve military officers could be called up for a year of service as part of government plans for a nodeal Brexit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-469105352019-01-18
YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. NeutralYouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-469049372019-01-18
Defence counsel Sean Templeton The accused accepts there will be a degree of supervision on his release and he accepts that NegativeA teenager raped a sevenyearold boy while on a twohour release from a secure residential unit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-468952202019-01-17
This call was supported by Sadc in its statement issued by Zambian President Edgar Lungu who chairs Sadcs Politics Defence and Security department NegativeThe southern African regional body Sadc has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the disputed presidential election http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468566602019-01-14
Defence Minister Panos Kammenos withdrew his partys support signalling his opposition ahead of an expected vote in the Greek parliament. NegativeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he will call a confidence vote after his governing coalition split over the Macedonia name change. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468550882019-01-14
The prince added that the departure of Defence Secretary James Mattis in December was unlikely to help matters either. NegativeA senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-468546682019-01-14
The departments which will see staff redeployed include Defence International Development Work and Pensions and the Education department NegativeConservative rebel Dominic Grieve has urged the prime minister to delay Brexit if her EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-468405892019-01-12
A Ministry of Defence spokesman We are deploying specialist equipment to Heathrow Airport at the request of the Metropolitan Police NegativeThe military is helping police after sightings of a drone temporarily halted flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-468044252019-01-09
He added that the Ministry of Defence remained on standby to deal with any further problems caused by drones at airports NegativePolice will be given new powers to tackle the illegal use of drones the government has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467877302019-01-08
British special forces are believed to be operating in Syria but the Ministry of Defence would not confirm this. NegativeTwo British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria the BBC understands. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467724122019-01-06
A Ministry of Defence spokesman We do not comment on special forces NegativeTwo British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria the BBC understands. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467724122019-01-06
A Ministry of Defence spokesperson confirmed that a dog which had been reported missing was found at RAF St Athan. NegativeA dog who went missing for 20 days has been found after she managed to make her way into an RAF airfield. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-467685792019-01-06
Thailands Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said the military was on alert to assist people affected. NegativeThousands of tourists and residents have reportedly fled islands off Thailands southeast coast to escape an approaching tropical storm http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-467470622019-01-04
Defence lawyers requested a copy of the indictment sheet and time to review it NegativeThe trial of 11 individuals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has begun in the Saudi capital Riyadh state media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-467473322019-01-04
A Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. NegativeA Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467538892019-01-04
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said HMS Mersey would help prevent migrants from making the dangerous journey. NegativeA Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467538892019-01-04
Military capability deployed to counter illegal drone flights at Gatwick Airport has been withdrawn the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. NegativeMilitary capability deployed to counter illegal drone flights at Gatwick Airport has been withdrawn the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-sussex-467416872019-01-03
The abrupt departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has concerned some US allies as the general had been among aides urging the president to keep the US in Nato. NegativeDonald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-379820002019-01-01
It said Ministry of National Defence spokesman Wu Qian had told a press conference that suggestions the Chinese government might compromise Huaweis technologies were groundless. NegativeChina has accused the UK of deeprooted pride and prejudice over security fears raised about Huawei. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-467010052019-01-01





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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the armed forces were ready to offer help if needed. NegativeThe UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle a rise in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain in small boats. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467145532018-12-31
It said Ministry of National Defence spokesman Wu Qian had told a press conference that suggestions the Chinese government might compromise Huaweis technologies were groundless. NegativeChina has accused the UK of deeprooted pride and prejudice over security fears raised about Huawei. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-467010052018-12-29
In a visit to the country last week British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said a Royal Navy ship had been sent there in support of Ukraine. NegativeMartial law declared in parts of Ukraine has ended after 30 days amid continuing tensions with Russia in the Kerch Strait. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466846022018-12-26
Mr Trumps ongoing trade war with China as well as Defence Secretary Jim Mattiss surprise resignation have also unsettled investors. NegativePresident Donald Trump has lashed out at Americas central bank as a stock market whose gains he once took credit for continued a historic plunge http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466750512018-12-25
The abrupt departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has concerned some US allies as the general had been among aides urging the president to keep the US in Nato. NegativeDonald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-379820002018-12-25
It is understood the Cabinet Office pushed the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office to update their rapid deployment protocol. NegativeDrone hot spots in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-466729402018-12-25
Critics of Mr Trumps decision say it could lead to a resurgence of the group and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigned over the issue. NegativeFrances President Emmanuel Macron has said he deeply regrets President Donald Trumps controversial decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466676392018-12-24
US President Donald Trump has forced Defence Secretary James Mattis to leave his post early appointing an acting successor to take over in the new year. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has forced Defence Secretary James Mattis to leave his post early appointing an acting successor to take over in the new year. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466682602018-12-24
Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan 56 will take over the role. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has forced Defence Secretary James Mattis to leave his post early appointing an acting successor to take over in the new year. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466682602018-12-24
Mr McGurks decision to quit follows the resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday. NegativeA top US official in the fight against socalled Islamic State group has quit over President Donald Trumps decision to pull troops from Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466613842018-12-23
The abrupt resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has alarmed an already tense Capitol Hill causing lawmakers on both sides to speak out. NegativeThe abrupt resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has alarmed an already tense Capitol Hill causing lawmakers on both sides to speak out. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466528622018-12-22
The departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis raises many similar questions NeutralIs this at last the true face of the Trump administrations foreign http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466457182018-12-22
On Thursday Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar issued a stark warning to YPG fighters saying they will be buried in their ditches when the time comes. NegativeA Kurdishled alliance in Syria says President Donald Trumps surprise decision to withdraw US troops will allow the Islamic State group to recover. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-466326572018-12-21
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring with distinction at the end of February President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. NegativeUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring with distinction at the end of February President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466401142018-12-21
Defence lawyers want the case to be tried by a court in Catalonia but others have faith in the courts in Madrid. NeutralCarme Forcadell was the speaker of the Catalan parliament until January but has spent almost nine months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466027402018-12-20
Separately Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has told MPs that 3500 military personnel including logisticians and engineers as well as infantry units were ready to be deployed if needed. NegativeThe cabinet has decided to ramp up preparations for a nodeal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa Mays proposed EU exit deal http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-466008502018-12-19
I didnt realise it was Capita and just though the Ministry of Defence was an utter shambles NegativeThe Army needs another 5500 troops to reach its target for a fullyfledged force. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-465671342018-12-15
Now 73 years after the war ended his family has finally received his medals from the Ministry of Defence. NeutralBefore writing classic childrens books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot during World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-465510982018-12-14
I got hold of his service records form the Ministry of Defence he was such a good storyteller you were never sure what was PositiveBefore writing classic childrens books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot during World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-465510982018-12-14
Turkeys Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has called on the US to scrap the move and end its cooperation with the YPG. NegativeTurkey will launch a new operation against USbacked Kurdish militias in northern Syria in the next few days President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-465398122018-12-13
In a bid to compete with Russia and China the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure is one of the most ambitious ventures the Pentagon has launched. PositiveA technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch the BBC has learned. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-464896892018-12-13
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is to join a proBrexit march organised by UKIP. NegativeEnglish Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is to join a proBrexit march organised by UKIP. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-464955952018-12-09
At last weeks hearing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis told senators there was no direct evidence of the crown princes involvement in Khashoggis death. NegativeUS senators say they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-464358192018-12-05
Nigel Farage has quit UKIP saying the partys leader Gerard Batten seems to be obsessed with Islam and exEnglish Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. NegativeNigel Farage has quit UKIP saying the partys leader Gerard Batten seems to be obsessed with Islam and exEnglish Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-464482992018-12-05
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also urged the public to report suspicious activity near military sites. NegativeA Russian TV reporter who sparked a security alert has denied trying to infiltrate a British Army base. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-464204862018-12-03
Defence lawyer John Hill said the rally and counterprotest had descended into pitched battles with some people armed with guns. NegativeA man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia killing a woman was motivated by anger prosecutors said at the start of his trial. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-463949952018-12-01
Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijeguneratne appeared in court after warrants for his arrest were issued. NegativeSri Lankas top military officer has been remanded in custody accused of covering up civil warera murders. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-463741112018-11-29
The seizure on Sunday deals a major blow to the funding of terrorism the Ministry of Defence said. NegativeThree tonnes of hashish with a street value of millions of pounds has been seized in the Gulf http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-463463672018-11-27
Defense News Gulf States Newsletter Military Balance and Defence Procurement International have all published his work. NegativeFriends family and colleagues of the British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates after being accused of spying are united in one They say he is not an intelligence agent http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tyne-463186552018-11-24
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said military police at the border with Mexico will be unarmed and will not have the power to carry out arrests NegativeUS Defence Secretary James Mattis has said military police at the border with Mexico will be unarmed and will not have the power to carry out arrests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462986692018-11-23
At the same time scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at nearby Porton Down worked around the clock to find out what had poisoned him and the Skripals NegativeThe police officer who was poisoned in the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has told how his family lost their home and all their possessions after he was contaminated with Novichok. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-462909892018-11-23
UKIP leader Gerard Batten has appointed former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson as an adviser. NegativeUKIP leader Gerard Batten has appointed former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson as an adviser. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-463081602018-11-23
On Wednesday Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said he has been given authority to use military force to protect border officials NeutralUS Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the extraordinary step of rebuking President Donald Trumps criticism of a federal judge. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462947342018-11-22
Defence barrister Raymond Tully said it was anticipated the case would be fully contested NeutralA 50yearold man who claimed to be the victim of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in the 1970s and 1980s is to stand trial in March next year. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-462638712018-11-20
Former Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman quit in opposition to Israels decision to accept a ceasefire with militants in the Gaza Strip after three days of intense violence last week. NegativeIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet his finance minister on Sunday in what is being seen as a lastditch attempt to avert early elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-462385252018-11-18
The government has responded by organising patrols in and around the capital erecting CCTV cameras and establishing a new civilian militia known as Local Defence Units NegativeUgandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462212362018-11-16
The Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces were ordered to buy the produce from farmers in the southern Mtwara region at NeutralTanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461800982018-11-13
