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Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."<p>Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine.<p>"More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are …

Russia

Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election

<b>President-elect Donald Trump raises his fist as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP)</b><p>Trump did what millions thought impossible: he was — sort of — elected president of the United States. Here’s why<p>Don Hazen …

Putin brings China's Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact

The Kremlin has joined forces with Chinese authorities to bring the internet and its users under greater state control<p>Russia has been working on incorporating elements of China’s Great Firewall into the “Red Web”, the country’s system of internet filtering and control, after unprecedented cyber …

The US and Russia have quietly reached their biggest chill in relations since the Cold War

That was only the start of a long week — one that saw the two countries entering their lowest point in relations since the end of the Cold War.<p>After reports emerged last Tuesday that the US was considering launching airstrikes on the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia deployed …

Russia

Barack Obama’s Wrong: The New Cold War's Only Just Begun

From propaganda to missile deployments, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is testing Obama’s resolve—while claiming to be America’s victim.<p>In one of the …

West must confront Russia over Aleppo, emergency Commons debate to hear

Andrew Mitchell to call for a no-fly zone enforced by Nato jets after Speaker gives go-ahead for three-hour debate<p>Western air forces must be willing to confront Russian military jets over the skies of Syria to enforce a no-fly zone and protect the citizens of eastern Aleppo from a bombardment akin …

I wrote that I despised Hillary Clinton. Today, I want to publicly take it all back

When this election began, I was like millions of millennial American men: a “Bernie bro” rooting hard for senator Bernie Sanders.<p>Watching the candidate of my dreams get steam late and lose in the primary wasn’t so different from watching my favorite football team not have enough energy to complete …

Government

Why a mysterious black briefcase follows the US president everywhere

The so-called nuclear Football is a black leather briefcase that contains top-secret items capable of allowing the US president to authorize a nuclear strike while away from fixed command centers, such as the Situation Room.<p>Officially referred to as the "president's emergency satchel," the …

National Security

How the US's nuclear weapons compare to Russia's

On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes."<p>At the presidential debates, Trump said "Russia has been expanding their" nuclear weapons, adding …

Russia could invade Europe within 48 hours, warns ex-military chief

A former NATO chief has warned Europe could be at the mercy of an imminent attack from Russia with no defence plans to repel an invasion.<p>General Sir …

After nearly two decades in power, what next for Vladimir Putin - and Russia?

Photo: Reuters<p>Vladimir Putin's hold over Russia is stronger than ever and he is soon expected to secure another six years in power. But who, if anyone, is he lining up as his eventual successor?<p><i>By Roland Oliphant, Friday 16 September 2016</i><p>Few people will expect any electoral upset when Russians go …

Harrowing footage shows motorists dodging kitten on busy Russian highway — until one man stops

A tiny kitten in Kaliningrad, Russia, tumbled out of an SUV on a busy roadway on Sept. 12. The kitten narrowly missed the wheels of another SUV as it somersaulted down the outside lane of Alexander Nevsky street, coming to a halt in the middle of the road.<p>The city, between Poland and Lithuania off …

Roads

Pornhub and YouPorn adult websites blocked in Russia, as authorities tell citizens to ‘meet people in real life’

Pornhub and YouPorn, the biggest adult websites in the world, have been blocked in Russia. And things have become very odd.<p>The site has been blocked …

The 20 Most 'America' Looks of the 2016 RNC

*Screaming eagle*<p>Barring the Fourth of July, no other event stirs up more sartorial patriotism than the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. And this week in Cleveland, the GOP is pulling out all the stops. There are eagles everywhere, there is every manner of stars-and-stripes combo you …

Mogees Play turns any surface into a music and gaming device

The Mogees Play is the latest product from London-based startup Mogees. Based on the same contact microphone and machine-learning technology first seem in the company’s original product, the Mogees Pro, it promises to turn any surface into a music and gaming input device, bridging the physical and …

Machine Learning

'Soviet riviera' struggles for autonomy in the face of Russian cash

Breakaway region of Abkhazia wants to remain a ‘loyal ally’ to Moscow but keep control of its Black Sea real estate, RFE/RL reports<p>One evening in April, Almas Djapua parked his car by the Soviet-era port of Sukhumi and headed towards the palm-lined waterfront of the Black Sea. Moments later, the …

Black Sea

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Obama's antagonism sends Israel to protection of Russia

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The Obama administration’s treatment of Israel has been, in a word, deplorable.<p>Everybody knows it. President Obama has enabled …

Middle East

EU referendum morning briefing: what we learned from the Cameron v Farage debate

Prime minister is a fighter not a quitter, Farage wants critics to ‘calm down’, and last-minute would-be voters have crashed the government website<p>Yesterday was ITV’s turn to host the prime minister and a Brexit-favouring rival in separate Q&A sessions, and this time <b>David Cameron</b> followed <b>Nigel</b> …

50 Unforgettable Photos of Muhammad Ali

The greatest of all time.<p>Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in 1942, was arguably the greatest boxer of all time. Ali passed away Saturday at the age of 74. Here we take a look back at some of the most powerful, memorable, fascinating photos of him ever captured.

Science says this is probably why dogs are so sweet

We all know that dogs are a human’s best friend, but we’ve never entirely been sure <i>why</i>. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Oxford …

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

Goodbye to The Greatest: Even weak, Ali had imposing stature

It was 1980 and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger and stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage kept …

Boxing

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Russia of arming PKK militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media.<p>Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by …

Middle East

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 …

Russia's got a point: The U.S. broke a NATO promise

Moscow solidified its hold on Crimea in April, outlawing the Tatar legislature that had opposed Russia's annexation of the region since 2014. Together with Russian military provocations against NATO forces in and around the Baltic, this move seems to validate the observations of Western analysts …

Geopolitics

There's an Adorable Hotel Dog Running for President

A certain adorable hotel dog recently took to Twitter, announcing his campaign for President of the United States. And while we're very aware that a …

Comet craters—literal melting pots for life on Earth

Geochemists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences may have found a solution to a long-debated problem as to where - and how - life …