Recent News Headlines : Defence Spending

FORMER NZ DEFENCE MINISTER ADMITS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN BUNGLED RAID


The former New Zealand defence minister admits civilians were killed during a bungled raid by NZ SAS troops... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 520

HOPING TO PUT SCANDALS TO REST, FRANCE'S FILLON TOUTS THATCHERITE PLATFORM


Fillon's indictment signals a 'moral crisis' for france... READ MORE

16th March, 2017 97

FRANCOIS FILLON UNDER FORMAL INVESTIGATION IN SCANDAL OVER MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS


Fillon, a former prime minister and self-styled family-values conservative, was once considered the easy favorite to win France's presidential election this spring... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 83

SWEDEN BOOSTS 2017 MILITARY SPENDING BY $55M


Citing 'security concerns', Sweden plans to add tens of millions in military spending to a 5bn defence budget... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 45

DOMESTIC DEMAND DRIVES GERMAN GROWTH IN FOURTH QUARTER


Investment in construction increased by 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter, adding 0.2 percentage points to growth... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 169

JAPAN GOVERNMENT LOWERS ASSESSMENT OF CONSUMER SPENDING


This marked a downgrade from last month, when the Cabinet Office said consumer spending was recovering... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 4

ARCHERS CONFERENCE TO HEAR GIANT VEGETABLE COMPETITIONS ARE FERTILE GROUND FOR SKULDUGGERY


The most blatant piece of cheating was in a longest runner bean competition... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 314

HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ADDRESS AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE


Only Canada, the United States, Ireland, New Zealand and United Kingdom have significantly higher childcare costs than Australia... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 102

UK 'FAILS TO MEET' NATO NATIONAL DEFENCE SPENDING PLEDGE


The International Institute for Strategic Studies IISS said Britain's defence spending had dipped below the Nato benchmark figure, despite the government vowing to meet the target... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 408

SERVICE DOGS OFFER INVALUABLE SUPPORT TO VETERANS LIVING WITH PTSD


Service dogs are aiding veterans and emergency service personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in new support program... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 1370

FRANCE'S FILLON DEMANDS INVESTIGATORS DROP 'ILLEGAL' PROBE


Fillon also used public funds to hire two of his adult children when he was a senator, paying them 84,000 euros 91,000 pre-tax between 2005 and 2007... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 0

CARBON TAX BAD FOR AMERICANS: OPPOSING VIEW


There is nothing free-market about saddling americans with higher energy costs... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 224

DONALD TRUMP LATEST POLL: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS


In contrast, 33 percent disapproved of the sanctuary cities de-funding and 38 percent disapproved of the immigration ban... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 2624

ADF DEFENDS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND THE SCREENING OF RECRUITS


Since 2001, nearly 300 Australians who were serving or did serve in the military died by suicide, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 157

PLAN APPROVED FOR 2,500 NEW SETTLER HOMES IN WEST BANK


On Sunday, Israeli authorities approved the construction of 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 9201

LEADERS LOOK TO STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN


Military ties between Australia and Japan will be strengthened as both countries' leaders recommit to ensuring regional stability and strong trade links... READ MORE

14th January, 2017 4

JAPANESE PM SHINZO ABE ARRIVES IN SYDNEY


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described Saturday's planned discussions as a very important agenda, and says the two countries have great relations and collaboration... READ MORE

13th January, 2017 13

CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 15 AT BUSY MARKET IN SYRIAN TOWN


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group put the death toll at 19, and other activists said the number is likely higher after the explosion ripped through the packed market... READ MORE

7th January, 2017 0

ADF INVESTIGATING TEACHING MATERIALS AFTER INDONESIA SUSPENDS MILITARY TIES


Military co-operation between Indonesia and Australia has been temporarily suspended after 'offensive training materials' were seen at a Perth Army language training facility... READ MORE

4th January, 2017 380

JAPAN WANTS ITS OVERWORKED CITIZENS TO START WEEKENDS EARLY


That may provide some boost to private consumption, which is about 60 percent of the economy... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 4513

WING FLAP FAULT BEHIND RUSSIA JET CRASH


The Defence Ministry confirmed one box had been found... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 0

SEARCHERS FIND 1ST BLACK BOX FROM CRASHED RUSSIAN PLANE


The Defence Ministry said that search-and-rescue teams have so far recovered 12 bodies and 156 body parts... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 368

