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Trump says U.S. will develop space-based missile defence

Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech at the Pentagon, declared that space is the new warfighting domain. And he vowed that the ...

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Witness at ‘El Chapo’ trial says kingpin boasted of $100M bribe to former Mexican president

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million US bribe to the former president of Mexico so he would call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former president Enrique Pena Nieto, who left office last year, while being cross-examined at Guzman’s ...

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U.S. military deployment on Mexican border extended and expanded

The U.S. military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 240 kilometres of concertina wire between official ports of entry, officials said. The military also will continue to fly ...

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