Kiev, Ukraine — The European Union will continue to train and advise Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. The EU has renewed the deployment of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) until 2019. It also approved a $38 million budget. Although mostly manned by civilians, the EUAM essentially does the equivalent of foreign internal defence, except with law enforcement … [Read more...] about EU continues to train and advise Ukrainian law enforcement
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Buenos Aires, Argentina—The worst has all but been confirmed. According to the Argentine Navy, ARA San Juan has most likely gone down with all 44 crew members. Searches will continue until a wreck or debris are located. The search-and-rescue operation has evolved from a solely national Argentine effort to an international show of solidarity. Over a dozen nations, to … [Read more...] about UPDATE: ARA San Juan likely sunk. Search efforts continue
Argentina, South Atlantic--The search-and-rescue team searching for the missing Argentine submarine faces rough seas. The South Atlantic is infamous for its rough seas. Ships can literally be submerged by towering waves. And gales often reach storm-force levels. The search for the ARA San Juan is focused on 250-mile radius in southern Argentina. Hopefully, the … [Read more...] about WATCH: Rescuers searching for missing Argentine submarine face rough seas
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—German arms exports to Saudi Arabia and Egypt have increased five-fold in 2017. In the third quarter of 2017 alone, the German government has approved around $530 million worth of arms sales. In the same quarter of last year, the number of weapons sold was a mere $101 million, less than five times the current figure. Egypt came first with $353 … [Read more...] about Germany increases weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt
Wales, Great Britain—Four Albanian Commandos have deserted during a NATO exercise. The training exercise was taking place in the Brecon Beacons mountains in Wales. They have been named as Ylber Kotri, Alexander Shkulaku, Klevis Lamkaj, and Reni Ajazi. All four men are veterans of Afghanistan. They were assigned to the Special Operations Battalion (BOS), Albania’s tier-one … [Read more...] about Albanian Commandos desert during NATO Exercise
Do you fancy an 85-mile paddle followed by a 100-mile hike? If yes, then you should join the Royal Marines Charity and the Naval Service Recovery Centre Hasler in their impressive fitness challenge this December. Seventy-five years ago, a group of British commandos, forever immortalised as the Cockleshell Heroes, pulled off one of World War Two’s more epic feats. … [Read more...] about Fancy a 185-mile workout?
Warsaw, Poland—Thousands of white nationalists marched in Warsaw on Saturday to commemorate Polish Independence Day. Police officials estimated that the Saturday march gathered more than 60,000 far-right demonstrators. They carried banners with slogans such as “Clear blood, sober mind,” “White Europe of Brotherly Nations,” “No to Islam” and “Europe will be white or … [Read more...] about Polish far-right march on Independence Day
Portsmouth, England—The Royal Navy is close to getting an aircraft-carrier at last. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is undergoing the final sea trials in Southern England, will be commissioned on December 7th. “In a world of intensifying global threats, this magnificent ship will be a leading force fighting to protect the values of the UK and our allies,” said the new … [Read more...] about British aircraft carrier to be commissioned
Michigan, USA—In a world first, British and American soldiers used Xbox-style controllers to drive drone 4x4 supply vehicles. U.S. Army researchers from the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) working alongside with their British counterparts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory tested unmanned resupply vehicles. The tests took place in … [Read more...] about US and UK researchers test drone 4x4s
Madrid, Spain—Spanish government officials believe that Russia interfered in the Catalan referendum. Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal and Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis accused Russian-based groups of using social media to influence public opinion and raise support for the Catalan separatists. “These are groups that, public and private, are trying to … [Read more...] about Russian meddling in Catalan Referendum?
Buenos Aires, Argentina—An Argentine submarine is missing at sea. ARA San Juan (S-42) was last heard off two days ago. Since then, the 44-crew submarine has failed to respond to the Argentine military’s repeated communication attempts. “We are investigating the reasons for the lack of communication. If there was a communication problem, the boat would have to come to the … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Argentine submarine missing at sea
London, England—A former SBS military working dog will receive the PSDA Dickin Medal, the Victoria Cross equivalent for animals. Mali, a Belgian Malinois, aged eight and now attached to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RACV), will be the 69th recipient of the medal. He’s been awarded the medal for his actions on 15 April 2012, when a Taliban force had stormed the … [Read more...] about UK Special Forces dog receives Victoria Cross equivalent