8 injured as ski lift hurls passengers in the air

March 18, 2018 wpanews 0

  GUDAURI, Georgia — Shocking video emerged Friday of a malfunctioning ski lift hurling skiers off their chairs in the republic of Georgia. The lift appeared to be running at an abnormally high speed, throwing some skiers off their chairs as they came around the wheel at the bottom of the lift. Broken chairs started piling up near the bottom of the lift but the cable continued spinning for some time. […] READ MORE

Russia tests new missile

March 12, 2018 wpanews 0

(CNN)Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has successfully tested one of the “invincible” missiles that President Vladimir Putin said earlier this month could deliver a warhead at hypersonic speed and pierce US defenses. “A MiG-31 fighter crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted a combat training launch of a hypersonic missile of the Kinzhal high-precision air missile system in the designated area,” the ministry said in statement Saturday. “The hypersonic missile […] READ MORE

Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers – BBC News

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman. Russian news outlet RBK Daily quoted an Orthodox priest as saying the attack took place immediately following the afternoon service. “We had finished the mass and were beginning to leave the church. A bearded man ran towards the church shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest) and killed four people,” the priest said. Source: Russia Dagestan shooting: […] READ MORE

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

February 18, 2018 wpanews 0

HR McMaster calls evidence ‘incontrovertible’ in wake of latest US indictments against more than a dozen Russians The 37-page indictment, returned on Friday by a grand jury in Washington, accused 13 Russians and three organizations of an elaborate, years-long plot designed, in part, to sway the US presidential election in favor of Trump. The indictments come as part of Mueller’s wider investigation into the ties between Trump campaign associates and Moscow. Source: […] READ MORE

Russian Fighter Flies Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Black Sea

January 30, 2018 wpanews 0

The State Department says that the encounter between a Russian Su-27 fighter and a propeller-driven U.S. Navy EP-3 put the American crew at risk. The U.S. State Department is calling out Moscow after what it describes as a dangerously close pass by a Russian fighter jet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea. “As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian [Su-27] engaged in an unsafe […] READ MORE

Russian Spy Ship Spotted 100 Miles Off NC Coast

January 24, 2018 wpanews 0

The Russian ship Viktor Leonov was seen about 100 miles southeast of Wilmington and is believed to be intercepting communications signals. According to the News and Observer, the spy ship was last in the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 15. While the spy ship’s course is unknown, it has traveled up the east coast on previous floats, from Cape Canaveral, Florida to New London, Connecticut, CNN said. The […] READ MORE

Russian submarine activity ‘highest since Cold War’ warns NATO chief

December 23, 2017 wpanews 0

Alliance plans to set up a new command post for the Atlantic. “Russia has massively invested in its marine capability, especially in submarines,” the military alliance’s secretary-general told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the sunday edition of the German daily, as well as two other international newspapers. Source: Russian submarine activity ‘highest since Cold War’ warns NATO chief

Soyuz carries three station crew members back to Earth

December 14, 2017 wpanews 0

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three space station crew members hurtled back to Earth Thursday, completing a fiery plunge back through the atmosphere before settling to a frigid touchdown on the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan to close out a 139-day mission.   Source https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/14/soyuz-carries-three-station-crew-members-back-to-earth/

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