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Turning America Into A Battlefield: A Blueprint For Locking Down The Nation

<i>In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial</i> …

What Putin’s Favorite Guru Tells Us About His Next Target

Russia’s Soviet-style leader is following the advice of the USSR’s most famous dissident.<p>In a ceremony at the Kremlin in June 2007, Vladmir Putin awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation—the highest award in Russia—to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author whose brave …

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Minsk meeting may seal Ukraine's fate

"Don't worry about the event in Minsk," Alexander Lukashenko told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in the Russian resort of Sochi …

This Futuristic Desert City Is Designed For Self-Sufficient, Communal Living

If we want to build truly sustainable cities in the desert, Italian architect Luca Curci argues that we’ll have to fundamentally rethink how cities …

America’s new golden age of black ops: Inside our secret global war abroad

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The U.S. has already launched missions in 105 countries in 2015 — approximately 80 percent of 2014’s total<p>Nick Turse<p>January 25, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a …

Russian Elite Warns Of War With The U.S.

DAVOS, Switzerland — The head of a leading Kremlin-owned bank warned on Friday that further banking sanctions would lead Russia and the U.S. to the "brink of war."<p>Andrei Kostin, the head of VTB, reacted angrily when asked what the consequences would be if Russia were excluded from the Swift banking …

Russia

Inside Obama’s Secret Outreach to Russia

President Barack Obama's administration has been working behind the scenes for months to forge a new working relationship with Russia, despite the …

'We have killed all the children, now what do we do?': Taliban death squad's frantic request for instructions after slaughtering 132 innocents... as military airstrikes kill 57 in hunt for 'Radio Mullah' who ordered massacre

The depraved Taliban gunmen who slaughtered 132 students at a school in Pakistan contacted their commanders to ask: 'We have killed all the children, …

The Global Health Threat That Brought The US And Cuba Back Together

By mid-October, nearly 300 Cuban physicians and nurses were on the ground in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia; another 500 were training to join them in the next few months. It was already the largest anti-Ebola effort in the world, and more than 15,000 more had signed up to volunteer.<p>Other …

President will sign Russia sanctions bill

President Barack Obama will sign a bipartisan bill that ratchets up sanctions on Russia by targeting the country’s energy, defense and financial sectors, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a press briefing today.<p>The legislation authorizes the president to provide $350 million over the …

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Moscow is going on a huge shopping spree for weapons and military equipment.<p>Russian defense companies boosted sales by more than 20% last year, driven by demand from the country's military, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.<p>That compares with a 2% …

Malware fuels growing suspicion that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures

The destructive malware that infected Sony Pictures’ network last week was written in Korean, a source familiar with a recent FBI alert told Fox News, further fueling suspicions that North Korea launched the cyber attack.<p>The source added that the Korean-written malware also may have been an effort …

View The Ruins Of Chernobyl By Drone

Dangerous, dirty, but certainly not dull<p>With all the symbolism of man’s hubris turned to dust, in 1986, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl melted down. The scale of the devastation was vast. A whole town, abandoned, was left to the elements. And in the decades since, the Ukrainian city of Pripyat has …

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end humankind

LONDON — Professor Stephen Hawking is warning that artificial intelligence could end mankind as we know it.<p>In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, …

NATO and Russia blame each other over growing tension

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.<p>Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship …

NATO concern over Russian planes in Crimea

The Russian air force has sent 14 fighter jets to Crimea, the territory it annexed from Ukraine in March.<p>As they landed in Belbek, a senior commander said the creation of a new airborne regiment would help safeguard Russian interests in what he called “southern Russia”.<p>NATO’s top military commander …

NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and …

Putin’s Loss of German Trust Seals the West’s Isolation of Russia

Vladimir Putin has long had a soft spot for Germany. As an officer of the KGB in the late 1980s, he was stationed in the East German city of Dresden, …

US, Japan, Australia seek closer security ties

With an eye on China, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia met Sunday to commit their countries to closer cooperation on security in the Asia Pacific region.<p>But their meeting, the first since 2007 among leaders of the three allies, risked antagonizing Beijing after …

G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin left …

U.S., Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Crimea

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian incursions into Crimea during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L), Australian Prime …

U.S. military readiness for war, competitive edge worsening: officials

By Andrea Shalal and David Alexander<p>Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, speaks with reporters during the christening ceremony for the USNS John Glenn at the General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego, California February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker<p>SIMI VALLEY Calif. …

Vladimir Putin to leave G20 early after 'tense' meeting with David Cameron

Russian president prepares to leave Brisbane summit after "robust" discussions over Ukraine<p><b>Vladimir Putin</b> is set to leave the G20 summit early after a tense meeting with <b>David Cameron</b> over Moscow's actions in <b>Ukraine</b>.<p>The Russian president is reportedly planning to leave the summit early on Sunday and …

Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called “sensational” photographs, which it said supported Moscow’s theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet.<p>Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as …

Putin Unloads On The Sanctions Wrecking Russia's Economy

These sanctions are "contrary to the principles of the WTO, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the so-called GATT. The United States created this organization once upon a time, but now they themselves are grossly violating these principles," Putin said in the interview.<p>The sanctions that …

'Cold War' fears over Ukraine overblown, say experts

Even Cold War doyen Mikhail Gorbachev used the highly symbolic 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn the world was "on the brink of a new Cold War", adding that "some are even saying that it has already begun".<p>And it's not just former leaders. Finland's Prime Minister Alexander …

Putin put on notice at G20 summit to end Ukraine crisis

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine.<p>Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where …