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Ari Winkleman & Luisa Vieira

The Graphic Truth — WAR! Who is it good for?

For arms manufacturers, war is great for business. Even before Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago, global military spending was already on an upswing, to the tune of $2 trillion last year. Now, the US and its allies are splashing around a lot of dough to send the Ukrainians weapons to defend themselves against the Russians — to the delight of anyone who owns shares of the companies that make those arms. We take a look at how the stock prices of the world's top listed defense companies have performed in 2022 so far.

Paige Fusco

The Graphic Truth: Who does China buy arms from & sell to?

The US claimed earlier this week that Russia had asked China for weapons to fight in Ukraine. We still don’t know whether that was true or what came of the supposed request, but interestingly, China buys most of its arms from Russia and doesn’t sell any to Moscow. Here’s a look at Chinese weapons imports and exports.

Images of Queen Elizabeth II are displayed on the lights in London's Piccadilly Circus to mark her Platinum Jubilee in London, 6 February 2022.

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Hard Numbers: UK royal jubilee, North Korea ups weapons game, Moroccan tragedy, Costa Rican runoff

70: On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II marked her 70th year as the British monarch, making a surprise announcement about wanting Prince Charles' wife Camilla to be named "Queen Consort" when the time comes. The UK is planning a series of Platinum Jubilee festivities this year, culminating over a long weekend in early June.

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Possible missile carrier spotted at N. Korea parade practice, US think tank says

September 23, 2020 12:24 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - A vehicle that may be carrying a ballistic missile has been spotted at a parade training ground in North Korea amid signs it is preparing a big military display for an Oct 10 holiday, a US think tank said.

Indonesian, Singaporean men arrested for allegedly selling guns, explosives

September 05, 2020 12:14 PM

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two foreigners were arrested in Bangkok on Friday (Sept 4) for allegedly possessing guns and ammunition with the intent to sell.

Abe to oversee talks on first-strike capability

September 01, 2020 8:01 PM

TOKYO - One of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's final tasks in office will be to decide on whether to acquire weapons that allow pre-emptive strike capability against enemy missile bases in other countries, local media have reported, citing government sources.

India, world's second-largest arms importer, moves to boost domestic weapons industry

August 11, 2020 11:00 PM

NEW DELHI - India's announcement of a ban on the import of 101 items of military equipment has been widely welcomed in the country, but experts say it is a move fraught with risks in the medium term.

As Japan weighs missile-defence options, Raytheon lobbies for Lockheed's $412 million radar deal

July 30, 2020 4:43 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - US defence company Raytheon is lobbying Japanese lawmakers to replace Lockheed Martin Corp as the supplier of powerful radars as Tokyo reconsiders plans for two Aegis Ashore missile defence sites, three sources said.

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