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    Hitler created the largest gun ever, and it was a total disaster
    Feb24

    Hitler created the largest gun ever, and it was a total disaster

    Screen grabEager to invade France, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler demanded a new weapon that could easily pierce the concrete fortifications of the French Maginot Line — the only major physical barrier standing between him and the rest of Western Europe. In 1941, the year after France fell, German steelmaker and arms manufacturer Friedrich Krupp A.G....

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; fight’s not over, says Poroshenko
    Feb24

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; fight’s not over, says Poroshenko

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded when 84 shots were fired near Donetsk in the eastern part of the country, according to the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia
    Feb24

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia

    Tom Holcombe Security, Asia Putin and Abe have revived relations between their two countries. It’s been more than seventy years since World War II ended but there is still no peace treaty between Japan and Russia. Is this about to change? This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Joint Declaration by Japan and the then Soviet...

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; The fight’s not over, says Poroshenko
    Feb24

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; The fight’s not over, says Poroshenko

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded when 84 shots were fired near Donetsk in the eastern part of the country, according to the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: United Press...

    The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China
    Feb24

    The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China

    Evan Vucci/AP PhotoLittle noticed amid the daily news bulletins about the Islamic State and Syria, the Pentagon has begun a push for exotic new weapons that can deter Russia and China. Pentagon officials have started talking openly about using the latest tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create robot weapons,...

    Antonov transports to be built in Saudi Arabia
    Feb24

    Antonov transports to be built in Saudi Arabia

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Antonov, the Ukrainian aircraft manufacture, is to open a facility in Saudi Arabia with Taqnia Aeronautics and produce AN-132 multi-purpose transport planes. …read more Source: United Press...

    REPORT: French special forces are waging a ‘secret war’ against ISIS in Libya
    Feb24

    REPORT: French special forces are waging a ‘secret war’ against ISIS in Libya

    Thomson ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – French special forces and intelligence commandos are engaged in covert operations against Islamic State militants in Libya in conjunction with the United States and Britain, the French newspaper Le Monde reported on Wednesday. It said President Francois Hollande had authorized “unofficial military...

    Russia Gives a Gift of 10,000 Automatic Rifles to Afghanistan
    Feb24

    Russia Gives a Gift of 10,000 Automatic Rifles to Afghanistan

    Afghan officials took delivery of 10,000 automatic rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition as a gift from Russia on Wednesday, another sign of deepening involvement by Moscow in the war-torn country. Dependent almost entirely on foreign aid, Afghan security forces are struggling to secure the country amid a rising insurgency. As the NATO-led...

    Ukrainian Forces Report Surge in Pro-Russian Rebel Shelling
    Feb24

    Ukrainian Forces Report Surge in Pro-Russian Rebel Shelling

    Ukraine’s forces stationed in the east have reported shelling from pro-Russian rebels, in a massive surge in ceasefire violations since Tuesday morning. The Anti-Terrorist Operations command (ATO), the press center for forces stationed in the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk regions, reported on Wednesday morning that over the last day it had...

    Turkey’s president says Russia continues to violate Turkish airspace
    Feb24

    Turkey’s president says Russia continues to violate Turkish airspace

    Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Russia of continuing to violate Turkish airspace, three months after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. Erdogan, who was speaking to a group of local officials in Ankara in a speech broadcast live, also said the Syrian...