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Arms treaty conference agrees decisions by majority in Mexico


Machinegun ammunition.Countries behind a treaty to regulate the international arms trade have agreed future decisions will be made by majority vote, avoiding the risk of veto, and picked Geneva as the seat of the body to police the accord, Mexico's government said on Wednesday.
   

France to discuss Mistral sale to Malaysia


A Mistral vessel.France's defence minister will discuss the sale to Malaysia of one of the Mistral helicopter carriers originally destined for Russia during a visit to the country, a source familiar with the talks said, confirming a report on news website latribune.fr.
   

France to honour Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman


President Francois Hollande.French President Francois Hollande on Monday will award France's highest honour, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting attacker on a train last week.
   

China's land reclamation in South China Sea grows - Pentagon report


Chinese dredging on Mischief Reef.China has reclaimed more land in the disputed Spratly islands of the South China Sea than previously known, according to a new Pentagon report, which says Beijing is also completing construction of a runway on one of its seven man-made outposts.
   

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