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Man dies as parachute fails during US military exercise in Bulgaria

Man dies as parachute fails during US military exercise in Bulgaria

A Canadian man has died after his parachute failed to open when he jumped out of a plane during a military exercise led by US forces in Bulgaria, local media reported on Tuesday.

US, South Korea suspend additional military exercise: Pentagon

US, South Korea suspend additional military exercise: Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo have canceled the "Vigilant Ace" military exercise that was slated for December, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Friday.

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo's armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

Jim Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended US President Donald Trump's decision this month to halt "war games" with South Korea.

North and South Korea agree to first talks in two years

North and South Korea agree to first talks in two years

North and South Korea agreed on Friday to hold their first talks in more than two years, hours after Seoul and Washington decided to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics.

Four killed, 11 injured as train collides with army truck in Finland

Four killed, 11 injured as train collides with army truck in Finland

The accident occurred at an unguarded railway crossing near the city of Raasepori, 90 km west of the capital Helsinki, when two military vehicles were crossing the tracks.

US halts military exercises over Gulf crisis

US halts military exercises over Gulf crisis

Air Force Col. John Thomas, a Central Command spokesman, said: "We are opting out of some military exercises out of respect for the concept of inclusiveness and shared regional interests."

'Thunder' in Saudi desert as major military drill ends

'Thunder' in Saudi desert as major military drill ends

Warplanes roared overhead, tanks rumbled across the desert and smoke filled the sky on Thursday for the final day of what Saudi Arabia billed as the region's biggest-ever military exercises.