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France Suspends Two Soldiers Serving in Burkina Faso Over Allegations of Child Sex Abuse

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Two French soldiers have been suspended over allegations they sexually abused minors in Burkina Faso, the French defense ministry told AFP on Tuesday. French troops are currently stationed in the landlocked West African nation as part of Operation Barkhane — an anti-terrorism military campaign across Africa's Sahel region. Show More Summary

Lithuania to Host 80 US Troops for Drills - Defense Ministry

Some 80 US Mission Command Element (MCE) soldiers will conduct week-long exercises in the Baltic nation of Lithuania, starting Wednesday, the country's ministry of national defense said Tuesday.

EU Institutions Lost Credibility in Greek Debt Talks - Defense Ministry

Failure to reach a deal on the Greek debt crisis demonstrates that European financial institutions have lost their credibility, the deputy defense minister of Greece, Costas Isychos told Sputnik.

Austerity Reforms May Turn Greece Into Economic Colony – Defense Ministry

According to deputy head of the Greek Ministry of Defense ?ostas Isychos, Greece would turn into an “economic colony” of Europe if Athens were to accept the terms, adding the upcoming bailout referendum wouldn't be related to the Grexit and the exit from the European Union.

Greece Open to Becoming BRICS Member – Defense Ministry

Greece is open to the possibility of becoming a member of the BRICS group of developing nations as part of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), Greek Deputy Defense Minister Kostas Isychos told Sputnik.

Pumping Iron: CyberBerkut Leaks Kiev's Plan to Boost Military Spending

Hacker group CyberBerkut leaked documents of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry revealing Kiev's plans to boost the military budget two and a half times during the next three years.

SCO Members to Sign Defense Ministries' Cooperation Plan for 2016-2017

The SCO member states’ defense ministers will sign on Tuesday in St. Petersburg the Cooperation plan of the ministries for 2016-2017.

Gunmen briefly take control of village in southern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Armed men attacked and briefly took control on Sunday of a village in Mali's southern region of Sikasso, close to the border with Ivory Coast, the defense ministry said.

Afghan Army Wipes Out 49 Militants in Massive Security Crackdown

A total of 49 insurgents were wiped out in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours in a series of military operations to ensure security in the country, its Defense Ministry said Sunday.

Canadian Military Instructors to Start Training Ukrainian Troops in Fall

Canadian military instructors will arrive in Ukraine this fall to train its servicemen as part of a two-year mission to boost the nation’s military capability, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

Russian Military Deny Violation of Estonian Airspace by An-26 Plane

A Russian Antonov An-26 military transport plane did not violate Estonian airspace while carrying out a planned flight from Russia's exclave of Kalinigrad to St. Petersburg on June 22, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

UK to Train 250 Ukrainian Troops in August - Defense Ministry

The United Kingdom will train some 250 Ukrainian servicemen in August as part of an infantry, logistics, tactical intelligence and medical training program, the British Ministry of Defense said.

China military says not aware of veterans' protest

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it was unaware of any protest after a report that thousands of former soldiers staged a sit-in outside a major military base complaining about a lack of proper benefits and pensions.

China military declines to confirm Djibouti base plan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry on Thursday declined to confirm a report that it was in talks for a military base in Horn of Africa country Djibouti, though it said all countries had an interest in regional peace and stability.

Rozas Airfield in Northern Spain May Become NATO Drone Base

The Spanish Defense Ministry is using the Rozas airfield in the country's northern province of Lugo for military drone testing and may convert it into a NATO base, Spanish lawmaker Ramon Vazquez Diaz told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Israel Cancels Ramadan Concessions for Palestinians Over Rocket Fire

According to Israeli Defense Ministry unit Israeli authorities have revoked concessions granted for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to a group of Palestinians in response to Tuesday rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Russia's Defense Ministry Takes 'Color Revolutions' in Their Sights

The General Staff Academy of Russia’s Armed Forces is set to work out a complex manual on countering so-called “color revolutions”, which will incorporate the expertise of Russian military experts who developed counterterrorist operations in the North Caucasus and of civilian experts from the country’s leading educational establishments.

Russian Defense Ministry to Debate Drones for Missile Forces – Statement

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to discuss the use of drones in its Strategic Missile Forces at a regular ministerial meeting Wednesday, it said in a statement.

Venezuelan Military Delegation Trains in Siberia - Russian Defense Ministry

A group of Venezuelan officers trained together with a Russian artillery brigade.

Ghana Air Force To Buy 5 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

PARIS, France: Embraer Defense & Security and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana have signed a contract for the acquisition of five A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops. The contract includes logistic support for […]

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