Defence lawyer Theo Alexander did not challenge the prosecutions case in his closing address. NegativeAn Australian man has been found guilty of murdering six people and injuring 27 others in a vehicle attack in Melbourne. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-461889712018-11-13
Meanwhile Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek said that the spying case came to light a few weeks ago with help from another European intelligence agency. NegativeAn Austrian colonel is being investigated on suspicion of spying for Russia Austrian officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461558372018-11-10
Paypal has told former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf. NegativePaypal has told former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-461391932018-11-09
Defence Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said on Wednesday the investigation had confirmed troops committed rape sexual assault and sexual torture. NegativeSouth Korea has apologised for the rape of women by troops sent to crush an antigovernment protest 38 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-461235482018-11-08
The attacker appeared to have been a member of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces according to the Utah National Guard. NegativeA US mayor has been killed in an apparent insider attack while serving with the military in Afghanistan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461007142018-11-06
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has recently pledged to step up training of Afghan troops to prevent further similar attacks NegativeOne US soldier has been killed and another injured in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan the Natoled mission in the country says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460844062018-11-04
Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo said the 44yearold cleric was targeted by rebels planning to attack a nearby university. NegativeA US missionary has been killed in Cameroon about two weeks after moving there with his wife and eight children. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460444042018-11-01
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen. PositiveUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460407892018-10-31
The committee said the Ministry of Defences budget should rise from of GDP to NegativeThe chancellor has pledged an extra between now and the end of next year to boost the UKs defences. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-460240792018-10-30
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson After an incredible year celebrating RAF 100 it seems only fitting that the Red Arrows prepare to illuminate the skies of our closest allies in 2019. NegativeThe Red Arrows display team will hold a major tour of North America next year with a nineweek visit aimed at generating investment for Britain. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-459319612018-10-22
In May the former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson was arrested for reporting on the case live on Facebook during the second of the trials. NegativeTwenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-459188452018-10-20
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told The Lithuanian people can rely on the German forces to protect them to reassure them to train with them NegativeIn the face of new challenges Germany is recommitting itself to the Nato alliance http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458634482018-10-19
Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad DanAli is more upbeat saying the recruitment of more soldiers 10000 are being trained every year and better equipment will win the day in the end. PositiveThe executionstyle killings of two Muslim midwives in northeastern Nigeria have raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458764402018-10-18
Four military planes were ready to evacuate the wounded and military hospital facilities were ready to accept victims if necessary Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. NegativeAt least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russianannexed Crimea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458912012018-10-18
Several companies including Droptec OpenWorks Engineering and DroneDefence have developed handheld or shouldermounted guns that fire a net to trap a suspect drone. NegativeRogue drones have nearly caused air accidents have been used as offensive weapons to deliver drugs to prisoners and to spy on people http://www.bbc.com//news/business-458240962018-10-13
You have people who have spent 30 years on death row its common says Pamela Okoroigwe a lawyer for the Legal Defence and Assistance Project NegativeDeathrow inmate Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigerias oldest prisoner amid a campaign calling for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457270572018-10-12
The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK had decided to pause some F35 flying as a precautionary measure while we consider the findings of an ongoing enquiry NegativeThe US military has temporarily grounded its entire fleet of F35 fighter jets in the wake of a crash in South Carolina last month http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-458277952018-10-12
Rajiv Nayan defence expert at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses thinktank believes India had to take a calculated risk. NegativeIndia has signed a deal with Russia to acquire the S400 air defence missile system despite the possibility such a move could trigger US sanctions http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-457575562018-10-06
Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also failed to mention the waiver during their visit to Delhi in September. NegativeIndia has signed a deal with Russia to acquire the S400 air defence missile system despite the possibility such a move could trigger US sanctions http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-457575562018-10-06
The Red Dragons Tigers and Ambazonia Defence Forces these are just some of the armed groups which have sprung up to fight for independence in Englishspeaking parts of Cameroon posing a major security threat to Sundays elections in which President Paul Biya 85 is seeking to extend his 36year rule NegativeThe Red Dragons Tigers and Ambazonia Defence Forces these are just some of the armed groups which have sprung up to fight for independence in Englishspeaking parts of Cameroon posing a major security threat to Sundays elections in which President Paul Biya 85 is seeking to extend his 36year rule http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457232112018-10-04
The secret service said on Monday that suspicious envelopes containing the substance were sent to Defence Secretary James Mattis and US President Donald Trump. NegativeThe suspicious substance that triggered a quarantine after arriving in the post at the US Defense Department was castor seeds a Pentagon official has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457395322018-10-04
China has reportedly cancelled a security meeting later this month with US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. NegativeA Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an unsafe and unprofessional manner the US Navy says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-457180002018-10-03
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said four S300s launchers had arrived in Syria on Monday. NegativeRussia says it has delivered new antiaircraft missiles to Syria two weeks after a Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down in the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-457235032018-10-03
Those envelopes one of which was addressed to Defence Secretary James Mattis were also found on Monday. NeutralA suspicious envelope that was addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by the Secret Service on Monday US authorities say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457255352018-10-03
The two packages sent to the Department of Defence were detected by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency according to the Pentagon. NegativeA suspicious envelope that was addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by the Secret Service on Monday US authorities say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457255352018-10-03
The anniversary protests were organised by the Committees for the Defence of the Republic which are demanding a clean break with the Spanish state NegativeProtesters have clashed with police in Barcelona as thousands took to the streets there and in cities across Catalonia to mark the first anniversary of the contested referendum on independence from Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457104472018-10-02
The Ministry of Defence will sue Google a spokeswoman for the ministry told Reuters. NegativeGoogle is facing legal action from Belgium for not blurring images of military sites. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-456812132018-09-29
Its a shame the Belgium Department of Defence have decided to take this decision Michiel Sallaets spokesman for Google in Belgium said in a statement NegativeGoogle is facing legal action from Belgium for not blurring images of military sites. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-456812132018-09-29
Israels Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman meanwhile insisted that it would continue to target Iranian activities in Syria despite Mondays incident. NegativeThe leader of Lebanons militant Hezbollah movement says it has acquired sophisticated rockets despite Israels efforts to prevent it obtaining them http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455876332018-09-21
The Ministry of Defence has not learned lessons from the deaths of three men on an SAS march and should lose its immunity from prosecution an MP says. NegativeThe Ministry of Defence has not learned lessons from the deaths of three men on an SAS march and should lose its immunity from prosecution an MP says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-455718612018-09-19
Bridgend MP Ms Moon who is a member of the Defence Select Committee said the judge had been absolutely clear that there had been systemic failures. NegativeThe Ministry of Defence has not learned lessons from the deaths of three men on an SAS march and should lose its immunity from prosecution an MP says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-455718612018-09-19
I would like to see the Ministry of Defence be very clear that they will be prosecuted where these deaths take place NegativeThe Ministry of Defence has not learned lessons from the deaths of three men on an SAS march and should lose its immunity from prosecution an MP says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-455718612018-09-19
Army bomb disposal teams are regularly being called out when magnet fishers have found artillery at the bottom of canals and river beds the Ministry of Defence has told the BBC. NegativeArmy bomb disposal teams are regularly being called out when magnet fishers have found artillery at the bottom of canals and river beds the Ministry of Defence has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455489802018-09-18
Defence lawyers acting for Mr Chander had argued his conduct was careless because it did not fall far below the standard expected of a competent driver. NegativeA bus driver who crashed into a shop killing two people was driving dangerously when he caused the deaths a trial of facts has found. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-455619372018-09-18
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are visiting India to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals PositiveUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are visiting India to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-454066172018-09-16
Meanwhile Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned that an offensive would lead to a humanitarian tragedy. NegativeTurkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebelheld northwestern Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455109722018-09-14
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says Islamist extremism in Central Asia is a major threat to Russian security. NegativePreparations are under way for Russias biggest military exercise since the Cold War involving about 300000 service personnel in eastern Siberia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454704602018-09-11
The farming business includes four main farms contracting and joint ventures a sheep enterprise across Ministry of Defence land in Norfolk a farming enterprise in Cambridgeshire and Lavenham Fen Farms. NegativeThe sale of one of the countrys largest farming operations is to test Brexits impact on farmland prices. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-454849642018-09-11
The Ministry of Defence confirmed that six naval personnel were arrested but were unable to confirm whether they were from HMS Queen Elizabeth or other support ships. NegativeRoyal Navy sailors reportedly from the UKs http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-454637032018-09-09
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are visiting India to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals PositiveUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are visiting India to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-454066172018-09-08
Defence lawyers had argued that their clients history of mental illness and substance abuse had played a major impact on his ability to think rationally. NegativeThe son of a Boston police captain has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for planning a terror attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-454366132018-09-07
Defence Secretary James Mattis has also denied words attributed to him in Woodwards book. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has denied assertions by prominent journalist Bob Woodward in his new book that he ordered the assassination of Syrian President Bashar alAssad. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-454254132018-09-06
The Syria Civil Defence whose rescue workers are commonly known as the White Helmets reported that three civilians had been killed in the strikes on Jisr alShughour NegativeRussian planes have reportedly bombed rebelheld targets in the Syrian province of Idlib as government troops mass before an expected offensive. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454074012018-09-05
After the US believed the Syrian government had launched another chemical attack in April 2017 Mr Trump told Defence Secretary James Mattis to assassinate President Bashar Assad. NegativeA Bob Woodward expose book has been a rite of passage for presidential administrations since the storied investigative reporter first made a name for himself by breaking Richard Nixons Watergate scandal http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-454151512018-09-05
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visit India on Thursday to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals PositiveUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visit India on Thursday to hold strategic talks on military and trade deals http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-454066172018-09-05
Defence solicitor Graham Parry said police could have easily carried out a breath test. NegativeA woman who crashed her wheelchair into a parked car has been cleared of drinkdriving. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-453752382018-09-01
Defence lawyer Thomas Clark said after the hearing that if the accused were Christian and white then nobody would bat an eye over the idea of faith healing NegativeFive adults at a desert compound in New Mexico have been arrested by the FBI weeks after a judge received death threats for granting them bail http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-453802352018-09-01
Defence lawyers say the two women accused of murder had been paid to take part in similar tricks at airports hotels and shopping malls in the days before Kims death. NegativeMalaysian police are seeking two Indonesian women they want to testify at the trial of those accused of killing Kim Jongnam the halfbrother of North Koreas leader Kim Jongun. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-453833802018-09-01
The National Police Air Service and the Ministry of Defence were asked for help by Sussex emergency teams but they said their aircraft could not fly documents show. NegativeHelicopters could not be used to investigate a chemical haze on the Sussex coast last summer as it was not known if the gas was explosive. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-sussex-453004082018-08-28
RAF fighter jets have intercepted a Russian military aircraft over the Black Sea for the second time in a week the Ministry of Defence has said. NegativeRAF fighter jets have intercepted a Russian military aircraft over the Black Sea for the second time in a week the Ministry of Defence has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-453015392018-08-25
