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Rearmament of Bulgarian Army To Cost BGN 1B by 2020

 

 

 

The rearmament of the Bulgarian army will cost BGN 1B by 2020, according to caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov.

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US clears air missiles sales to Turkish army

 

 

 

The US State Department has cleared the way to sell $320-million air-to-air missiles to Turkey, as part of latter’s efforts to boost its security amid rising regional threats

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Serbia, Montenegro to Boost Military Cooperation

 

 

 

Ahead of the Defence Minister's visit to Belgrade, Montenegro has outlined plans for intensified military co-operation with Serbia, as the two countries continue to patch up formerly cool relations.

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Turkey downplays IS threat, but concerns grow

 

 

 

Turkey appears to be in a quandary, not knowing how to position itself against the Islamic State (IS) as the jihadist group expands into the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria and draws closer to the Turkish border.

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Хорватский истребитель потерпел крушение в районе Загреба

 

 

 

БЕЛГРАД, 5 августа. /ИТАР-ТАСС/. Истребитель МиГ-21, принадлежащий хорватским ВВС, потерпел крушение возле города Ломница, в 15 км от Загреба. По данным министерства обороны страны, пилот успешно катапультировался, после чего был доставлен в больницу.

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Американский крейсер Vella Gulf вошел в воды Черного моря

 

 

 

Задачей экипажа является обеспечение мира и стабильности в регионе, заявили в ВМС США.

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Intelligence Service spokesperson: Romanian institutions targeted in large scale cyber-attack

 

 

 

Some public institutions of Romania are the target of a large-scale cyber-attack, said for the spokesperson of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Sorin Sava.

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Turkey wakes up to Islamic State threat

 

 

 

One of the first things the Islamic State (IS) did after capturing Mosul was to seize the Turkish consulate in the city and take 49 Turkish nationals, including the consul general, hostage.

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David Cameron: west needs stronger military presence on Russia's borders

 

 

 

PM's letter to NATO calls to review its relationship with Russia and reassure allies in eastern Europe in wake of Ukraine crisis.

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Romania: DefMin Dusa meets US Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence Vickers

 

 

 

Romanian Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dusa assured U.S. Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence, Dr. Michael G. Vickers that Romania maintains firm position on developing the relations with the U.S. in the defence field, under the "Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century."

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Hackers Deface Albania Ministerial Websites

 

 

 

A previously unknown computer pirates group defaced several official websites on Monday (28.07.2014), attacking reforms that allegedly restrict freedom and slating the government for doing too little to fight corruption.

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Statement by the Secretary General on the INF Treaty

 

 

 

The United States has briefed the North Atlantic Council on its determination that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles.

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Turkish spy agency's image makeover

 

 

 

On July 10, news broke that several high-profile political murders of the 1990s were carried out with the knowledge of the Turkish state. There is now evidence that the state was indeed in command

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USA is looking to create new base for UAVs in Crete

 

 

 

The coalition government is rumored to have been negotiating such a possibility since January.

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Turkish Kurds want Ankara to Declare Stance on ISIL

 

 

 

The leadership of the Kurdish rebel group PKK has called on Ankara to 'declare its stance on ISIL.'

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