WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 40 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.
The Trump administration has approved the sale of dozens of new F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan, the first major warplane sale to the island state in nearly 30 years.
The interagency decision, to be announced in the near future, authorized the sale of up to 66 F-16V jet fighters at an estimated cost of $13 billion, according to administration officials familiar with internal discussions.
Despite maintaining military supremacy—albeit by a smaller margin than in recent decades—the U.S. could still lose wars against China and Russia, both of which have developed concepts of defeating a more powerful America in armed conflict.
Germany is facing backlash from U.S. officials and other international observers following its decision to permit a convicted terrorist entrance into the country to speak at an anti-Israel forum tied to anti-Semitic boycotts of the Jewish state.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, setting off sirens, and several explosions were heard, the Israeli military and witnesses said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election.
A new federal commission on artificial intelligence is being led by Democrats.
The Pentagon plans this summer to test a ground-launched cruise missile of the type that has been banned for three decades by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, U.S. news agencies report.
The Air Force sent two nuclear-capable bombers over the South China Sea on Wednesday in a show of force challenging China’s expansive maritime claims.