WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Foreign Minister Bob Carr has blasted as "indefensible" the length of time the legal process took in the United Arab Emirates after an Australian man was jailed for 10 years for property fraud.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several US government sources said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama will hold his first summit with President Xi Jinping in California next month, with Sino-US relations rattled by alleged Chinese cyber spying and tensions in the Pacific.
SHANNON, Ireland (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will help ink a major estimated US$2.1 billion (S$2.6 billion) proposed deal with Oman to supply a US-made air-defense system to the Gulf nation, officials said on Tuesday.