Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
07/26/2017 - 11:23 AM
Kushner Not Credible On Jr's Collusion E-mail
Congressman Eric Swalwell, member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner testifying before Congress in the Trump Russia investigation.
07/25/2017 - 02:52 PM
Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.
07/27/2017 - 05:40 AM
Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
07/25/2017 - 02:07 PM
Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.
07/26/2017 - 06:02 AM
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
07/26/2017 - 06:55 PM
John McCain Voted to Save the GOP Health Care Bill. Then He Bashed It
Despite voting to open debate, McCain said he won't vote for the bill in its current state
07/25/2017 - 04:00 PM
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos
A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: “This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering…” This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4— nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos “exposing McDonald's”, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald’s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. “We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,” a spokesperson said. “This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.” Extraordinary floating McDonald’s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7— Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ����♀️ pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4— هانا �� (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...�� pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi— imari✨ (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c— Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY— Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ‘never rot’ mcdonalds secret menu
07/27/2017 - 04:41 AM
Transgender Navy SEAL hero dares Trump: 'Tell me I'm not worthy to my face'
The 20-year military veteran, who became the first US Navy SEAL to come out as transgender in 2013, said a person’s gender identity made no difference to their ability to do the job. “Being transgender doesn’t affect anyone else,” she told Business Insider. Ms Beck, 51, said the President’s abrupt change in policy could negatively affect many currently or wanting to serve in the military.
07/26/2017 - 11:45 AM
Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.
07/26/2017 - 11:34 AM
Dad Abandons Daughter, 10, in Desert Without Shoes or Water: Authorities
An Arizona dad abandoned his 10-year-old daughter in the scorching desert with no shoes, authorities said.
07/26/2017 - 09:19 PM
U.S. ecommerce deliveries lift UPS quarterly profit
By Eric M. Johnson and Nick Carey SEATTLE/DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly net profit, citing a jump in ecommerce deliveries in its U.S. domestic package service, and confirmed its forecast for 2017. The world's largest package delivery company said revenue at its core U.S. domestic package service rose 8 percent to $9.7 billion. Like its main rival FedEx Corp, UPS has experienced a boom in ecommerce packages over the last decade.
07/27/2017 - 09:16 AM
Snapchat Video Shows 3 Women Driving Drunk Before Car Crash
Having no designated driver or a paid transport, the three women got into the vehicle after consuming shots of alcohol at a bar.
07/26/2017 - 01:33 AM
Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.
07/25/2017 - 10:28 PM
'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border
Surveying the rocky no-man's land on Lebanon's eastern border with Syria, Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday recalled the "difficult" battle they fought to recapture much of the terrain from militants. The Lebanese Shiite movement has waged a five-day offensive across the scraggy landscape known as Jurud Arsal to oust what it says are ex-Al-Qaeda Syrian jihadists. The group's head Hassan Nasrallah praised his fighters late Wednesday, saying they were facing "a great military victory" with the enemy holed up in a pocket of territory.
07/26/2017 - 03:43 PM
'People Took Turns Breathing.' Survivor Describes Conditions in Truck Where Migrants Died
The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.
07/25/2017 - 02:31 PM
John McCain gives stirring speech against Obamacare repeal bill – but votes for it twice in one day
John McCain voted twice in favour of pushing forward with Donald Trump’s controversial new health bill – despite telling the US Senate in an impassioned speech he “will not vote for this bill as it is today”. The senator, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, returned to Washington DC to have his say on the divisive legislation that aims to dismantle Obamacare. Mr McCain joined the 51 senators who narrowly passed the motion to proceed with the bill, the bare minimum needed to pass the motion, as 50 senators, including two Republicans, voted against it.
07/26/2017 - 03:31 AM
China bolsters defences on North Korean border amid tensions over nuclear program
China has been building up its defences along its border with North Korea, a report says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Beijing has established a new border brigade, built bunkers to protect civilians against nuclear blasts, and set up 24-hour surveillance along its frontier, the Wall Street Journal said. China has also realigned its forces in the country’s northeast, added the report, which cites Chinese military and government websites and Chinese and foreign experts. Officials in Beijing regularly call for a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue, but US president Donald Trump is growing increasingly impatient towards Kim Jong-un’s regime. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location Credit: AFP / KCNA On Monday, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters he could not answer a "hypothetical" question on what China's military would do in the event of a clash on the Korean peninsula. Lu Kang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said: "China always maintains that military options shall never be considered to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, because force will in no way settle disputes, but will only bring greater suffering, unbearable to all." Trump administration officials also recognise that a potential conflict would bring chaos to the region. Kim Jong-un watches performance celebrating ICBM launch 01:27 US Defence secretary Jim Mattis said in June that it would be “a war more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we have seen since 1953”. But North Korea raised the stakes with the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4. The US and China said on Tuesday they are making progress on a new UN resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea in response to the ICBM launch. Some observers predict the reclusive state could stage another test of military hardware on Thursday, the anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice and a public holiday in North Korea. US Ambassador: We are prepared to use "considerable military forces" on North Korea 00:37 China is undergoing a long-term modernisation of its armed forces, and has been strengthening defences on its shared border with North Korea since Pyongyang conducted its first nuclear test in 2006. China also has concerns that any potential military clash involving North Korea and the US will flood its north-eastern provinces with refugees, causing a major headache for the country's stability-obsessed rulers.
