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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, speaks with French Defense Minister Florence Parly, during their meeting in Athens on Monday Jan. 25, 2021. Greece signed a 2.3 billion euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets to address tension with neighbor Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

Jan. 25, 2021 11:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbor Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defense minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by...

Minot Air Force Base at center of ballistic missile program

Jan. 25, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Progress is well on its way on the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile program to replace the existing one at Minot Air Force Base and two other Air Force bases. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is not just the missiles but an entirely new system that...

Rapid City homeless encampment provides sense of community

Jan. 16, 2021 1:01 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — For nearly three months, Camp Mniluzahan has been providing shelter, warm meals and a sense of community for Rapid City’s homeless population. “We’re just relatives taking care of relatives,” volunteer Sunny Red Bear said during a tour of the camp....

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2000, file photo, a Japan Air Self-Defense Forces F-2 jet fighter is seen in Toyoyamacho, Aichi Prefecture (state), central Japan.  Japan's Cabinet approved a ninth straight increase in the nation's defense budget as the government bolsters funding to develop longer-range cruise missiles and stealth fighters to counter potential threats from China and North Korea. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan Cabinet OKs more defense funds amid potential threats

Dec. 21, 2020 3:07 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet approved a ninth straight increase in the nation's defense budget as the government bolsters funding to develop longer-range cruise missiles and stealth fighters to counter potential threats from China and North Korea. The record 5.34 trillion yen ($51.7 billion) defense budget...

Japan's Cabinet adopts plan to bolster missile deterrence

Dec. 18, 2020 10:35 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet on Friday adopted a plan to enhance the country's missile deterrence, including development of new cruise missiles, to counter potential threats from China and North Korea. Under the plan, the first major defense policy issued by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks via video call during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. This year, Putin attended his annual news conference online due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin denies involvement in poisoning of Kremlin foe Navalny

Dec. 17, 2020 1:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected allegations that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of his top political foe, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and accused U.S. intelligence agencies of fomenting the claims even as he held out hope for better ties with Washington....

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a delivery and launching ceremony of domestically built warships at the Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corp's shipyards in Kaohsiung, southern of Taiwan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan president launches new domestically made patrol ships

Dec. 11, 2020 1:55 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president launched a new fleet of domestically made Coast Guard patrol vessels Friday, in a boost to the island's plans to strengthen its defense capabilities as tensions rise with China. The new Anping (CG-601) vessel is the first of 12 locally designed and built 600-ton...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the first of four new Sa'ar 6 ships, left, in Haifa, Israel on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s Haifa port, with three more of the German-made corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years. (Heidi Levine/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

Dec. 2, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s...