Russia threatens response if US places new nukes in Germany

US says bombs reportedly being placed in Germany just upgraded versions of existing weapons in arsenal for decades

MOSCOW — Russia will take “countermeasures” if the US places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany, the Kremlin said this week.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s comments, reported Wednesday by Russian news agencies, came in response to a report by Germany’s ZDF television. The report said that preparation is underway by the US to station B61-12 nuclear bombs at Buechel Air Base in Germany. Continue reading

What’s Putin’s plan? Russian jet ‘shot flares at Swedish plane’

SWEDEN’S top military commander says Russian fighter pilots are behaving in an increasingly aggressive manner in northern Europe, flying dangerously close to Swedish air force jets and in some cases even releasing flares at them.

Supreme Commander Sverker Goransson told a seminar on the Swedish island of Gotland on Monday that the Russians are breaking the normal rules of conduct for when military aircraft meet in the air. Continue reading

NKorea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. Continue reading