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All the nuclear weapons president Donald Trump would have at his disposal

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reportedly taken an interest in the US nuclear arsenal. Just how big is that arsenal?<p>The US has nearly 2,000 nuclear weapons ready for launch, according to an independent count kept by the Federation of American scientists. While 180 are deployed …

Cold War

Armageddon Approaches

<b>Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts</b><p>The Western pubic doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are …

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. …

Oregon

Bizarre Creature Killed by Farmer in Ukraine

A mysterious creature killed by a farmer in the Ukraine has baffled experts and left some wondering if it may be the infamous chupacabra.<p>The …

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that …

Small Business

Security News You Might Have Missed: Cell Phone Hijacking and DNC Hack

If you’re like me, you’ve been completely overwhelmed with the news this past week, from Orlando to London and everywhere in between. With that in mind, here’s an abbreviated roundup with security news that may have slipped your radar this week.<p><b>Hacks and Bugs</b><p>It was first reported that Russian …

Security

Samsung's Foldable Phone Screen Could Appear In Early 2017

If you like the idea of being able to change the size of your smartphone screen, Samsung (ssnlf) will reportedly soon have the solution for …

Q&A: What is Ramadan and why do Muslims fast all day?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims around the world on Monday marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Others will begin fasting a day later, Tuesday, due to a moon-sighting methodology that can lead to different countries …

Islam

Putin has turned Russia into a ticking time-bomb only he can defuse

According to Nikolay Petrov, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking at the possible failure of his government "within the coming year".<p>In a paper with the none-too-subtle title "Putin's Downfall: The Coming Crisis of the Russian …

Seven Soviet-era tips for running a successful police state

The Soviet Union was one of the world’s more durable police states—and it is now one of the best documented. From Stalin’s bloody terror to the less violent but still rigidly authoritarian rule of Khrushchev and Brezhnev, the Soviet police state underwent many changes. From this history emerge …

World History

The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.<p>Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and …

Massive data leak in Panama reveals money rings of global leaders

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story misstated the number of world leaders linked to offshore holdings. The documents identify 12 current or former leaders and 60 family members or associates.</i><p>A massive, anonymous leak of financial documents from a Panamanian law firm has …

Corruption

A massive leak of documents connects Putin and other world leaders to offshore deals

Some 72 current or former heads of state, including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, have been linked with secret offshore deals following a leak of 11 million papers from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca.<p>The documents suggesting Putin’s connection, first reported on …

Corruption

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has released the biggest leak in journalistic history, posting 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm …

Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

American intelligence officers are trained to tackle tough targets.<p>But there are tough targets, and then there's Russian President Vladimir Putin, who plays his cards so closely that it's hard for his own advisers to divine what he's thinking, says Gregory Treverton, chairman of the National …

Russia is bringing back the battleship

During the Cold War, Russia built four 252m long, 28,000 ton monsters: Huge, heavily armoured ‘battlecruisers’ specifically designed to carry a cargo …

Military

Idea of Vladimir Putin as the 'Godfather' of Kurdistan Isn't Half as Crazy as You Think

If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thought last November that by downing a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Turkish-Syrian border he could …

Middle East

The world is Vladimir Putin's stage, but cracks appear on the Russian President's homefront

The news on state television shows Russia advancing on every front. Top of the bulletin, most nights, are images of Russian soldiers in Syria, apparently monitoring the wobbly ceasefire there. Then come clips of meetings between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and foreign dignitaries such as United …

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Bill would put the right to smoke, grow pot in Maryland constitution

The right to use and grow marijuana would be enshrined in the state constitution -- alongside such freedoms as speech and religion -- under …

Cannabis

The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China

Little noticed amid the daily news bulletins about the Islamic State and Syria, the Pentagon has begun a push for exotic new weapons that can deter Russia and China.<p>Pentagon officials have started talking openly about using the latest tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create …

Military

Khamenei advisor: Russia will intervene in Yemen

Khamenei advisor Ali Akbar Velayati says that Iranian cooperation with Russia will not be limited to Syria, but both countries will continue …

The UK must resist taking sides as the US and China fight for financial supremacy

Our 'special relationship' with the US gets forgotten when America looks at threats to the dollar's dominance<p>For a while now the phrase “special relationship” has sounded a touch desperate when spoken in a British accent and a tad condescending if uttered by an American.<p>The lopsidedness of this …

China's Military Can Beat The US In South China Sea And Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Conflicts: Poll

Public confidence in China's military is higher than ever. According to a public opinion poll, an overwhelming majority of Chinese citizens think the …

Stephen Curry Dazzles His Way Through Clippers Defense, Drains 3-Pointer

It may be impossible to stop Stephen Curry right now.<p>One quarter after the Golden State Warriors star made Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul bite hard on a fake, he was back at it. In the third frame of Sunday's contest at Oracle Arena, Curry weaved his way through a gauntlet of four …

DARPA and Lockheed Martin Offer U.S. Navy a Deadly New Ship-Killing Missile

Are you ready for a three-course meal of Pentagon-acronym alphabet soup?<p>For years, rumors of China's new "carrier-killer" DF-21D Dong Feng missile …

Saudi Arabia, The Whore Of Babylon, Is Feeling The Heat From Iran As She Reads The Writing On The Wall And Is Calling On Turkey, Jordan, Egypt And Qatar To Form A Sunni Coalition To Confront Iran

By onMarch 7, 2015 in Featured, General, Highlight<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p><b>Reuters says that “Saudi Arabia is pushing for Sunni Muslim Middle East countries</b> …