U.S. Marines conducts non-lethal weapons training exercise in Kuwait – Defence Blog

The U.S. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Central Command has announced that Marines conducted non-lethal weapons training exercise in Kuwait.In view of the last tense protests at the American Embassy in Baghdad, U.S. Marines with 7th Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command held a non-lethal weapons...

U.S.-China pact signals global trade progress, but Poloz says it’s uncertain if Canada will benefit

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said it’s too early to tell whether recent improvements on the global trade front will lead to stronger trade and investment.In opening remarks he gave in Vancouver ahead of a “fireside chat” interview, Poloz said it “remains to be seen” how Canadian business will respond to the preliminary U.S.-China trade pact. The implications for Canada are...

Ukrainian Boeing 737 airplane crashes in Iran, all 170 passengers and crew killed

DUBAI — A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, and all aboard were killed, Iran’s state television said.The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames.“The fire is so heavy that we cannot (do) any rescue… we...

South Korea receives first RQ-4B spy unmanned aircraft – Defence Blog

South Korea military received its first advanced high-altitude unmanned aircraft, RQ-4B Global Hawk, according to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).The first RQ-4B Block 30 landed at a military airbase in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday.The aircraft is the first to arrive in the country of the four RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft South Korea has purchased from the U.S. The...

What channel is Watford vs Man Utd on? TV and live stream information

Watford manager Nigel Pearson expects to have Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra available for the Premier League game with Manchester United. Defender Masina and creative midfielder Pereyra missed Pearson's first game as Hornets boss - a 2-0 defeat at leaders Liverpool - because of minor injury problems. Left-back Jose Holebas (ankle) remains sidelined, along with long-term absentees Tom Cleverley...

Hudson’s Bay group said to consider shelving takeover offer

By Scott Deveau and Sandrine RastelloHudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker may scrap an offer to take the struggling retailer private after regulators delayed a vote on the deal following complaints from a minority shareholder.The investor group that controls the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue is “evaluating next steps, including terminating the transaction,” according to a memo sent to...

North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to ‘overpower U.S. nuclear threats’

SEOUL — North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at “restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.,” state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.The test was conducted on Friday at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea’s Academy of Defence...

Chocolate flowing once again in Smiths Falls – Kingston

A sweet tradition is being rekindled in the town of Smiths Falls.A new partnership involving Canopy Growth means the town’s former chocolate factory is churning out chocolate once again. A ribbon-cutting ceremony made it official on Friday. It’s been 12 years since chocolate was last produced at the plant. At that time it was made by Hershey, now it’s Hummingbird.“We make chocolate, and...

Lockheed Martin’s experts details laser weapon program – Defence Blog

Lockheed Martin’s experts have revealed details of directed energy and laser weapon system programs.Directed energy and laser weapon systems are a proven solution that effectively addresses tech-driven threats with more accurate, flexible and affordable performance than offered by traditional ballistics.“They’re designed to be precise, to yield minimal collateral damage and, in essence,...

Jose Mourinho’s latest Giovani Lo Celso comments appear to be bad news for Tottenham midfielder

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has appeared to suggest that Giovani Lo Celso should not expect to start Premier League games anytime soon. The Argentinean international joined the club on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day but has struggled to adapt so far, scoring just one goal in nine appearances in all competitions, with the majority of his playing time coming from off the bench. He...