Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Canadian Jets Intercepted Russian Tu-95MS Bombers Near Alaska

Russian Army Just What Were Those Russian Tu-95 Strategic Bombers Doing Off Alaska's Coast
Kelvin Reese | 23 April, 2017, 03:34

The flights mark the first time since 2015 that Russian planes have approached the USA mainland.

The incident Wednesday involved two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft.

The two Russian bombers were accompanied by the USA aircraft for several hours before they turned back 35 miles from the coast.

Russian Federation has also flown its jets off the coast of US allies like Japan, CNN noted.

Tensions continued to escalate on Tuesday when two Russian bombers were spotted in the same area just 41 miles off the Alaskan coast.

A US Defence official told CNN, Russian military aircraft have been seen flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in four days.

"The intercepts are professional ones in accordance with global norms", said Captain Scott Miller, the chief spokesman for NORAD.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are getting a Fast and Furious spinoff
The Fate of the Furious is opening in 4,311 theaters nationwide, making it the widest opening for a non-summer release ever. According to a few insider sources, the scene involved Johnson and Statham and was filmed without Diesel's knowledge.

Cong loses Latur bastion to BJP
The BJP won 40 out of 70-seats in Latur . "People have rewarded the BJP for the government initiatives during drought", he said. The city had faced acute water crisis past year and government had to transport water by railway waggons at the peak of summer.

Donald Trump Plans Rally For Night Of White House Correspondents' Dinner
The announcement came a day after Trump dismissed the importance of the 100-day mark as a " ridiculous standard ". According to Trump's message, which he sent via Twitter , the event will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) told FP that on Thursday evening, the American F-22s and Canadian CS-18 Hornets didn't attempt to make radio contact with the Russian bombers, and the Russians never attempted to communicate with US or Canadian military installations on the ground. She says the incidents all happened in worldwide airspace.

Two Russian TU-95 bombers came within 100 miles south of Kodiak Island last Monday.

Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday.

There is 'no other way to interpret this other than as strategic messaging, ' the official told CNN.

The Air Force describes the AWACS aircraft as a modified Boeing 707/320 commercial plane that has a rotating radar dome attached to the top. Indeed that's the only conclusion that can be drawn while recalling that the most recent time this happened was in 2015 when Russian bombers flirted 40 miles off the Californian coast.

The mid-air incidents comes just days after secretary of state Rex Tillerson said USA and Russian relations had reached a "low point".

Recommended

  • Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

    Trump is approaching his 100th day in office, a benchmark often cited to measure a new administration's achievements. He had said in January 2016, after the deal was implemented, that "Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb".
    IPL Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD)

    IPL Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD)

    Bowling: Kagiso Rabada 4-0-30-1, Chris Morris 4-0-33-0, Zaheer Khan 4-0-36-0, Amit Mishra 4-1-18-2, Pat Cummins 4-0-20-2. Rana's attempt to pull a short delivery from the Australian only ended at the hands of Corey Anderson at deep midwicket.

    UC Berkeley Calls Off Ann Coulter Talk For Security Reasons

    We recently asked you to support our journalism. "But we also have an unqualified focus on safety of our students". On Wednesday, UC Berkeley officials announced they were calling off the event because of security concerns.
  • Here's How Queen Elizabeth II Will Celebrate Her Birthday

    Here's How Queen Elizabeth II Will Celebrate Her Birthday

    The Queen doesn't comment on political issues, such as the Brexit referendum, which caused a divide in the British society. The monarch spent the day in private at Windsor Castle, in contrast with last year's national festivities .
    Samsung's Galaxy Book Will Start at $629.99 and Become Available Tomorrow

    Samsung's Galaxy Book Will Start at $629.99 and Become Available Tomorrow

    The Galaxy Book will officially launch on May 21 and come in silver, though Best Buy will have an exclusive black version. The 10.6-inch Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Book has 4 GB of RAM, and it can be configured with up to 128GB capacity.

