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Meet the UK’s New, Very British Fighter Jet

Tally-ho, chocks away, and jolly good show: The UK’s new Tempest fighter jet will be a decidedly British affair. In July, the UK’s Ministry of …

Chipotle Cauliflower Jalapeño Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Russia may have upgraded nuclear bunker in Kaliningrad, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia may have significantly modernized a nuclear weapons storage bunker in Kaliningrad, a sensitive exclave of Russian territory sandwiched between Poland and the Baltics, as tensions between Russia and the West continue to rise, according to a new report.<p>On Monday, the Federation of …

Russia

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Michael Cohen

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>When it comes to seminal moments in the Russia investigation that we will one day look back upon, Tuesday could be one.<p>The Post's Rosalind S. Helderman confirms that Michael Cohen's …

Taxes

Israel's F-35s reportedly saw combat in a raging Syrian air war that smashed Russian defenses

Isreal used its US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet in combat in the raging air war over Syria, making it the first country to ever to do so, its military confirmed on Tuesday.<p>"The Adir planes are already operational and flying in operational missions. We are the first in the world to use …

Middle East

Sweden Advises Its Citizens to Prepare Wet Wipes and Tinned Hummus in the Event of War

Sweden has not gone to war with another country for over two centuries, but that hasn’t stopped the government from reissuing an emergency manual …

Cyber-attacks

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Close-up photos of Russia's new 'stealth' jet reveal its true purpose — and it's a big threat to the US

• <b>Russia's fifth-generation fighter jet that made an appearance at Russia's Victory Day parade isn't really a stealth jet.</b>• <b><br>The side-mounted radars on the Su-57 allow it to excel at a tactic called "beaming" that can trick the radars on US stealth jets.</b>• <b><br>But it's unclear now if Russia will ever produce</b> …

Military Aircraft

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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The Royal Navy's Type 26 Frigate

The Type 26 Frigate, or ‘City class', represents one of the most capable warships the Royal Navy has owned in decades, albeit one of the most …

The Navy Has Big Plans To Defend the Fleet From Missile Attacks (From Russia or China)

U.S. Navy warships are getting a significant boost in electronic warfare capability that should help protect those vessels from missile attack. …

Chinese navy conducts live fire military drill across Taiwan Strait

The Chinese navy conducted large scale live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.<p>The move comes in the wake of the largest-ever …

Lockheed Martin just got one step closer to handing hypersonic weapons to the US Air Force

Speed is undoubtedly the new stealth and the Pentagon's top weapons supplier just got one step closer to handing hypersonic weapons to the U.S. Air …

Meet Russia's Monster Oscar-Class Nuclear Attack Submarines - Warrior Maven

Star Wars: Episode 9 Will Reportedly Bring Back This Legacy Character

A familiar face might return.<p><b>POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE IX FOLLOW:</b><p>Star Wars: Episode IX will reportedly bring back a beloved legacy …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

Donald Trump's claim to be the toughest president ever on Russia just collapsed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Earlier this month, President Donald Trump made a bold declaration: "Probably nobody's been tougher on Russia than Donald Trump."<p>As evidence, Trump noted that he had authorized the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the United States last month in the wake of nerve agent …

Donald Trump

How the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria hit their targets before Assad's missile defenses even fired

Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared …

James Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false

By Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely …

James Comey

How Putin is bamboozling the West -- again

<b>(CNN) —</b><p>Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in the quiet English cathedral city of Salisbury on March 4.<p>In the 24 hours that followed, public confusion about their symptoms gave way to the harsh reality that the father and daughter were likely the victims of an evil plot to poison them with a …

Stormy Daniels polygraph report released

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Stormy Daniels was "truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006," according to a polygraph test report from 2011.<p>The report states that the "probability of deception was measured to be less than 1%." It was given to CNN by Michael …

Stormy Daniels

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on Monday, leaving his species one step closer to extinction, even as a group of scientists undertake an unprecedented effort to try to keep this animal from vanishing entirely.<p>Sudan was 45 years old, and his health had …

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

A stunning leak rattles Trump and his aides

<b>One of the most startling leaks</b> — and stunning revelations — of this whole administration has left President Trump and his senior staff furious and …

Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons

There is a recognition that superpower competition is again on the rise, and the United States must modernize its military if it wants to maintain …

Russia's New Fighter Uses Long-Range Weapons To Overcome Its Weaknesses 

Russia’s fledgling Sukhoi T-50 fighter, also known as the PAK-FA, continues to waddle through development even though the demand for the aircraft may …

Military

The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson Creating A New Star Wars Trilogy

Disney and Lucasfilm have, in recent months, had a little trouble hanging on to <i>Star Wars</i> directors. But one who has proven to be a solid fit for the …

Mark Hamill Says He Was 'Insulted' With How 'Star Wars' Changed Luke

When Mark Hamill returns to deliver the Luke Skywalker's first lines onscreen in 34 years, he won't be the same character that millions of fans have …

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