Royal Navy shadows a Russian destroyer in Moray Firth

The 8,000-ton destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov and her supporting tanker were returning from the eastern Mediterranean after supporting Russia’s campaign in Syria. Late last week they passed through the English Channel on the way to their home port of Murmansk in Arctic Russia. But on Saturday, as they sailed off eastern Scotland, 5,000-ton Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset – which ...

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Fury as Dundee councillors ban missing pet posters

Dundee City Council claims such unauthorised adverts pose a safety risk to road users and pedestrians. The decision means that organisers of coffee mornings and similar events will need to get permission to place adverts on the streets. City officials claim they have been forced to act by the large number of posters being put up. Teams of workers are ...

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Brexit SHOCK warning: UK could STAY in EU if Government accepts ECJ jurisdiction

The financial strategist said that the UK’s “swerve” during the ongoing Brexit negotiations could indicate a possible end to the exit process. Mr Porter said: “The transitional period is extending to include the jurisdiction of the ECJ: that to me is really the asset-test to whether the UK is in the EU or not. “The EU is a system of ...

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Armed cops to patrol Scotland's Christmas events in the wake of terror fears

Patrols by armed officers, stop-and-search checks and the erection of concrete barriers are features of the effort to protect festive attractions. Pedestrianised areas are being blocked off to prevent vehicles driving into crowds. An IS fanatic killed 12 people by ploughing a lorry crowds at a Christmas market in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz last year. The terror alert level across the UK ...

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Kate, William and Harry arrive at Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary – but no Meghan in sight

Kate, William and Harry have arrived at the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70 wedding anniversary bash – but there’s no Meghan in sight. The trio of royals were snapped arriving at the event at Windsor Castle this evening. To mark the occasion, the Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present. As ...

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Soldier 'killed with single punch that tore artery may have been targeted for "dancing stupidly" in nightclub'

A young soldier killed with a single punch in a nightclub may have been targeted for “dancing stupidly”, a court has heard. Jack Mitchell, 24, suffered a bleed on the brain after he was punched while on a night out with pals in the early hours of February 5. The signaller with 32 Regiment Royal Artillery was on a month’s ...

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Trump has put one thing front and center since returning from his huge Asia trip — his sports feuds

Donald Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump is back to clashing with sports figures after his trip to Asia. Trump lashed out at the bombastic LaVar Ball and NFL running back Marshawn Lynch this weekend. The feuds developed as 18 NCAA championship teams visited Trump’s White House. President Donald Trump returned to a familiar pastime this weekend after returning from ...

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Kim Kardashian let her longtime assistant and confidant Stephanie Shepherd go

Stephanie Shepherd began working with Kim Kardashian West when she was pregnant with North. Getty Images Stephanie Shepherd, Kim Kardashian West’s former assistant since 2013, is no longer working for the reality star, INSIDER has confirmed. Individuals close to the situation tell INSIDER that Shepherd, who was recently promoted to the COO of Kardashian West Brands, and Kardashian West agreed ...

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This enormous national lab helped give birth to the nuclear age — here's what's going on inside now

Lydia RamseyLEMONT, Illinois — I thought my first visit to a Department of Energy lab would be reminiscent of the Hawkins National Laboratory, the top-secret facility depicted in “Stranger Things.” The Argonne National Laboratory, founded in 1946, is roughly 30 miles from downtown Chicago in Lemont, Illinois. It grew out of the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago, which resulted in the development of the atomic ...

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The short film 'Slaughterbots' depicts a dystopian future of killer drones swarming the world

The short film “Slaughterbots.” http://autonomousweapons.org/ The Future of Life Institute released a short film showing a dystopian future with killer drones powered by artificial intelligence. The short is part of a campaign warning about the dangers of weaponized artificial intelligence and is designed to draw attention to the issue. “Nuclear is obsolete. Take out your entire enemy virtually risk free. ...

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