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Future Weapons of War: Navy Wants Anti-Drone Laser Trucks

Amid growing concerns about enemy drones and terrorism, the US Navy has developed laser weapons for vehicles on the ground.

Apocalyptic Blackout: Storm Turns Day Into Night in Belarusian City

Residents of the small Belarusian town of Soligorsk witnessed a terrifying sight.

Italian Navy Captures Fishing Boat Seized by Armed Men off Libya

The Italian Navy has taken control of a Sicilian fishing boat seized earlier on Friday by armed men in Libyan territorial waters, the Navy said in a written statement.

Super Cute New-Born Jaguar Cubs in St. Petersburg Zoo

Two adorable jaguar cubs were born at the St. Petersburg zoo on April 11.

Putin Urges to Localize Weapons Production in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the weapons production must be localized in Russia to reduce dependency on external suppliers.

Ex-French PM Explains Why IMF is Paralyzed, Lauds China-Led World Bank

Many global financial institutions, in particular the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are paralyzed due to inadequate regulation and an excessive number of members, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Friday.

'Dire Situation': 1,000 UK Soldiers in Mental Care Because of Malaria Drug

The British military has been accused of putting its own soldiers' mental health at risk, with new statistics revealing that close to one thousand servicemen and women have sought psychiatric treatment after taking a controversial anti-malaria drug, which has been banned by many other countries.

Europeans Sympathize With Russia, Boil Over US – Austrian Media

Ordinary Europeans sympathize with Russia, despite constant criticism from European politicians and anti-Russian propaganda in major Western media.

Muscovites Mourn Slain Ukrainian Journalist

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ukrainian embassy in downtown Moscow on Friday to pay tribute to Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzina who was assassinated in Kiev on Thursday.

Argentina to Continue Purchasing Russian Mi-171 to Fly to Antarctica

Argentina has repeatedly spoken in favor of a new contract for the supply of Russian helicopters.

Greek Pension System at Root of Bailout Woes

The Greek pension system - which has come in for severe criticism since its initial $119 billion bailout package in 2010 with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank - is one of the major reasons for the country's current dilemma.

Rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Sevastopol

Rehearsals for the May 9 Victory Day parades kicked off in two Hero Cities in Crimea – in Kerch and Sevastopol. The first ground rehearsal for the Sevastopol parade was held at a military airfield of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. On May 9, these military vehicles will ride through the city streets.

West-Russia Sanctions Row Escalates Tensions in Europe - Dutch Senator

Anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the West amid the Ukraine standoff, as well as Moscow’s retaliatory measures, fan the flames and lead to more tensions in Europe, a Dutch senator told Sputnik on Friday.

US Journalists Committee Urges to Speed Up Investigation of Buzina's Murder

The New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists urged the Ukrainian authorities on Friday to speed up the investigation into the murder in Kiev of Oles Buzina, former editor of the independent news website Segodnya.

OSCE Representative Urges Governments to Ensure Privacy Amid Surveillance

Governments should not neglect the importance of judicial oversight in the implementation of surveillance programs, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic said Friday at the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015.

EU Condemns Murders of Ukraine Journalists, Ex-Lawmaker

Two journalists and a former lawmaker, all in opposition to the current Ukrainian government, were killed this week.

Iceland for Snowden Where NSA Whistleblower Could Get Citizenship?

Edward Snowden, famous for leaking classified information about the US government and former NSA contractor, could be looking to Iceland for citizenship status.

Kiev Needs Security Guarantees From NATO

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klymkin said security guarantees from NATO were absolutely critical for Kiev.

SSJ-100 Planes Up for Consideration for New Nicaraguan Airline – Company

An operating fleet of five Sukhoi SuperJet-100 passenger planes in Nicaragua is being discussed at the moment.

European Journalists Call for More Protection After Ukraine Murder

Journalists across Europe are calling on governments to give them more protection in an increasingly dangerous environment following the latest death of a reporter gunned down in Kiev on April 16.

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