Israel gave US last-minute warning about drone attack on Iran, Italian foreign minister says at G7

The United States told the Group of Seven foreign ministers on Friday that it received information at the “last minute” from Israel about a drone action in Iran but didn’t participate in the apparent attack, officials said.

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian support as a robust coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend.

Russia ramps up weapons production, using mass quantity to outgun Ukraine

Russia has ramped up military production by replenishing stocks of standard weapons and ammunition to sustain its war in Ukraine. Late last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved increasing 2024 military spending to $115 billion, nearly one-third of the country’s total annual budget.

European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday that Finland’s decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider.

101st Airborne soldiers run anti-drone drills following reports of activity near allied base

The 101st Airborne Division carried out live-fire counterdrone drills in Romania, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest announced on the heels of reports that commercial drones have been buzzing around a large allied air base in the country.

Britain’s Prince Harry formally confirms he is now US resident

Prince Harry, the son of King Charles III and fifth in line to the British throne, has formally confirmed he is now a U.S. resident. The acknowledgment underscores the prince’s increasing estrangement from Britain, after he and his American wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walked away from royal duties.

Poland arrests man suspected of spying for Russia to aid Zelenskyy assassination plot

Poland’s prosecutors say that a Polish man has been arrested on allegations of being ready to assist an alleged plot by Russia’s military intelligence to assassinate Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

New phone app at Navy base in Italy puts info at service members’ fingertips

A new app aims to be a one-stop source for U.S. sailors and their families in Naples seeking information on base services and instructions on what to do in the event of a natural disaster.

‘Replacing a traitor with a hero’: Street at US base in Germany renamed for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lee Loop, a main road that runs adjacent to the post exchange store and chapel at the Hohenfels Training Area, was renamed Maj. Brian Mescall Street on Thursday during an icy, wet ceremony attended by friends and family.

Ukraine’s allies see bleak times ahead without more air defenses

As Ukraine’s ammunition stocks dwindle some of the country’s biggest allies are expressing growing concern that it may not be able to defend itself for much longer against Russia’s invasion.