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Russian and Chinese Navies Join Forces for Baltic Drill

Russia and China will join forces for a Baltic Sea military drill in late July, rallying around 10 ships for another bout of muscle flexing in the tense region, state news agency Itar-Tass reported Tuesday. The exercise, Marine Cooperation 2017, the latest in a busy summer of drills, will span the last week of July […]

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Russia Points Missile at Ally China

Russia and China are joining forces for historic exercises in the Baltic Sea this month, but recent missile deployments along the two countries’ mutual border in the far east may indicate that both powers hold reservations about the other’s military growth. A fleet of Chinese warships conducted live-fire drills Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea as […]


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G20 Summit Sparks Violent Protests

#Hamburg: Heavy riots in #Hamburg today. Rioters burning cars, looting and attacking the police. #Germany pic.twitter.com/uq6ZDqFkOb — WorldOnAlert (@worldonalert) July 7, 2017   See LIVE Video Special forces are moving in. #Schanzenviertel #G20 #Protests pic.twitter.com/N1nLgtI0mz — Fanny Facsar (@FannyFacsar) July 7, 2017 HAMBURG, Germany — Anti-globalization activists clashed violently with police across the German port […]


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New Report Warns Nuclear War Is Inevitable Unless Cooler Heads Prevail

An international group of former military and diplomatic leaders is warning of an “unacceptably high” risk of global nuclear war if cooler heads don’t prevail. In an 11-page report from the Nuclear Crisis Group (NCG) – a subcommittee of Global Zero, an organization that supports the total abolition of nuclear weapons – the former officials […]


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Documents link Russian cybersecurity firm to spy agency

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies have turned up the heat on Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based cybersecurity giant long suspected of ties to Russia’s spying apparatus. Now, official Kremlin documents reviewed by McClatchy could further inflame the debate about whether the company’s relationship with Russian intelligence is more than rumor. The documents are certifications issued to […]