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Report: 50 Killed in Militant Attack on Egyptian Military Checkpoints

At least 50 Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a wave of coordinated attacks on army checkpoints by Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed responsibility...Show More Summary

Russian Missile Carriers Conduct Military Drill on Pacific Coast

Russian missile-carrying ships based on the Kamchatka Peninsula conducted a military drill in the Pacific Ocean, said Captain 1st rank Roman Martov, the director of the press service of the Far Eastern Military District.

Michigan DNR Considers Canceling U.P. Deer Season

Deer season in the Upper Peninsula, one of Michigan’s most cherished hunting traditions, could be canceled this year due to low deer numbers. According to the Detroit Free Press, recent severe winters have devastated the U.P. deer herd. Show More Summary

Second Shipment of S-400 Missile Systems Arrives in Kamchatka

According to Russian Pacific Fleet's press service, second of five deliveries of S-400 (SA-21 Growler) missile defense systems has arrived to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Russian Fighter Pilots Hold Air Combat Drills Over Kamchatka Peninsula

Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District’s press service said that Russian MiG-31 interceptor jet pilots have held air combat exercises over the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Arabian Sandstorm Makes Dubai Look Like Mars (PHOTOS)

4 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

An impressive sandstorm whipped across the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, sending a sea of red-hued dust across the desert and towards the major economic hubs of the Persian Gulf. The storm’s strong winds were caused by a high pressure...Show More Summary

Claim: East coast ‘Monster hurricanes’ linked to previous warm periods, current data suggests otherwise

A new press release from AGU, suggests past data shows this to be true, but Dr. Philip Klotzbach suggests this graph of current data and notes: “Florida Peninsula and East Coast has seen a downturn in major hurricanes. Only 40% as many impacts the past 50 yrs.” Monster hurricanes reached US Northeast during prehistoric periods…

Johnny Depp Hits Tokyo for 'Mortdecai' Press After Getting Support from Fiance Amber Heard at Anaheim Charity Concert!

Johnny Depp keeps it cool and casual while attending a photo call for his latest film Mortdecai at The Peninsula Tokyo on Wednesday (January 28) in Tokyo, Japan. The 51-year-old actor is in town to do press for the flick before it hits theaters in Japan on February 6th! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]

Member of al-Qaeda's Yemen branch says group directed Paris attack

A member of al-Qaeda's offshoot branch in Yemen, known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, told The Associated Press on Friday that the group directed the deadly attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Western intelligence...Show More Summary

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo massacre

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took responsibility on Friday for the attack on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A statement provided to the Associated Press said “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.” The attack, which killed 12 people, was intended to as “revenge for…

Russia bans Ukraine pork imports to Crimea

Russia has forbidden the supply of all pork products from mainland Ukraine to Crimea. The news was announced at a press conference in Simferopol, by Mykola Polyushkin, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of the peninsula Mykola Polyushkin.

Chronology of the earliest Upper Paleolithic in northern Iberia (Wood et al. 2014)

From a press release:The main conclusion -"the scene of the meeting between a Neanderthal and a Cro-magnon does not seem to have taken place on the Iberian Peninsula"- is the same as the one that has been gradually reached over the last three years by different research groups when studying key settlements in Great Britain, Italy, Germany and France. Show More Summary

Putin Signs Bills to Complete Annexation of Crimea

Crimea is officially a member of the Russia Federation. On Friday, President Vladimir Putin signed all the bills to complete the annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine. According to the Associated Press, he said it was a “remarkable...Show More Summary

Republicans Press Obama Over Crimea

Republicans on Sunday continued leveling harsh criticism at President Barack Obama over the Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

Rep. Peter King: No ‘Silver Bullet’ to Getting Putin Out of Crimea

last yearNews : Mediaite

Representative Peter King (R-NY) told Meet the Press host David Gregory that while there was no "silver bullet" to pressuring Russia out of the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. had a menu of sanctions options and military support to offer neighboring countries of Russia that could increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jon Stewart Completely Dismantles Putin's Lies About Russian Troops In Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a press conference this week during which he denied sending Russian troops to the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Jon Stewart has now cut straight through the propoganda. Putin told the journalists that he wanted to have a "conversation," and then told them to ask him the questions and be quiet. Show More Summary

Stephanopoulos Grills Kerry: Is There Any Indication Putin Is Listening to Obama At All?

last yearNews : Mediaite

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, the titular host pressed Secretary of State John Kerry for specifics as to the United States' planned responses to Russia's invasion of the Crimean peninsula, and whether President Barack Obama had the ability to execute repercussions against Russia. Show More Summary

Russian troop convoy on road to Crimea's capital

last yearNews : The Newsroom

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Associated Press journalists on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula have seen a convoy of hundreds of Russian troops heading toward the regional capital, Simferopol.

Biggest Press Fail in History?

In terms of consequences and impact, it may not rate too high. But in terms of sheer, concentrated derp, this tale from the the Daily Mining Gazette out of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, may be one of the biggest journalistic goofs in maybe forever. Show More Summary

Ukraine Calls Armed Militants Taking Over Crimean Airports an ‘Armed Invasion’

last yearNews : Mediaite

Armed militants in the ethnically Russian Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea captured two airports overnight just hours before the country’s deposed president, Viktor Yanukovich, is scheduled to hold a press conference in Russia.

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