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US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance

US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey allianceThe US-Turkey relationship has soured over the past several years, but the US still stores as many as 50 B61 gravity bombs at Inçirlik Air Base.



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This Sunken Russian Submarine Has Buried 'Nuclear Treasure' (Think Nuclear Weapons)

This Sunken Russian Submarine Has Buried 'Nuclear Treasure' (Think Nuclear Weapons)They can be yours, if you can dive down to crushing depths.



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Russia's Next Military Move: Selling Radar That Can Detect Hypersonic Weapons?

Russia's Next Military Move: Selling Radar That Can Detect Hypersonic Weapons?Russia says it will sell radars in the Middle East that are designed to detect cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons.



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Don't Sleep on India's Nuclear Weapons (They Could Kill Billions)

Don't Sleep on India's Nuclear Weapons (They Could Kill Billions)India has 130 to 140 nuclear warheads—and more are coming, according to a new report. Should the world worry?



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'Alarming' rise in far-Right weapons seizures prompts Germany to beef up police powers

'Alarming' rise in far-Right weapons seizures prompts Germany to beef up police powersThe German government says it will respond to an “alarming” rise in weapons seizures during raids on far-Right extremists by handing police more powers to fight radicalism. Close to 1,100 weapons were confiscated in the course of investigations into Right-wing crime in 2018, marking a 61 per cent rise on the previous year when 676 weapons were found, new statistics show. Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, said the figures represent an “alarming increase” but also show that “our investigations are having an impact and authorities are keeping a close eye on the scene." Mr Seehofer, a member of the conservative Christian Social Union party, said police capabilities would be beefed up in response. "I am determined to strengthen the security services both in personnel and in structure and to give them the necessary legal tools to cope with this threat," he stated. A veteran law-and-order man, Mr Seehofer has previously faced criticism from civil liberties groups for introducing sweeping police powers in his native Bavaria which included abolishing time limits on police detentions. The weapons listed as being seized during raids last year included hand guns, rifles and knives, as well as pepper spray, fireworks and "dangerous tools". No detailed breakdown of the numbers of each type of weapon has yet been released. German police have in the past faced criticism for using a loose definition of what constitutes a weapon. Raids on the radical Left in recent years have led to confiscations of bricks and household implements as police sought to up political pressure on Berlin’s militant squatter scene. Matthias Quent, an extremism expert at the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society, told ARD that the new figures showed the far-Right are "massively arming themselves".  "Their aim is to intimidate society and drive out ethnic minorities. Parts of the scene even want a civil war," Mr Quent said. Coming just months after the murder of a politician from Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats by a suspected far-right fanatic, the news adds to concern about rising militancy. Walter Lübcke, mayor of Kassel, was shot at point blank range outside his house in June. Weeks later police arrested Stephan Ernst, a man with a long history of involvement in the neo-Nazi scene.  In the course of investigations, police found 46 guns at Mr Ernst’s home and place of work. While it is still unclear how many of the weapons were held legally, investigators have reportedly told the home affairs committee that they were “hidden professionally”.



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Countries that make weapons of war foment migration but refuse refugees, Pope Francis says

Countries that make weapons of war foment migration but refuse refugees, Pope Francis saysPope Francis on Sunday scolded countries that produce weapons for wars fought elsewhere and then refuse to take in refugees fleeing the very same conflicts. The 82-year-old Argentine pope, whose parents were of Italian immigrant stock, has made the defense of migrants and refugees a plank of his pontificate and he has often clashed over immigration policy with U.S. President Donald Trump and populist anti-immigrant politicians in Europe. Francis has also criticized the arms trade repeatedly and his sermon for 40,000 people in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday linked the issues of war and migration as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of Migrants and Refugees.



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US says Assad again used chemical weapons, vows action

US says Assad again used chemical weapons, vows actionThe United States vowed a response Thursday as it said it had confirmed another chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, although there were no fatalities. The Assad regime used chlorine on May 19 in Latakia province during its ferocious offensive to take back the last major rebel stronghold in nearby Idlib, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “The United States will not allow these attacks to go unchallenged nor will we tolerate those who choose to conceal these atrocities,” Pompeo told reporters in New York, where he was taking part in the UN General Assembly.



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Turkish Markets Rally on Reports U.S. Made New Offer on Weapons

Turkish Markets Rally on Reports U.S. Made New Offer on Weapons(Bloomberg) — Turkish markets rallied after local media outlets reported that U.S. envoy David Satterfield had offered Ankara a new trade package and F-35 jets, spurring optimism the estranged NATO allies were making headway in patching up relations.Satterfield offered on Friday to sell Turkey a Patriot missile defense system and lower tariffs on steel and aluminum, Haberturk and NTV reported, without citing anyone. The lira advanced for a second day, while stocks and bonds jumped.Local media also reported that the U.S. may unveil a new economic package to boost bilateral trade to $ 100 billion from about $ 19 billion. A written version of Satterfield’s offer is expected to be sent to the Turkish government, according to Haberturk. The U.S. Embassy didn’t reply to requests for comment.The reports are at odds with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s observation two weeks ago during his visit to Turkey that negotiations for a possible trade deal haven’t even started. Ross also said the 25% tariff on steel is applied universally, except for countries which had accepted strict quotas.Still, Tuesday’s reports add to speculation that Turkey may get leeway to escape from sanctions Washington has vowed to impose on Ankara on the condition that it does not activate Russian S-400 missiles — a purchase that has strained ties between the allies. U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet this week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The lira was trading 0.7% stronger at 5.6789 per dollar as of 12:20 p.m. Istanbul time. The benchmark Borsa Istanbul 100 Index added 1.6% and the yield on 10-year local-currency bonds fell more than 20 basis points.Locked OutThe U.S. locked Turkey out of a program for advanced F-35 fighter jets to punish it for buying the Russian missiles that Washington says could compromise intelligence gathered by American aircraft, instead of Patriots. Turkey, meanwhile, is shopping around for alternatives to the F-35 that could draw it even closer to Moscow.Turkey and the U.S. are also at loggerheads over how far to push American-backed Kurdish forces away from the Turkish border with Syria. Ankara views the Kurdish YPG fighters as enemies because of their links to the separatist PKK group Turkey has battled for decades.(Updates with market reaction.)To contact the reporter on this story: Cagan Koc in Istanbul at ckoc2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Onur Ant at oant@bloomberg.net, ;Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Constantine Courcoulas, Adveith NairFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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The US and Saudi Arabia are searching for a 'smoking gun' among wrecked weapons that will conclusively link Iran to the attacks on Saudi oil sites

The US and Saudi Arabia are searching for a 'smoking gun' among wrecked weapons that will conclusively link Iran to the attacks on Saudi oil sitesThe US and Saudi Arabia are looking for evidence proving Iranian culpability as the two countries weigh their responses to the debilitating attacks.



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Don't Forget France Has Quite A Few Nuclear Weapons

Don't Forget France Has Quite A Few Nuclear WeaponsNot only America is looking out for Europe.



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