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Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an "existential threat" to the US

AP During the early months of the Trump administration, Russia reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis of its willingness to use nuclear weapons under certain conditions. It's not clear in what context the w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

Why Trump’s Sidelining Pact on Nukes Aimed at Europe

A landmark Cold War-era weapons treaty between the U.S. and Russia is on the verge of collapse. The U.S. said it was pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and the Kremlin quickly followed suit. The 1987 agreement banned a.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 4th, 2019

NATO Chief Warns Russia Has Developed Weapons That "Lower Threshold" for Nuclear War

“We want to send a clear message to any potential adversaries that NATO is there to protect all allies against any threat," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 27th, 2018

Russia Says New NATO War Plan a Threat to Europe"s Stability and Moscow"s Military Is Prepared to Respond

Tensions are rising between NATO and Russia......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 13th, 2018

Pace of Disarmament Stands as Obstacle in North Korea Talks

South Korea warned of big differences between the U.S. and North Korean positions on denuclearization, highlighting the difficulty of reaching a deal as both sides continued talks aimed at halting the threat from Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 30th, 2018

Neither Trump nor Europe Can Renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal, Russia Warns

Europe is fighting to keep the deal. Trump wants to kill it. Meanwhile, Moscow and China will likely back Tehran......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 25th, 2018

Analyzing Russia"s Nuclear Submarine Threat

Via Southfront.or.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 16th, 2019

Russia Prepares Nuclear Underwater Drone For New Sea Trials This Summer 

Russia will reportedly start at-sea factory trials of a nuclear-powered unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), also.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 13th, 2019

Exclusive: Russia"s Sechin raises pressure on Putin to end OPEC deal

Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil giant Rosneft and one of Vladimir Putin's closest allies, has written to the Russian president saying Moscow's deal with OPEC to cut oil output is a strategic threat and plays into the hands of the United States......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 8th, 2019

Sunshine and soccer helped Carlsberg return to growth in 2018

Danish brewer Carlsberg's sales rose last year for the first time in three years, helped by strength in China and the long, hot summer in Northern Europe and Russia, but it warned it expects slower growth in 2019......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 6th, 2019

Washington Resurrected The Arms Race: PCR

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The meetings in Beijing during January 30-31 between Washington, Russia, China, France and the UK apparently failed to preserve the commitment to prohibit intermediate range nuclear weapons. Wa.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 3rd, 2019

Russia to Follow U.S. in Suspending Role in Nuclear Treaty

President Vladimir Putin said his country would suspend its obligations under a Cold War-era nuclear treaty that the U.S. says it plans to withdraw from over violations by Moscow......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjFeb 3rd, 2019

In Tit-For-Tat, Russia Suspends INF Treaty; Putin Slams US "Demolishing" Global Security

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) has effectively collapsed following the US announcing Friday that it's suspending all obligations under the treaty. Predictably Moscow's response has been swift, with President Vladimir Pu.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 2nd, 2019

US Revives Cold War "Arms Race" With Russia And China After Abandoning INF Treaty

Update: As we previewed below, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US will withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty immediately, prompting threats of a Russian "response" from Moscow.  According to RT, Pompe.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 1st, 2019

We ranked the world"s nuclear arsenals — here"s why China"s came out on top

Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images Of 9 nations that control the world's 14,200 some odd nuclear weapons, Russia's bombs could most easily end all life on earth. But a nuclear arsenal can't just be judged on how deadly it .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 25th, 2019

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact Moves Closer to Collapse

Efforts to rescue a nuclear weapons treaty in place between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War are on the brink of collapse......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 17th, 2019

UK new car sales slump ahead of Brexit

British new car sales in 2018 fell at their fastest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago, hit by the collapse in demand for diesel, as the industry body warned of the existential threat to the sector posed by Brexit. Ciara Lee reports.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 7th, 2019

Germany To Trump: Don"t Even Think About Stationing Nuclear Missiles In Europe After INF Withdrawal

Washington's decision to drop out of the INF has fueled speculation about the return of a full-blown, Cold-War style nuclear arms race, as Russia has reflexively threatened to build up .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 26th, 2018

Europe Faces Continuing Terror Threat, While Concerns in U.S. Ebb

U.S. allies in Europe face a continuing “significant threat” of terrorist attacks even as terrorism takes a back seat in U.S. security planning that increasingly focuses on China and Russia, according to a report......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 21st, 2018

Czech cyber watchdog calls Huawei, ZTE products a security threat

The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE , saying they posed a security threat......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 17th, 2018

Europe"s Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments

The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 12th, 2018