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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance

Google has pledged that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons, surveillance that violates international norms or that works in ways that go against human rights.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

Pruitt security chief cites weapons glitch for missed flight

On a trip to Morocco last year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his staff missed a connecting flight and spent more than 24 hours in Paris because his …


U.S. agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with …


Russia: U.S. weapons will only fuel fighting in Ukraine

Russian diplomats and lawmakers warned the U.S. on Saturday that its decision to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons will only fuel hostilities and raise casualties from the conflict in the …


Officials: US agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

Once an obscure device, ‘bump stocks’ are in the spotlight

The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

Senate bill would block U.S. weapons sales to Turkish security

A measure approved Thursday by a Senate committee would block the U.S. government from supporting the sale of weapons to security forces protecting Turkey’s president.


‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …


Russia hoping to boost arms sales after Syrian usage

Russia is hopeful that the new weapons it tested for the first time in Syria will lead to a spike in arms sales abroad, officials said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Covert sonic devices in Cuba damaged hearing of at least 16 Americans, U.S. says

The United States says at least 16 Americans working for the U.S. government in Cuba suffered symptoms as a result of activity attributed to a covert sonic device. The diplomats …


Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion U.S. missile deal

Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.


Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …


Turkey leader calls on U.S. to reverse decision to arm Kurds

Turkey slammed the Trump administration’s decision to supply Syrian Kurdish fighters with weapons against the Islamic State group and demanded Wednesday that it be reversed, heightening tensions between the NATO …


Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border

A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Trump administration to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to directly arm Kurdish forces fighting in Syria as part of a U.S. military plan to capture Raqqa, the Syrian city that is …


North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare

North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a …


Bomb squad destroys explosives in southeastern Idaho

Southeast Idaho officials say explosives likely left behind by a road construction crew in Pocatello have been destroyed with an explosion.


Japan said to renew push for first offensive weapons since WWII

A policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party will propose that Japan arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II, according …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017

UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions

North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired

The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.


German police find 100s of firearms in wanted man’s home

German police have uncovered hundreds of guns and rifles after searching the home of a man who was being investigated for breaking arms control laws.


European police arrest 245 for arms trafficking

Spanish police say a pan-European crackdown on illegal arms trafficking has resulted in 664 guns being seized and 245 people arrested in 11 countries.


Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces

Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.


Idahoans still apply for weapons permits despite new rules

Though adults over the age of 21 in Idaho have been able to carry concealed weapons in most places without a county-issued permit since July, many residents are still seeking …


China deploying weapons on artificial reefs, think tank says

China appears to be deploying weapons systems on all seven of the reefs it has reclaimed in the South China Sea, according to photographs released by a Washington-based think tank.


Russia rejects US concern about IS seizing arms in Syria

The Russian military has scoffed at a top U.S. general’s suggestion that military equipment seized by the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Palmyra could pose a threat …