Increased fears about global stability and the rise of new military powers is driving a return to steady growth in worldwide defence spending.
A new analysis of arms spending from Jane’s Defence Budgets report found that outlays on weapons, equipment rose 1pc in 2016, to a global total of $1.57 trillion.
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The decision to increase the budget of the European Defence Agency (EDA) to 31 million euro was made by the Council of the European Union, according to a source.
The Council of the European Union decided on Wednesday to increase the budget of the European Defence Agency (EDA) from 30.5 million euro ($32.7 million) to 31 million euro, a source said.
Although virtually unknown, the European Defence Agency could be a vital element if the EU hopes to forge tighter defence links in the future.
Currently, the organisation has a relatively tiny budget, staff of just 130 people, and is run by diplomats not military chiefs.
For some, it’s 13 going on $5 million for the Jewish rite of passage as industry families “outdo one another … and the Grammys and the Emmys.”
Bar mitzvahs in Hollywood aren’t just parties — they also can be auditions.
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How did you like the 15th century? Not so much? Too bad because syphilis is making a comeback.
According to a new report issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a spike in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea, but syphilis came out on top with a whopping 19 percent rise over just last year. The spike was felt most by young people ages 15 to 24.
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