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Advanced ‘DragonFire’ laser could transform Ukraine’s war strategy against Russia – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Ukraine is poised to potentially receive prototypes of the United Kingdom’s advanced “DragonFire” high-power laser weapon, which has been under development for over seven years and has just demonstrated its precision in recent tests. This development comes as Ukraine continues to defend against the ongoing Russian invasion, which began more than two years ago.The British Defense Ministry has highlighted the weapon’s remarkable accuracy, capable of hitting…

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Russian city calls for mass evacuations due to due to rising flood waters – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg issued an urgent call for thousands of residents to evacuate immediately on Friday as floodwaters surged following a historic deluge of melting snow. The situation was similarly alarming in the Kurgan region, where water levels were rising rapidly. Across the border in Kazakhstan, over 100,000 people have been evacuated due to the rapid melting of snow and ice caused…

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Russia says it is working on removing Taliban from its terrorist list – Times of India

[ad_1] MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday it had important matters to discuss with Afghanistan‘s Taliban leaders and was working to remove the Taliban from its list of banned terrorist organisations. “This is a country that is next to us, and one way or another we communicate with them,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “We need to resolve pressing issues, this also requires dialogue, so in this regard we…

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Zelenskyy ousts friend as he continues team’s reshuffle – Times of India

[ad_1] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is cleaning out the ranks of his allies amid setbacks on the battlefield and increasing fatigue surrounding the war effort. Eight officials, mostly among Zelenskyy’s advisers, have been fired in the past two days. That includes two deputy heads of his administration and Serhii Shefir, a top aide who’s also been Zelenskyy’s business partner for decades.The moves are part of an “optimization of the…

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Russia Says “Fear” Of Ukraine Deployment Costs France Soldiers, Macron’s $3.2B Pledge Under Scrutiny – News18

[ad_1] The French army is seeing fewer recruits amid fears of being sent to Ukraine, TASS reported, quoting Russian envoy to France Alexey Meshkov as saying. “French society takes such statements seriously and openly says that this is another step towards World War III,” said Meshkov. The diplomat added that no one in France “wants a World War III to happen, including the country’s leadership”. Meshkov also said that…

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Moscow attacks: Why the Kremlin may have ignored any terrorist warnings from the CIA

[ad_1] The attack on the Crocus City concert hall in the Moscow suburbs, which left 137 people dead, has again raised questions about the effectiveness of intelligence in identifying and preventing massive acts of terrorism. Intelligence about such events is rarely precise. Often, it is made up of fragments of information or hearsay, spread across policing and intelligence agencies and across international boundaries. Intelligence analysis is how agencies bring all of these threads…

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Who was behind the massacre in Moscow?

[ad_1] A POPULAR MOSCOW concert hall turned into a hellish crime scene on the evening of March 22nd when a group of masked gunmen armed with automatic rifles opened fire on crowds at a rock gig. Footage from Crocus City Hall showed at least four men shooting at unarmed people before entering the foyer area leading to the auditorium. State media reported that Russian special forces had begun to…

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