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Photo: Medvedev Threatens Berlin, London and Washington with Nuclear Retaliation if Russia is to Return to 1991 Borders Medvedev Threatens Berlin, London and Washington with Nuclear Retaliation if Russia is to Return to 1991 Borders
Ukrainska Pravda - Sun Feb 18, 2024
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federations Security Council, has threatened the United States and Europe with nuclear war if Russia is returned to its recognised borders from 1991. More»

Photo: Russia Strikes Ukraine's Big Cities, Bears Down on Mariupol Russia Strikes Ukraine's Big Cities, Bears Down on Mariupol
Associated Press - Sun Apr 17, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces renewed missile strikes on Kyiv and intensified shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraines second-largest city, in an apparent strategy to hobble Ukraines defenses in preparation for what is expected to be a full-scale Russian assault in the east. More»

Photo: Russia Warns of Nuclear, Hypersonic Deployment if Sweden and Finland Join NATO Russia Warns of Nuclear, Hypersonic Deployment if Sweden and Finland Join NATO
Reuters - Thu Apr 14, 2022
One of Russian President Vladimir Putins closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if Sweden and Finland joined the US-led military alliance then Russia would deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in an exclave in the heart of Europe. More»

Photo: China Makes Delivery of Missiles to Serbia China Makes Delivery of Missiles to Serbia
Associated Press - Sun Apr 10, 2022
BELGRADE, Serbia — Russian ally Serbia took the delivery of a sophisticated Chinese anti-aircraft system in a veiled operation this weekend, amid Western concerns that an arms buildup in the Balkans at the time of the war in Ukraine could threaten the fragile peace in the region. More»

Photo: China Accused of Hacking Ukraine Days Before Russian Invasion China Accused of Hacking Ukraine Days Before Russian Invasion
The Times - Thu Apr 7, 2022
China staged a huge cyberattack on Ukraine’s military and nuclear facilities in the build-up to Russia’s invasion, according to intelligence memos obtained by The Times. More»

Photo: Russian Troops Suffer ‘Acute Radiation Sickness’ After Digging Chernobyl Trenches Russian Troops Suffer ‘Acute Radiation Sickness’ After Digging Chernobyl Trenches
Daily Beast - Thu Mar 31, 2022
Several hundred Russian soldiers were forced to hastily withdraw from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine after suffering “acute radiation sickness” from contaminated soil, according to Ukrainian officials. More»

Photo: Russian Troops Disturbed Radioactive Dust in "Suicidal" Move Russian Troops Disturbed Radioactive Dust in "Suicidal" Move
Reuters - Tue Mar 29, 2022
Russian soldiers who seized the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster drove their armoured vehicles without radiation protection through a highly toxic zone called the "Red Forest", kicking up clouds of radioactive dust, workers at the site said. More»

Photo: Abramovich, Ukrainian Peace Negotiators Hit by Suspected Poisoning Abramovich, Ukrainian Peace Negotiators Hit by Suspected Poisoning
Reuters - Thu Mar 24, 2022
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning earlier this month after a meeting in Kyiv, the Wall Street Journal and the investigative outlet Bellingcat reported. More»

Photo: Russia Warns the US of "big nuclear explosion" in Threat Russia Warns the US of "big nuclear explosion" in Threat
Reuters - Wed Mar 23, 2022
LONDON, England - One of President Vladimir Putins closest allies warned the United States on Wednesday that the world could spiral towards a nuclear dystopia if Washington pressed on with what the Kremlin casts as a long-term plot to destroy Russia. More»

Photo: 7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan 7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan
Associated Press - Wed Mar 16, 2022
TOKYO — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness. More»

Photo: Russian Rocket Attack Destroys Maternity Hospital in Mariupol Leaving Children Buried Under Rubble Russian Rocket Attack Destroys Maternity Hospital in Mariupol Leaving Children Buried Under Rubble
Daily Mail - Wed Mar 9, 2022
A maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been decimated in a direct hit by Russian rockets leaving children buried in the rubble, President Zelensky has said, in what he described as an atrocity and the ultimate proof of genocide against Ukrainians. More»

Photo: Ukraine Says the Chernobyl Nuclear Site Has Lost Power Ukraine Says the Chernobyl Nuclear Site Has Lost Power
NPR - Wed Mar 9, 2022
The Chernobyl nuclear site has lost power, according to a Facebook post by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine. More»

Photo: Espionage - Russian-American Charged with Acting as Illegal Russian Agent in the US Espionage - Russian-American Charged with Acting as Illegal Russian Agent in the US
CNN - Wed Mar 9, 2022
A dual Russian-American citizen has been charged with acting as a spy in the US, according to court filings that say she ran organizations that "sought to spread Russian propaganda". More»

Photo: Radiation Disaster - Europe's biggest nuclear power plant ON FIRE after being attacked by Russian tanks Radiation Disaster - Europe's biggest nuclear power plant ON FIRE after being attacked by Russian tanks
Daily Mail - Thu Mar 3, 2022
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, was on fire in the early hours of Friday morning after an attack by Russian troops, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar said. More»