Ever since I saw the movie Top Gun when I was in primary school I have always admired fighter jet pilots the graduate of Japans National Defence Academy told journalists. NegativeA Japanese woman will be flying through the glass ceiling as she becomes her countrys first female fighter pilot http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-452952122018-08-24
The first female fighter pilot of the Air SelfDefence Force is born a tweet from the Japan Air SelfDefence Force said. NegativeA Japanese woman will be flying through the glass ceiling as she becomes her countrys first female fighter pilot http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-452952122018-08-24
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman had promised to build 400 units there in response to the attack. NegativeIsrael has advanced plans to build more than 1000 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452765552018-08-23
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the end of last year that 48000 personnel had been deployed. NegativeRussia has revealed the extent of its military involvement in Syrias war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452841212018-08-23
The author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service the Ministry of Defence has said NegativeThe author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service the Ministry of Defence has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-452674372018-08-22
A spokesman for the UKs Ministry of Defence said he could neither confirm nor deny any tracking of Russian satellites. NegativeA mysterious Russian satellite displaying very abnormal behaviour has raised alarm in the US according to a State Department official. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-451943332018-08-19
Defence lawyers have argued that the prosecution are treating the five suspects unfairly because they are Muslim something prosecutors deny. NegativeA boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony US prosecutors said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451767152018-08-14
Defence lawyer Thomas Clark said the prosecution was using a double standard because the suspects are black and Muslim NegativeA boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony US prosecutors said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451767152018-08-14
A Ministry of Defence spokesman The inert hand grenade was recovered for reduction to scrap NegativeA bomb squad was called to a womans house after she found a grenade while out dog walking and took it home. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-dorset-451696172018-08-13
Defence attorney Kevin Downing asked about the witnesss cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading the Russia probe. NegativeExTrump aide Paul Manaforts lawyer has told a court his deputy led a secret life and told so many lies he could not keep track of them all. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451072042018-08-08
Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster and Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter will also attend the service NegativeThe Duke of Cambridge and the prime minister are attending commemorations in northern France later to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens the beginning of the end of World War One. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-451078032018-08-08
Defence barrister Samina Rasid made no application for bail and Mr Stirling was not required to enter any plea. NegativeMidwife Samantha Eastwood was found in a shallow grave wrapped in a duvet cover and with tape around her eyes and face a court has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-451112742018-08-08
Defence counsel Thomas Ross QC said Cullen had had a very successful career as a freelance musician. NegativeA worldrenowned conductor who abused a boy who saw him as a surrogate father has been jailed for 10 months. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-451142482018-08-08
The Instagram account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was removed in error according to the Facebookowned social network. NegativeThe Instagram account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was removed in error according to the Facebookowned social network. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-451024992018-08-07
In June Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood a former Army officer said the consultation should include a statute of limitations preventing the prosecution of former soldiers for historical offences. NegativeThe new head of the armed forces says he will not allow British soldiers to be chased by people making vexatious claims about their conduct in the Troubles in Northern Ireland. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-450506932018-08-03
Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter told the BBC serving and former service personnel should face action for genuine wrongdoing NegativeThe new head of the armed forces says he will not allow British soldiers to be chased by people making vexatious claims about their conduct in the Troubles in Northern Ireland. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-450506932018-08-03
Last week Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said illegal construction by residents had contributed to the disaster by blocking escape routes. NegativeMore than a week after the deaths of at least 91 people in wildfires on the Greek coast a catalogue of errors by local authorities has emerged. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450300822018-08-02
Earlier Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told the BBC that illegal construction had contributed to the disaster. NegativeGreece has serious indications that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449713512018-07-27
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has told the BBC illegal construction contributed to one of the countrys worstever wildfire disasters. NegativeGreek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has told the BBC illegal construction contributed to one of the countrys worstever wildfire disasters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449661212018-07-26
Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said it would be extended on a limited basis with this year and in 201920. NegativeThe final day of Parliament before the summer recess sometimes known as taking out the trash day saw the usual flurry of government announcements before MPs head for the beach. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-449453402018-07-25
The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. NegativeThe final day of Parliament before the summer recess sometimes known as taking out the trash day saw the usual flurry of government announcements before MPs head for the beach. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-449453402018-07-25
The Ministry of Defence said there had been a lack of what it called compliant bids to build the warships. NegativeThe UK government has been forced to restart the competition for work on the new Type 31e frigate programme. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-449494902018-07-25
The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off the Ministry of Defence has confirmed NeutralThe home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off the Ministry of Defence has confirmed http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-449362342018-07-24
Their official name is the Syrian Civil Defence which began in early 2013 as an organisation of volunteers from all walks of life including electricians and builders. NegativeThe Syrian government has condemned the evacuation over the weekend of the White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in the south of the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-449275022018-07-23
Their official name is the Syrian Civil Defence and it began in early 2013 as an organisation of volunteers from all walks of life including electricians and builders. NegativeIsrael says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syrias White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in southwestern Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-449150992018-07-23
He would receive the Secretary of Defence Medal for Exceptional Public Service and remained as a prominent member of the community supporting theatre broadcast and veterans groups. PositiveAdrian Cronauer who served as inspiration for Robin Williams breakout character in the 1987 film Good Morning Vietnam has died in Virginia aged 79. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-448976342018-07-20
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the move reflects the changing nature of warfare. PositiveMedals honouring UK military personnel involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have been awarded for the first time. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-448809232018-07-19
Spains Defence Minister Margarita Robles speaking on Spanish radio admitted that there have been deficiencies in the project. NegativeAn attempt to deploy a new submarine for Spains navy has run aground again after it emerged it cannot fit in its dock Spanish media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-448717882018-07-18
The UKs Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the jet could be used with either pilots or as a drone NegativeA model of the UKs planned new fighter jet the Tempest has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show http://www.bbc.com//news/business-448482942018-07-17
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was responding to continued terror attempts by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas. NegativeIsrael has tightened restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip after Palestinians carried out fresh attacks with incendiary balloons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-448586372018-07-17
Defence Minister Guto Bebb resigned so he could vote against the government. NegativeThe government has narrowly avoided a defeat on its Customs Bill after agreeing to Brexiteers demands to change its wording. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-448545972018-07-17
Mr Netanyahu said he and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman had agreed to be heavyhanded with the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip immediately. NegativeIsrael has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-447772972018-07-12
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told The simple reality is that Russia has committed an attack on British soil which has seen the death of a British citizen. NegativeA woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire is believed to have had a high dose of the substance police have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-447682292018-07-10
Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska told the BBC this was particularly true in the current geopolitical climate NegativeWhen the leaders of Nato meet on Wednesday they do so amid warnings that the very future of the Western alliance is at stake http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447648862018-07-10
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reportedly called for in extra spending over the next five years to counter growing threats NegativeDragons Denstyle boot camps for Armed Forces veterans are among ideas being proposed by a think tank to boost innovation in defence procurement. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-447576872018-07-09
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman hailed the legislation An effective war on terrorism also passes through the pocket of the terrorists of their families and of Authority Mahmoud Abbas NegativeThe Israeli parliament has passed a law to withhold money from the Palestinian Authority over its payments to families of Palestinians jailed by Israel or killed while carrying out attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-446968722018-07-03
Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino said those promoted had been loyal to the constitutionally elected president. NegativeVenezuelan President Maduro has promoted 16900 soldiers as a reward for their loyalty http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-446981222018-07-03
Prime Minister Theresa May and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will both speak in Llandudno. NegativeMore than 300 events are being held around the world to mark the UKs Armed Forces Day on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446676922018-06-30
They say that Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood had agreed to look again at the aerodrome selloffs. NeutralA defence minister has been accused of going back on a commitment to keep 15 military airfields that are earmarked for closure in use for civil aviation http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446548802018-06-29
It is the deal of the century said Francis Tusa editor of industry newsletter Defence Analysis NeutralBritish defence giant BAE Systems has won a multibillion pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships marking a significant victory for British military exports. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-446499592018-06-29
China is committed to peace but will not give up even one inch of territory President Xi Jinping has said after talks with visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis. NegativeChina is committed to peace but will not give up even one inch of territory President Xi Jinping has said after talks with visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-446388172018-06-28
That the US and others were mistreating detainees is beyond doubt as is the fact that the Agencies and Defence Intelligence were aware of this at an early point NegativeThe UK tolerated inexcusable treatment of US detainees after the attacks MPs have found. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446400862018-06-28
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reportedly demanded extra after the NHS was promised a similar sum. NegativeMinisters have been told they should be more aware of the tax implications of their calls for spending increases amid a row over defence budgets. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446240092018-06-27
One former minister says what Liz and the Ministry of Defence is calling for is incompatible NegativeAfter their autumn conference the Tories had the blues http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446236202018-06-27
A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman confirmed the fire service had approached them as a priority and the MoD was looking into what might be done NegativeThe military has been called in to help battle a huge moorlands fire which has been raging for three days. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-446340232018-06-27
But Defence Secretary Jim Mattis did not specify whether the facilities Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base would house migrant families together NegativeA US border security chief says he has temporarily stopped launching criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the country with children. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446098762018-06-26
The MPs report also notes comments by US Defence Secretary James Mattis that the UK benefits from its defence relationship with the US by a year NegativeThe UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies MPs have warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446094942018-06-26
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence The UK maintains the biggest defence budget in Europe we have been clear we will continue to exceed Natos spending target. NegativeThe UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies MPs have warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446094942018-06-26
The defence secretary launched the Modernising Defence Programme to strengthen our armed forces in the face of intensifying threats NegativeThe UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies MPs have warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-446094942018-06-26
The Pentagon announced on Friday that US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis had indefinitely suspended some joint military exercises with South Korea following the presidents commitment at the Singapore summit. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea citing an extraordinary threat from its nuclear weapons just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-445849572018-06-23
The sudden surge in immigrant detentions created by Mr Trumps policy has strained various government departments including Justice Homeland Security Defence and Health and Human Services NegativeThe US Navy is reportedly planning to build sprawling immigrant detention centres on military bases amid a Trump crackdown at the USMexico border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445857162018-06-23
