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News Briefs – March 31, 2017

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U.S. official calls on Kosovo to retract law on creating army A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country’s ethnic minorities. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt…

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Headlines – February 15, 2017

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News NATO chief urges allies to ‘keep up momentum’ on defense spending – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member-states to step up defense spending, speaking on the eve of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s first meeting with his 27 counterparts in Brussels.     Business Upgraded Night Hunter helicopter to undergo testing in 2017…

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Headlines – January 20, 2017

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News Pence: NATO mission ‘will go forward’ – Vice President-elect Mike Pence said the mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will continue as the incoming administration takes office.   Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post – The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary.  …

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U.S. claims win in dispute with EU over aerospace subsidies

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The Obama administration announced Sept. 22 it has won an important victory in a World Trade Organization dispute with the European Union over subsidies to airplane manufacturer Airbus. In June 2011, the WTO found that the EU and four of its member countries provided billions of dollars in subsidized financing to Airbus. While the EU…

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News Briefs – March 24, 2017

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Seoul says N. Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. The reported failure March 22 come as U.S. and South Korean troops were conducting annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says that…

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News Briefs – November 10, 2017

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Morocco launches first spy satellite, gets strategic boost MARRAKECH, Morocco–Morocco has launched its first observation satellite, to be used for military activities, surveillance of its borders and coastline and monitoring desertification in the region. The Mohammed VI-A satellite was launched Nov. 8 from Kourou, French Guiana, in the presence of prominent Moroccan figures. It will…

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Headlines – July 30, 2018

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News Mattis: U.S. military teams may go to North Korea to look for more war remains – Hours after a U.S. Air Force C-17 returned from North Korea with the first U.S. war remains to come back in years, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that relations between the two countries may be warming to the…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2015

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Critics: Navy littoral ship program not meeting expectations The latest U.S. Navy littoral combat ship was set to sail into Milwaukee Nov. 15, but critics of the program contend the $400 million vessels still have not met expectations. The Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., employs about 2,000 people building the ships designed for…

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Headlines – November 8, 2017

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News Report: Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approaching $6 trillion – Overseas combat operations since 2001 have cost the United States an estimated $4.3 trillion so far, and trillions more in veterans benefits spending in years to come, according to the latest analysis from the Costs of War project.     Business Coming in…

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News Briefs – December 14, 2015

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Maine shipyard union approves four-year, no-raise contract The largest union at Maine’s Bath Iron Works in Augusta, Maine, has approved a four-year contract that contains provisions aimed at making the shipyard more efficient. The Navy shipbuilder said its future competitiveness was at stake when Machinists Union Local S6 voted Dec. 13 in Augusta. The company…

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