• Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad

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    Europe: 8 October 2016, Russia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its western-most region, Kaliningrad, which borders on Nato members Poland and Lithuania. Poland said the development was of the "highest concern", adding it was monitoring the situation. Russia's defence ministry said the new deployment was part of military exercises and had happened before. The US and Nato have seen disagreements with Russia intensify in recent times, particularly over Syria and Ukraine. Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. The Iskander system has a range of...Read More


  • Russia expands Pacific bomber patrols near US bases

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    Europe: Russia has prepared a new strategic bomber division in the far east to patrol a huge area of the Pacific where the US military is especially active. Tupolev Tu-22M3 and Tu-95MS bombers will fly from Siberia as far as Hawaii, Guam and Japan, all of which host major US naval and air bases, Russia's Izvestia daily reported. Russia has sent Tu-22M3s on bombing runs in Syria and Tu-95s regularly carry out patrols near Western Europe. Nato has criticised Russia's flights. Britain's RAF and other Nato air forces regularly scramble fighters to monitor the Russian bombers' movements over th...Read More


  • Petition to White House seeking to declare Pakistan 'a state sponsor of terrorism' makes new record

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    WASHINGTON: More than 50,000 new signatures have been added to the final count of the White House petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, making it the most popular US petition so far. The petition, "We the people ask the administration to declare Pakistan, State Sponsor of Terrorism (HR 6069)", was archived by the White House on Monday with 613,830 signatures. By Tuesday afternoon, the number of signatures on the petition had increased to 665,769, a jump of 51,939 signs. This is believed to be the most popular White House petition so far as the highest number of signat...Read More


  • Trump Under Fire After Sending Nasty Tweets About 'Disgusting' Ex-Miss Universe

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    Washington: Donal Trump came under intense scrutiny Friday after he disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of scathing early morning statements on Twitter, including an accusation that she had appeared in a sex tape. His rival, Hillary Clinton, swiftly seized upon the attacks to characterize Trump as "unhinged." The Republican presidential nominee called Machado "disgusting" and a "con" and raised questions about her past in a series of tweets fired off between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., his most negative comments after days of attacks on her. The former Miss Universe's story has d...Read More


  • Condemning Uri terror attack, France, Russia score direct hits against Pakistan

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    NEW DELHI: The international condemnation of the Uri terror attack that killed 18 soldiers saw two of the five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) openly mention either Pakistan or Pakistan-based terrorist outfits. The comments fit in with India's policy objective of isolating Pakistan internationally over its continuing support for terrorism. The global condemnation of the attack and expressions of solidarity with India present a picture of contrast with the Pakistan's fresh and ineffective bid to canvas international support for its attempts to capitalize on the ongoing u...Read More



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