Defence counsel Brendan Grehan said Drumm was facing a sentence that would reverberate not just in Ireland but much farther afield. NegativeFormer Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been sentenced to six years in jail. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445470002018-06-20
The Ministry of Defence said the UK has the biggest defence budget in Europe and continues to exceed Natos spending target. NegativeThe UKs armed forces need increased funding in order to meet threats from states including Russia MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445158782018-06-18
In January Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a new review the Defence Modernisation Programme focusing solely on military defence. NegativeThe UKs armed forces need increased funding in order to meet threats from states including Russia MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445158782018-06-18
Defence is constantly described as the first duty of government. PositiveThe UKs armed forces need increased funding in order to meet threats from states including Russia MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445158782018-06-18
Defence lawyer Derek Ogg QC reviewed the CCTV footage with the woman. NegativeThe former television presenter John Leslie has gone on trial charged with sexually assaulting a woman during her hen night at an Edinburgh club. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-445210902018-06-18
South Korean Defence Minister Song Youngmoo on Thursday held talks with his US counterpart James Mattis to discuss the exercises NegativeThe defence ministers of South Korea and the US have discussed the future of their joint military drills after the US president said they would be ending http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444923232018-06-15
An Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman told the BBC that Fazlullah was targeted and killed NegativeThere are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah the commander of the Pakistan Taliban has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444961212018-06-15
Defence lawyer Imran Khan QC said Rizlaine Boular had been radicalised online after being sacked from a marketing job for wearing Muslim clothes. NegativeA mother and daughter who were part of the UKs first allfemale terror cell have been jailed over a planned knife attack near the Houses of Parliament http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-444964332018-06-15
Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan sees USSouth Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia. NegativeNorth Korea has celebrated the TrumpKim summit as a great win for the country with state media reporting that the US intends to lift sanctions http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444642362018-06-13
Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan saw USSouth Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia. NegativeThe US hopes to see major disarmament by North Korea by the end of 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-444714192018-06-13
The Syria Civil Defence whose rescue workers are widely known as the White Helmets reported that at least 47 people were killed. NegativeThe UNs secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-444377182018-06-11
Five police officers were injured as a demonstration in London in support of jailed exEnglish Defence League leader Tommy Robinson turned violent. NegativeFive police officers were injured as a demonstration in London in support of jailed exEnglish Defence League leader Tommy Robinson turned violent. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-444275182018-06-10
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is making the case for a rise in defence spending at a time of rising threats. NegativeBritains top military officer has defended RAF bombing of the socalled Islamic State http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-444048282018-06-08
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described the jets as gamechanging. NegativeThe jets which cost each made the 3000mile journey across the Atlantic from a US Marine Corps base in South Carolina. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-443921482018-06-07
Earlier the Defence Infrastructure Organisation said it was investing about in RAF Marham to cater for the new F35 aircraft NegativeThe jets which cost each made the 3000mile journey across the Atlantic from a US Marine Corps base in South Carolina. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-443921482018-06-07
China is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. NegativeChina is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443404392018-06-02
South Korean Defence Minister Song Youngmoo also told the ShangriLa Dialogue security summit that US forces in South Korea was a separate issue from North Koreas nuclear issue. NegativeChina is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443404392018-06-02
Earlier US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Beijings actions called into question its broader goals. NegativeChina has branded as irresponsible US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443433682018-06-02
Defence Secretary James Mattis said the US Pacific Command would now be called the US IndoPacific Command. NegativeThe US is renaming its largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in Americas strategic thinking. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-443120242018-05-31
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is also travelling to Singapore for an annual Asian security summit. PositiveUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said denuclearisation talks with North Korea are moving in the right direction. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-443238052018-05-31
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudicing a court case it can be reported. NegativeFormer English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudicing a court case it can be reported. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-442876402018-05-29
Defence lawyer Claude Assira said the courts decision was excessive and pointless and would not resolve Cameroons Anglophone crisis. NegativeA court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the countrys Englishspeaking minority of rebellion and terrorism handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442632182018-05-26
The Commons Defence Committee said not a single person potentially at risk of Taliban reprisals had been resettled in the UK so far via the initiative. NegativeA scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an utter failure MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-442513432018-05-26
More than 150 translators given a fiveyear visa to seek sanctuary in Britain wrote to new Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to highlight their concerns. NegativeA scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an utter failure MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-442513432018-05-26
In a statement the Ministry of Defence said the UKs military contribution was kept under constant review. NegativeThe government is considering sending hundreds more British troops to Afghanistan the BBC understands. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-441644302018-05-18
William Forerro Pinella a former Farc commander who left in 2003 and now works with the Ministry of Defence has similar concerns NegativeWhen Sebastian Cadavid was recruited to join the Farc guerilla group in Colombia he had little idea of how it would shape his future http://www.bbc.com//news/business-440905762018-05-16
Defence lawyers have told the jury Ms Boular was sexually groomed and manipulated by Hussain a Briton from Coventry who was twice her age. NegativeA teenage girl who allegedly planned to marry an Islamic State fighter in Syria sobbed uncontrollably after hearing he had been killed a court has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-441424632018-05-16
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman noted Noone wants an escalation certainly noone wants war NegativeThese are the first skirmishes in a potential war between Israel and Iran that promises a fearful level of destruction even by the standards of the modern Middle East. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-440678042018-05-10
Defence barrister Michelle Colborn further stressed Scott had little recollection of what happened. NegativeA man who tried to kill his three children and stepdaughter in a hammer attack before a crashing his car at 92mph has had his jail term increased. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-440553362018-05-09
ru said quoting Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov NeutralRussias big Victory Day parade on Wednesday will feature a remotecontrolled tank and other new weapons systems combattested in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440288102018-05-08
The IDF Defence is not involved in this incident in any way an Israeli military spokesman said. NegativeSix Palestinians have been killed and others wounded in an explosion in the Gaza Strip health officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-440176622018-05-06
The Defence Force told news outlet Newshub that Mr Keating was no longer a member of the NZDF. NegativeA former top naval officer from New Zealand has been accused of hiding a secret camera in the toilet of the countrys embassy in Washington http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-440001132018-05-04
Mr Lee travelled from Hartlepool with the towns MP Mike Hill who lobbied the Ministry of Defence to sanction the fresh search. NegativeThe father of a toddler who disappeared in Germany almost 37 years ago has arrived in the country to see a fresh search of near where she was last seen. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tees-439877962018-05-03
Afghan interpreters who fought the Taliban alongside British troops should be able to stay in the UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said after a group of them raised concerns. NegativeAfghan interpreters who fought the Taliban alongside British troops should be able to stay in the UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said after a group of them raised concerns. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439902202018-05-03
The military team Defence and Welwalo Adigrat University were drawing 11 when the referee ruled the ball crossed the line and gave a goal to Defence. NegativeA referee has been attacked by players after making a controversial decision in Ethiopias football premier league. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439636812018-05-02
The claim casts into doubt the Ministry of Defences statement it has seen no evidence that its strikes in Iraq have caused civilian casualties. NegativeA source inside the coalition fighting the Islamic State group has told the BBC he believes civilians have been killed as a result of RAF air strikes http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439650322018-05-02
An RAF strike on the Islamic State group has caused a civilian casualty the Ministry of Defence has admitted for the first time. NegativeAn RAF strike on the Islamic State group has caused a civilian casualty the Ministry of Defence has admitted for the first time. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439773942018-05-02
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the incident was deeply regrettable. NegativeAn RAF strike on the Islamic State group has caused a civilian casualty the Ministry of Defence has admitted for the first time. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439773942018-05-02
Defence officials later said activity along the border indicated that the North was also dismantling its banks of speakers NegativeSouth Korea is to begin taking down loudspeakers along its border with the North and there are indications the North is doing the same. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439583662018-05-01
Defence QC Derek Ogg said there were already ways of making the court environment more humane such as protective screens to separate the victim from view or using video links. NegativeScotlands most senior judge has said victims of rape and sexual assault should not have to appear in court. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-438794552018-05-01
Last month the Pentagon confirmed Mr Trump had held initial talks with Defence Secretary James Mattis about using some of the Pentagons budget for constructing a wall. NegativeDozens of migrants travelling together in a caravan have been prevented from entering the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439455222018-04-30
A special Austrian Defence Ministry inquiry was launched on Saturday. NeutralAustria is investigating the conduct of its UN peacekeepers during an ambush of Syrian policemen that they filmed in the Golan Heights in 2012. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439486092018-04-30
The Shashdarak district also houses the Defence Ministry and a Nato compound. NegativeA BBC reporter has been killed in an attack in the eastern Afghan province of Khost. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439533222018-04-30
Defence lawyers argued the apparent passivity was proof of consent NegativeThousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona on Saturday for the third day of protests after five men were cleared of rape http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439353802018-04-29
The biscuit which belonged to a sailor on board HMS Defence in 1805 is believed to be the oldest surviving ships biscuit in the world. NegativeA 213yearold biscuit dating from the Battle of Trafalgar is to be sold at auction. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439231102018-04-28
The ships biscuit belonged to Able Seaman Thomas Fletcher who was a gunner on HMS Defence NegativeA 213yearold biscuit dating from the Battle of Trafalgar is to be sold at auction. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439231102018-04-28
On three separate occasions groups including the English Defence League and East Anglian Patriots marched through the city centre. NegativeIts hard to miss Ian Durrants house in Lincoln. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433377752018-04-23
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said around is planned to be spent on key RAF sites across the UK. NegativeFifteen military airfields have been earmarked for closure over the next six years with the potential loss of thousands of jobs MPs have warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-438414012018-04-21
Defence advocate Thomas Ross QC said his client had battled health problems and had cared for her parents and husband before they died. NegativeA juror who took a bribe during a fivemonth money laundering and drug trafficking trial has been jailed for six years. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-438237622018-04-19
The girl from Salisbury was picked up by a nearby Ministry of Defence vessel Dorset Police said. NegativeA fiveyearold girl has died after being rescued from the sea near a Dorset beauty spot http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-dorset-438161652018-04-18
It is thought President Bashar alAssads regime had been stockpiling materials used to make chemical weapons at those sites the Ministry of Defence said. NegativeMPs will consider Parliaments role in approving military action in Syria later after Theresa May authorised air strikes without consulting them. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-437921592018-04-17
On Saturday the Ministry of Defence said eight Storm Shadow missiles had been launched by four RAF Tornados at a former missile base 15 miles west of Homs. NegativeTheresa May is to face MPs questions about her decision to authorise air strikes against the Syrian government. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-437757282018-04-16
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was the longest and deepest tunnel of its kind Israel had discovered. NegativeThe Israeli military has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437751102018-04-15
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis told journalists there were no reports of US losses in the operation. NegativeThe US UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437622512018-04-14
The Ministry of Defence said that the four RAF Tornados launched Storm Shadow cruise missiles at a Syrian military facility. NegativeThe UK has joined the USA and France in carrying out air strikes to suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437636052018-04-14
Defence Secretary James Mattis said that right now this is a onetime shot. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as perfectly executed Mission Accomplished. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437671562018-04-14
According to the UK Ministry of Defence four RAF Tornado jets hit a site near Homs with eight Storm Shadow cruise missiles. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as perfectly executed Mission Accomplished. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437671562018-04-14
