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Warmongering Washington hunting for Ebola, Russia and Islamic State
The US Secretary of Defense Secretary categorized Russia as a global threat – much like Obama in his UN address last month - in the same breath as Ebola and Islamic State.

16.10.2014 13:14

West must admit its mistakes to improve security in Europe – envoy
Western countries must acknowledge their policy faults and stop their mechanical repetition to improve relations with Russia and the security situation in general, Russia’s representative to NATO has said.

13.10.2014 12:46

​US commissions ‘crucial’ NATO missile shield facility in Romania
The US has assumed control of a missile-intercepting defense base in southern Romania as part of a new and controversial NATO missile shield in a move that has unsettled Russia as NATO bolsters its presence in Europe.

10.10.2014 17:25

Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000
Russia has 1,643 nuclear missiles ready to launch – one more than the US – according to an official State Department report. Both countries have been upgrading their active nuclear arsenals since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict.

06.10.2014 17:22

‘Ticking time bomb’: Watchdogs slam UK nuclear weapons maker over safety practices
A British nuclear weapons maker has been issued official warnings by two state watchdogs for flouting safety regulations regarding the disposal of hazardous radioactive material.

03.10.2014 14:20

US to sell Saudi Arabia $1.75bn worth of Patriot air defenses
The US State Department has approved sales of Patriot PAC-3 missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, the US primary ally in the Arab world. At the moment Riyadh operates previous versions of the same air defense missile complexes.

02.10.2014 04:57

Tornados jets & guided missiles: Ex-Air Force chief questions effectiveness of UK airstrikes against ISIS
PM David Cameron has insisted that high-grade weapons make Britain essential in the US-led air strikes against Islamic State. But a former Air Force chief has warned that cuts to the RAF may render any air campaign ineffective in the long run.

26.09.2014 09:40

Bitter nuke promises: Nobel Peace laureate Obama spending billions on US nuclear arsenal
Barack Obama’s vision of a nuclear-free world seems to be unraveling at an alarming rate. In 2009 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment for nuclear disarmament. Five years on, the US’s nuclear arsenal sees a $355 billion investment.

24.09.2014 15:34

Navy’s Arctic Test: Nature puts forward own ‘ice bucket challenge’ topping Russian drills
Maneuvers are not the only challenge Russian sailors face in the Arctic. The rigorous landscape itself is demanding: icy winds, rough seas and long missions, as RT's crew on board the destroyer Admiral Levchenko has learnt.

20.09.2014 07:04

Doubts in DC: Scottish independence could threaten US-UK strategic relationship
Members from both sides of the US political spectrum say a Yes vote in Scotland’s independence referendum may compromise the UK-US strategic relationship. A weakening of Washington’s top military ally and the fate of the UK’s nuclear arsenal are key.

11.09.2014 08:32

Japan may receive offensive military weapons from US amid rising tensions with China, N. Korea
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.

10.09.2014 17:14

‘Dangerous’ to remove Trident nukes from independent Scotland – former UK defence chief
Removing the UK’s Trident nuclear submarine base from an independent Scotland would “add a dangerous period of destabilization” to the UK’s “nuclear defense posture,” warned a former defence chief.

10.09.2014 13:15

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