Photo: Russia Threatens ‘Nuclear’ World War Russia Threatens ‘Nuclear’ World War
Daily Beast - Wed Mar 2, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that a third world war would be “nuclear” and “destructive,” essentially warning NATO not to intervene militarily in Ukraine, a day after peace talks failed to temper the bloodshed and as Russian paratroopers descended on the city of Kharkiv, the second largest city in the nation and the epicenter of fierce fighting. More»

Photo: Putin Puts Nuclear Forces on High Alert Putin Puts Nuclear Forces on High Alert
Associated Press - Sun Feb 27, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine — In a dramatic escalation of East-West tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces put on high alert Sunday in response to what he called “aggressive statements” by leading NATO powers. More»

Photo: Chernobyl: Radiation spike at nuclear plant seized by Russian forces Chernobyl: Radiation spike at nuclear plant seized by Russian forces
BBC - Fri Feb 25, 2022
A radiation spike has been recorded near Chernobyls nuclear power plant which has been seized by Russian forces, monitoring data shows. More»

Photo: Fighting Breaks Out Near Chernobyl, Leading to Fears of Nuclear Contamination Over Europe Fighting Breaks Out Near Chernobyl, Leading to Fears of Nuclear Contamination Over Europe
Yahoo News - Thu Feb 24, 2022
Russian troops have pushed into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone — "one of the most radioactive places on Earth" — with shelling reportedly threatening buried nuclear waste storage sites, The Kyiv Independent reports based on comments by Anton Herashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. More»

Photo: New Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Amid Russia's Military Operation New Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Amid Russia's Military Operation
The Hacker News - Thu Feb 24, 2022
Cybersecurity firms ESET and Broadcoms Symantec said they discovered a new data wiper malware used in fresh attacks against hundreds of machines in Ukraine, as Russian forces formally launched a full-scale military operation against the country. More»

Photo: Putin Has Launched ‘Full-Scale Invasion’ Putin Has Launched ‘Full-Scale Invasion’
Daily Mail - Wed Feb 23, 2022
Vladimir Putin has ordered an invasion of Ukraine, describing it as a special military operation and saying he wants to demilitarize, not occupy, the country. More»

Photo: Russia Has Amassed up to 190,000 Troops on Ukraine Borders Russia Has Amassed up to 190,000 Troops on Ukraine Borders
The Guardian - Sat Feb 19, 2022
Russia has amassed up to 190,000 troops on the borders with Ukraine, the US warned on Friday, claiming it was “the biggest mobilisation of troops since the second world war” and an increase of more than 90,000 in less than a month. More»

Photo: Irish Fishermen Plan Showdown With Russian Navy Irish Fishermen Plan Showdown With Russian Navy
Daily Beast - Wed Jan 26, 2022
A group of Irish fishermen plan to take a stand against the Russian Navy and disrupt their upcoming military exercises off the coast of Cork next month. More»

Photo: Two Men Take Corpse into Irish Post Office to Claim Dead Man’s Pension Two Men Take Corpse into Irish Post Office to Claim Dead Man’s Pension
The Guardian - Sat Jan 22, 2022
Gardaí have launched an investigation after two men carried a dead body into an Irish post office in an apparent attempt to claim his pension. More»

Photo: 90 Tons of US Military Aid Arrives in Ukraine as Border Tensions with Russia Rise 90 Tons of US Military Aid Arrives in Ukraine as Border Tensions with Russia Rise
NPR - Sat Jan 22, 2022
Continued tensions between Ukraine and Russia have led to the US providing 90 tons of military aid that arrived in Ukraine, as roughly 100,000 Russian troops remain stationed along the border. More»

Photo: Flights Briefly Grounded at Sacramento, San Francisco and Other Western Airports on Monday Flights Briefly Grounded at Sacramento, San Francisco and Other Western Airports on Monday
KCRA-TV - Tue Jan 11, 2022
SACRAMENTO, California — Flights were briefly grounded at Sacramento International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and others in the western United States on Monday. More»

Photo: Turkmenistan's leader wants 'Gates of Hell' fire put out Turkmenistan's leader wants 'Gates of Hell' fire put out
Associated Press - Sat Jan 8, 2022
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The president of Turkmenistan is calling for an end to one of the country’s most notable but infernal sights — the blazing natural gas crater widely referred to as the “Gates of Hell”. More»

Photo: North Korean Man Who Smuggled 'Squid Game' Into The Country is to be Executed by Firing Squad North Korean Man Who Smuggled 'Squid Game' Into The Country is to be Executed by Firing Squad
Business Insider - Thu Nov 25, 2021
North Korea appears to have come down hard on people who distribute or watch Netflixs hit show "Squid Game. More»

Photo: Liverpool Women's Hospital explosion: Terror threat level raised to 'severe' Liverpool Women's Hospital explosion: Terror threat level raised to 'severe'
BBC - Mon Nov 15, 2021
LIVERPOOL - Taxi driver David Perry survived the blast but his passenger was killed when a homemade bomb exploded shortly before 11:00 GMT on Remembrance Sunday. More»

Photo: Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital
BBC - Sun Nov 14, 2021
Three men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act after a man was killed in a car explosion outside Liverpool Womens Hospital. More»

Photo: Emergency services on scene after trains collide near Salisbury Emergency services on scene after trains collide near Salisbury
The Guardian - Sun Oct 31, 2021
Emergency services have scrambled to respond to a collision of two trains near Salisbury on Sunday night, in a critical incident that left one train carriage derailed. More»

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