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Escalate to de-escalate? NATO think-tank expert claims Russia is 'comfortable' using nuclear weapons

Russia is more willing to run the risk of nuclear war than the West and NATO must pour more money into developing new capabilities to deter Moscow’s nuclear aggression, according to Atlantic Council analysts. In a lengthy discussion on preparing for nuclear war with Russia, analysts from the neocon think tank lobbied for the US and NATO to spend more ...

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Mass protests grip Armenian capital despite PM Sargsyan’s resignation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Massive opposition rallies continue to grip the Armenian capital of Yerevan despite Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who was president for several consecutive years, giving in to protesters’ demands and stepping down this week. The protests continued into the second week in Yerevan, with smaller rallies taking place in Gyumri, the country’s second-largest city. On Wednesday, multiple demonstrators flooded downtown Yerevan ...

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105 hits in Syria? Not likely, says Russia & shows fragments of missiles downed in US-led strikes

The Russian Defense Ministry has shown fragments of missiles said to have been fired in the US-led April airstrikes in Syria. The hole-ridden remnants disprove the claim most of the 105 missiles hit their targets, it said. On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry held a media briefing to present its analysis of the missile attack on three sites in Syria ...

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Second Palestinian journalist dies after being shot by IDF

A second Palestinian journalist has died after being shot by an Israeli sniper while covering the ‘March of Return.’ Ahmed Abou Hussein succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot on April 13. The photojournalist, 25, was reportedly hit in the stomach during the third week of the protest. Israel’s 1-24 News, citing the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, reported that he ...

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Shoplifting scandal forces Madrid premier to resign

The head of the Madrid region resigned Wednesday after video emerged allegedly showing her being caught shoplifting. The revelation comes just weeks after she was accused of faking her master’s degree. CCTV footage published by OK Diario Wednesday showed Cristina Cifuentes emptying her handbag in front of a supermarket security guard after being accused of taking two pots of anti-aging ...

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‘Building constructor’ Trump lacks qualifications to judge nuclear deal, Iran’s president says

Iran’s president has expressed doubt over whether Donald Trump is even capable of assessing the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, pointing out that the former “building constructor” has no background on international treaties. Read more The future of the seven-sided agreement has been a top agenda item during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington this week – but ...

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Danish inventor gets life in prison for torture & murder of Kim Wall

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine last year. Prosecutors said that Madsen planned to kill the 30 year old by either suffocation or cutting her throat. Wall disappeared after she visited Madsen onboard his homemade submarine to conduct an interview in August last year. ...

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Bisexuality, drugs & raffling Swedes: TV star exposes Escobar cartel’s bizarre parties

A Colombian music producer has given new insight into the wild and debaucherous parties thrown by members of Pablo Escobar’s Medellin drug cartel. Jairo Martinez told Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV that he attended parties thrown by the infamous drug kingpin as well as his chief lieutenant Carlos Lehder. The entertainer said he was in good company at a lot of ...

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