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Defense chief says US should stay in nuclear deal with Iran

Defense chief says US should stay in nuclear deal with IranWASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran's ability to build a nuclear arsenal.



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Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense — Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's LawyerWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $ 230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.



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With China in mind, Japan, India agree to deepen defense

With China in mind, Japan, India agree to deepen defenseBy Amit Dave and Sanjeev Miglani GANDHINAGAR, India (Reuters) – The leaders of India and Japan agreed on Thursday to deepen defense ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived this week in his counterpart Narendra Modi’s home state, skipping the tradition of visiting the capital of New Delhi, for the tenth meeting between two leaders since Modi came to power in 2014. Relations have deepened between Asia’s second and third largest economies as Abe and Modi, who enjoy a close personal relationship, increasingly see eye-to-eye to balance China as the dominant Asian power.



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Defense Sec. Mattis: ‘We Have Many Military Options’ in North Korea

Defense Sec. Mattis: ‘We Have Many Military Options’ in North KoreaMattis delivered a rare statement at the White House, while the president phoned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looking for ways to maximize pressure on Pyongyang.



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Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General Mattis

Trump's transgender ban halted by Defense Secretary General MattisTransgender Americans will be able to continue serving in the military while the Department of Defense reviews Donald Trump’s order to ban them, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said. In a statement, Mr Mattis said he was convening a panel of experts to examine the implications of prohibiting transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces, seeking to determine “what is best for the military’s combat effectiveness leading to victory on the battlefield”. “In the interim, current policy with respect to currently serving members will remain in place”, Mr Mattis said.



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Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister says

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister saysBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s defense minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison. Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 coup, fled to Dubai via Singapore, sources in her Puea Thai Party said on the weekend. “We don’t know where Yingluck fled and whether she has asked for asylum anywhere,” Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also a deputy prime minister, told reporters.



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North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense Contractors

North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense ContractorsHackers linked to the North Korean government have launched malware campaigns targeting defense industry companies working with the U.S. government.



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The Latest: Defense in suicide text case expects exoneration

The Latest: Defense in suicide text case expects exonerationTAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself (all times local):



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Reports: Japan defense chief to quit over document cover-up

Reports: Japan defense chief to quit over document cover-upTOKYO (AP) — Japan's beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, media reports said Thursday.



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Japan defense minister to quit: NHK

Japan defense minister to quit: NHKTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign, broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, after a series of missteps, gaffes and a suspected coverup that critics say contributed to a plunge in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support. Inada, a conservative protege of Abe who was once floated as his possible successor, had already been expected to be replaced in a cabinet reshuffle planned for next month. …



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