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Need better tech & more infowars: NATO fears lack of air superiority against ‘peer adversary’

Facing the prospect of fighting someone who might fight back, NATO has adopted a new air power strategy, short on specifics but long on calls for better technology, cyber and information warfare. The document, published on Tuesday, calls joint air power (JAP) a “key instrument in achieving NATO’s three core tasks and other political objectives.” It is the first such ...

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US sailors lack basic ship handling skills – Navy report

Almost 85 percent of junior officers in the US Navy lack basic seamanship and ship handling skills, according to a new report. Twice last year, this lack of skills led to fatal accidents at sea. A three-month internal review conducted by the Surface Warfare Officer School selected junior officers in the fleet at random and subjected them to tests on ...

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Afghans question US worth in Taliban fight as Pentagon watchdog admits ‘lack of progress’

Despite committing additional resources to Afghanistan, US troops and local security forces have made little inroads against the Taliban. Some Afghan lawmakers are questioning whether the country needs US assistance at all. Read more A report to Congress prepared by the Pentagon’s inspector general challenges an earlier assessment of the US military that the latest increase of support to the ...

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‘Lack of learning skills:’ More than half of migrants fail German language test – state agency

Every second migrant attending integration courses in Germany fails to reach the expected level of language proficiency at the end of their training, authorities have said. About one in ten doesn’t have a basic command of German. Out of all migrants who attended integration courses in 2017, only 48.7 percent managed to reach the required B1 or “intermediate” language proficiency ...

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Summit spoiler? US family sues Pyongyang for torturing son to death despite lack of evidence

The parents of Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea on the day the key peninsular summit, accusing the nation of torturing their son to death. Earlier medical reports said no signs of torture were found during autopsy. Otto Warmbier was arrested during a tourist trip to North Korea in December 2015 and detained in prison. His health deteriorated while in ...

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Trump slamming Russia for currency devaluation shows lack of knowledge or bias – analyst to RT

The ruble has lost nine percent of its value after Washington sanctions targeted Russian businesses. But that’s not the reason for the ruble’s depreciation, according to US President Donald Trump. “Russia and China are playing the currency devaluation game as the US keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable,” Trump tweeted on Monday. Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation ...

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‘No one wants war, but…’ Gorbachev hits out at Trump & Putin over ‘lack of diplomatic skills’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to stage direct negotiations, warning that an incidental clash between American and Russian forces could lead to open warfare. ‘Return to sanity’: Gorbachev calls for US-Russia summit amid fears of nuclear treaty collapse “I am very alarmed,” Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1991, told ...

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£10mn Rotherham sex abuse gang probe delayed due to lack of police numbers

An investigation into the abuse of vulnerable girls in Rotherham has stalled as there aren’t enough police to work the case. As many as 1,400 cases are still being investigated after 30 years of abuse in the northern English town. Senior investigating officer Paul Williamson told RT that the case is being stalled because there just aren’t enough qualified people ...

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‘I never lack motivation’ – Artem Lobov speaks on ‘decisive’ fight at UFC 223

UFC featherweight Artem Lobov says he doesn’t need any additional motivation going into his fight with Alex Caceres at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York, although he admits the bout could be decisive for both men. Last week the UFC announced that 31-year-old Dublin resident Lobov will be on the UFC 223 card in Brooklyn against American Alex Caceres. Coming ...

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