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Russia

China warns on rising North Korea nuclear capability: WSJ

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese nuclear experts have warned that North Korea may already have 20 nuclear warheads and the capability to produce enough weapons-grade uranium to double its arsenal by next year, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>The Chinese estimates of Pyongyang’s nuclear production, …

North Korea

North Korea fires 7 missiles into sea again amid U.S.-South Korea military drills

North Korea has test fired seven short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean officials said Friday, in the latest such tests launched during ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills.<p>The surface-to-air missiles launched late Thursday flew into waters off the country's eastern coast, said a South …

German tank battalion to be activated amid Russia crisis | News | DW | 27.02.2015

In a magazine interview published on Friday, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the tank battalion, based in Bergen in the state of …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE Mexico and Canada: NAFTA’s other uneasy partners Subscriber content<p>Big pension funds’ long-term push for sustainability shifts investment climate Subscriber content<p>Streetwise CPPIB enters Brazilian renewables sector Subscriber content<p>Proposed infrastructure projects would take renewable …

The FBI's Top Secret Plan to Defend Alaska from Communists

Life in Alaska is dominated by three factors: the state's size, remoteness, and climate. During the 1950s, in the icy heart of the Cold War, that presented the FBI and military officials with a serious problem: If Soviet troops crossed the Bering Strait and invaded Alaska, who would be there to …

Military

US increasingly concerned that Russia is intent on partitioning Ukraine

With rebels having seized extra 200 square miles of territory, US’s leaking of talks about sending weapons to Kiev may be Obama’s way of warning Putin to back off<p>The public disclosure that the US is considering supplying lethal weaponry to Ukraine in its battle with Russian-backed separatists, …

Kim Jong-un agrees to attend Vladimir Putin's war commemorations

North Korean dictator's presence in Moscow likely to make other world leaders shy away<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has accepted an invitation to attend a ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.<p>The invitation was extended by …

North Korea

North Korea offers to suspend nuclear tests if U.S. suspends military drills

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to suspend nuclear tests if the United States agreed to call off annual military drills held jointly with South Korea, but Washington rejected the proposal as a veiled threat.<p>The offer, which the North’s official KCNA news agency said …

North Korea

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Russia's new military doctrine names NATO as key risk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance.<p>Moscow’s previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in …

From Russia with no love: Party-pooping Putin cancels holiday vacation

Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced Thursday that he has canceled holiday vacations for members of the government.<p>Russia's President delivered the bad news at a December 25 meeting he convened of his government, but for those thinking that …

Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier

The USS Ranger's last voyage will cost the Navy a penny -- and one of its most legendary aircraft carriers.<p>The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has paid one red cent to transport and break apart a third super carrier -- USS Ranger (CV-61) -- after once again finding no takers willing to turn it …