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USS Harry S. Truman Now Operating in Cold War Era Submarine Hot Spot

USS Normandy (CG-60) steams alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Jul 8, 2018. US Navy Photo<p>USS <i>Harry S. Truman</i> …

Military

Navy Aircraft Carriers Have a Neat Trick to Kill More Enemy Ships

So what is it? <i>Designed to function as a maritime version of the Air Force's Global Hawk surveillance plane, the Triton is designed for high-altitude,</i> …

Military

No Holds Barred: Are the Jews of France doomed?

It is utterly unacceptable that Jews in France should feel unsafe. But, there must also be a stalwart decision on the part of French Jews to proudly …

Israel

True story of how Prince Philip's DNA solved Russian Romanov murder mystery

It was the mystery that captured the imagination of the world, as a Russian Imperial dynasty was ruthlessly executed before details of their disappearance obfuscated for decades.<p>The true story of how the Duke of Edinburgh helped piece together the murders of Tsar Nicholas II and his family is to be …

Prince Philip

The legacy of the Romanovs: how is the last Russian royal family remembered in Russia?

On 17 July 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the last Russian royal family – the Romanovs – were brutally murdered by Bolshevik …

World History

Successful World Cup fails to halt slide in Vladimir Putin’s popularity

As France clinched the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday evening, the cameras panned to Vladimir Putin, looking delighted in the official box together with Fifa president Gianni Infantino.<p>The Russian president has every reason to be happy: the general consensus is that Russia …

Russia

The Capture of Jerusalem, 1099 CE

The capture of Jerusalem from Muslim control was the primary goal of the First Crusade (1095-1102 CE), a combined military campaign organised by …

Ancient History

Islamic Jihad says Israel’s tightened siege ‘a declaration of war’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s national and Islamic forces decided July 10 to escalate their popular protests that have been ongoing on the border …

Israel

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

Watch USS Recine Get Pummeled To Death During RIMPAC 2018 Sinking Exercise

RIMPAC executes its first land-based anti-ship missile barrage in a big way.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Military

U.K. Poisoning Inquiry Turns to Russian Agency in Mueller Indictments

LONDON — The same Russian military intelligence service now accused of disrupting the 2016 presidential election in America may also be responsible for the nerve agent attack in Britain against a former Russian spy — an audacious poisoning that led to a geopolitical confrontation this spring …

Russia

Trump-Putin summit begins, after Trump faults U.S. ‘stupidity’ for poor relations with Russia

HELSINKI — President Trump handed Russian President Vladimir Putin an unalloyed diplomatic triumph during their summit here Monday as he refused to support the collective conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>Trump’s warm …

Russia

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Nutrition

‘We Agree.’ Russia Chimes In After Trump Blames the U.S. for the Countries' Bad Relationship

As President Donald Trump prepared to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet it agrees …

Donald Trump

The lost regiment who were left behind and forgotten after the evacuation of Dunkirk

As 338,000 men clambered from the beaches of Dunkirk into the dinghies, pleasure steamers and fishing boats that would return them to England in June 1940, one brigade of British troops prepared to fight on. Winston Churchill ordered the 20,000 men of the 51st Highland Division to stay in France …

Winston Churchill

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.<p>Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for …

womenpush

A day of battle in Gaza: Israel tries to change rules of the game against Hamas

Israel

Israel launches 'its most painful strike' on Hamas since 2014

Israel’s military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Hamas militants launched more than 200 rockets and mortars before announcing a ceasefire.<p>Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an strike in Gaza City, …

Israel

Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue

Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely.<p>Video …

Pacific Northwest

The Air Force Valkyrie Drone, a Sidekick for Human-Piloted Planes, Will Fly This Year

The X-58A is planned as a “loyal wingman” to crewed combat aircraft.<p>Later this year, the U.S. Air Force will test a new concept drone designed to act like a sidekick to combat planes with human pilots. The service sees the XQ-58A “Valkyrie,” or something very much like it, as a cost-effective way …

Aviation

German Cops Tackled Jewish Professor Instead Of Palestinian Who Assaulted Him

(JTA) — German police officers wrestled to the ground and arrested a middle-aged Israeli academic wearing a kippah after he was assaulted in a park …

Israel

DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers Accused of 2016 Election Meddling

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian military officers accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential …

Donald Trump

How to future-proof your heart

“There are lots of different types of heart disease but the most common – and most preventable – is coronary heart disease,” says Maureen Talbot, a cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation. “Early on in my career I was taught that to look after your heart is to look after your overall health, …

Holistic Medicine

The US Navy just quietly sent an F-35 aircraft carrier to the Pacific — and it signals a big change

The US Navy broke with its tradition of hyping up F-35 deployments when it sent the USS Essex jump-jet carrier into the Western Pacific with a deck full of the revolutionary fighter jets this week — and it could signal a big change in how the US deals with its toughest adversaries.<p>When the USS Wasp …

Military

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

Think Ashkenazi Jews Are White? Ask An Anti-Semite.

I was eight years old when I first experienced anti-Semitism. I was at Disney World with my family in the gift shop. I asked the sales clerk how much …

Israel

There's a New STD in Town, and It Could Soon Become a Superbug

If left untreated, it can cause female infertility.<p>Sexually transmitted infections can be worrisome and embarrassing, but with a few notable …

Public Health

‘They Will Die in Tallinn’: Estonia Girds for War With Russia

The head of the tiny NATO member’s special forces details his country’s preparations for a conflict many here see as inevitable.<p>Pretty much no one in the Western alliance is looking forward to the next few days.<p>NATO heads of state are due to meet Wednesday in Brussels beneath the disinterested gaze …

Russia

Watch 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean

An enormous, four-mile-long iceberg break, or “calving” event, swept across Greenland’s massive Helheim Glacier last month, a new video has revealed.<p>The event, in which roughly half-mile-high columns of ice break free and tip onto their backs — and later collide downstream and shatter further — was …

Antarctica

The Plague Isn't Dead Yet — But It Probably Won't Kill You

Still, you don't want to mess with the Black Death.<p>When we think of the plague, we associate it with medieval villages and doctors wearing haunting …

Environmental Health