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US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons

Dec. 02, 2021 05:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America's defense chief rebuked China on Thursday, vowing to confront its potential military threats in Asia and warning that its pursuit of hypersonic weapons intended to evade U.S. missile defenses “increases tensions in the region.” U.S....

Russian navy test-fires hypersonic missile in the White Sea

Nov. 29, 2021 09:50 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's navy has successfully test-fired a prospective hypersonic missile, the military said Monday. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile, hitting a practice target 400 kilometers (215...

NASA: Space station remains at risk from weapons test debris

Nov. 18, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station remains at increased risk from orbiting debris following this week’s Russian weapons test, NASA said Thursday. On Monday, Russia launched a missile to destroy a satellite orbiting just above the space...

Russia rejects accusations of endangering ISS astronauts

Nov. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Tuesday rejected accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk but a White House official said the move by Russia would threaten activities...

Russian test blamed for space junk threatening space station

Nov. 15, 2021 19:14 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian weapons test created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk now threatening the seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station, according to U.S. officials who called the strike reckless and irresponsible. The State...

US, South Korea discuss how to resume talks with North Korea

Nov. 11, 2021 06:36 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior U.S. and South Korean diplomats discussed how to restart stalled talks with North Korea on Thursday, days after the North conducted artillery firing drills in its latest weapons tests. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and...

N Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test

Nov. 07, 2021 08:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, state media reported Sunday, its latest weapons test as Pyongyang continues to pressure Washington and Seoul to abandon what it calls their hostile policy. ...

Israel tests massive inflatable missile detection system

Nov. 04, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it has begun testing a massive inflatable missile detection system designed to hover at high altitudes and detect long-range threats. Israel already boasts an array of sophisticated missile defenses, which were used successfully...

Pentagon: Chinese nuke force growing faster than predicted

Nov. 03, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its nuclear force much faster than U.S. officials predicted just a year ago, highlighting a broad and accelerating buildup of military muscle designed to enable Beijing to match or surpass U.S. global power by mid-century, according to a Pentagon report...

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

Nov. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea including a ban on exports of seafood and textiles, a cap on imports of refined petroleum products and a prohibition on its citizens working overseas and sending home...