Powerful quake strikes off Russia’s Far East, says USGS

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off Russia’s far east on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, although Russian news agencies carried no immediate reports of damage from the sparsely populated area. The quake off Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, which was initially measured at 7.8 before being revised downwards, struck 82 […]

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A messy multibillion-dollar weapon sale between Turkey, Russia and the US just got more complicated

WASHINGTON — Russia will deliver its S-400 missile defense system to Turkey despite the U.S. State Department’s decision to sell a rival platform to Ankara for $3.5 billion. The S-400, a mobile long-range surface-to-air missile system, is the Kremlin’s answer to America’s Patriot and THAAD platforms. Lockheed Martin makes the THAAD, or terminal high altitude […]

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