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Russian spy plane enters Estonia airspace, triggers NATO alert

Russian spy plane enters Estonia airspace, triggers NATO alert

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Estonia, a NATO member state, is demanding an explanation from Moscow over an incident last week involving a Russian intelligence-gathering aircraft. The plane flew unannounced into Estonian airspace, provoking an emergency scramble by the NATO defense system. NATO confirmed that its F-16s were dispatched after detecting the Russian […]

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial waters. On Oct. 17, the Swedish military launched a massive search for a mysterious foreign submarine in its territorial waters. The reports led to speculation that the uninvited submarine belonged to Russia and […]

SIPRI: China is a world leader in both arms purchases and exports

SIPRI: China is a world leader in both arms purchases and exports

[s2If !current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] China has surpassed France to become the 4th largest arms exporter in the world, after the United States, Russia and Germany. A new report on international arms trade by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute [SIPRI] was released on March 17. Read MORE YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO READ FULL ARTICLE LOGIN OR CREATE […]

Japan to return 700 lbs of enriched uranium and fissile plutonium

[s2If !current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] A U.S. – Japan joint statement issued March 24 announced that Japan would return all the enriched uranium and plutonium totaling about 700 lbs to the United States which provided Japan these nuclear materials for research during the Cold War. These nuclear materials have been stored at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency or […]

Unidentified forces kill Ukrainian nationalist Moscow called terrorist

Unidentified forces kill Ukrainian nationalist Moscow called terrorist

[s2If !current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] Olexander Muzychko, the leader of a right-wing nationalist political group in Ukraine, was gunned down on March 24 in the western Ukrainian city of Rivne. Mr. Muzychko was best known in and outside Ukraine as an extreme nationalist with an anti-Russian penchant. Moscow tried to blame him as a symbol of what went […]