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Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates 'lazy schoolchildren' lawmakers | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, whose resistance to her imprisonment in Russia has made her a national hero and a potentially disruptive force in Ukrainian politics, received a standing ovation in her first address to parliament on Tuesday.<p>Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya …

Russia

Twitter Shuts Down Russian Parody Accounts, and the US Government Is Pissed

Twitter parody accounts are the second worst thing on Earth. What’s the worst thing? When Twitter shuts down parody accounts because they might …

Russia’s New Missile Means the Nuclear Arms Race Is Back On

Team Putin is talking up fearsome new hardware that could accelerate a nuclear contest not seen since the Cold War.<p>Russia has a new nuclear …

Military

U.S. sends F-22 warplanes to Romania

<b>Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport, Romania (CNN) —</b> Two of the world's most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea and just a short hop from Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula and Russia.<p>The United States sent the F-22 Raptors to southeastern …

Military

Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits | Reuters

DUBAI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Iran took delivery of the first parts of an advanced Russian air defense system this month, it paraded the anti-aircraft missile launchers sent by Moscow to mark Army Day.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), who arrived to attend the Gas Exporting Countries Forum …

Middle East

An American ‘wall of missiles’ to deter China

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>It is time to help the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) deter Chinese military aggression with superior strength rather than …

Military

RAF uses largest bunker buster bomb for first time in Isil war

The RAF has used the largest bomb in its arsenal against Islamic State fighters for the first time, when it dropped two bunker buster weapons on a tunnel complex in Iraq.<p>Tornado jets dropped the 2,000lb Enhanced Paveway III (EPWIII) bombs on the entrances to a system of tunnels and bunkers dug into …

Military

Putin 'not convinced by European unity', says Obama

US president Barack Obama that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat.<p>Speaking to CBS News in an interview set to air on Tuesday morning, Mr Obama said Europe's migrant crisis is also a problem for the United States.<p>"But more …

Europe

North Korea puts midrange missile on standby, report says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful midrange missile on standby for an impending launch, a news report said Tuesday.<p>The reported launch plans came two days after North Korea said it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in a …

Mueren 20 por tormenta de nieve en EU

Al menos 20 personas han muerto en accidentes relacionados con la tormenta de nieve que azotó el este de Estados Unidos este fin de semana, informaron autoridades locales.<p>Millones de residentes, dueños de negocios y trabajadores salieron de sus casas el domingo luego de una enorme tormenta de nieve …

This Footage Of A Russian Su-24 Fencer Flying Over Syria Is Pretty Awesome

Russian jet crews in Syria are getting more creative with placing Gopro cameras on their aircraft during sorties. This video in particular of an …

Canada can be in or out of the war against IS – but not both

News item: Canada has been excluded from a high-level meeting of "significant contributors" to the fight against the so-called Islamic State, despite the fact that two other invitees, Australia and the Netherlands, are currently contributing no more than Canada to the Middle East military mission. …

How Stealth Was Baptized By Fire During Desert Storm 25 Years Ago

One of the most spellbinding military capabilities used 25 years ago during the Operation Desert Storm was stealth technology. Despite many billions …

Airspace

Russia's New Arctic ATV Is a Tank With Room for 22

The Ruslan All-Terrain Vehicle was built for the snow.<p>The Russian Defense Ministry just released video of the new Ruslan All-Terrain Vehicle. Technically a "tracked articulated vehicle," it will be used to transport Russian infantrymen in bitter, wintry conditions.<p>The Ruslan is the civilian …

Putin to European Jews who feel unsafe: 'Come to us'

Vladimir Putin has called on European Jews to come to Russia.<p>"They can come to us," the Russian president told the head of the European Jewish …

Algeria-Russia Fighter Jets Deal: Algiers To Buy 12 Su-34 Aircraft In $7.5B Deal

The Algerian air force has ordered 12 Su-34 Sukhoi Russian fighter jets as it looks to upgrade from its antiquated Soviet-era Su-24s. While the value …

He cries for Americans alone: Our wars and violence destroy families — those kids deserve Obama’s tears too