The Ministry of Defence said eight Storm Shadow missiles had been launched by four RAF Tornados at a former missile base 15 miles west of Homs. NegativeAir strikes on Syria were legally justified on humanitarian grounds government documents say. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437701022018-04-14
Also on Thursday US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis told a congressional I believe there was a chemical attack and we are looking for the actual evidence NegativeRussia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437479222018-04-13
UK inspectors from the Defence Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centre at Porton Down in Wiltshire first identified the nerve agent as belonging to the Novichok group. NegativeThe international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UKs analysis of the type of nerve agent used in the Russian exspy poisoning. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437411402018-04-12
US President Donald Trump has promised a forceful response and he and his Defence Secretary James Mattis have cancelled travel plans this week. NegativeRussia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437210572018-04-11
Samples of the nerve agent have been tested by the Defence Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centre at Porton Down in Wiltshire in an attempt to verify its source NegativeYulia Skripal the poisoned daughter of Russian exspy Sergei has been discharged from hospital the BBC understands. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437101262018-04-10
It cited a rescue worker from the Syria Civil Defence as saying he smelt chlorine in the air after the strike but that he could not determine its source NegativeSyrian opposition activists rescue workers and medics say more than 40 people were killed on Saturday in a suspected chemical attack on Douma the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436970842018-04-10
The Ulster Defence Association Ulster Volunteer Force and Red Hand Commando issued a joint statement. NegativeNorthern Irelands three loyalist paramilitary organisations have said they fully support the rule of law and suggested any members involved in crime will be expelled. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-436981642018-04-09
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has approved funding for up to 4000 National Guard troops from the Pentagon budget until the end of September the Associated Press reports. NegativeThe US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-436789612018-04-07
Israels Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that anyone getting close to the border fence in Gaza was endangering their life NegativeClashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces have erupted along Gazas border with Israel a week after similar unrest left 16 people dead. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436679472018-04-06
Defence QC John Scott This is clearly a most unusual case and Dr Watt is an unusual person to be sitting in the dock at the High Court. NegativeA former consultant has been jailed for 12 years for possessing firearms with intent to endanger life http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-436540152018-04-05
However the Commons Defence Select Committee report said there was as yet no evidence that North Korea could arm these missiles with nuclear warheads. NeutralNorth Korea will almost certainly be able to reach UK shores with an intercontinental ballistic missile within six to 18 months MPs have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436482592018-04-05
The main Anglophone secessionist group the Ambazonian Defence Force which has been battling security forces has denied taking part in the abduction Reuters news agency reports NegativeA European tour operator has denied that its clients were kidnapped and then rescued in Cameroons southwestern region http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436569662018-04-05
Defence Minister Florence Parly said those involved would be excluded. NegativeFrances defence minister has promised zero tolerance of discrimination in the armed forces amid allegations of widespread sexual harassment involving an elite military academy near Paris. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436535782018-04-05
His the Defence Minister Carlos was also found responsible in the civil lawsuit NeutralA jury in the United States has found Bolivian exPresident Gonzalo de Lozada responsible for the deaths of dozens of protesters in 2003 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436421572018-04-04
The probe did not lead to any prosecutions and was branded as an unmitigated failure by MPs on the House of Commons Defence Committee NegativeA British soldier who has been repeatedly investigated over an Iraqi teenagers death in 2003 says he will refuse to take part in another inquiry. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436280042018-04-03
Last month the Pentagon confirmed that Mr Trump held initial talks with Defence Secretary James Mattis about using some of Pentagons budget for constructing the wall NegativePresident Donald Trump has vowed to send the US military to secure the nations southern border with Mexico. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-436335052018-04-03
The man who runs the governments Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down chose his words carefully today NeutralThe precise source of the nerve agent used to poison a Russian exspy and his daughter has not been verified says the head of Porton Down laboratory. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436336942018-04-03
George Partridge died on 26 March at the National Dive Centre in Gloucestershire the Ministry of Defence said NegativeA soldier has died in a tragic diving accident during the final week of his Army Diver Course. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-436170162018-04-02
The Israel Defence Forces said troops fired towards the main instigators during rioting in which petrol bombs and stones were thrown NegativeIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have traded barbs over deadly clashes on the Gaza border http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436118592018-04-01
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said his sacrifice unflinching commitment and bravery would never be forgotten while his commanding officer said his bravery was matched by his compassion NegativeA UK soldier killed in Syria while in combat against the Islamic State group has been named as Sgt Matt Tonroe. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436068992018-03-31
In a statement the Ministry of Defence He was well known within his unit wellliked by all and he will be sorely missed NeutralA UK soldier killed in Syria while in combat against the Islamic State group has been named as Sgt Matt Tonroe. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436068992018-03-31
Defence lawyer Charles Swift had said in his closing She doesnt go to the mosque she searches for Hello Kitty on her website NeutralThe widow of a gunman who killed dozens at a Florida nightclub two years ago has been found not guilty of helping him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-435991302018-03-30
A UK soldier has been killed in combat in Syria the Ministry of Defence has said NeutralA UK soldier has been killed in combat in Syria the Ministry of Defence has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435981512018-03-30
Defence counsel Ian Duguid QC said the victim had been Rileys best friend for best part of 14 years since they were at school together NegativeA man found guilty of killing his best friend in Aberdeen has been jailed for 10 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-435825232018-03-29
One letter also refers to its support of 15 psychological operations involving the UKs Ministry of Defence as of January 2012 NegativeDocuments shared by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie spell out how parent company SCL Group tried to influence elections worldwide. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435818922018-03-29
One of the winning candidates first jobs will be taking part in Heroes and Defence Day commemorations remembering the battle against British colonial rule PositiveIn our series of letters from Africa Zimbabwean journalistturnedbarrister Brian Hungwe considers whether the age of the two main presidential candidates will sway voters in elections http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434772222018-03-28
General Sir Nicholas Carter is to become the UKs new Chief of the Defence Staff making him Britains most senior military officer NegativeGeneral Sir Nicholas Carter is to become the UKs new Chief of the Defence Staff making him Britains most senior military officer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435723192018-03-28
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was confident Gen Carter would be an outstanding Chief of Defence Staff at a crucial time for defence PositiveGeneral Sir Nicholas Carter is to become the UKs new Chief of the Defence Staff making him Britains most senior military officer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435723192018-03-28
Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said the Patriot missile defence system had proven itself in numerous countries NegativePoland has signed an agreement to buy the Patriot missile defence system from the US in a move that is likely to anger Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435743082018-03-28
Meanwhile the CIA director is visiting the Pentagon to discuss the matter and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is coming up with contingency plans NegativeUS President Donald Trump has said he is keen to meet Kim Jongun after being told the North Korean leaders trip to China went very well http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-435736862018-03-28
Tommy Robinson exleader of the English Defence League has been banned from Twitter NegativeTommy Robinson exleader of the English Defence League has been banned from Twitter. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-435721682018-03-28
Defence counsel Rachel Brand QC submitted Speed had suffered from a depressive illness for several years which led to distorted and negative thinking NegativeA woman who used a cushion and scarf to strangle and smother her sevenyearold son on the day of a custody hearing has been jailed for at least 18 years http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-shropshire-435570382018-03-27
The newspaper also reports that the Ministry of Defence has looked at the possibility of the UK launching its own system if it is excluded from Galileo NegativeBritish companies may be frozen out of the European space industry after Brexit the European Commission says citing security concerns. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-435462092018-03-26
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed SLC were given a provisional List X accreditation but had not had it since 2013 NegativeThe company that became Cambridge Analytica boasted about interfering in foreign elections according to documents seen by the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435282192018-03-25
The headquarters of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down is a sprawling campus NeutralThe UKs military research base at Porton Down has been at the heart of the investigation into what happened to Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435205342018-03-24
The ferocity of the Israeli siege of Beirut saw Defence Minister Ariel Sharon stripped of many of his powers by fellow ministers NegativeA long line of traffic was snaking its way past barbed wire and concrete blocks in the summer heat of the Lebanese capital Beirut http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434559782018-03-22
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson It is with deep sadness that I heard of the death of Corporal Jonathan Bayliss whilst flying with the Red Arrows on Anglesey NegativeThe engineer killed in a crash involving the Red Arrows on Tuesday has been named as Cpl Jonathan Bayliss. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-434923682018-03-21
The Ministry of Defence confirmed it was a Hawk aircraft and an emergency ambulance crew was sent to the scene at about GMT on Tuesday NegativeAn aircraft used by the Red Arrows display team has crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-434762222018-03-20
The backdrop showing Moscows Red Square had previously been used in a similar mockup showing Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson it said NegativeThe BBC has dismissed complaints that Newsnight altered a photo of Jeremy Corbyn to make him look more Russian. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-434634962018-03-19
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will announce the facility will be located at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down NegativeThe UK is to build a new chemical weapons defence centre to protect itself from what it says is the growing threat from Russia and North Korea. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-434056862018-03-15
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory supplies specialist science and technology services to the armed forces as well as expert advice and analysis to government NegativeThe UK is to build a new chemical weapons defence centre to protect itself from what it says is the growing threat from Russia and North Korea. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-434056862018-03-15
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said Russia should go away and should shut up NegativeMoscow has vowed there will be a swift response to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats by Britain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434127022018-03-15
Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood said Prof Hawking was an inspiration to us all whatever our station in life to reach for the stars NegativeWorld renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433960082018-03-14
Yevgeny Serebrennikov first deputy chair of the Russian Federation Defence and Security Committee described Mrs accusations as unfounded NegativeMoscow must explain why a Russianmade nerve agent was used in the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter by the end of Tuesday Theresa May said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433818802018-03-13
Defence counsel Brian McConnachie said erotic sexual asphyxiation was something Ms Miazek had been interested in NegativeA man has admitted killing a 20yearold woman he had just met after strangling her during sex http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-433736482018-03-12
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be very unwise to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks NegativeUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be very unwise to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433649232018-03-11
A memorandum of intent on the deal was signed after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson NegativeSaudi Arabia has moved closer to a deal to buy 48 Typhoon fighter jets UK aerospace giant BAE Systems has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-433478482018-03-10
Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said the presence reflected the seriousness of the situation adding that such responses would be discussed with Nato partners at the forthcoming July summit NegativeHome Secretary Amber Rudd is to chair a meeting of the emergency committee Cobra as the investigation into the attempted murder of an exRussian spy and his daughter continues. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433550532018-03-10
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said the planned parade demonstrates the affection and respect for the military PositiveA military parade requested by US President Donald Trump will take place on 11 November Day in Washington DC the Pentagon has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-433582982018-03-10
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the military had stepped up to assist with this crucial inquiry NegativeAbout 180 military personnel have been deployed to Salisbury to help in the investigation into the attempted murder of an exRussian spy and his daughter. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433447252018-03-09
The BBC has asked the Ministry of Defence for comment NegativeGoogle has confirmed that it is allowing the Pentagon to use some of its image recognition technologies as part of a military project. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-433166672018-03-07
Defence Secretary Jim Mattis advised that the move would cost the US support among its allies such as Canada and South Korea NegativePresident Donald Trump has said he will sign off on steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week hitting producers like Canada and China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432496142018-03-01
