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France says it must use fewer U.S. parts in its weapons systems

A Scalp cruise missile.France must cut its dependence on U.S. components in its weapons systems to minimise Washington’s ability to block its arms exports, its defence minister said on Thursday.
 

Russia weighs possibility of deliberate act in space station damage

A Russian space module.Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked at the International Space Station in the coming weeks, including addressing whether the damage was deliberate.
 

Swiss set to ease arms export rules despite Syria grenades report

A Ruag Do 228.Switzerland looks set to loosen arms export rules to allow sales to countries embroiled in civil wars despite a newspaper report that Swiss-made hand grenades probably made their way into the hands of militants in Syria.
   

Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades

Russian T-72s.Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying on Tuesday by Russian news agencies.

 

Russia says will not deploy arms in space first

The aurora seen from space.Russia does not plan to put weapons in space first and considers this to be an important signal that Washington should not ignore, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Monday.
   

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