VLADIMIR Putin has boasted Russia is miles ahead in the race to develop the world's deadliest army. The Russian leader has spearheaded a rearmament programme to ensure his military leaders now have the most advanced weapons systems on the planet. It's been reported Russia officially spent around £33BILLION on its military in 2017, but some experts believe the actual figure could be a lot higher. The news sparked calls for the UK to increase its own military spending - to meet the multiple new threats posed by Russia, North Korea and terror groups. Some of Putin's new weapons, to enter service between 2018 and 2027, surpass even the future weapons systems used by tested by Nato nations. Here are the six weapons Yury Borisov, Russia's deputy prime minister, claims are real game changers. T-14 Armata tank The T-14 is Russia’s next-generation battle tank and it can reportedly out-blast its American rivals in a heartbeat. The Armata’s main gun can reportedly fire … [Read more...] about Russia building ‘unrivalled’ next generation of futuristic weapons to outgun the West…including robotic tanks, stealth fighters and deadly nuke missiles
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DEAL making Donald Trump has trumpeted his agreement with Kim Jong-un as paving the way for “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”. But some observers doubt ultra-secretive North Korea will be prepared to allow Americans to take away the nuclear weapons which have propelled the basketcase country onto the world stage. If North Korea complies with the bilateral agreement it signed at the Singapore summit, Washington would be the only nation involved in disarming Kim - simply because the deal is with them and them only. The US would then dispose of the weapons itself to make sure the job is done. And to avoid Kim's engineers accidentally detonating them. Trump’s hawkish national security adviser John Bolt says he wants this done at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee where America’s old nukes are decomisioned. In any event, US nuclear experts would have to enter North Korea and physically remove the nukes and ship them there via … [Read more...] about How will Kim Jong-un destroy his nukes… and will the world really know for sure?
By Washington Post June 12, 2018 at 9:30 am By David Nakamura,Philip Rucker,Anna Fifield and Anne Gearan, (c) 2018, The Washington Post SINGAPORE – President Donald Trump said he had “developed a very special bond” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit here Tuesday, and proclaimed the start of a new era that could break a cycle of nuclear brinkmanship and stave off a military confrontation. “Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war,” Trump said at a news conference in Singapore following more than four hours of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said Kim “reaffirmed” his commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and also agreed to destroy a missile site in the country. “We’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations,” he said. Trump sounded triumphant following his meeting with Kim, expressing confidence the North Korean leader was … [Read more...] about Trump-Kim summit: Trump says US will end its ‘war games’ with South Korea
In hosting the World Cup, Putin is hoping to replicate the success of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. Here, the Russian president plays soccer with Infantino. ALEXEI DRUZHININ/TASS/GETTY World Vladimir Putin kept a watchful eye on a black-and-white soccer ball as it soared toward him through a spacious Kremlin office, before he deftly bumped it back with his head. On the other side of the room, Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, waited for the return pass. When it came, he flicked the ball up, juggling it from foot to foot before kicking it back to the Russian president. The two men, both dressed in suits and ties, were taking part in a promotional video for this summer’s World Cup, which Russia will host for the first time.In May, just weeks after the filming of the video, Putin and Infantino met again, this time in Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coastline, where they inspected the Fisht Olympic Stadium. The … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Will ISIS and Other Enemies Spoil Games for Putin’s Russia?
By Megan Cassidy Published 1:42 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District / Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A major fire in Concord destroyed an apartment building that was under construction in the early hours of April 24, 2018. On Wednesday, investigators announced that the fire was caused by arson. A major fire in Concord destroyed an apartment building that was under construction in the early hours of April 24, 2018. On Wednesday, investigators announced that the fire was caused by arson. Photo: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District / Arson ruled as cause of massive fire that destroyed Concord development 1 / 1 Back to Gallery An early morning fire that decimated a five-story residential complex under construction in Concord last month — forcing the … [Read more...] about Arson ruled as cause of massive fire that destroyed Concord development