RUSSIA FINDS BLACK BOX FROM MILITARY PLANE CRASHED IN THE BLACK SEA


The Defence Ministry said that search and rescue teams have so far recovered 12 bodies and 156 body fragments... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 0

SEARCH CREWS FIND FIRST BLACK BOX FROM CRASHED RUSSIAN PLANE


The Defence Ministry said that search and rescue teams have so far recovered 12 bodies and 156 body parts... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 9

RUSSIA FOCUSING ON PILOT ERROR OR TECHNICAL ISSUES RATHER THAN TERRORISM IN PLANE CRASH


In nationally televised comments, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Monday a national day of mourning and said the cause of the crash would be carefully investigated... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 29

RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANE CARRYING 92 ON BOARD, INCLUDING FAMED ARMY BAND, CRASHES INTO BLACK SEA


Local news agencies are quoting the defence ministry as saying debris from the missing Russian military plane has been found in the Black Sea... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 4068

HUGE SEARCH FOR BODIES IN BLACK SEA


A huge search operation is continuing round the clock in Russia, after a Russian military plane with 92 people on board crashed into the Black Sea... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 1569

RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN BLACK SEA NEAR SOCHI


A Russian military plane with 92 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea, Russia's defence ministry says... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 15201

DEBRIS FROM CRASHED RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANE WITH 91 ON BOARD FOUND IN BLACK SEA


The Russian defence ministry said earlier that the plane disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff from the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Sunday... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 0

U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH REVISED UP TO 3.5% PACE IN THIRD QUARTER


U.S. Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.5 percent Pace in Third Quarter... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 908

Trending News Headlines : Defence Spending

WHAT WOULD CLINTON OR TRUMP ACTUALLY DO?


The Clinton campaign message is that Donald Trump is a misogynist bully who can't be trusted with nuclear weapons... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 8100

RAF JETS SCRAMBLED AFTER RUSSIAN BOMBERS SEEN OFF CORNWALL


Ukraine is thus seen as a manifestation of a much broader policy shift on the part of the Russian President Vladimir Putin... READ MORE

19th February, 2015 6521

BRAZIL SENATE APPROVES AUSTERITY PACKAGE TO FREEZE SOCIAL SPENDING FOR 20 YEARS


But we can't let this paralyze Brazil, Temer tweeted on Tuesday... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 6277

LIBYA ON BRINK OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE


Libya's daily oil production before the 2011 uprising stood at 1.6 million barrels... READ MORE

1st November, 2016 4737

RUSSIAN AIR STRIKES KILL OVER 1,000 CIVILIANS IN SYRIA


The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 1,015, adding that 238 of those killed were children... READ MORE

16th August, 2016 4499

COMPARING GREECE TO THE GREAT DEPRESSION


It sounds a lot like the Great Depression in the United States... READ MORE

10th July, 2015 4182

MYSTERY OVER DUTCH WW2 SHIPWRECKS VANISHED FROM JAVA SEA BED


Three Dutch World War Two ships considered war graves have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch defence ministry says... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 3484

BRITISH EBOLA PATIENT IN UK HOSPITAL


'Courage' Between 600 and 700 UK defence personnel are based in Sierra Leone as part of efforts to tackle the largest ever outbreak of Ebola... READ MORE

12th March, 2015 3114

'SPEND MORE' ON SAS AND DRONES


More money should be spent on the SAS and drones to combat the threat of Islamic State IS extremists, David Cameron has told defence chiefs... READ MORE

13th July, 2015 2784

SUSPENDED TORY AFZAL AMIN LIKELY 'TO BE REMOVED WITHIN DAYS'


Ending his political career may be short work - restoring the standing of the Conservative party in the crucial marginal of Labour-held Dudley North could take much longer... READ MORE

23rd March, 2015 2255

UK TO HELP TRAIN UKRAINIAN ARMY


As he spoke, pro-Russian rebels said they were pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine as part of a ceasefire... READ MORE

8th March, 2015 2147

JAPAN PM ABE CALLS SNAP ELECTION


Mr Abe has also strongly advocated restarting Japan's nuclear power generation plants, all of which were shut down amid public anger after the Fukushima disaster in 2011... READ MORE

18th November, 2014 1924

AUSTERITY CUTS WILL BITE EVEN HARDER IN 2015 A?? ANOTHER A?12BN WILL GO


Over the past five years, there has been surprise and relief from politicians that public anger about spending cuts has been relatively muted... READ MORE