07/26/2017 - 05:58 AM
Plane Covered in Nazi Design Lands on Georgia Highway
The pilot said the Messerschmitt BF 109 design was "just for fun."
07/26/2017 - 12:57 PM
2006 Lancer Evo IX MR Sells For $138,000
That's $100,000 over its original MSRP.
07/26/2017 - 12:57 PM
GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. The 2-gigawatt Wind Catcher wind farm is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will come online in 2020. The facility will be linked to a 350-mile dedicated power line that will send the wind farm's electricity to Tulsa.
07/26/2017 - 06:59 PM
Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas
Allegiant Air left over 200 passengers in Las Vegas for four days after a canceled Oklahoma City-bound flight.
07/25/2017 - 01:42 PM
22 Healthy and Delicious Chicken Recipes
07/25/2017 - 01:10 PM
The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):
07/26/2017 - 03:59 PM
Woman Sobs in Court as She Pleads Guilty in Kayaking Death of Her Fiance
Graswald pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, and will serve a lesser sentence in her fiance's death.
07/25/2017 - 12:56 PM
Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action
By Andrew Osborn and Philip Blenkinsop MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. The lower house of the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Moscow on Tuesday and to force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers' permission before easing any punitive measures on Russia. "This is rather sad news from the point of view of Russia-U.S. ties," said Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman.
07/26/2017 - 05:50 PM
Oxford University a 'school for stupid people', says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippines’ fiery President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Oxford University as a “school for stupid people” after it published a study claiming he had paid for a cyber army to increase his popularity on social media. The study, “Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation”, looked at the strategies used by political parties and candidates in 28 different countries to spread their party messaging and inflate social media engagement numbers. It claims that Duterte’s camp paid $200,000 (£150,000) in 2016, the year he was elected, for a social media campaign that used citizens and groups to promote and defend him online. Graduates pose for a photograph outside the Sheldonian Theatre after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University Credit: Reuters Duterte has admitted to paying people to defend him on social media but said this only happened during the campaign season, strongly denying it continued after he was elected. “Now I do not need it. I do not need to defend myself against attacks. I stated my piece during my inauguration and my campaign,” he said, according to local news outlet, Rappler. “Oxford University? That’s a school for stupid people.” Duterte, a former mayor from the southern city of Davao, won the 2016 election with a populist message that targeted drug trafficking. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address earlier this week Credit: Barcroft Images His subsequent support of extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users has since been strongly criticised by human rights groups. The report documents how cyber troops have been used to silence political dissent online and on how trolling can lead to real-life threats and reputational damage. In the Philippines it asserts that “many of the so-called “keyboard trolls” hired to spread propaganda for presidential candidate Duterte during the election continue to spread and amplify messages in support of his policies now he’s in power." In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines
07/27/2017 - 12:06 AM
Man stabbed woman he met on dating site 119 times after she told him she was transgender
Dwanya Hickerson, 21, "lost it" after learning Dee Whigham, 25, had been born a man. Mississippi's Jacksonville Circuit Court heard that he knifed Ms Whigham multiple times in the face and slashed her throat in a hotel room before showering and leaving her for dead. The hospital nurse picked him up at the gates of Keesler Air Force Base, where he was training to be a weather forecaster, and drove them to her hotel, the court heard.
