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Swedish activists deploy ‘gay propaganda’ defense system against lurking Russian subs
In a flashy effort to help their military fend off the perceived threat of Russian submarines, Swedish peace activists have deployed a neon underwater “defense system” which sends out a welcoming message reading “this way if you are gay.”

12.05.2015 02:14

Baltic Fortress 2015: NATO warships start drills off Lithuanian coast
Around 20 vessels representing nine NATO member states have begun the Baltic Fortress 2015 exercises, taking place off the Lithuanian Baltic Sea coast.

11.05.2015 16:10

​10 most impressive videos from V-Day celebrations
At least 8 million people poured out onto the streets of Russian cities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, and hundreds of thousands marked the date in former Soviet republics and further abroad.

09.05.2015 19:22

‘France needs Russia’s approval to sell Mistral warships’ - Russia's arms chief
France won’t be able to sell the ill-fated Mistral warships, which were initially built for Russia, without permission from Moscow, Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister, said.

09.05.2015 17:30

Chinese warships to join Russian Navy in Black Sea, Mediterranean for historic drill
Two Chinese missile frigates will enter the Russian Black Sea naval base of Novorossiysk for the first time in history. They will then conduct joint exercises with Russia in the Mediterranean.

07.05.2015 14:10

France may scuttle Mistral ships rather than fulfill Russian contract
The Mistral helicopters carriers which were supposed to be delivered to Russia are causing the French a headache. However, rather than handing them over, the French government may send them to the bottom of the sea, if the contract is canceled.

06.05.2015 08:12

Texas shooting suspect known to FBI since 2006
From 2006 to his arrest in 2010 before an alleged trip to Somalia, Elton Simpson, a suspect in the shooting at the Muslim prophet Muhammad drawing contest in Texas, was monitored by the FBI via an informant. Terror charges against him were later dropped.

05.05.2015 14:41

​US navy starts escorting British cargo ships through Strait of Hormuz off Iran’s coast
US Navy warships have begun escorting British-flagged commercial cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, Pentagon announced. It follows last week’s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats.

05.05.2015 16:02

NATO & allies stage thousands-strong drills across Europe
Three sets of military exercises kicked off in Europe on Monday, involving thousands of servicemen from a variety of NATO nations and their allies, amid a wave of similar action across the area.

04.05.2015 12:08

​The Russians aren’t coming! How & why hawks hype ‘threat’ to Baltic States
When it comes to trying to scare people in the West about non-existent threats, neocons and right-wing hawks in the US and Britain have no peers. In 2003, they told us that Saddam Hussein had WMDs. War ensued and thousands died.

04.05.2015 09:57

Sweden accuses Russian warships of disrupting power cable laying
Swedish authorities have accused Russian naval ships of interfering with the cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania. It comes a few months after Sweden unsuccessfully hunted for Russian submarines in the Stockholm archipelago.

03.05.2015 14:57

Asia's arms race – look whose interest is being served
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.

29.04.2015 13:32