Nuno Felix

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The Navy's Stealthy Glide Bomb Is About To Get Way More Capable

The service is funding work on a powered version of the AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon and could give it new payloads in the future.<p>SQNLDR Ben …

Several Palestinians killed in fresh Gaza-Israel border protests

At least three Palestinians were killed and dozens were reported wounded as hundreds converged on the Gaza Strip's border fence with Israel on Friday, trying to rip through it before drawing heavy Israeli fire.<p>Palestinian health officials reported three people killed and 611 wounded, including 138 …

Brexit Failure Looks More Likely Every Day

Too many things are lining up against the U.K. leaving the EU.<p>Today, I will violate one of my favorite principles, and hereby make this prediction: No Brexit! In other words, the U.K. will not exit the European Union. By 2023, we will look back at the entire ridiculous affair as if it were a …

The Pension Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

Last year I penned an article discussing the "Unavoidable Pension Crisis."<p><i>"Currently, many pension funds, like the one in Houston, are scrambling to</i> …

Armenia’s revolution enters new stage as Russia begins to take notice

YEREVAN, Armenia — Russia, which for more than a week has been an ever-present factor in the background as Armenian protesters thronged the streets, is starting to define its role here.<p>Moscow has watched as the peaceful revolt to its south unfolded, first with studied silence, then caution and now …

Russia

Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

BEIJING (AP) — Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering …

NATO and Washington worry about Russian subs in the High North

NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss increasingly bitter relations with Russia. Tensions have led the United States to move back …

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How Emmanuel Macron Became the New Leader of the Free World

In addition to being Trump’s ideological opposite, the French president is a beacon for progressives hoping to find their way back to the halls of power across the democratic world.<p>Europe’s most dynamic political leader, Emmanuel Macron, pays a state visit to Washington this week. The French …

Europe

Syria Strike: F-22 Raptor Once Again Left on Combat Sidelines

The F-22 Raptor is fast developing a reputation as the aircraft that gets left behind during combat ops.<p>The Air Force fifth-generation stealth …

The Next Crisis Will Be The Last

It is an interesting thing.<p>Throughout the last four decades, there is a direct link between the actions of the Federal Reserve and the eventual …

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Putin’s Strategy of Chaos

Late last year, Vladimir Putin met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Sochi. On the agenda was a …

What Happened at the Thailand 'Black Site' Run by Trump's CIA Pick

The Senate's 2014 report on torture details what "enhanced interrogation" really entailed.<p>Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect details that emerged after the retraction of a ProPublica story about Gina Haspel's CIA career.<p>As soon as Gina Haspel got the nomination to become CIA …

Putin’s new Cold War

Assassination attempts, cyber-attacks, military interventions – Russia is once again playing a deadly game with the West. Yet beneath the bravado is …

Inaugurata la sede di "EUROGENDFOR"

Questa mattina, presso la caserma "Gen. A. Chinotto" di Vicenza, si è svolta la cerimonia d'inaugurazione della sede del Quartier Generale della …

Putin’s new missiles could probably strike the U.S. The old ones could, too.

Russian President Vladimir Putin used an annual speech this week to make bold claims about “invincible” new Russian weapons that could easily overcome U.S. missile defenses. Among the weapons Putin said had been successfully tested was a cruise missile with a nuclear-propulsion engine — a weapon …

Here's how police in Europe work together against cryptocurrency crime

Where crime goes, the law follows — eventually.<p>Cryptocurrency was born in dark corners of the internet, and has a long association with illicit activity, and the sort of ultra-privacy-sensitive communities which make law enforcement nervous even if they're doing nothing wrong.<p>As bitcoin and other …

Chinese Scientists Unveil Plans for Weird Hypersonic Jet with Extra Wing

Building a useful plane that's faster than Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, is a difficult engineering challenge, but a team of researchers …

Improving Fundamentals Boost Case For Commodities

<i>By Hakan Kaya</i><p><i>Commodity markets are once again attracting investors.</i><p>Unlike recent years, the asset class today is supported by improved fundamentals, …

An Arms Race Toward Global Instability

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><b>By Omar Lamrani</b><p>The United States is shifting its focus to great power competition as it works to address the challenges of Russia’s and China’s growing confidence and capabilities.<br>• Combined with this rivalry, weakening arms control regimes and …

Geopolitics

Top Defense Stocks For 2018

Earlier this month, with the looming threat of yet another government shutdown, Congress passed a budget compromise that dramatically boosts defense …

Capitalisn’t: The moral case against the MBA

Do elite MBA programs have an obligation to produce graduates who are not only effective businesspeople, but also sensitive to the impact of their …

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Putin’s quest for lost glory | Shaun Walker

As our correspondent prepares to leave Russia, he argues that the Russian leader’s rule has been dedicated to restoring pride lost in the collapse of the Soviet Union<p>Working on one of my final stories as the <i>Guardian</i> and <i>Observer</i>’s Moscow correspondent, I took my seat at the Bolshoi Theatre one …

Alarming cost of Afghan war revealed by US

Details of the cost of war in Afghanistan revealed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee make an interesting reading. A Pentagon official told …

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Operating from St. Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They promoted Donald J. Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. They stole the identities of American citizens. They organized political rallies in several states, and …

Russia

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets.<p>Last year, NASA …

Why America doesn’t win wars anymore

An expert explains why the US struggles with modern wars.<p>A month into his presidency, Donald Trump lamented that the US no longer wins wars as it once did.<p>“When I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war,” Trump told a group of US governors last February. …

War

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …