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Russia, which possesses more nuclear warheads than the US, asserts that it could use nuclear weapons in the event of a first nuclear strike on its territory or infrastructure, or if the existence of the Russian state is threatened by either nuclear or conventional weapons. 

Despite alarm in Kiev, William Burns doesn’t foresee Russia deploying tactical nuclear weapons CIA Director William Burns told a Financial Times conference on Saturday that US intelligence agencies haven’t seen any “practical evidence” that Russia will use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously claimed that Moscow could use such weapons. “We don’t see, as an intelligence community, practical evidence at

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Year-on-year trade is up more than 25% as sanctions pressure on Moscow mounts. Beijing has refused to take part in the sanctions on Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.

Mutual trade between Russia and China amounted to nearly $51.09 billion (343.87 billion yuan) in the first four months of the current year, marking growth of 25.9% compared to the same period one year ago, according to the latest data released by China’s customs office. China’s exports to Russia grew 11.3% to $20.24 billion, while Russia’s sales to China surged

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President of Russia – Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Vladimir Putin attended a military parade marking the 77th anniversary of Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War. 

Address by the President of Russia at the military parade President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Fellow Russian citizens, Dear veterans, Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers,  Comrade officers, generals and admirals, I congratulate you on the Day of Great Victory! The defence of our Motherland when its destiny was at stake has always been sacred. It was the feeling of true patriotism that Minin and Pozharsky’s militia stood up for the Fatherland, soldiers went on the offensive at the Borodino

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Russia’s Ukraine operation ‘preemptive’ – Launching the offensive was “the only right decision,” President Putin said at the annual Victory Day parade

Russia’s military operation in Ukraine was a preemptive move against future aggression, President Vladimir Putin has outlined during his address at the Victory Day parade in Red Square in Moscow on Monday. Putin not only praised the achievement of the Soviet people during World War II, but also addressed the Kremlin’s reasons for the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev. Russia

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Further to our live report that night, the 81 year old offender has been sentenced to 12 months prison in the Burnie Supreme Court of Tasmania today.

STATE OF TASMANIA v IAN ANDREW MACKENZIE 9 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  Ian Mackenzie you have pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, wounding and arson.  On 21 November 2021 you walked from your unit in Wynyard to the Beach Retreat Tourist Park on the Old Bass Highway in Wynyard. You took with you a bucket and a bottle of

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Dirty Doctor struck off worked at Davey Street Medical Centre and Glenorchy Medical Centre

Stuart Lynch v The Medical Board of Australia [2022] TASCAT 42 (28 April 2022) Last Updated: 6 May 2022 REASONS FOR DETERMINATION Introduction 1. In reasons for determination dated 22 December 2021 (the December 2021 decision) the Tribunal made findings of facts concerning allegations made by the Medical Board (the Board) against Dr Lynch.  2. In the Board’s written submissions

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Craig McLachlan’s high-profile defamation trial opens in Sydney 

Gold Logie-winning entertainer Craig McLachlan was the subject of a “double-pronged attack” on his reputation by two media organisations who accused him of assaulting and indecently assaulting cast members of a musical, his barrister has told a court. McLachlan, 56, is suing the ABC and The Sydney Morning Herald and Christie Whelan Browne, who spoke to the media organisations for the stories,

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Greetings to leaders and citizens of foreign states on 77th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War

On the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Putin sent messages of greetings to the leaders and people of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as the peoples of Georgia and Ukraine.May 8, 202212:00 In his messages, the President specifically noted that on this day we pay tribute and show our respect to the soldiers and home front workers who crushed Nazism at the cost of innumerable

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A former northern Police officer will serve at least 18 months imprisonment over the fatal crash where he sped through a red light with no sirens on killing a man two years ago

TVN reported on this crash live as it was unfolding that night and had eyewitnesses at the scene. TVN also has our transcript of the entire communications that night. Tasmania Police media immediately told the media and public that the officer had his sirens and lights activated but the siren was not. We were provided with footage within several 60

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Mokbel judges order police, Gobbo scrutiny 

A Supreme Court judge will examine whether Victoria Police and snitching gangland barrister Nicola Gobbo broke the law during investigations into drug kingpin Tony Mokbel and his subsequent prosecution. Mokbel pleaded guilty to three counts of drug trafficking and in 2012 was sentenced to 30 years’ prison, as a result of operations dubbed Quills, Orbital and Magnum. But Ms Gobbo, who acted

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Israel hit by another terrorist attack

At least three people were slashed to death and six injured in the ultra-Orthodox city of Elad The celebration of Israel’s Independence Day was marred by a suspected terrorist attack at a park in Elad that left at least three people dead and six injured, ratcheting up tensions following a series of deadly incidents in recent weeks. Two suspected assailants

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