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How World War III became possible - Vox

A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think<p>It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air …

Patrick Macnee dies at 93

British actor Patrick Macnee has died. His official website reports that he passed away of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, California …

Coachella Valley

China has issued a scathing report on human rights abuses in the United States

The human rights situation in the United States is “increasingly grave,” according to a seven-page report released today by China’s State Council, and unlikely to get better in the near term—the US shows “not a bit of regret for or intention to improve” the country’s “terrible” human rights …

Rights & Freedoms

The Civil War Was About Slavery. Confederate Leaders Were Totally Clear On This.

Symbols of the Confederacy are an inescapable fact of life in Southern states. The Confederate flag is displayed prominently near the South Carolina statehouse, evoked in multiple Southern state flags, flown in frontyards, on T-shirts and off pickup trucks. And those who fought during the Civil War …

War

The Charleston Suspect Is a Racist, But Republicans Claim His Motives Are Unclear

Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican governor, made a curiously obtuse statement on Facebook in the aftermath of Wednesday's massacre at Emanuel …

Pentagon Decides To Build An Even More Confused Littoral Combat Ship

The Littoral Combat Ship saga has been just another reminder of the Pentagon’s chaotic and illogical procurement strategy. Now, after studying …

How Russia's most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO's hardware

At the same time, a lot of NATO members have been paring back their budgets.<p>At the same time, Moscow's relationship with Washington and Europe is in its worst state since before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.<p>But how does the modern Russian military stack up against the best that the Western …

New Zealand man who pulled out lovers' teeth sentenced to six years

The judge sentencing a New Zealand man who pulled out his lovers’ teeth with pliers because he had a fetish for “gummy” women says his offending was almost like torture.<p>Philip Lyle Hansen, 56, was sentenced to six years in jail in Wellington district court on Friday.<p>In May Hansen was found guilty …

New Zealand

Europe's peaceful period 'now over,' says Polish defense minister | DW | 18.06.2015

Speaking on Thursday in Poland, following the first full exercise of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) or spearhead, Siemoniak said …

The 25 best horror movies of all time, whether you want garish gore, supernatural spooks, or safer scares

The best horror movies are tricky to choose. The problem (not that it’s really a problem at all) is that horror is far, far more eclectic, …

Change Coming to Fox News?

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden <i>de facto</i> propaganda wing of the Republican Party? This might have been seen as a wildly speculative (and unrealistic) question just a short time ago, but events seem to be moving quickly …

US, China strike deal, set to hold joint military drills

The US and China have signed a rare agreement to strengthen ties and develop a more productive military relationship. However, mistrust still …

Russia Looks North To Arctic Circle As Military Exercises Get Underway; Plans For Ship Patrols Unveiled

While Eastern Europe has edged closer to a military posture reminiscent of the Cold War over the past 15 months, the Russian military has begun …

Why the Bear is Back: Russian Military Presence in Vietnam | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Russia-Vietnam ties that seemed to be cooling after the end of the Cold War are warming up all over again. More than 20 years after Moscow abandoned</i> …

Submarines: South Korea Becomes a Potential Threat To China

May 16, 2015: In February 2015 South Korea created a new Submarine Command. This was in recognition of the growing South Korean submarine fleet (nine …

David Icke | Home

Why Americans Are Turning Against Free Trade

When the proceeds of growth are not widely shared, the consensus in favor of pro-growth measures cracks.<p>A decade and a half ago, I filled my days writing speeches urging Congress to grant President George W. Bush fast-track trade authority. If memory serves, I wrote more speeches on that one …

Economics

A Chinese Man Broke His Penis After Falling Off A Motorcycle While Watching Porn

A Chinese man broke his penis after falling off his motorcycle while watching porn, which isn’t even the craziest part of this story. No, the crazy part is that alleged dick fracturer was reportedly a <i>passenger</i> on this motorcycle, which was a taxi, which had a third man riding on it in addition to …

Huge new addition to arms race

Yesterday the INS Vikrant — India’s first homemade aircraft carrier — was undocked for the first time in a low-profile ceremony.<p>The ambitious 40,000 …

Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

Only six years ago, President<p>Vladimir Putinvisited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.<p>Putin spoke harshly that day of the notorious<p>World War II-era …

Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 - latest reaction and tributes

Screen legend famous for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems<p><b>• Prime Minister leads tributes to Hammer Horror star</b><br>• <b>Obituary: 'It was all about the power of suggestion'</b><br>• <b>Robbie Collin: 'Lee could turn schlock</b> …

Christopher Lee

ANALYSIS: It's large and lethal, but is LRS-B a bomber?

The US Air Force is preparing to spend upwards of $60 billion on a large stealth aircraft that will eventually replace the Boeing B-1 Lancer, B-52 …

Here's what China alarmists don't realize about Chinese military power

<i>China is building a massive army, navy and air force. And they are building it with our money.</i><p>China is the foremost security challenge the United States faces in the future. At least that is the conventional wisdom.<p>Declaring victory, or at least apathy, in the Middle East upon his election …

Climate change has left US exposed in Arctic, say military experts

Climate change,Sea ice,Arctic,World news,US military,US news,Climate change scepticism,Climate change,Polar regions,Science,Environment,Sea level<p>High-ranking former military commanders and security advisors echo Barack Obama’s warning that global warming is jeopardising US national …

The Forgotten Brutality of Female Nazi Concentration Camp Guards

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>‘[They] hit the prisoners, who were …

​Nazi king? Fascist sympathizer Edward VIII wanted Britain bombed, historian claims

Edward VIII wanted Britain to be bombed into an alliance with the Third Reich and blamed “Jews and Reds” for World War II, according to a prominent academic.<p>The research, carried out by UK-based German historian Karina Urbach, delved into the historical archives of 30 nations, including Germany, …

Short documentary puts World War II fatalities into context

More people died in World War II than in any other conflict in history, yet it can be hard to conceptualize that massive loss of life.<p>Thankfully, …

Why China may be plotting a 'short' border war with India as in 1962

The signs are ominous on the China front for India. Consider the smoke signals emanating from Beijing.<p><i>First</i>, it has told us clearly that it is not …

China

Air Force intel uses ISIS 'moron' post to track fighters

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Although ISIS is known for using social media for recruitment purposes, U.S. Air Force intelligence has been using it to track down Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command.<p>"These guys that are working down at Hurlburt (Florida), …

Military