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Kiev says three separatists killed in attempted storming of base

By Aleksandar Vasovic MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard in an eastern city overnight and Kiev said three attackers were killed in the shooting that followed, making it the bloodiest incident so far in a 10 day uprising in the east. A single grey police jeep was inside the compound on Thursday morning with broken windows, flat tires and bent doors. The gates of the compound had been flattened. There were shell casings outside the gates and several unused petrol bombs.

Fearing cyberattack, Israel curbs government websites' foreign traffic

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will temporarily suspend some of its government websites' international traffic to fend off a potential mass-cyber attack by pro-Palestinian hackers, an Israeli security source said on Thursday, without elaborating on the threat. The precautionary measure would be in place from Friday through Monday, the source said, and include refusal of electronic payment from abroad for government services. Some routine reprogramming of websites was also on hold, the source said.

Japan eases ban on arms-related exports to bolster national security

TOKYO - Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat.

China hopes U.S. matches words with policy on cybersecurity

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday it welcomed comments by the U.S. defense chief saying the United States would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace, but added Beijing hoped Washington would match its words with actual policy. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, pushing for openness ahead of a trip to China next month, said the Pentagon sought to be "open and transparent" about its cyber capabilities and intentions with both allies and competitors.

U.S. bans licenses for military exports to Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it imposed a ban this week on the issuance of licenses for the export of defense items and defense services to Russia in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the move followed a U.S. Commerce Department ban on the export to Russia of "dual use" items that could have military applications.

US blocking sensitive 'dual-use' exports to Russia

The United States is quietly blocking exports of sensitive dual-use materials and technologies to Russia, an apparent response to its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Earlier this week the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, which oversees sensitive exports especially to US rivals, revealed on its website that it is refusing to issue licenses for sales of goods to Russia. A terse statement on the website reads:

S. Korea's defense ministry says it foiled hacking attempt

SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that it foiled a hacking attempt that was aimed at using an infected notebook computer to steal sensitive data. The cyber warfare command said the infected notebook belonged to a reporter who covers the ministry. It did not disclose the news organization or the name of the owner of the notebook computer, but stressed the attempt was detected and blocked. "There was no loss of data and no problem arose with the ministry's computer network," said an official, who declined to be identified.

U.S. Navy plans competition for next-generation missile

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it planned to launch an open competition around fiscal 2017 for a next-generation missile, seeking to reassure weapons makers they still have prospects after a separate deal with Lockheed Martin Corp for 90 air-launched missiles sparked a formal protest. Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told reporters the Lockheed program was limited in scope and the future, bigger missile development program would be open to all potential bidders.

White House, Treasury officials to appear at SEC cyber security event

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security experts from the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Homeland Security will be among panelists appearing on Wednesday at a roundtable on the challenges hackers pose to public companies and financial markets.

White House, Treasury officials to appear at SEC cyber security event

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security experts from the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Homeland Security will be among panelists appearing on Wednesday at a roundtable on the challenges hackers pose to public companies and financial markets.
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