07/26/2017 - 07:21 AM
It's the End of Coke Zero as We Know It and the Internet Is Shocked
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar will be sold in August
07/26/2017 - 05:02 PM
McDonald's employee shares some disturbing images of a moldy ice cream machine
A (now) former McDonald's employee shared some disturbing images of the inside of a moldy ice cream machine in one of the hamburger giant's restaurants. An 18-year-old named Nick was a McDonald's employee in LaPlace, Louisiana, until he shared some gross images of unsanitary practices inside the fast food restaurant. His employment came to an end after that. According to
BuzzFeed, Nick was recently instructed by a manager to refill the ice cream machine when he spilled some of the dessert. While cleaning up his mess, Nick discovered a moldy tray inside the machine. This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce — nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 Nick says that he assumed the machine was cleaned regularly, but that none of the general crew employees were ever told to do so. On July 14 he tweeted the pictures, which have since received over 13,000 retweets at the time of writing. He told
Mashable he didn't alert management about the moldy trays. He was fired last Wednesday for tweeting the photos. In addition to the mold pics, Nick also shared some other photos of uncooked food, which look exactly like ordinary frozen food. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR — nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Two days later, Nick posted a video of himself enjoying a free cone for National Ice Cream Day. I got my free cone #NationalIceCreamDay pic.twitter.com/oJwpkkZDYU — nick (@phuckyounick) July 16, 2017 Nick says the ice cream is "still trifling" but he doesn't care. He also shared some photos which show greasy and unkept conditions in the restaurant. Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF — nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 We should note here that this is just one McDonald's location. It's unclear which employees are responsible for cleaning the machine. plus aout the ice cream its only like that because y'all the employees aren't cleaning the machine daily like your suppose to be. — D'King (@notdannym) July 19, 2017 Actually they dnt teach the employees to do this regularly, the managers clean the machines, well supposed to once a week according to regs. — pennie (@wydpennie) July 19, 2017 So I see nothing's changed since I worked for MickeyD's 17 years ago. we had weird white alive things in the machine WITH the ice cream — LowDownLorettaBrown (@TranscendentMe) July 16, 2017 McDonald's has a company policy that prohibits employee's from sharing things that may "undermine the goodwill, reputation, development and/or operation" of the brand. Nick claims he knew about the policy, but decided to share the photos to let people know what was going on. McDonald's did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, a spokesperson told
BuzzFeed that the moldy section of the ice cream machine does not make contact with the ice cream. Regardless, gross. "This is a part of our soft-serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning," the representative told
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07/26/2017 - 07:51 PM
After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself
Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.
07/25/2017 - 06:13 PM
‘Counting On’ Tell-All Part 2 [Recap]
Jim Bob Duggar was quick to tease a pregnancy for daughter Joy-Anna during the “Counting On” finale.
07/25/2017 - 02:47 PM
US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
07/25/2017 - 08:15 PM
Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do
Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do Iconic company has been continuously producing motorcycles for more than a century but seemingly everyone thinks they can do better You might have noticed a number of stories in recent days – both here on RideApart
07/26/2017 - 02:03 PM
Qatar says new terror list is "disappointing surprise"
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain put another nine groups based in Yemen and Libya and nine people from several Arab countries on the blacklist, saying all were associated with Qatar. "(The new list) comes as a disappointing surprise that the blockading countries are still pursuing this story as part of their smear campaign against Qatar," Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of the Gulf kingdom's Government Communications Office, said in a statement sent to Reuters.
07/26/2017 - 09:29 AM
UK defence chiefs back transgender armed forces personnel after Donald Trump ban
UK defence chiefs have backed transgender people serving in the armed forces after President Donald Trump announced they are to be banned from the US military. In a series of posts on Twitter, Mr Trump said he had taken the decision because US forces "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail". After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 His comments were opposed by Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander UK Maritime Forces, who tweeted: "As a Royal Navy LGBT champion and senior warfighter I am so glad we are not going this way." As an @RoyalNavy_LGBT champion and senior warfighter I am so glad we are not going this way https://t.co/S8ZI4NjpfQ— Alex Burton (@RAdmAlexBurton) July 26, 2017 He added: "We have a justifiably rigorous selection process but it doesn't include discrimination and we're a better fighting force for it." Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock said on Twitter he was "proud" of the Royal Navy's transgender personnel. "They bring diversity to our Royal Navy and I will always support their desire to serve their country," he added. "I suspect many who doubt the abilities of our diverse service personnel might be more reluctant to serve than they are to comment." A Ministry of Defence spokesman said it did not comment on "US military recruitment policy". But the spokesman added: "We are clear that all LGBT+ members of our armed forces play a vital role in keeping our nation safe. "We will continue to welcome people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including transgender personnel." The MoD said it was unable to confirm how many transgender people served in the UK military. Sarah Sanders doesn’t have answers for transgender people serving in the military 01:39
07/26/2017 - 06:00 PM
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07/25/2017 - 01:10 PM
Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution Thursday
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man dressed in black and wearing a hood and gloves kicked in the door of a San Antonio apartment where his drug supplier lived, attacked two people inside with a knife and fled, only to return because he dropped his car keys in the struggle.
