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Almost the entire EU has signed up to a major joint military plan

“The hold-out countries were Malta, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, and also the United Kingdom, which is leaving the bloc in 2019 and has long opposed EU defence cooperation” writes Kieran Corcoran for businessinsider.com. A large majority of EU nations have signed up to a defence co-operation pact which moves the bloc closer to having its own military capability. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Nordic countries are boosting their defense cooperation out of concern about Russian military activity

“HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nordic countries agreed on Monday to step up defense cooperation and exchange more air surveillance information because they are worried about Russia’s increasing military activity” reports businessinsider.com. The countries have increased defense spending and cooperation with each other and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Deontay Wilder ‘declares war’ on Anthony Joshua after demolishing Bermane Stiverne in title defence

“Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has thrown down the gauntlet to Anthony Joshua after devastating Bermane Stiverne in a mandatory defence of his title” writes Alan Tyers for telegraph.co.uk. After knocking his opponent out in a brutal first round at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, the US boxer called out to his British rival: “I declare war on you. His sixth title defence, Wilder now has 39 undefeated fights and 38 KOs to his name and wants to unite the heavyweight titles. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Gordon Brown admits Iraq War was not “justified” 

“Gordon Brown admits the war with Iraq was “not justified” and claims the US “misled” the UK over Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction” writes Nicola Harley for telegraph.co.uk. “Commissioned by Rumsfeld to identify gaps in the US intelligence picture, it is now clear how forcibly this report challenged the official view.The former prime minister, who was chancellor when the decision to go to war in 2003 was made, has revealed top-secret US intelligence casting serious doubt over the dictator’s destructive capabilities was not shared with Britain. “Given that Iraq…

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The ‘inappropriate sexual remarks’ to Leadsom that prompted Fallon’s exit

“On Wednesday after admitting that his behaviour had “fallen below the high standards required” as a defence secretary, he announced his resignation” writes Joe Watts for independent.co.uk. As well as the ‘hands’ comment to Leadsom, he is accused of making comments of a sexual nature about  other MPs on the committee and members of the public who attended hearings.Tory former defence minister Anna Soubry said: “It does rather look like he picked himself a plum job.”.  Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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USA, Russia send nuclear bombers as tensions soar…

“The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US defence secretary Jim Mattis warned at the weekend” writes Sam Webb for thesun.co.uk. Speaking in Seoul alongside South Korean defence minister Song Young-moo, he warned: “North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbours and the world.”. President Donald Trump sent a nuclear capable B-2 stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on a long-range mission to the Pacific this weekend.The North says it needs nuclear weapons to counter US efforts to strangle its…

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NKorea conducts mass-evacuation drills…

“North Korea has been conducting rare mass evacuation and black out drills throughout the country in preparation for war, it emerged this weekend” writes Nicola Smith for telegraph.co.uk. The revelation comes during a time of heightening tensions between the hermit state and the US after a series of nuclear and missile tests, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking mainland America. The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday during a trip to the South Korean capital,…

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North Korea conducts mass-evacuation drills as threat of war heightens

“North Korea has been conducting rare mass evacuation and black out drills throughout the country in preparation for war, it emerged this weekend” writes Nicola Smith for telegraph.co.uk. The revelation comes during a time of heightening tensions between the hermit state and the US after a series of nuclear and missile tests, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking mainland America. The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday during a trip to the South Korean capital,…

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Threat Of North Korea Nuclear Attack ‘Accelerating’, US Warns

“The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. But the US-Korean alliance had the ability to respond, even in the event of a nuclear attack from the North, Song added.The CIA has said North Korea could be only months away from developing the ability to hit the United States with nuclear weapons, a scenario Trump has vowed to prevent.Mattis’s South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Song Young-moo, dismissed the idea of deploying tactical nuclear weapons to…

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Warning of ‘massive response’

“The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.co.uk. But the US-Korean alliance had the ability to respond, even in the event of a nuclear attack from the North, Song added.The CIA has said North Korea could be only months away from developing the ability to hit the United States with nuclear weapons, a scenario Trump has vowed to prevent.Mattis’s South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Song Young-moo, dismissed the idea of deploying tactical nuclear weapons to…

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