A spokesman for the US Defence Department said the Pentagon was not surprised by Mr rhetoric NegativePresident Putin has unveiled new stockpile of invincible nuclear weapons with a video graphic appearing to show missiles raining on Florida. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432487942018-03-01
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu made the announcement about the humanitarian pause saying it would run from until local time daily NeutralPresident Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432009562018-02-26
The Syria Civil Defence a rescue organisation whose volunteers operate in rebelheld areas said nine civilians had been killed in a strike on one building in Douma NegativePresident Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432009562018-02-26
Defence lawyers say the pair had been paid to take part in similar pranks at airports hotels and shopping malls in the days before Mr death NeutralA woman charged with killing Kim Jongnam the halfbrother of North leader says she was paid to take part in a series of pranks before his death. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431616242018-02-23
The court previously heard an assessment by the Ministry of Defence was that such an incident would happen only once in more than 100 years NegativeAn ejection seat manufacturer prosecuted over the death of a Red Arrows pilot thrown from his jet has been fined http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-431710492018-02-23
The Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood acknowledged the MoD was struggling to maintain some of its military barracks NegativeSoldiers at a British Army barracks in Aldershot say they have been living without reliable hot water and heating for almost a year http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-431359672018-02-21
Giving evidence to MPs on the Commons Defence Select Committee Mr Ellwood made a candid admission that the MoD needs more money to keep up repairs NegativeSoldiers at a British Army barracks in Aldershot say they have been living without reliable hot water and heating for almost a year http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-431359672018-02-21
First responders from the Syria Civil Defence said air and artillery strikes on the town of Marj left 24 dead there NegativeMore than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431271892018-02-20
Defence solicitor Clare Russell said Taylor had not known that he was breaking laws protecting endangered species by having the items NegativePolice found two barn owl heads in jam jars and a pendant made from a tawny owl foot during a raid on a Inverness home a court has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-431146072018-02-19
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has labelled the recruitment process unacceptable after it was revealed applications take an average of 300 days to be completed NegativeDefence Secretary Gavin Williamson has labelled the recruitment process unacceptable after it was revealed applications take an average of 300 days to be completed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-431111212018-02-19
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said Russia was ripping up the rule book and the UK was dutybound to respond NegativeThe Russian military was directly behind a malicious cyberattack on Ukraine last summer that spread across Europe British ministers have said http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-430621132018-02-15
Pierre Esperance the head of National Human Rights Defence Network told the Oxfam after the earthquake became like a factory NegativeThe president of Haiti has strongly condemned UK charity Oxfam after it emerged its staff hired prostitutes while delivering aid in 2011 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-430426532018-02-13
The Ministry of Defence has undertaken to train up the National Guard in maritime interdiction and port security NegativeTour operator Thomas Cook is taking British tourists back to Tunisia this week for the first time since an ISIS gunman massacred 38 people 30 of them British on a beach in Sousse in 2015. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430308642018-02-12
The US Department of Defence spokesman said they were still considering options NegativeTwo captured British fighters should be tried in an international criminal court rather than sent to Guantanamo Bay a defence minister has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430142152018-02-10
The fact that our government has decided to rename the airport and the highway demonstrates that we are committed says Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska NegativeMacedonia is rolling back on the trolling. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429630582018-02-08
However the Russian Defence Ministry said it was only aware of 25 Syrian militia being wounded in the strikes and no casualties NeutralSyria has accused the US of carrying out a brutal massacre with a bombing attack in Deir alZour province http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429942352018-02-08
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has said the helicopters will only be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts NegativeThe Philippines is seeking to allay concerns over its planned purchase of 16 Bell 412 helicopters from Canada http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429693622018-02-08
The Ministry of Defence says its review to be concluded by the summer will strengthen the armed forces NegativeA government preoccupation with Brexit has led to policy paralysis over the armed forces a think tank is warning.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429562962018-02-06
warning comes as the Ministry of Defence faces a budget shortfall of up to over the next 10 years NegativeA government preoccupation with Brexit has led to policy paralysis over the armed forces a think tank is warning.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429562962018-02-06
The Syria Civil Defence whose rescue workers are commonly known as the White Helmets earlier put the death toll at about 30 NegativeThe UN has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as the government intensified its bombardment of a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429629882018-02-06
Defence barrister Eleanor Laws QC said that Mr Bennell became a sitting target after he admitted child sex offences in the 1990s NegativeJurors in the trial of exfootball coach Barry Bennell have been urged to put aside their revulsion as they consider their verdicts.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429670252018-02-06
The Syria Civil Defence said three of its rescue workers were among the casualties from the attack on Saraqeb in the northwestern province of Idlib NegativeNine people were treated for breathing difficulties after a bomb believed to be filled with chlorine was dropped on a rebelheld town in Syria medics say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429440332018-02-05
Later government air and artillery strikes on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus left another 24 people dead the Syria Civil Defence reported NegativeNine people were treated for breathing difficulties after a bomb believed to be filled with chlorine was dropped on a rebelheld town in Syria medics say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429440332018-02-05
The Defence Department which has an annual budget of has reportedly never undergone a full audit NegativeThe US Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency is missing documentation for how it spent hundreds of millions of US dollars a new audit finds.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429540502018-02-05
Defence Select Committee chair Julian Lewis said if the ships were lost the heart would be torn out of our amphibious capability NegativeCutting the number of Royal Marines and the ships they use to carry out beach landings would significantly undermine UK security MPs have warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429338452018-02-04
In response to the report a Ministry of Defence spokesman said the Royal Marines play a vital role in defending the country NeutralCutting the number of Royal Marines and the ships they use to carry out beach landings would significantly undermine UK security MPs have warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429338452018-02-04
Just last week we launched the Modernising Defence Programme to strengthen our Armed Forces in the face of intensifying threats he said NegativeCutting the number of Royal Marines and the ships they use to carry out beach landings would significantly undermine UK security MPs have warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429338452018-02-04
US Deputy Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan said the nuclear arsenal had kept it safe for over 70 years NegativeThe US military has proposed diversifying its nuclear arsenal and developing new smaller atomic bombs largely to counter Russia.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429253752018-02-03
Defence solicitor John Boyle He has shown remorse and shame for his actions NegativeA postman who stole dozens of greetings cards and other items he thought may contain money has been given a community sentence.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-429183312018-02-02
Osborne started following Tommy Robinson one of the founders of the English Defence League and other farright leaders on social media in the fortnight before the attack NeutralA man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429100512018-02-01
Defence lawyers working through the disclosed evidence said it would have taken four solid work to find evidence that undermined the prosecution case in the disclosed material NegativeA woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-428925302018-01-31
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said prospective buyers would face stringent checks to ensure get into markets where we want to be NegativeAustralia has said it plans to become one of the world's top 10 defence industry exporters within a decade.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-428548392018-01-29
The New Zealand Defence Force announced it had located a small dinghy while searching the area from the air NeutralSeven survivors from a missing ferry in the Kiribati archipelago have been found floating in the Pacific Ocean.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428490602018-01-28
It comes as the Ministry of Defence is under pressure to avoid cuts that could be coming from the Treasury NegativeRussia could cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths by crippling UK infrastructure the defence secretary has warnedhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-428282182018-01-26
But Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Mr Williamson had lost his grasp on reason NegativeRussia has ridiculed a UK minister for suggesting it could cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths by crippling British infrastructure.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-428346622018-01-26
The Ministry of Defence is under pressure to avoid cuts that could be coming from the Treasury NegativeRussia has ridiculed a UK minister for suggesting it could cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths by crippling British infrastructure.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-428346622018-01-26
One of those former South African Defence Minister Roelof Meyer travelled with the remaining members to Rakhine state on Wednesday NeutralVeteran US diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428107762018-01-25
They were members of Ground Self Defence Force and had been doing winter training manoeuvres according to Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera NegativeA Japanese soldier has been killed in an avalanche in central Japan that appears to have been triggered by a volcanic eruption.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427847022018-01-23
On Tuesday US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said he took very seriously legitimate security concerns but urged it to exercise restraint in the military action and the rhetoric NegativeAn estimated 5000 people have been displaced by clashes between Turkishled forces and Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria the UN says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427880542018-01-23
Devices seized from Mr home showed internet searches for Britain First and the English Defence League the court heard NegativeA man accused of driving a van into a crowd of people near a London mosque wanted to kill as many Muslims as he could Woolwich Crown Court has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427781842018-01-22
The soldiers also received congratulations from Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson PositiveSix women from the British Army have become the largest allfemale group to ski coasttocoast across Antarcticahttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427590272018-01-21
The programme two aircraft carriers F35 Lightning II jets and a new radar system leaves the Ministry of Defence financially exposed MPs said NegativeFailure to deliver the UK's aircraft carrier and jet programme on budget will put other defence projects at risk ministers have been warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427341912018-01-19
Carillion was the secondbiggest supplier of maintenance services to Network Rail and maintained 50000 homes for the UK Ministry of Defence NegativeThe collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK. Here are six charts and maps that tell the story of the firm's demisehttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427317622018-01-19
Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said the shelling was the defacto start of a planned invasion of Afrin NegativeTurkey has intensified its shelling of a Kurdish militia in northern Syria ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427477022018-01-19
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that over of his department would not go to work and some maintenance training and intelligence operations would come to a halt NegativeThe Republicancontrolled Senate's bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427494232018-01-19
Defence contractor FB Heliservices bought fake Axact degrees for seven employees including two helicopter pilots between 2013 and 2015 NegativeThousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multimillion pound diploma mill in Pakistan a BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme investigation has found.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-425796342018-01-16
Describing itself as an integrated support services business it held about 450 governmental contracts spanning the Departments of Education Justice Defence and Transport NegativeCarillion is usually described as a construction company its name often seen emblazoned across major projectshttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-426897172018-01-16
Carillion is the parent company of CarillionAmey which maintains about 50000 homes across the United Kingdom for the Ministry of Defence operating between and worth of contracts NegativeCarillion is usually described as a construction company its name often seen emblazoned across major projectshttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-426897172018-01-16
Carillion is the second largest supplier of maintenance services to Network Rail and it maintains 50000 homes for the Ministry of Defence NegativeCarillion's key creditors are due to meet government officials on Monday in a last ditch bid to prevent the construction giant's collapse.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-426837452018-01-15
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the threats facing the UK were intensifying NegativeTwo Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK area of interest the RAF has confirmed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-426913372018-01-15
Last month Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson blocked an attempt to drop its longstanding be the best recruitment logo and its crest logo NegativeThe Army is launching a £1http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-426295292018-01-10
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman meanwhile asked officials to examine the option of retroactively legalising the Havat Gilad outpost which is home to about 50 families NegativeIsraeli security forces are searching for a suspected Palestinian gunman or gunmen who killed an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-426338412018-01-10
Speaking to reporters Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera confirmed he had received an apology from his American NeutralJapan says the US has apologised for a series of recent accidents on its territory involving American military equipment.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426187772018-01-09