07/26/2017 - 05:50 PM
California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip Cans
Federal agents arrested a California man for smuggling king cobras into the U.S. in potato chip cans. They also found tanks with a live baby Morelet’s crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, and other reptiles protected under law.
07/25/2017 - 11:54 PM
New Battery Tech Could Let Electric Cars Charge in Mere Minutes
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07/26/2017 - 12:56 PM
6 Things The World's Most Beautiful Kitchens Have In Common
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07/26/2017 - 12:47 PM
US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.
07/26/2017 - 03:38 AM
Try a Checklist to Avoid FAFSA Mistakes
When Evelyn Lee was applying to colleges as a high school senior, she knew that she would need financial aid to be able to afford to go. At 108 questions, the FAFSA is longer than a 1040 tax form, with questions about student and parent income, savings, family make up, number of students in college and more. "It can seem terribly intrusive , and it can be confusing," says Peter Van Buskirk, former dean of admission at Franklin & Marshall College and founder and president of Best College Fit.
07/26/2017 - 09:00 AM
House votes to kill consumer lawsuit rule
By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to erase a new rule that lets bank and credit-card customers band together in lawsuits, as the agency that drafted the measure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, moves closer to the center stage of congressional politics. It now goes to the Senate. The Republican majority in the Senate is slimmer.
07/25/2017 - 06:11 PM
How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?
Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric in response. While the Pyongyang regime increases the frequency with which it is conducting missile tests, Donald Trump's defence secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis has warned North Korea of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang used nuclear weapons. Elsewhere, rhetoric hints at a return of the expansion of nuclear arsenals across the world. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of defence chiefs that strengthening nuclear capability should be a key objective for 2017. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to respond, vowing to do the same. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Such rhetoric has led to concerns about the world's nuclear capacity and the unpredictability of those in charge of the warheads. It seems the world is a long way from "coming to its senses" - with millions of kilotons already in military service around the world. Between them, the world's nuclear-armed states have around 15,000 warheads - the majority of which belong to the US and Russia. It is estimated that just under 10,000 of these are in military service, with the rest awaiting dismantlement, according to the Arms Control Association. Putin says Russia should strengthen its nuclear arsenal 00:51 Which countries have nuclear weapons? There are five nuclear-weapon states in the world: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. These are officially recognised as possessing such weapons by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty acknowledges and legitimises their arsenals, but they are not supposed to build or maintain them forever. Indeed, they have committed to eliminate them. There are also four other countries that have nuclear weapons: Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. These countries didn't sign the Treaty, and together possess an estimated 340 nuclear weapons. But it's Russia and the US that have by far the most in the world - dominating all other countries by collectively sharing 88 per cent of the world's arsenal of stockpiled nukes. This figure increases to 93 per cent when we consider retired nukes. How the world's 15,000 nukes are divided How deadly could these nuclear weapons be? The world's current collection of 14,900 nuclear weapons possesses enough power to kill millions of people and flatten dozens of cities. According to Telegraph research, it is estimated that the US and Russian arsenals combined have power equating to 6,600 megatons. This is a tenth of the total solar energy received by Earth every minute. According to the NukeMap website, the dropping of the B-83, the largest bomb in the current US arsenal, would kill 1.4m people in the first 24 hours. A further 3.7m people would be injured, as the thermal radiation radius reached 13.km. Likewise, the "Tsar Bomba" is the largest USSR bomb tested. If this bomb was dropped on New York, it is estimated that it could kill 7.6m people and injure 4.2m more. The nuclear fallout could reach an approximate area of 7,880km on a 15mph wind, impacting millions more people. Both America and Russia's arsenals are regulated by several treaties that place limits on the numbers and kinds of warheads and delivery systems they have. If either country were to expand their nuclear capacity even further, as Trump and Putin have hinted at, it could shatter these agreements and plunge the world into a new Cold War. North Korean missile ranges Our figures on nuclear weapons, based on statistics from the Arms Control Association, are mainly estimates because of the secretive nature with which most governments treat information about their arsenals.
07/27/2017 - 04:24 AM
The 2018 Ford Mustang Starts at $25,585
The EcoBoost is actually cheaper than the 2017 model, but the GT's price rises by $2000.
07/26/2017 - 12:58 PM
Video Shows Texas Police Officer Harassing Black Teen For Mowing Grass
A black teen in Texas recorded his confrontation with a police officer who harassed him for cutting out grass and distributing business cards. The teen also alleged that the officer attacked him at his home.
07/26/2017 - 02:59 AM
China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter
China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.
07/25/2017 - 11:36 AM
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