Military And Intelligence News Briefs — December 13, 2018

Pictured is a prototype version of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle, made by Textron. The weapon is able to handle all-weather and terrain encountered by soldiers Daily Mail: US Army to begin using new automatic rifles that fire with the power of a TANK as soon as 2022, report claims * The 6.8mm Next

Second Canadian Detained By Chinese Authorities

Reuters: China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s security, China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the

Meanwhile in … The Hague, a church has held a seven-week-long continuous service to stop a family from being deported

In the Hague, a church has held a seven-week-long continuous service to stop a family from being deported. According to Dutch law, police cannot enter places of worship during an ongoing religious service. The Bethel Church has used that loophole to protect an Armenian family of five who are slated for immediate deportation; they originally

Fire destroys thousands of voting machines in DR Congo | News

A fire broke out in an electoral commission building in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, officials said, 10 days ahead of presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. The blaze destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the election, a presidential adviser

Modern Israeli infantry fighting vehicle shows its anti-tank capability – Defence Blog

The Ministry of Defense of the government of Israel has released video of a recent trial of the Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) for the Namer and Eitan infantry fighting vehicle. The Israeli Defense Ministry released video showing an anti-tank capabilities of new infantry fighting vehicle version of the Namer, which fitted with an unmanned

Slovakia signs for 14 Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircraft – Defence Blog

Slovakia has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin for 14 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 combat aircraft (12 single-seat and 2 two-seat models). Slovakia has signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of international business development Ana Wugofski for new F-16 Block 70/72 combat aircraftto replace its Russian made MiG-29 jets. “I’m

Clashes Over Trade and Detentions: What China, the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting Over

HONG KONG — The growing tensions over trade between the United States and China temporarily eased after a meeting between President Trump and China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, earlier this month. But at the same time distrust between the two countries, and now Canada, has escalated over the detentions of a leading Chinese executive in

After manhunt, Israel kills Palestinian behind deadly attack

Israeli security forces tracked down a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis and shot and killed him on Thursday, ending a two-month manhunt hours after troops killed another Palestinian wanted in a separate attack. Israeli police said Ashraf Naalweh was found armed near the West Bank city of Nablus and was killed during an arrest

Turkey train crash: seven dead in bridge collision

Holding a press conference at the site of the crash, Sahin said 46 people had been injured in the crash, which took place at around 6.30 a.m. Thursday local time. Three of those were severely injured, according to the governor’s office. “Our hope is the number of dead does not increase, but our units are

China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has

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