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A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — In the days before his death in a mine explosion in Russia’s coal-rich Kuzbass region, Boris Piyalkin lamented that the safety standards in his workplace were inadequate. “He sat and cried, and was just scared,” said......

Italy and Portugal drawn together in WC playoffs

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Either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal will miss out on the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same playoff path in Friday’s draw. It means either Ronaldo and the 2016 European champions or four-time World Cup winners Italy will miss out on the tournament next year.......

Berlin’s new leadership could mean NATO spending rises and U.S. missiles stay in Germany

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launching system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow training center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s new......

How Far Would Biden Go to Defend Ukraine Against Russia?

New York Times
Russia has not explicitly threatened to invade Ukraine, but it has complained of alleged provocations from the Ukrainian side of their shared border. Mr. Putin has supported a pro-Russian separatist insurgency in the former Soviet republic’s east since 2014, when a popular revolution ousted Ukraine’s Putin-backed president. Russia annexed Ukraine’s......

U.S. blacklists dozens of Chinese tech firms citing national security concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China November 16, 2021. Aly Song | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Biden administration added a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, citing national security as well......

Trying to Blur Memories of the Gulag, Russia Targets a Rights Group

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — In the days after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the upheaval and uncertainty that gripped Russia were accompanied by a liberating climate of openness, in which free expression, historical examination and political dissent could flourish.......

John Bolton says U.S. should consider ousting Belarus’ Lukashenko from office to ‘a nice villa on the Riviera’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. should consider finding Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a route out of power to prevent Russia from trying to reclaim the former Soviet republic, according to John Bolton, former national security advisor to Donald Trump. One option that should......

The world is worried Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin back in 2011. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images President Vladimir Putin is being watched closely by experts and officials who fear that Russia might be planning a military escalation with its neighbor Ukraine.......

Defense Intelligence Agency Director Scott Berrier on evolving global threats from China, Russia and more –

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In this episode of “Intelligence Matters,” host Michael Morell speaks with Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), about the agency’s mission, its workforce, and about the top strategic threats its analysts are tracking today.......

Russia Acknowledges Antisatellite Missile Test That Created a Mess in Space

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Russia’s military acknowledged on Tuesday that it had conducted a test of an antisatellite weapon that obliterated a target in orbit, sending a vast cloud of debris zipping around Earth and forcing astronauts on the International......

U.S. sanctions will still have an impact despite the rise of crypto, Treasury’s Adeyemo says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said that the dollar will continue to be the world’s dominant currency......

China establishes space weather centre with Russia – national weather service

Reuters
SHANGHAI, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China and Russia have established a space weather centre in Beijing as part of worldwide efforts to improve global space weather centre systems, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said on Wednesday. The China-Russia Consortium (CRC) space weather centre will be operated by the CMA, China’s......

Russia calls U.S. ‘hypocritical’ for condemning anti-satellite weapons test

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The view from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour of the International Space Station, as well as the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience, as the capsule approached to dock on April 24, 2021. NASA TV The Russian military destroyed a defunct......

Armenia asks Russia for help after border clash with Azerbaijan

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Azeri service members take part in a procession marking the anniversary of the end of the 2020 military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh breakaway region, involving Azerbaijan’s troops against ethnic Armenian forces, in Baku, Azerbaijan, November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov MOSCOW, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Armenia on Tuesday asked Russia to help......

ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Seven astronauts on board the International Space Station, including two Russians, have taken shelter after a Russian weapons test blew up the country’s own......

NATO warns Russia over Ukraine military build-up

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Workers unload a shipment of ammunition delivered as part of the United States of America’s security assistance to Ukraine, at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine November 14, 2021. Picture taken November 14, 2021. Press service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS, Nov 15 (Reuters) –......

As UAE waits for U.S. F-35s, Russia pitches new warplane in Dubai

Reuters
DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russia showed off a prototype of its new fifth-generation warplane at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as the United Arab Emirates’ deal to buy American F-35 fighter jets makes slow progress. It was the first time the Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate, unveiled in July, had been......

Ukraine says Russia has nearly 100,000 troops near its border

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news briefing following the Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv, Ukraine October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko KYIV, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said there are nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers near Ukraine’s border and that Western countries had shared information about active Russian......

France warns Russia over Ukraine, Moscow denies weighing attack

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Diplomats say U.S. shared details of Russian military activities Russia dismisses suggestions it may attack Ukraine French and Russian ministers met in Paris for crisis talks MOSCOW/PARIS, Nov 12 (Reuters) – France on Friday warned Russia against harming Ukraine’s territorial integrity, after the United States shared with European allies its......

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