The U.S. is responsible for countless deaths around the world, yet the president doesn’t weep for those victims<p>"If there's one thing that you want people to take away from your lectures, your appearances, what would it be?" journalist David Shuster asked professor Cornel West, the scholar, …

Nuclear weapons risk greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief

The risks of a nuclear catastrophe – in a regional war, terrorist attack, by accident or miscalculation – is greater than it was during the cold war and rising, a former US defence secretary has said.<p>William Perry, who served at the Pentagon from 1994 to 1997, made his comments a few hours before …

Geopolitics

Russian hackers are suspected in a cyber attack that caused a huge blackout in Ukraine

Experts say they have established the world’s first known case of a cyber attack on a power grid, which cut power to more than 600,000 homes in Ukraine in late December. US intelligence agencies and cyber security experts are looking to Russia as the likely source of the …

Cybersecurity

Cómo funciona una bomba de Hidrógeno y por qué es tan peligrosa

Corea del Norte (a falta de confirmación oficial más allá de las bravatas habituales del régimen de Pionyang) es el último país en unirse al club de …

Policía de Múnich rebaja alerta por amenaza terrorista

Tras advertencias recibidas de parte de servicios secretos, la ciudad bávara incrementó la seguridad, aunque "no existen indicios concretos" de …

Radioactive Russian dust cloud escapes

A major nuclear power accident in the Soviet Union yesterday sent a cloud of radioactivity drifting across much of Scandinavia.<br>The alarm was first raised at a Swedish nuclear plant at Forsmark, on the Baltic coast, where staff at first thought their own reactor was leaking. But as further reports …

Nuclear Energy

In Lithuania, Anti-Russia Sentiment Sends Oil Company Packing Its Bags

So says the Lithuanian government.<p>On October 18, FORBES reported from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius that the government there was aching to kick Russian oil companies to the curb. Two months later, one was sent packing. Only on its own volition.<p>“At the moment, our assets in Lithuania, where …

Russia

Vienna police increase security after tip warns of possible attacks in European capitals

Vienna police said Saturday they are increasing security as a precaution after a warning to several European capitals about the possibility of an attack using explosives or firearms between Christmas and New Year, but they see no reason to call off any of the planned events.<p>Vienna police said in a …

Tour of the museum that houses Ukraine's nuclear past

It was one of the most feared weapons of the Cold War and was dubbed "Satan" by Nato.<p>The USSR's SS-18 missiles were over a thousand times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the full arsenal capable of global destruction.<p>After the fall of the Soviet Union, …

Iraqi military says it has seized the ISIS stronghold of Ramadi

A spokesman for the Iraqi military has said forces on Sunday took control of the government complex in central Ramadi, the last Islamic State stronghold in the western city.<p>"By controlling the complex this means that they have been defeated in Ramadi," said Sabah al-Numani, a spokesman for the …

Americans demand an open and frank discussion about the war effort against ISIL

On Dec. 14, US president Barack Obama addressed reporters from a podium at the Pentagon. This was after one of his usual visits with military commanders and advisors to take stock of progress in America’s counter-ISIL air campaign. “We are hitting ISIL harder than ever,” Obama stated. “Coalition …

National Security

Russia is sharing information with the Taliban to fight the Islamic State

MOSCOW — A Kremlin official said Wednesday that Russia was exchanging information with the Taliban, the Islamist insurgency that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, as a bulwark against the spread of the Islamic State militant group in that country.<p>Zamir Kabulov, a …

Afghanistan

Just In Time for Xmas: Russian Spacecraft Makes Delivery to ISS

A robotic Russian cargo ship made it to the International Space Station just in time for Christmas.<p>Russia's uncrewed Progress 62 freighter docked with an Earth-facing port on the orbiting lab on Wednesday morning, two days after blasting off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in …

Here's Where We Might've Nuked If The Cold War Heated Up

An unearthed list from the 1950s gives a glimpse of what a nuclear war might've looked like.<p>The National Archives and Records Administration just unearthed a 1956 plan outlining where the United States would have bombed if the Cold War had escalated. Commissioned by Strategic Air Command, the plan …