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‘Command and Control’: How Close We Were to Nuclear Armageddon

If you lived on the East Coast on September 18th, 1980, you probably have no idea how close you were to death.<p>That night, Air Force Airmen David …

Nuclear Weapons

Three downtown Vancouver alleys to get extreme makeovers

Urban laneways may be indispensable infrastructure, but more often than not, they’re a waste of perfectly good space.<p>That’s the take of a team …

Street Farm tells story of downtown Vancouver's social enterprise farm

Michael Ableman is a lifelong farmer and founder of the Vancouver social enterprise Sole Food, a five-acre farm in the city’s grittiest neighbourhood …

Opinion: Government and First Nations leaders must listen to urban Indigenous voices

Canada's urban Aboriginal people need a voice.<p>More than half of the country's Indigenous people live off-reserve, and this year the federal …

Entertainment district for Vancouver's viaducts: city wants feedback

The city of Vancouver is hosting a launch party to start public consultations on what could be Vancouver's last major waterfront development.<p>The …

Canada

Vancouver real estate used for money laundering, international agency says

Canada has good anti-money-laundering rules, but loopholes and lax enforcement leave Vancouver’s real estate sector vulnerable to transactions from …

Britannia Secondary school taken off closure list

The Vancouver School Board has taken Britannia Secondary off a list of schools that could eventually be closed.<p>The decision comes after a five …

Western Canada

Premier Christy Clark's trade delegation to China included Vancouver real-estate firms with an eye on sales abroad

By November 2015, long-time locals’ anger about a runaway market had been building for years. A growing number of people believed that wealthy …

Announcing the 2016 Public Market Pick of the Fringe

Vancouver just can’t get enough Fringe Theatre—that’s why there are Fringe holdovers after the Festival! From September 21 through 25, the Public …

Vancouver expo shows breadth, growth of Canadian marijuana industry

A two day marijuana exhibition in Vancouver is giving people an idea of just how large and varied Canada's cannabis industry has become — and where …

America's 'Ultimate Failure' in Afghanistan: Corruption by the Billions

A blistering new report blasts the U.S. government's pouring of billions of dollars into projects in Afghanistan with inadequate oversight that in …

Poverty may be down across America, but in Dallas it's still at crisis levels

It's been a long time coming, but this week's news from the U.S. Census Bureau that poverty is down across America and incomes are up is most welcome.<p>…

Demographics

Donald Trump's Vision for America: A Culture of Hate?

As we enter the final stages of the Presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to intensify their attacks on one another.<p>While Secretary Clinton was forced to quickly apologize for her remarks Friday that many of Trump's supporters were "deplorables," Donald Trump has gotten …

How America Became Exceptional

by Greg Satell<p>In 1929, just before the stock market crash, Louis Bamberger and his sister, Caroline Bamberger Fuld, sold their department store in …

Innovation

America's next-generation stealth bomber just got its name

Announced at the annual Air Force Association's conference, Northrop Grumman's B-21 is named after famed World War II air commander Gen. James Doolittle's group.<p>The name for the next-generation bomber was announced by retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving member of the "Doolittle raid," …

How a Mistaken U.S.-Led Air Attack Could End the Syria Cease-Fire

The future of a partial cease-fire in Syria’s civil war plunged even deeper into doubt after an airstrike by the U.S.-led international military …

Russia's secret UFO files: Soviet Union waged Cold War conflict with aliens

During the 1940s and 1950s UFO-mania gripped the US as reports of flying saucers, men in black and alien abductions filled newspaper pages.<p>But as …

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Here's Why Russian Weapons Beat Western Ones - They're Simpler

The Soviet Union is no more, as everyone knows. Its political system proved to be unsuccessful; it was incapable of adapting to the challenges of …

From Bad to Worse in Syria

Why are we surprised that the ceasefire brokered between the United States and Russia as a way to end (or at least suspend) the fighting in Syria is …

Middle East

5 Easy Ways to Learn Russian

<b>1) An MSU student via the internet</b><p>Moscow State University provides online Russian lessons by Skype. This course is not free, but the price is quite …

Syria, Russia jets pound Daesh after US attack

<b>Syrian and Russian jets have attacked Daesh positions in Dayr al-Zawr following a US bombing which killed 62 government troops in the eastern town</b> …

Russia criticizes US response to an airstrike that killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>Russia's Foreign Ministry is sharply criticizing the United States as being obstructive and deceptive regarding the airstrike by coalition warplanes on a Syrian military position that killed more than 60 soldiers.<p>A ministry …

South China Sea: China, Russia Launch Air Defense And Submarine Attacks, US On The Losing End - Report

It’s all about alliances and power plays in the South China Sea. China has become a powerful friend backing its bid: Russia. Both nations have been …

Cease-fire near collapse after US airstrike kills 62 and injures 100 Syrian troops

A cease-fire that was launched with much fanfare by the United States and Russia last week appeared in tatters on Sunday night, after Washington …

Russia's T-15 Armata: Moscow's Fighting Vehicle of the Future?

Russia’s new T-14 Armata main battle tank has received a lot of attention from analysts attempting to judge whether Russia finally has a tank equal …

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