British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, prime minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining t(...)

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Lockheed’s shares were up 1.4 per cent at $204 in premarket trading.  Photograph:  Lockheed Martin/Getty Images

Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s largest arms supplier, reported a better-than-expected 4.5 per cent rise in quarterly profit and said it could spin of(...)

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Taro Aso, Japan’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, speaks during a news conference announcing the governments planned military spending. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government approved a record €35.6 billion military budget on Wednesday, with outlays rising for a third year (...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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A Nasa image showing the launch of Orion and Delta IV heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, earlier on Friday. The vessel orbited Earth twice. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

The US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, un(...)

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The longest line at the Farnborough International Airshow last week was for a model aircraft. In the absence of the F-35 Lightning, the colossally exp(...)

FBI director James Comey gave the keynote address at an RSA conference in San Francisco last night.

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