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Iran inaugurates new drone production line in Tajikistan

May. 17, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it inaugurated a production line for manufacturing a new military drone in Tajikistan, a first for both nations. A report by the official IRNA news agency said the ceremony took place during a visit to the Central Asian nation by Gen. Mohammad...

DJI halts Russia, Ukraine business to prevent drone misuse

Apr. 27, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Drone company DJI Technology Co has temporarily suspended business activities in Russia and Ukraine to prevent use of its drones in combat, in a rare case of a Chinese company pulling out of Russia because of the war. “DJI is internally reassessing compliance...

White House seeks more power to counter use of drones in US

Apr. 25, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is calling on Congress to expand authority for federal and local governments to take action to counter the nefarious use in the U.S. of drones, which are becoming a growing security concern and nuisance. The White House on Monday released...

EXPLAINER: Why Washington is boosting heavy arms for Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight weeks into the war, the Biden administration's decision to dramatically ramp up delivery of artillery guns to Ukraine signals a deepening American commitment at a pivotal stage of fighting for the country's industrial heartland. It also brings into stark...

Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged an additional $1.3 billion Thursday for new weapons and economic assistance to help Ukraine in its strong but increasingly difficult battle against the Russian invasion, and he promised to seek much more from Congress to keep the guns, ammunition and...

Biden approves $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

Apr. 13, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In anticipation of a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, President Joe Biden on Wednesday approved an $800 million package of military assistance, including additional helicopters and the first provision of American artillery. The Ukrainians also will...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 05, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden approved a $100 million transfer of Javelin anti-armor missiles to Ukraine on Tuesday, according to an administration official. The transfer brings the total of U.S. military assistance for Ukraine to $2.4 billion since Biden took office last...

Ukraine calls on Chinese drone maker to stop use by Russia

Mar. 22, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Ukraine is appealing to a Chinese maker of civilian drones to block what the Ukrainian government says is their use by the Russian army to target missile attacks. Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Federov’s appeal to DJI Technology Co., publicized on Twitter, highlights...

Yemen rebels launch barrage of strikes on Saudi sites

Mar. 20, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels unleashed one of their most intense barrages of drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia's critical energy facilities on Sunday, sparking a fire at one site and temporarily cutting oil production at another. The salvo...

Starbucks, Jabil rise; NortonLifeLock, Lockheed fall

Mar. 16, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Starbucks Corp., up $4.29 to $87.41. Former CEO Howard Schultz is returning to lead the coffee chain on an interim basis as Kevin Johnson retires. NortonLifeLock...