Top Daily Stories for May 2015

May 30 2015

Report: Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2015-05-30 21:57
Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.
May 29 2015

U.S. says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island in South China Sea

Fox News - World - Fri, 2015-05-29 04:35
U.S. officials say that two large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea.
May 28 2015

N. Korea deploys new generation of fast warships

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:14
Very Slender Vessels designed to infiltrate saboteurs or agents into South Korea.
May 27 2015

Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:54
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute.
May 27 2015

Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:38
Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
May 20 2015

China navy warns U.S. spy plane in disputed South China Sea: CNN

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:36
The Chinese navy warned a U.S. surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN.
May 18 2015

Islamic State says it has full control of Iraq's Ramadi

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2015-05-18 02:53
Islamic State militants said they had taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.
May 18 2015

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's Aden after truce expires

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2015-05-18 02:26
Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit Houthi rebel positions in and around the southern Yemeni city of Aden overnight, residents said, after a five-day humanitarian truce expired on Sunday night.
May 15 2015

Analysis: Responding to Iranian Naval Aggression in the Persian Gulf

The Wall Street Journal - - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:27
Michael Singh: These incidents have concerning implications. Either Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, approves of the brazen behavior or he is powerless to stop it.
May 15 2015

U.S., China set for high-stakes rivalry in skies above South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:03
When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.


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