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February 12, 2017
Pentagon seeks to rent space in Trump Tower
Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
The Pentagon wants to rent space in Trump Tower in New York for equipment and military personnel accompanying President Donald Trump during his stays there, it confirmed Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower and the real estate tycoon-turned-president plans to make regular visits. US presidents are accompanied around-the-clock by military personnel, notably those who carry the briefcase containing the nuclear codes that would enable him to launc ... read more

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US defense chief begins Trump's plans to grow Pentagon
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Canada sidelines a top admiral amid reports of leaks
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Damascus says Israel missiles caused airbase explosions
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Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon: Lebanese source
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Pro-Iraqi militias using arms from 16 countries: Amnesty
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Estonia consolidates military procurement process
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Croatia charges top official over military contract bribe
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Saudi projects drop in defence spending
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Trump calls on Boeing to offer quote for F-35 rival
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NATO to procure U.S. munitions for members
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Russia drops out of world's top 5 defense spenders
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