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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

​China, Russia to hold first-ever Mediterranean naval exercise
The Russian and Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine warships from the two countries are to participate, Beijing said.

30.04.2015 13:39

​Wheel Stop Trident! Bicycle protestors put the brakes on nuclear weapons
Anti-nuclear cyclists from across London will take part in a mobile protest ahead of the general election to demand Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent be scrapped in favor of welfare and public services.

30.04.2015 11:03

Briton aboard Maersk Tigris cargo ship seized by Iran, FO confirms
A British man is among the crew of a ship seized by Iranian forces, the Foreign Office has confirmed. The Briton is one of 24 crew members on board the MV Maersk Tigris.

29.04.2015 11:45

Tories ‘playing politics’ with Trident nukes, says Labour
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was accused by Labour of ‘playing politics’ with Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons, as 20 security chiefs signed a letter warning of the ‘folly’ of scrapping the submarine program.

29.04.2015 08:32

Finland chases off suspected foreign sub with depth charges
The Finnish military used hand-held underwater depth charges as a warning against what could be an unidentified foreign submarine in waters near the capital Helsinki, amid growing tensions with neighboring Russia.

28.04.2015 13:40

'Japan’s most nationalist govt since WWII reinterprets pacifist constitution’
Shinzo Abe’s government reinterpreted Japan’s peaceful constitution without bringing it up for a public referendum as there are many people who are concerned about the militarization of the country, Conn Hallinan of Foreign Policy in Focus told RT.

28.04.2015 09:47