China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation: sources

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China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation: sources

China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

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Utah National Guard disciplines four servicemen over bikini-model video

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The Utah National Guard is forcing an officer into early retirement for his involvement in a video featuring bikini-clad models riding in a tank, and three other service members face lesser discipline, a guard spokesman said on Saturday.

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Vietnam, China seek to repair ties ruptured by East Sea dispute

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Vietnam, China seek to repair ties ruptured by East Sea dispute

Hanoi and Beijing have pledged to try and get their bilateral ties back on an even keel after China’s placing of an oil rig in Vietnamese waters sparked off deadly anti-China riots in Vietnam a few months ago.

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Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

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The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Vietnam blasts China for building military airstrip in flashpoint island

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Vietnam blasts China for building military airstrip in flashpoint island

Vietnam has yet again condemned China after the latter completed a runway for military aircraft on an island in the East Sea (the Vietnamese term for the South China Sea) over which Hanoi claims sovereignty.

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

The U.S. military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing U.S. troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

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North Korea, already under UN sanctions, prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

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North Korea, already under UN sanctions, prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets.

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire

Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Monday, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain.

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

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U.S. outgunned by extremists on social media battlefield

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U.S. outgunned by extremists on social media battlefield

Islamic State’s 52-second trailer “Flames of War” opens with a black-clad extremist blasting a U.S.-made tank into smoke and shrapnel, a Hollywood-style message to the U.S. and its allies about what they can expect for intervening in the Middle East again.

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Top China arms maker goes global with cheaper tanks

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Top China arms maker goes global with cheaper tanks

At the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo earlier this this month, weapons buyers from across the continent descended on Air Force Base Waterkloof in the South African capital Pretoria for a bit of shopping.

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World watching as Scottish vote nears

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A successful push for Scottish independence is a “geopolitical risk” to the global recovery, the OECD has warned, as the think tank revised down its forecasts for UK growth this year.

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NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

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NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Water tower kills schoolboys in central Vietnam

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Water tower kills schoolboys in central Vietnam

A water tank fell off a tower at a primary school in the north central province of Nghe An onto three boys, killing two on Thursday.

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Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War

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Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War

The Ukraine crisis is pushing European governments to review the role of the weapon that dominated Cold War defenses as the strength of Russian ground forces stirs political concerns: the battle tank.

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