• Russia denies 'blocking' UNSC statement on N. Korea missile test, condemns leak & misinterpretation

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    Mumbai: Reports of Moscow "blocking" the US-drafted condemnation of the recent North Korean missile launch are false, Russia's United Nations mission has clarified in a statement, while condemning the leak and media misinterpretation of internal UN conversations. The claim that Russia allegedly "blocked" the draft Security Council statement was reported earlier on Thursday by Reuters, which cited unnamed diplomats who leaked an internal email conversation between Russian representatives to the UN and their "Security Council colleagues." "The rationale is that based on our (Ministry of Defense's)...Read More


  • This Sub Could Attack North Korea

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    New Delhi: The USS Michigan and its 154 Tomahawk missiles—plus a mini-sub for transporting Navy SEAL commando teams ashore—just pulled into a South Korean port, and the Navy wants the world to know. The U.S. Navy has deployed one of its most powerful submarines to South Korea in a naked display of military might. The USS Michigan's arrival significantly escalates the Trump administration's confrontation with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear-weapons program. Michigan pulled into Busan, a large port city in southern South Korea, on Tuesday for what the Navy described as "a routine visit during a re...Read More


  • US successfully tests new nuclear gravity bomb

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    New Delhi: As the world's attention was on the first combat use of the conventional "Mother Of All Bombs," the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful field test of the modernized gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada. The NNSA and the US Air Force completed the first qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, the agency announced on Thursday. The test was intended to evaluate the weapon's "non-nuclear functions" and the capability of the F-16 fighter to successfully deploy the bomb. An F-16 fighter from Nellis...Read More


  • US says nearly 800 ISIS members on ground when GBU-43/B dropped

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    New Delhi: The United States on Thursday dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan — a strike President Trump hailed as "very, very successful." The 21,600-pound, 30-foot-long Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — nicknamed MOAB and "the Mother of All Bombs" — was so big, it had to be pushed out the rear door of an MC-130 cargo plane, military brass said. It was the first time the bomb — which packs a punch equivalent to 11 tons of TNT and was created in 2003 for possible use in the Iraq war — was employed on the battlefield. The target was a tunn...Read More


  • In Abrupt Shift, Trump Warms to China and NATO, Sours on Russia

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    WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues from the U.S. relationship with Russia and China to the value of the NATO alliance. Trump, who ran for the White House on a pledge to shake up the status quo in Washington, repeatedly lashed out at China during the campaign, accusing Beijing of being a "grand champion" of currency manipulation. Candidate Trump also dismissed the NATO military alliance as obsolete and said he hoped to build warmer ties with Russia. But at a White Hou...Read More