Pentagon to test new anti-missile system

Pentagon to test new anti-missile system

The Missile Defense Agency said it was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment". Experts claim the missile would have flown a much greater distance if launched on a maximum trajectory, perhaps capable of reaching military bases in Guam.

UAE: Qatar is in denial over its role in Gulf dispute

Previously, the US had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect USA military efforts in the Middle East. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a deal for the deployment of Turkish troops there.

Afghan commando kills two United States soldiers, official says

The deaths are said to have occurred when a U.S. aircraft returned fire during a joint operation in the restive province of Helmand . The shooting occurred in Achin district, where USA special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants, Khogyani said, according to Reuters.

Putin dismisses United States claims about Trump, Russia and elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is leaning against invoking executive privilege to try to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying about their private conversations regarding an investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, two administration officials said Sunday.

Weak and wobbly? Lessons for investors from past hung Parliaments

Another Tory prime minister, Stanley Baldwin, tried to stitch together a minority government after losing an election in December 1923, and failed. "We are very pleased with the way in which people have reacted to the positive message of the campaign, it was about the Union, the importance of the Union, and unionists have really come out in their numbers", she said .