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UK will be 'wiped off the face of the earth' if it uses nuclear weapons, Russian senator warns

The United Kingdom would be “wiped off the face of the earth” if the country elects to pre-emptively use nuclear weapons against Russia, a senior Russian politician said Monday, highlighting the unmistakeable tension between Russia and western governments.<p><b>PENTAGON TEST-FIRES ICBM TRAVELING 4,000</b> …

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US Air Force test-launches nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The US Air Force has carried out a missile test amid high-running tensions with North Korea over development of ballistic missiles and nuclear …

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What is THAAD? 3 Things to know about the US missile defense system being installed in South Korea

Protesters took to the street in South Korea as the U.S. started suddenly constructing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, an antimissile …

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Russia’s Banged-Up Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Her Upgrade

Russia’s rusty aircraft carrier <i>Admiral Kuznetsov</i> has been back at her home port near Murmansk since February following a 2016 combat deployment off …

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NATO conducts cyber defense exercise in Estonia - Xinhua

BRUSSELS, April 26 (Xinhua) -- NATO launched a large-scale cyber defense exercise this week in Tallinn, Estonia, the security organization said …

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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month …


Feds prep for nuclear attack in NJ

- Federal authorities are running nuclear response drills at MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey.<p>Homeland Security and FEMA are conducting …

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How Trump Can Deter Russia And All Of America’s Other Enemies

Even the word “deterrence” sounds musty. A Cold War construct, deterrence was a complicated theory and then a collection of evolving policies that …

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Australia 'must build a missile defence shield' to destroy incoming strike

Rising tensions with North Korea underscore the need for Australia to "get much more serious" about amassing a missile defence system that could …

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Moscow has accused Nato of a military build-up in the Arctic close to Russia’s borders.<p>Steve Rosenberg is the first British journalist to be given access to the country's Arctic Brigade, which is now making its presence felt in the region.

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Estonia says Russia may put troops in Belarus to challenge NATO

| VALETTA<p>Estonia's defence minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO.<p>Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation …


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Panetta: Conflict with North Korea could lead to nuclear war

Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense, comments on the current state of affairs in North Korea along with the implications of Trump's tax plan.


The North Korean Electromagnetic Pulse Threat, Or Lack Thereof

Can a nuclear weapon in space fired by North Korea knock off much of the world's electricity? Jeffrey Lewis, of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, says not really.

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Much Ado About Montenegro

Efforts to expand NATO have never lacked for controversy, and a recent debate in the U.S. Senate was particularly acrimonious with regard to …


Russian warship crashes off Istanbul

A Russian naval reconnaissance ship has crashed with a ship carrying livestock in the Black Sea, near Turkey.<p>Russia's defence ministry said the <i>Liman</i> …

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A Cold War theory for why scientists and the government have become so estranged

These are dark times for science — or at least that’s what we keep hearing. President Trump is pushing to slash research budgets. Republicans in Congress are harassing climate scientists. Vaccine skeptics are clogging the airwaves.<p>Indeed, a big reason why tens of thousands of scientists rallied in …


Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia has granted citizenship to ballet dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov in honor of the U.S. citizen who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union.<p>The unanimous decision by Latvia's lawmakers on Thursday was made in recognition of …

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U.S., European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

WIESBADEN, Germany (Reuters) - Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials.<p>"Terrorism is a transregional problem and presents a clear and present danger to us …

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How a cyber attack transformed Estonia

<b>Cyber-attacks, information warfare, fake news - exactly 10 years ago Estonia was one of the first countries to come under attack from this modern form of hybrid warfare.</b><b>It is an event that still shapes the country today.</b><p>Head bowed, one fist clenched and wearing a World War Two Red Army uniform, the …


North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US

MANILA: North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a …

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Poland signs first deal to buy natural gas from US supplier

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, a step that will help the country's efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday.<p>The head of Polish gas giant PGNiG, Piotr Wozniak, called it a …


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China urges withdrawal of powerful US missile defense system in South Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it had expressed serious concern to Washington and Seoul after the U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea.<p>Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry …


This Sub Could Attack North Korea

The USS Michigan and its 154 Tomahawk missiles—plus a mini-sub for transporting Navy SEAL commando teams ashore—just pulled into a South Korean port, and the Navy wants the world to know.<p>The U.S. Navy has deployed one of its most powerful submarines to South Korea in a naked display of military …


Here's what you should do in the event of a nuclear attack, according to the experts

Tensions over nuclear attacks around the world are growing, and many experts believe we are facing very real threats.<p>With that in mind, leading …


Chomsky: Like Obama, Trump Is Radically Increasing the Danger of Nuclear War

This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.<p>On Monday night, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman spoke to world-renowned linguist and dissident …


The U.S. Will Soon Embark on an Epic Nuclear Arms Modernization

Will America keep its nuclear triad of missiles, bombers, and submarines?<p>Newly appointed Department of Energy chief and former Texas governor Rick Perry has a big job on his hands—figuring out how to effectively modernize America's nuclear arsenal. It's an enormous task that involves rebuilding …

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Russia Unveils World’s Biggest Nuclear Submarine

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How Trump Could Get China's Help on North Korea

Beijing is not going to pressure Pyongyang just because he tells them to.<p>So far, the Trump administration’s North Korea policy consists of declaring that America’s patience has run out, refusing to negotiate, hinting at preventive war, and hoping that China bails it out. In January, Trump—who is …

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