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China Is Buying Giant Attack Hovercraft From Russia

The "Bison" is as big and fast as it sounds.<p>China has received its second Zubr ("Bison") class hovercraft from Russia. Fast, armed and capable of carrying an invasion force, thesed hovercraft give China the ability to land troops on nearby islands and islets, including those in the East China Sea, …

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How to Make the Ultimate Batch of Red Wine Sangria with Just 6 Ingredients

For most people, the word "sangria" conjures up an image of two glasses clinking on a tropical beach. But fans of the wine-based drink will agree …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier

"Ford class" redirects here. For the 1950s Royal Navy vessels, see Ford-class seaward defence boat.<p><b>Gerald R. Ford class</b> (or <b>Ford class</b>, previously …

USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

For other ships with the same name, see USS Kennedy.<p><b>John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)</b> is the second <i>Gerald R. Ford</i>-class aircraft carrier being built for the …

M1 Abrams

"M1 Tank" redirects here. For the early 20th Century light tank, see M1 Combat Car.<p>The <b>M1 Abrams</b> is an American third-generation main battle tank …

China is trying to build a global navy that would rival the US

On Nov. 26, Beijing announced its plans to establish its first overseas naval installation in the small nation of Djibouti, a strategic location on the Horn of Africa about 7,700 kilometers (4,800 miles) from China.<p>China is growing into its role as a great power and is setting the stage for more …

6 Cheats to Boost Your Credit Score

<b>Your credit score impacts nearly every avenue of your life, from buying a car to getting a job.</b><p>To that end, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund partnered with Chevrolet to launch the Financial Empowerment Series, a free event to teach money management best practices. The …

Littoral combat ship

The <b>littoral combat ship</b> (<b>LCS</b>) is a dual-class of relatively small surface vessels designed for near shore operations by the United States Navy. It …

This Is The Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Running Flat Out At Full Throttle

The Navy’s monster jet boats are certainly controversial but one thing is about them is unquestionable: they are pretty damn quick with a sprint …

U.S. Navy's Largest Destroyer Ever Heads Out to Sea for First Time

BATH, Maine — The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.<p>More than 200 …

A top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

"The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only 'rejuvenating' itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force," Navy Capt. James E. Fanell said on Saturday during his retirement speech Saturday at Pearl …

China just flew long-range bombers deep into the Pacific — and it's sending a message about what its military can do

Beijing has also tried to demonstrate its military superiority in the East China Sea in ways that appear calculated to unsettle its rivals. On November 27, China carried out an aerial exercise in which two bomber groups flew within a few miles of Japanese airspace before proceeding hundreds of …

Climate change: These 25 stocks are part of the solution (and buys)

'Climate change: it's real, it's now and it's scary."<p>The statement isn't another reminder from environmental activists, frustrated at inaction by the developed world. Instead, it appears on the first page of an equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled "A Call to Action – Climate …

Russia presented 'evidence' of Turkey's oil ties to ISIS — but it has a crucial flaw

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) presented "evidence" on Wednesday that ISIS had been smuggling oil onto Turkish soil to be purchased by Turkey's president "and his family."<p>The MOD highlighted three main routes ISIS — aka the Islamic State or ISIL — had allegedly been using to transport …

If you own 1 dividend stock for the next decade, you might want it to be this

<b>The yieldco you need to know about</b> <b><br>8point3 Energy Partners</b> (NASDAQ:CAFD) is the yieldco launched by <b>First Solar</b>(NASDAQ:FSLR) and <b>SunPower</b> (NASDAQ:SPWR) earlier this year. The company owns solar projects with predictable cash flows and long-term contracts to sell energy primarily to utilities around …

These graphics show the crucial differences between the world's 3 types of aircraft carrier

Aircraft carriers are the ultimate symbol of a country's military power and prestige. These floating islands of military power take years to build, and they do not come cheap. The first of the US's new Ford-class of super carrier has a $13 billion price tag.<p>Still, despite the cost, a number of …

Declassified document casts a new light on Soviet war scare in 1983

When you think of war scares back in the Cold War, most people think about the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. But a newly declassified document reveals just how close we came to nuclear Armageddon in the 1980s, under President Ronald Reagan.<p>The document is a top secret 1990 report by the President's …

This tiny drone costs $14 and is perfect for beginners

Christmas morning 2015 is going to be terrifying. Up to a million people—many of them children—are going to find drones under the tree, gifted to them by well-intentioned relatives who have no clue how dangerous these flying lawnmowers can be.<p>The thing about drones is that they can be very tricky …

Drones

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn’t mean you can’t live large. Jenny Chang 01. Keep your window-to-wall ratio high. apartmenttherapy.com Large …

Top 10: coolest Cold War attractions

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary

It is a challenge many savers face: securing a reliable, frequent income from their investments.<p>Many want to use their assets to “pay them a wage”. But how?<p>Until recently, building such a portfolio would have proved difficult, as the norm was for investment funds and companies themselves to pay …

Analysis: Iran's Russian missiles 'intensify arms race' | Middle East

Saudi Arabia's costly war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen continues to provide a serious and ongoing source of tension across the Gulf. Meanwhile, the Russian intervention in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad supports Iranian policy in Syria and directly threatens the …

Xiaomi’s Second Wearable Device Tracks Your Sleep, Steps And Heart Rate For $15

Xiaomi’s much-speculated second wearable device is now official, after the Chinese company unveiled the Mi Band Pulse.<p>A report from Canalys earlier this year speculated that the Mi Band, the company’s debut wearable, made Xiaomi the world’s second largest seller of wearables behind only Fitbit. …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

China just tested another anti-satellite missile

The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test.<p>A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight …

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Middle East