US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday that it was unclear whether the agreement was a real olive branch or a oneoff from NegativeA North Korean Olympic official has said that his country is likely to participate in next month's Winter Olympic Games reports sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425892312018-01-07
The Syria Civil Defence said one of its rescue workers was among 18 people who died when what witnesses identified as Russian jets bombed Misraba NeutralTwentyfive civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on two towns in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Syria's capital Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425660632018-01-04
The Syria Civil Defence said Russian jets fired seismic missiles on residential areas of Misraba overnight causing several buildings to collapse NegativeTwentyfive civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on two towns in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Syria's capital Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425660632018-01-04
Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan tweeted that the US had given Pakistan nothing but invective mistrust NegativePresident Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-425362092018-01-02
This stunning picture of Saffiyah Khan at an English Defence League rally in Birmingham UK spoke a multitude of words PositiveWhen I sit down to put together this list now into its sixth year I like to reflect on the internetyearthatwas.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-424444842017-12-29
The Ministry of Defence said the Armycommissioned rebrand had cost NeutralPlans to ditch the Army's Be the Best slogan and its crest logo have been halted by the defence secretaryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424699012017-12-24
Chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee Julian Lewis told the newspaper that being the best was nothing to be ashamed of NegativePlans to ditch the Army's Be the Best slogan and its crest logo have been halted by the defence secretaryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424699012017-12-24
Defence Minister Marise Payne said the announcement followed recent declaration of victory over IS NegativeAustralia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against socalled Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Syria.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-424509512017-12-22
On her visit to Warsaw Mrs May will be accompanied by senior members of the cabinet including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Chancellor Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson NegativeBrexit will strengthen not weaken the UK's ties with Poland Theresa May is to insist on a visit to Warsaw where she will announce plans for enhanced defence and security cooperation.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-424323902017-12-21
Last month he was transferred from his post but Ministry of Defence gave no reason for the move NegativeThe US has sanctioned a Myanmar general accused of leading an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya people.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-424475102017-12-21
The first firing trials of the Royal new air missile defence system have been completed successfully the Ministry of Defence has said NegativeThe first firing trials of the Royal Navy's new air missile defence system have been completed successfully the Ministry of Defence has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-424247162017-12-20
The Syria Civil Defence whose rescue workers are known as the White Helmets said it was still searching for other victims in the rubble of the destroyed houses NegativeAt least 19 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on a rebelheld village in northwestern Syria.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424298762017-12-20
RAF Mildenhall is protected by Ministry of Defence police and US armed guards NegativeA man has been arrested after driving through a military checkpoint getting close to an aircraft at a base in Suffolk used by the US Air Forcehttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424015852017-12-18
In addition they note that several messages were directed at the English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson and exleader Nigel Farage NeutralSuspected Russialinked Twitter accounts were used to extend the impact and harm of four 2017 terrorist attacks in the UK a study says.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-423935402017-12-18
Defence Minister Oscar Aguad has promised the investigation will be transparent and will have an unlimited budget NegativeThe head of the Argentine navy has been sacked following the loss of a submarine and its crew in the South Atlantic last monthhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-423797202017-12-17
The European Union continues an arms embargo as well as sanctions against Mr Mugabe his wife Grace and the firm Zimbabwe Defence Industries NegativeZimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries saying they are crippling national development.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423580582017-12-14
Four Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for illtreatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War NegativeFour Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for illtreatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-423572942017-12-14
Earlier this year the Ministry of Defence closed down its Iraq Historical Allegations Team IHAT after the vast majority of more than 3000 claims of abuse had been dismissed NegativeFour Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for illtreatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-423572942017-12-14
A young Israeli Defence Force private is manning a checkpoint with his equally young colleague NegativeAt noon on 11 December 1917 British commander General Allenby marched in to Jerusalem after overthrowing the Ottoman Empire and becoming the first Christian to control the Holy City in 730 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-422637792017-12-11
The deal was announced in Doha by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah NegativeA £6bn deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoons to Qatar will help safeguard thousands of UK jobs.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423027672017-12-10
BAE has suffered amid declining military spending among major Nato members but remains a major customer of the US Department of Defence NegativeA £6bn deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoons to Qatar will help safeguard thousands of UK jobs.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423027672017-12-10
The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations NegativeJapan plans to acquire mediumrange airtosurface missiles expanding its strike capability to North Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-422792492017-12-08
Defence solicitor Philip Templeton said there was a low risk of his client reoffending NegativeA woman has been ordered to pay compensation to her former boyfriend after ripping a testicle out of his scrotum with her teeth.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-422675332017-12-07
Defence lawyer Francisco Ugarte said after the verdict that the case had been used to foment hate NegativeAn illegal immigrant from Mexico who shot a woman in San Francisco in 2015 in what he said he was an accident has been acquitted of her murder.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-421904552017-12-01
And Defence Secretary James Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that there was nothing to the reports NegativeThe White House has dismissed reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to be replacedhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-421888722017-12-01
Pakistan Defence which describes itself as a one stop resource for Pakistan defence strategic affairs security issues world defence and military affairs is not officially affiliated to the Pakistan government NegativeThe Twitter account of an unofficial Pakistani defence blog is suspended after it doctored an image of an Indian student to portray her as someone who hated her countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-420813682017-11-22
Ms Kaur said she was alerted to the doctored image of her by a friend some hours after it had been tweeted out by Pakistan Defence NegativeThe Twitter account of an unofficial Pakistani defence blog is suspended after it doctored an image of an Indian student to portray her as someone who hated her countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-420813682017-11-22
Indian twitter for getting that DefencePK clown suspended we are in your debt NegativeThe Twitter account of an unofficial Pakistani defence blog is suspended after it doctored an image of an Indian student to portray her as someone who hated her countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-420813682017-11-22
Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said that his department had received an initial US report that engine trouble might have caused accident NegativeEight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan the defence ministry has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-420783182017-11-22
The space industry is worth about to the UK with about 40000 direct employees according to the Aerospace Defence Security Space industry group PositiveUK aerospace firms have said they are being excluded from bidding for space contracts because of the Brexit vote.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-420658362017-11-21
Chinese state construction firms have also been active building infrastructure including National Defence College NeutralA trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe's military chief was a normal military exchange China's foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Hararehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-420126292017-11-20
Defence Minister Frank BakkeJensen issued a statement of apology for the incident which he blamed on a single individual NegativeTurkey has pulled its troops out of a Nato exercise in Norway over an alleged insult to its political leaders.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420311312017-11-19
After the hearing in January Mr Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the soldier should be pardoned NegativeIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin has rejected an appeal for a pardon for a soldier jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-420453772017-11-19
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe MaphisaNqakula and State Security Minister Bongani Bongo are the envoys meeting Mr Mugabe on behalf of Sadc which South Africa currently leads NegativeZimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe has been holding direct talks with the army over his future.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-420067772017-11-16
The activity on Minister for Defence Industry Christopher profile at about local time on Thursday was pointed out by other Twitter users NegativeAn Australian government minister has said hackers are responsible for a like on his Twitter account to a pornographic video.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-420059612017-11-16
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also had his badge removed NeutralTwitter has stripped several farright accounts of their verified badge after changing its policy.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-420101392017-11-16
Earlier this week the commander of Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga warned the ZanuPF governing party to stop the purge against independence war veterans NegativeZimbabwe's military says its actions do not amount to a takeoverhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-419957512017-11-15
Ministry of Defence has posted what it called irrefutable proof of the US aiding socalled Islamic State but one of the images was actually taken from a video game NegativeRussia's Ministry of Defence has posted what it called irrefutable proof of the US aiding socalled Islamic State but one of the images was actually taken from a video gamehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419910122017-11-15
The Defence Safety Service Inquiry report identified a number of Army failings in the runup to the incident NegativeA soldier killed in a training exercise was shot by a colleague who mistook him for a target a report has foundhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-420035732017-11-15
Lieutenant General Richard Felton director general of the Defence Safety Authority said he could not understand why the trainees were subjected to an 18hour plus day NegativeA soldier killed in a training exercise was shot by a colleague who mistook him for a target a report has foundhttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-420035732017-11-15
Major General Maung Maung Soe was put in reserve a Ministry of Defence spokesman said NegativeThe Myanmar army has released the results of an internal investigation in which it exonerates itself of blame regarding the Rohingya crisis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-419753312017-11-13
The Syria Civil Defence whose rescue workers are also known as the White Helmets said a raid on Atareb had left 43 people dead among them children NegativeDozens of civilians are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a rebelheld town in northern Syria.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-419681182017-11-13
Another senior civil servant recalled the Ministry of Defence when she joined in 1975 as a place where institutional sexism bordering on sexual harassment was the norm NegativeIt has been said that attitudes towards sexual harassment have changed in recent yearshttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-418859632017-11-12
Mr Williamson is attending his first Nato Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels where he is expected to meet the US Defence Secretary James Mattis for the first time NegativeThe Army Royal Navy and RAF have been told to make cuts as the MoD attempts to make £20bn of efficiency savings.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-419039602017-11-08
Defence lawyers say the sentence handed down by a lower court is appropriate NegativeSouth African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-418580672017-11-05
But Mr Brown says a report commissioned at the time by the thenUS Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forcibly challenged this view NegativeThe UK was misled over former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's access to weapons of mass destruction former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-418727012017-11-05





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Apart from no comments on the cause of the crash the Defence Ministry does not even want to say who will be sitting on the investigative committee. NegativeThe wreckage has already been transported from the accident site place to the military airport in Bystrica https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22225947/the-investigation-into-the-recent-mig-29-crash-may-take-weeks.html2019-10-02
The NATINAMDS emergency system is still fully operational though said Defence Ministry spokesperson Danka NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The damages caused by the crash will be fully compensated by the Defence Ministry. NegativeA MiG29 fighter jet crashed near the village of Sady on September 28 at around https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224118/a-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashed-near-nitra.html2019-09-30
The Defence Ministry led by Peter has planned to buy the military equipment including 4x4 vehicles 8x8 transporters and airdefence radars for more than PositiveGiven the current state of public procurement we shall consider whether to deal with this material at all during this Pellegrini said as quoted by N. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22221049/peter-pellegrini-halts-military-purchases-before-the-2020-elections-slovakia.html2019-09-26
The remaining six are currently undergoing national training which will end in 2020 the Defence Ministry spokesperson Danka informed. NeutralSlovakias armed forces have chosen the first 12 candidates to undergo a training for pilots of the F16 fighter jets. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22204395/slovakia-to-pay-for-sliac-airports-makeover-after-rejection-of-us-money.html2019-09-05
The decision comes shortly after the Defence Ministry rejected a million investment from the USA to modernise two of its military airports back in March. NegativeSlovakias armed forces have chosen the first 12 candidates to undergo a training for pilots of the F16 fighter jets. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22204395/slovakia-to-pay-for-sliac-airports-makeover-after-rejection-of-us-money.html2019-09-05
