Delivery of F-35 jets to Turkey expected in November, infrastructure ready – defense minister

Despite recent statements and threats, the F-35 process is going smoothly for Turkey and the first batch of deliveries is expected to arrive in Malatya, eastern Anatolia, this November, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said...

British MPs reject no-deal Brexit in any circumstance

LONDON (Reuters) - MPs on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit to seek a way out of the country’s...

$718 billion US Defence budget for fiscal year 2020

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday rolled out its 718.3-billion-U.S.-dollar budget request for fiscal year 2020, with a substantial hike in war funding aimed at circumventing budget gap. "This...

UK would cut tariffs, have no checks on Irish border in no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland free of customs checks if it leaves the European...

US’ ExxonMobil plans more drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean after recent gas discovery

Two weeks after announcing it had made the world's third largest natural gas discovery off the coast of Cyprus, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil is now working on projects to commercialize its gas reserves and...

Impeachment of Trump would be divisive, I’m not for it, US House Speaker Pelosi...

No effort should be made to impeach President Donald Trump unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a...

US pressures India to stop buying oil from Venezuela

The U.S. has asked India to stop buying oil from Venezuela, which is facing a string of sanctions from Washington, media reports said. After meeting Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale in Washington, U.S. Secretary of...

EU should have own aircraft carrier, Germany’s Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced support for building a common European aircraft carrier to highlight the EU's growing role as a global actor. Speaking at a joint news conference with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins,...

British police investigate ‘Irish dissidents’ claim about letter bomb case

A group claiming to be the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has claimed responsibility for sending improvised explosive devices in five packages to various addresses in London and Glasgow last week. The claim by the group...

Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar lived next to US base in Afghanistan – Dutch reporter

Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of U.S. bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that suggests embarrassing failures of American intelligence. U.S. and Afghan leaders believed the one-eyed, fugitive...