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A complex 2016 defense spending bill that includes major Hampton Roads military projects and changes to sailors' pay and benefits was approved by Congress and sent to President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
NATO's secretary-general has rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time."
Moscow has insisted that its airstrikes in Syria are targeting the same groups as those being carried out by Washington and its allies. One Russian official has called the criticism part of a "war of disinformation."
China and the U.S. have reached a cybersecurity agreement intended to put a pause on hack attacks being waged between the two nations, but American officials said Tuesday they aren't certain the pact will last.
Russia has repeatedly claimed the reason for its buildup in Syria has been to fight the Islamic State, but NATO's top commander believes the presence of Russian anti-aircraft systems points to ulterior motives to hinder U.S. and allied operations.