Throughout Ayelet Shaked’s rise from the “political desert” to a member of the new Israeli cabinet, her political opponents have belittled her good looks.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine.
NATO’s secretary general warned on Wednesday that Russia’s nuclear saber rattling threatens to further destabilize Europe.
Jens Stoltenberg said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that the Russian government’s recent rhetoric and its operations involving its nuclear forces were “deeply troubling.” While the Kremlin has continued to support separatists in eastern Ukraine, it has also claimed the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe and has escalated flights of its nuclear-capable bombers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers’ personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute, saying the United States would be the principle security power in the region for decades to come.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military mistakenly sent at least one live anthrax sample to a private laboratory in Maryland and possibly sent others to eight other states, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
Hamas is guilty of carrying out war crimes in the Gaza Strip during last summer’s war with Israel, according to the human rights group Amnesty International.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A veteran U.S. journalist and author said on Wednesday President Tayyip Erdogan had blocked his honorary citizenship and declared him an enemy of the state, as the Turkish leader’s war on critical media intensifies ahead of a June election.