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It's Hard to Find a Christmas Tree in Afghanistan — So Look What Deployed Marines Did Instead

<i>Scott Olson/Getty Images</i><p>While Americans celebrate Christmas with their loved ones, many in the military are out on deployment in hostile …

Workers make fascinating WWII discovery in Scotland

Workers installing solar panels at a waste water treatment plant in Scotland have uncovered a fascinating piece of World War II military …

Last resting place of Rome's emperors to be restored and opened to tourists in £5 million project

The largest funerary monument in the world after the pyramids of Egypt, it echoes with the ghosts of emperors and the splendour that once was Rome.<p>Now, after decades of being neglected, the Mausoleum of Augustus, a hulking stone building on the banks of the River Tiber, is to be restored and opened …

Russian rhetoric is increasingly pointing toward war

"Relations between Russia and the US, and the West in general, have been dragged down to the bottom, to a level below which it is difficult to fall," Konstantin Kalachev, the head of the Moscow-based Political Expert Group think tank, told AFP.<p>But it wasn't meant to be like this.<p>Just over a month …

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Are the Russians really preparing for war?

By David Filipov<p>, Bureau chief<p>Some activities going on in Russia these days might make it seem like the country is genuinely preparing for war. Talk of bunkers and rations; missiles moving around; politicians uttering dire warnings — are these harbingers of a Russian-U.S. conflict?<p>The Washington …

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