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The secret metro of Moscow

The secret metro of Moscow

Posted by newsdesk Illustration photo (123rf) In Moscow, there are two Stalin bunkers, which you can easily get into with a guided tour: one of them is near Izmailovskaya hotel, another near Taganskaya metro station. Underground shelters that can withstand a nuclear hit, automobile tunnels from the Kremlin to Stalin’s suburban dacha, underground airports and tank tunnels of Moscow – isn’t it all some kind of nonsense? Yes, but only to some extent. Underground bomb shelters and transport communications for the Soviet government did – and still do – exist. According to Russia Beyond the Headlines After World War II,…

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U.S. allies plan big Gulf naval exercise in May

U.S. allies plan big Gulf naval exercise in May

  (Photo Credit- Reuters) DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States and its allies will stage a naval exercise in the Gulf in May to practise minesweeping and escorting ships, the U.S. Navy said on Monday, a maneuver likely to be seen in the region as guarding against a potential threat from Iran. Representatives from more than 30 nations will gather in Bahrain for the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13 from May 6-30, eight months after they staged a previous edition of the exercises at a time when Israel and Iran were trading threats of war.  In early 2012 Iran…

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Flame transferred Iranian documents to Europe, US

Flame transferred Iranian documents to Europe, US

An unidentified source says the Flame virus moved dozens of encoded Iranian documents to public cloud servers • Guardian reports U.S. is "principal player" in what has been called the most sophisticated cyberattack. As intelligence agencies and software security experts continue to examine the Flame virus that infected computers in Iran and other countries in the Middle East, one source familiar with the matter said the virus had transferred dozens of encoded documents from Iran to public cloud servers in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S. Analysts are now trying to figure out where the information continued on to, and…

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Iran to unveil ‘great nuclear achievements’

Iran to unveil ‘great nuclear achievements’

By BBC Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "all needs of the Iranian nation" would be met by its nuclear scientists Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says "great" nuclear achievements will be announced in the next few days. He did not give any details, but insisted that Iran would never halt its programme to enrich uranium, which can be used to make a nuclear warhead. Mr Ahmadinejad was speaking at a rally in Tehran as Iranians marked the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

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Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals

Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals

During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing to attack U.S. targets if threatened. By Barak Ravid Get Haaretz on iPhone Get Haaretz on Android Mossad chief Tamir Pardo held secret talks with top U.S. officials in recent days, cursory comments made during a public Senate hearing indicated on Tuesday. Want up-to-date information on Israel's struggle against Iran's nuclear program? Join Haaretz.com's offical facebook page

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Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo

Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil. Mohammad Kossari, deputy head of parliament's foreign affairs and national security committee, issued the warning in respone to a decision by the European Union on Monday to impose an oil embargo on Iran over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program. “The pressure of sanctions is designed to try and make sure that Iran takes seriously our request to come to the table,” EU foreign policy chief…

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Mossad behind Iran blast

Mossad behind Iran blast

Blogger Richard Silverstein claims Israel orchestrated explosion that killed 17 at Iranian missile storage facility, in collaboration with local militant group ByDudi Cohen US blogger Richard Silverstein said Saturday that Israel was the mastermind behind the blast the killed at least 17 people at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base near Tehran. In his blog, Tikun Olam, Silverstein quotes an Israeli expert as saying that the Mossad was responsible for the explosion, in collaboration with the Iranian militant opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq. "It is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israelis use the MEK for varied acts of espionage and…

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Terrorists join organized crime in trafficking of nuke and bio-material

Terrorists join organized crime in trafficking of nuke and bio-material

At UN Headquarters in New York, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), which was set up in the days following the attacks by Al Qaeda against New York and Washington on 9-11, stressed that despite “the real and significant achievements of the last 10 years,” much remains to be done at the national, regional and international levels. In an outcome document it said “terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to international peace and security, as evidenced notably by the terrorist attacks carried out recently in various regions of the world and by terrorists’ adaptation to, and misuse of new…

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A paranoid run on Iodine pills

A paranoid run on Iodine pills

By Gary Andrew Poole A worker at West Marin Pharmacy fills vials with iodine solution in Point Reyes Station, Calif., on March 15, 2011 Justin Sullivan / Getty Images PrintEmailReprintsFacebookTwitterMORE Add to my:del.icio.usTechnoratiredditGoogle BookmarksMixxStumbleUponBlog this on:TypePadLiveJournalBloggerMySpace. . The good news in Japan was that the winds had been pushing the radiated plumes from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant out into the Pacific Ocean, away from populated areas. The winds would likely prevent more harm from happening to the earthquake-and-tsunami-battered region. But that didn't seem like altogether good news to people on the West Coast of the U.S., where…

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What dangers are posed by radioactivity in Japan

What dangers are posed by radioactivity in Japan

By WILLIAM J. BROAD The different radioactive materials being reported at the nuclear accidents in Japan range from relatively benign to extremely worrisome. The central problem in assessing the degree of danger is that the amounts of various radioactive releases into the environment are now unknown, as are the winds and other atmospheric factors that determine how radioactivity will disperse around the stricken plants. Still, the properties of the materials and their typical interactions with the human body give some indication of the threat. “The situation is pretty bad,” said Frank N. von Hippel, a nuclear physicist who advised the…

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