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U.S. B-52, joined by NATO fighter planes, completes Barents Sea exercise

U.S. B-52, joined by NATO fighter planes, completes Barents Sea exercise

Business
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. B-52 bomber joined NATO fighter planes for exercises over the Barents Sea, bordered by Norway and Russia, the U.S. European Command announced. The mission emphasized integration exercises over the remote Arctic sea between the bomber from the 5th Bomb Wing of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and F-16 fighter planes of Greece and Norway. Advertisement They also practiced refueling operations with the involvement of U.S. and Turkish KC-135 aircraft. The U.S. crews flew to their home base immediately after the exercises. The B-52, known as the Stratofortress, has been in use by the U.S. Air Force since 1955. Regarded as a long-range heavy bomber, the plane is capable of flying at 50,000 feet in altitude. The NATO drill, announced Thursday by the U.S. European Command, was t...
Russia joined by China for biggest 'war games' since Soviet era

Russia joined by China for biggest 'war games' since Soviet era

World
Agne Gaidyte, news reporterRussia has started its biggest "war games" since the end of the Soviet Union, which are said to involve almost 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 aircraft, 36,000 tanks and military vehicles, and dozens of warships.The huge week-long exercise, called Vostok 2018, is being held in eastern Siberia near the border with China, and also includes the Chinese army.Beijing is sending about 3,200 troops, 900 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft to join the drills at a firing range.It is being seen as a significant deployment that reflects its shift towards a full-fledged military alliance with Russia. Mongolia also has sent a military contingent.NATO has criticised the drills as a rehearsal for a "large-scale military conflict".The show of military power includes Russia's Iskande...
OK! Beauty Awards: Amanda Holden joined by Strictly stars and A-listers on red carpet

OK! Beauty Awards: Amanda Holden joined by Strictly stars and A-listers on red carpet

Entertainment
Seven hundred guests descended on central London on Tuesday with a host of A-listers and TV stars among the star-studded red carpet line-up at the 16th installment of the awards.Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden hosted the awards, doling out gongs for 30 categories, including Best New Premium Skincare Product and Beauty Innovation of the Year. X Factor's Holly Tandy is performing at the ceremony, which will be attended by Daily Star and OK! owner Richard Desmond and his wife Joy.WENNALL SMILES: GBBO champ Candice Brown is at the awards hosted by Amanda Holden (R)MARK MOODYGLITZ: Joy and Richard Desmond joined Amanda Holden at the awardsWENNPOSE: Love Island babe Kady McDermott is at the awardsThe event opened with a speech from OK! Magazine editor in chief, Kirsty Tyler.Guests ...
IS brides explain why they joined the 'Caliphate'

IS brides explain why they joined the 'Caliphate'

World
What could possibly persuade women from Germany, Indonesia or Russia to leave peaceful nations for a new life in a pariah 'state' at war with all around and with streets soaked in the blood of its victims?For Difansa Rachmani, it seems, the answer is health care.A mother-of-three at the time of her immigration to the so called Islamic State in the summer of 2015 - two months after 'the Caliphate' was declared - she told Sky News she made the journey because she'd been promised surgery.She said she had also been promised help with her autistic three-year-old who could not walk.Difansa chose, she said, to "put to one side" the atrocities she knew about from the internet.Video:British IS recruiter 'stuck in Raqqa'On her arrival she was indeed treated for her condition. As was her son who was ...