Category Archives: Science & Tech

Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short …

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Army says new war-ready M17 pistol will change modern combat

At the beginning of this year, soldiers with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division were the first to receive the services’ new high-tech 9mm pistol engineered to give dismounted infantry a vastly increased ability to fight and close with an enemy in caves, tunnels, crawl spaces, houses and other close quarter combat scenarios.

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New U.S. sanctions over chemical weapons would be ‘illegal’: Kremlin

A Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday Russia would consider any new chemical weapons-related sanctions imposed by the United States to be illegal.

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UK Defense Minister Backs Trump Move to Exit Nuclear Pact

Britain’s defense secretary says the U.K. stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump announced he will pull out from a landmark arms control agreement with Russia.

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Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

Thursday the Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

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North Korea agrees to ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ after Trump-Kim summit

Thursday President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document stating that Pyongyang would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”— a historic concession, which was one of the requirements the U.S. sought at the summit in Singapore.

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Iran to boost uranium enrichment if nuclear deal fails

Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapses. The head of Iran’s atomic agency told reporters it was developing infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

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New Air Force weapons strategy speeds missile warning, hypersonics and F-35 technology

We are now being told that the Air Force is now massively speeding up development for hypersonic weapons, missile warning systems and F-35 upgrades as key parts of an emerging new strategy emphasizing risk taking, prototyping and experimentation early in the acquisition process.

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North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ dismantling nuclear test site ahead of Trump’s summit with Kim

Saturday, state media said that North Korea has scheduled a “ceremony” to dismantle its nuclear testing site on May 23-25 ahead of President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un next month.

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Iranian lawmakers burn US flag, yell ‘death to America’ after Trump withdraws from nuclear deal

Wednesday Iranian lawmakers shouted “Death to America!” and burned the United States flag just hours after President Trump announced he was withdrawing from the nuclear deal championed and agreed to by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

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