1st January, 2015 1882

ARMED FORCES JOB CUTS REACH TARGET THREE YEARS EARLY


The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence... READ MORE

28th July, 2015 1872

TRUMP'S NONSENSICAL CLAIM HE CAN ELIMINATE $19 TRILLION IN DEBT IN EIGHT YEARS


In the eight years of a putative two-term Trump presidency, the CBO projects a total of 10 trillion in discretionary spending... READ MORE

3rd April, 2016 1759

MOD DISPUTED DAVID CAMERON'S CLAIM THERE ARE 70,000 MODERATE REBELS


The 70,000 figure was produced by the Joint Intelligence Committee, which includes in its membership officials from the Ministry of Defence, it said... READ MORE

4th December, 2015 1714

DOZENS KILLED IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH CLASHES


The Armenian Defence Ministry said Azerbaijani troops started an offensive with tanks and artillery... READ MORE

4th April, 2016 1592

IN A BETTER WORLD, SPENDING ON WELFARE WOULD BE A VIRTUE


George Osborne pointed out this week that Britain has 1 of the world's population 4 of its GDP and 7 of its welfare spending... READ MORE

19th June, 2015 1183

FORMER ISRAELI SOLDIER DESCRIBES HOW IDF TROOPS DO NOT VIEW PALESTINIANS AS 'HUMAN BEINGS'


Mr Bigelman, a member of Israeli army veterans group Breaking The Silence, also claimed that during his combat experience he too performed several similar-such arrests... READ MORE

30th October, 2014 1045

UK'S FOREIGN AID GOES TO EU IN RUSH TO HIT TARGETS, SAY MPS


It emerged earlier this year that civil servants went on a 1 billion spending spree in just eight weeks to hit the Government's aid target... READ MORE

21st March, 2015 999

EUROPE WILL FIND WAY TO KEEP BRITAIN IN EU SAYS GERMAN MINISTER


"The size of the economy's decline was a big shock to Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party," said Katsuyuki Yakushiji, a professor of politics at Toyo University in Tokyo... READ MORE

19th November, 2014 984

DUTCH SOLDIERS ARE NOW SHOUTING 'BANG, BANG, BECAUSE THEY'VE RUN OUT OF BULLETS


Dutch soldiers have apparently been shouting a??bang, banga?? when they shoot their weapons because of an ammunition shortage... READ MORE

6th August, 2015 966

SUSPECTED ALEPPO CHLORINE ATTACK CHOKES DOZENS, RESCUE WORKERS, MONITORS SAY


The Syrian government has denied previous accusations it used chemical weapons during the five-year-old civil war... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 954

FRANCE AIR STRIKES HIT ISLAMIC STATE IN RAQQA


A video released by the French Ministry of Defence has shown French military aircraft departing on a mission to strike Islamic State targets in Raqqa, Syria... READ MORE

15th November, 2015 890

BOY CRIES OVER MOTHER'S DEAD BODY IN EASTERN ALEPPO


Local civil defence officials claim that more than 739 civilians have been killed and hundreds more injured in regime attacks on eastern Aleppo since mid-November... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 817

SHOCKING FOOTAGE SHOWS BOY DANGLING BY LEGS FROM BUILDING AFTER ALEPPO AIRSTRIKE


More than 40 airstrikes hit opposition-hold areas in Aleppo leaving at least 49 dead and 79 injured, according to the Syrian Civil Defence... READ MORE

17th October, 2016 802

RUSSIA DOWNPLAYS MOVING NUCLEAR-CAPABLE MISSILES TO KALININGRAD


The deployment of the missiles was part of regular drills and was not a secret, the Russian defence ministry insisted... READ MORE

9th October, 2016 788

NORTH KOREA THREATENS TO ATTACK WHITE HOUSE OVER HACKING CLAIMS


In the spring of last year, tension dramatically rose after North Korea issued a string of fiery threats to launch nuclear strikes against Washington and Seoul... READ MORE

22nd December, 2014 653

'ALBERTA LOST ITS FOCUS,' B.C. GOVERNMENT SAYS IN THRONE SPEECH SLAM


B.C. throne speech cites Alberta as example of how not to run a province... READ MORE

11th February, 2016 634

THE RUSSIAN PATRIOTIC GROUPS TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY


As support for the army surges, Meduza investigates the proliferation of state-funded clubs offering military training to children as young as five... READ MORE

10th August, 2015 614


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