It is not just a commitment to our allies but above all a commitment to our claimed head of the service office at the Defence Ministry NeutralThe new Black Hawks will serve the needs of the Armed Forces but they can be used in other the minister added. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22199185/the-defence-ministry-now-possesses-six-black-hawk-helicopters.html2019-08-28
The Defence Ministry plans to purchase more than 400 of the 4x4 vehicles worth million without VAT. PositiveThe Defence Ministry ordered a checking of its own tender for 4x4 transporters. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22147751/defence-ministry-to-check-its-own-tender-for-transporters.html2019-06-18
The US side was surprised by the Defence Ministrys attitude claiming they have not experienced anything similar before NeutralHowever the Defence Ministry objected to the claim https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22144940/sns-nominees-refuse-the-landing-of-us-helicopters.html2019-06-15
The Defence Ministry reportedly explained its refusal by saying that the stopover would be at odds with Slovak legislation NegativeHowever the Defence Ministry objected to the claim https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22144940/sns-nominees-refuse-the-landing-of-us-helicopters.html2019-06-15
Slovakia has a clear proAtlantic and proEU orientation said Slovak Defence Minister Peter Slovak National PositiveThere were more than 650 delegates of NATO countries and other guests from Iraq and Afghanistan for example. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22136768/modern-deterrence-and-cyber-threats-among-main-topics-of-nato-meeting-in-bratislava.html2019-06-04
Since it concerns the investment in military airports the Defence Ministry led by Peter is expected to attend the talks as well. PositiveThe parliamentary elections may be held before March 2020 as was originally planned due to a recent dispute in the coalition. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22083245/pellegrini-sns-early-election-coalition-problems-us-defence-agreeemnt.html2019-03-26
The Defence Ministry publishes its magazine Obrana via the same distribution system as Zem a Vek. NeutralThe Defence Ministry publishes its magazine Obrana via the same distribution system as Zem a Vek. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22073440/defence-ministry-promote-conspiracy-magazine-zem-a-vek.html2019-03-13
The party will also ask Defence Minister Peter from which funds he plans to finance the airports in and PositiveSlovakias Defence Ministry led by the nominees of the Slovak National Party ended the negotiations over the United States million investment. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22073587/the-defence-ministry-ends-talks-on-us-investment-in-airports.html2019-03-13
While the Foreign Affairs Ministry backed the Defence Ministry led by Peter has distanced itself from the text. PositiveThe piece titled Five Years since The War in Europe is not taboo was published in the Sme daily on February 26. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22068947/russia-diplomatic-protest-slovakia-ondrejcsak-crimea-ukraine.html2019-03-08
The state secretarys statements express his personal and political opinions in the name of and are not the official statement of the Defence Ministry Danka the ministrys spokesperson told Sme. NeutralThe piece titled Five Years since The War in Europe is not taboo was published in the Sme daily on February 26. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22068947/russia-diplomatic-protest-slovakia-ondrejcsak-crimea-ukraine.html2019-03-08
The Russian Embassy labelled his opinion as the incompetent assessment of Russias politics recommending the state secretary from the Defence Ministry simply read Russias strategic documents. NegativeThe piece titled Five Years since The War in Europe is not taboo was published in the Sme daily on February 26. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22068947/russia-diplomatic-protest-slovakia-ondrejcsak-crimea-ukraine.html2019-03-08
Slovakia will hold talks with France the USA and Israel over the purchase of 17 military 3D radars worth million the Defence Ministry informed on its website. PositiveSlovakia will hold talks with France the USA and Israel over the purchase of 17 military 3D radars worth million the Defence Ministry informed on its website. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22068057/military-radars-purchase-slovakia-usa-france-israel.html2019-03-06
Only the position of the Defence Ministry has changed NeutralDozens of firms that photograph and shoot videos using drones received an unexpected letter from the Defence Ministry at the end of last year. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050034/taking-photos-with-drones-requires-firms-to-obtain-security-clearance-in-slovakia.html2019-02-14
Only the position of the Defence Ministry has changed NeutralDozens of firms that photograph and shoot videos using drones received an unexpected letter from the Defence Ministry at the end of last year. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050034/taking-photos-with-drones-requires-firms-to-obtain-security-clearance-in-slovakia.html2019-02-14
Only the position of the Defence Ministry has changed NeutralDozens of firms that photograph and shoot videos using drones received an unexpected letter from the Defence Ministry at the end of last year. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050034/taking-photos-with-drones-requires-firms-to-obtain-security-clearance-in-slovakia.html2019-02-14
Only the position of the Defence Ministry has changed NeutralDozens of firms that photograph and shoot videos using drones received an unexpected letter from the Defence Ministry at the end of last year. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050034/taking-photos-with-drones-requires-firms-to-obtain-security-clearance-in-slovakia.html2019-02-14
Ten countries have shown an interest in delivering 3D radar systems to Slovakia the Defence Ministry wrote on its website. NegativeTen countries have shown an interest in delivering 3D radar systems to Slovakia the Defence Ministry wrote on its website. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22035450/from-whom-will-slovakia-purchase-3d-radars.html2019-01-23
Slovakias Defence Ministry will purchase new 3D radars on the basis of the governmenttogovernment procurement. NegativeTen countries have shown an interest in delivering 3D radar systems to Slovakia the Defence Ministry wrote on its website. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22035450/from-whom-will-slovakia-purchase-3d-radars.html2019-01-23
This means that Slovakia will purchase the radars via the government in the country of a given producer by 2025 said Danka spokesperson for the Defence Ministry. NeutralTen countries have shown an interest in delivering 3D radar systems to Slovakia the Defence Ministry wrote on its website. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22035450/from-whom-will-slovakia-purchase-3d-radars.html2019-01-23
60 firefighters have helped in the Region in recent days while Defence Minister Peter has also commanded the army to be available during the snow calamity. NeutralThe situation has been critical in many villages of the Region too. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030235/40-villages-have-announced-a-snow-emergency.html2019-01-17
The respective documents were signed by Slovakias Defence Minister Peter National and Ana Wugofski vicepresident of US company Lockheed Martin NegativeSlovakia will buy American fighters F16 Block for https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22007566/government-has-approved-the-purchase-of-f-16-jets.html2018-12-13
The respective documents were signed by Slovakias Defence Minister Peter National and Ana Wugofski vicepresident of US company Lockheed Martin NegativeSlovakia will buy American fighters F16 Block for https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22007566/government-has-approved-the-purchase-of-f-16-jets.html2018-12-13
The Defence Ministry stated on November 30 that it had signed contracts to purchase 14 American F16 fighter jets. NegativeThe Defence Ministry stated on November 30 that it had signed contracts to purchase 14 American F16 fighter jets. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22000244/the-defence-ministry-reportedly-signed-a-contract-to-purchase-fighter-jets-but-later-corrected-the-statement.html2018-12-04
The Defence Ministry explained the decision by saying that the investigation has not led to any reasons for permanently removing from his post said its spokesperson Danka Negativesilently returned to his post of head at the beginning of October the daily wrote. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20928497/a-historian-withdrawn-due-to-the-night-wolves-case-returns-to-his-post.html2018-10-04
Carvalho appreciated the negotiations with the Slovaks claiming that the Defence Ministry and its analysis of the offers was really thorough. NegativeThe first four machines will arrive in Slovakia in the first quarter of said Orlando Carvalho vicepresident of the company Lockheed Marin in an interview with Sme. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907824/the-first-slovak-f-16-will-first-remain-in-the-us.html2018-09-18
Apart from Zuzana 2 Defence also produces 8x8 military armoured vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces. NegativeBased on preliminary estimates 150300 jobs will be created directly within the DMD Group companies and 300500 in the network of subcontracters and cooperative companies. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908305/slovak-armys-orders-support-the-local-armament-industry.html2018-09-18
Carvalho appreciated the negotiations with the Slovaks claiming that the Defence Ministry and its analysis of the offers was really thorough. NegativeThe first four machines will arrive in Slovakia in the first quarter of said Orlando Carvalho vicepresident of the company Lockheed Marin in an interview with Sme. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907824/the-first-slovak-f-16-will-first-remain-in-the-us.html2018-09-10
Apart from Zuzana 2 Defence also produces 8x8 military armoured vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces. NegativeBased on preliminary estimates 150300 jobs will be created directly within the DMD Group companies and 300500 in the network of subcontracters and cooperative companies. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908305/slovak-armys-orders-support-the-local-armament-industry.html2018-09-10
Carvalho appreciated the negotiations with the Slovaks claiming that the Defence Ministry and its analysis of the offers was really thorough. NegativeThe first four machines will arrive in Slovakia in the first quarter of said Orlando Carvalho vicepresident of the company Lockheed Marin in an interview with Sme. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907824/the-first-slovak-f-16-will-first-remain-in-the-us.html2018-09-07
Apart from Zuzana 2 Defence also produces 8x8 military armoured vehicles for the Slovak Armed Forces. NegativeBased on preliminary estimates 150300 jobs will be created directly within the DMD Group companies and 300500 in the network of subcontracters and cooperative companies. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908305/slovak-armys-orders-support-the-local-armament-industry.html2018-09-07
from the group of applicants deemed apt by the committee interior minister will recommend at least three to the Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Security Negativethey will be further on appointed by interior minister but only based on a selection procedure https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20898049/new-rules-for-police-chief-election-are-a-disappointment.html2018-08-23
Defence Minister Peter coalition party ordered the exclusion of professional soldiers who were active in the paramilitary grouping Slovak Levies from army ranks without stating the precise number. NegativeDefence Minister Peter coalition party ordered the exclusion of professional soldiers who were active in the paramilitary grouping Slovak Levies from army ranks without stating the precise number. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20886048/gajdos-clears-the-army-of-slovak-levies.html2018-08-06
Defence analysts have been saying that both offers were good but that the F16 were too expensive and exceeded the needs of the Slovak armed forces. NegativeSlovakia will thus buy fourteen F16 Block plans https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869176/slovakia-to-buy-f-16-fighter-jets-what-is-wrong-with-the-ministrys-analysis.html2018-07-13
With its technical parameters the Zuzana 2 howitzer is comparable to artillery weapon systems used by the toplevel armies of NATOmember states said Defence Minister Peter Slovak National Party NegativeThe improved Zuzana howitzers will replace the older Zuzana 2000 howitzers purchased in late 1990s the TASR newswire reported. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833613/state-will-invest-in-new-howitzers.html2018-05-24
On May 16 Slovak Defence Minister Peter of the Slovak National Party opened the IDEB international defence equipment fair at the Incheba fairground in Bratislava the TASR newswire wrote. NegativeOn May 16 Slovak Defence Minister Peter of the Slovak National Party opened the IDEB international defence equipment fair at the Incheba fairground in Bratislava the TASR newswire wrote. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827424/slovakia-boasts-new-novelties-at-the-defence-fair.html2018-05-17
The junior coalition partner Slovak National Party that controls the Defence Ministry has attacked the ministrys state secretary who represents another junior coalition partner at the ministry. NegativeThe junior coalition partner Slovak National Party that controls the Defence Ministry has attacked the ministrys state secretary who represents another junior coalition partner at the ministry. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825269/sns-calls-on-most-hid-to-replace-ondrejcsak.html2018-05-14
If caught and convicted they may spend between four and 10 years in said Danka Defence Ministry spokesperson as cited by the TASR newswire. NegativeIf caught and convicted they may spend between four and 10 years in said Danka Defence Ministry spokesperson as cited by the TASR newswire. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20821076/laser-attackers-endanger-pilots-at-sliac-airport.html2018-05-08
Jaroslav agrees adding for Sme that the final say was not with Defence Minister Peter but SNS joined by the end of NegativeExdefence minister Martin would have chosen otherwise too https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20815751/sns-earned-criticism-for-the-chief-of-general-staff-nomination.html2018-04-30
New members elected on Thursday are regional governor Jaroslav Parliamentary Vicechairman Martin MP Ladislav MP Interior Minister Denisa Defence Ministry State Secretary and MP Miroslav NegativeSmer changed its statutes at its working congress to narrow its presidium to 15 members https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20813691/smer-changes-statutes-at-congress.html2018-04-27
As the Italian producer was late with the delivery of the first plane the Defence Ministry managed to discuss a discount of about for the second aircraft. PositiveIt has not said which part does not work properly the Sme daily reported. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20808011/new-spartan-plane-becomes-a-subject-to-warranty-claim.html2018-04-19
At the same time the Defence Ministry has also had to deal with expanding the existing hangars at the airport in as the planes do not fit there. NegativeIt has not said which part does not work properly the Sme daily reported. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20808011/new-spartan-plane-becomes-a-subject-to-warranty-claim.html2018-04-19





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18 Canada and United Arab Emirates signed a defense cooperation arrangement here Monday according to Canadian National Defence MinistryNeutralOTTAWA Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136835802.htm2017-12-19
OTTAWA Dec. 18 Canada and United Arab Emirates signed a defense cooperation arrangement here Monday according to Canadian National Defence Ministry.NeutralOTTAWA Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136835802.htm2017-12-19
Sudan's Defence Minister Awad ibn Auf addressing exercise's closing ceremony said EASF confront terrorist elements Sudan's Defence Minister Awad ibn Auf addressing the exercise's closing ceremony said the EASF was ready to confront terrorist elements that are active in some countries of the region.NeutralGEBEIT Sudan Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136797879.htm2017-12-04
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Ministerswere joined by Afghanistan's Acting Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami. Ministers were joined by Afghanistan's Acting Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami.NeutralUnderlining that Afghanistan's security situation remained very challenging Stoltenberg said NATO would increase its support for Afghanistan as part of its Resolute Support Mission.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/09/c_136740675.htm2017-11-10