Thousands of NATO troops took part in a two-week exercise in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, airlifts and assaults, the Associated Press reports.
The series of massive maneuvers, each with its own code name, took place on NATO’s eastern flank and in the Baltic Sea, where 5,000 troops from 17 NATO and partner nations took part in the maritime BALTOPS exercises. This year, the naval maneuvers took place without Russia.
Freelance photographer Amanda Rivkin was embedded with multi-national troops in Drawsko Pomorskie, a northwestern Polish town. “The big buzz word was interoperability,” she said, referring to NATO’s goal to show that its members can cooperate in the face of a potential crisis. “This is clearly being done as a show of force against Russia’s show of force in Crimea and in the Baltic,” she added.
Polish and Baltic state leaders have made it clear that they want…
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Europa auf dem Stier:
die pyromanische Feuerwehr
die aggressive „Festung Europa“
die drohende Hinrichtung!
den „Hintergrund“ des Welttheaters verstehen!
Links zum Thema:
“Der Einfluss der US-Machtelite auf die Internationale Politik”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/der-einfluss-der-us-amerikanischen-machtelite-auf-die-internationale-politik/
Linksammlung zu Afrika und Nahost: http://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/artikelsammlung-zu-afrika-und-zum-nahen-osten/
Gladio, NSU & Geheimdienste: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/%e2%80%9egladio-eine-%e2%80%9euntote-organisation/
Windows 10’s warm reception has been sullied by concerns over data collection, usage tracking and spying, which is enabled in the new operating system by default. In fact, many people have avoided updating to Windows 10 solely due to concerns surrounding these issues.
We told you how you can opt out of much of these data-collecting features, and we also pointed you to six free tools that will help stop other Windows 10 functions that may compromise your data.
But as it turns out, Windows 10 isn’t the only Microsoft operating system collecting your data without your knowledge.
Since the initial wave of Windows 10 privacy concerns washed over the web, people have been looking at Microsoft’s terms and privacy policies much more closely than they had been in the past. As it turns out, it didn’t take long for new issues to arise.
As noted in an…
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Syrian Airstrike Kills Israeli and Jordanian Officers in Al-Nusra*
The Syrian air force killed a large number of Takfiri militant commanders, including senior Israeli and Jordanian officers, in airstrikes on terrorists‘ positions in the Southern province of Dara’a.
At least 42 Al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist commanders, including 3 Israeli and Jordanian officers, were killed in the Syrian warplanes‘ air raids in Dara’a.
Military sources said that the Syrian airstrikes on al-Nusra Front positions incurred heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorists.
In similar operations on Friday, over 100 militants of al-Nusra Front were killed in the Syrian fighter jets‘ operations in Dara’a.
The sources said that, over 100 terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra Front, were killed in a series of army airstrikes that targeted their gatherings in Dael town in the countryside of the southern Dara’a city.
On Thursday, the Syrian army troops killed 46 terrorists in military operations…
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Daily Mirror, UK
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:37 UTC Heavy rain hits Rason City in North Korea https://youtu.be/O9yYdT8tT9U via @YouTube
Devastating footage have been released by North Korea showing the torrential rain and flash floods that have killed 40 and driven more than 11,000 from their homes.
Homes and building have been wrecked after 250mm of rain fell last weekend.
Video broadcast by North’s official news agency KCNA on Thursday showed people walking through flooded streets, farmland and a vehicle submerge in mud.
Following the downpour, authorities in neighbouring China worked with North Korean border officials to evacuate 484 Chinese tourists, according to a Chinese news website.
The rescue mission was launched after several key roads were washed away.
Chinese authorities sent dump…
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