    McDonald's drive-thru pit stop leads to Facebook killer

    Police say 37-year-old Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin in Cleveland, as the grandfather was walking home from an Easter meal. A post shared online and in the media from Lane's now-deleted Facebook page says she "can't believe this is happening".
  • Murder on Facebook spotlights rise of 'performance crime' phenomenon on social media

    Murder on Facebook spotlights rise of 'performance crime' phenomenon on social media

    And just as brazenly, in a 2nd video uploaded to Facebook (above), Stephens called his crime the "Easter Sunday massacre". After approaching Godwin on the street, Stephens asked him to say the woman's name before pulling out a gun and firing.
    Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops to arrive in Q4

    Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops to arrive in Q4

    There are also questions about the number of x86 applications that will be compatible with ARM PCs, a major issue with Windows RT. That's a big promise, but one that could change the complexion of the Windows 10 market if successful.
    Carolina Panthers GM talks NFL Draft, 2017 schedule

    Carolina Panthers GM talks NFL Draft, 2017 schedule

    But with Stewart turning 30 last month, that probably won't keep the Panthers from selecting a running back in the draft. The following slides are my draft notes as well as my pro-player comparison for the young running back.
  • International Monetary Fund says to revise up further China's growth forecast for 2017

    The differences in some countries' positions on protectionism were evident in comments delivered by officials at the IMFC meeting. The communique largely adopted the trade language from a G20 statement issued last month in Baden Baden, Germany, where U.S.

    Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

    He was sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese, who was strangled and beaten to death in her own home. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
    France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

    France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

    However, doubts soon emerged over whether all of the regime's armaments or production facilities were declared and destroyed. Israeli defense officials said this week that Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons in its possession.

Fired officers had previously arrested same man Fired officers had previously arrested same man A pair of police officers in Georgia have been fired after cell phone videos surfaced of a violent arrest they made this week. A Georgia police officer is under investigation after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head.

Bill Murray is working on a classical album Bill Murray is working on a classical album New Worlds will premiere at the Festival Napa Valley in California on July 20, with a North American tour set to follow. The album is expected to be out sometime in August.

Federal Judge Blocks Release of Posthumous Prince Record Federal Judge Blocks Release of Posthumous Prince Record However, a suit stated Boxill entered into an agreement where Prince retained ownership of the music. RMA said in its news release the majority of the EP's sales would go to Prince's estate.

Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules The basic 1040 tax form has grown from 34 lines and two pages of instructions to 79 lines and 211 pages of instructions. They have no idea what they are doing. "Now they want to use growth effects to pay for tax cuts", she explained .

East Texas organization promotes child abuse awareness East Texas organization promotes child abuse awareness She said it's important for TCU to host the Pinwheel Project because students may not be very aware of child abuse. During the month of April, experts have been advocating to bring awareness to child abuse.

Kendrick Lamar confirms that he has 'more music' coming Kendrick Lamar confirms that he has 'more music' coming And he fearlessly dives into religion and politics before concluding with an nearly unbelievable personal story on "Duckworth ". He heard I was dealing with Top Dawg but my Pops personally don't know him as Top Dawg, the industry know him as Top Dawg...

Kim Kardashian Disses Blac Chyna After Fight With Rob In 'KUWTK' Teaser Kim Kardashian Disses Blac Chyna After Fight With Rob In 'KUWTK' Teaser Whilst in another scene, Khloé, 32, tells Rob: "She text all your sisters and said that she's ready to leave you". Rob explains why he posted the sobbing Snapchats, telling them he wanted people to know he was hurt.

Israel Vows Not to Negotiate with Palestinian Hunger Strikers In 2011, Israel swapped more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier who had been held by Hamas for five years. Yesterday the Times featured an op-ed titled "Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel's Prisons", written by Marwan Barghouti .

George HW Bush still in hospital; George W Bush visits George HW Bush still in hospital; George W Bush visits Bush, 92, the oldest living former US president, has been hospitalized several times in recent years for a variety of problems. President Bush was joined in the hospital by his wife, Barbara, who also received treatment for bronchitis.

Katy Perry Outrages Fans with 'culturally insensitive' Instagram post Katy Perry Outrages Fans with 'culturally insensitive' Instagram post The drawing was followed by the caption: "Current mood". I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility. One user wrote: "Please Katy! ".

Starbucks baristas beg you not to order the Unicorn Frappuccino Starbucks baristas beg you not to order the Unicorn Frappuccino There has been some backlash on the nutritional value, but other flavors that are available year-round run about the same. And since the latter has us all reeling, thanks in part to Starbucks, you know this trend is the real deal.

Michigan State's Auston Robertson charged in sexual assault case Michigan State's Auston Robertson charged in sexual assault case In January 2016, Robertson faced a misdemeanor battery charge after an incident at his school and entered a diversionary program . If convicted, Robertson could face penalties ranging up to 15 years in prison. "This investigation is an ongoing process".

Serena was 2 months pregnant when she strikes Australian Open title World No. 1 Serena Williams is pregnant and is expecting to give birth this fall, her spokesperson has confirmed. Since then, Serena is inundated with congratulatory messages and her feat is drawing huge praise from and all.

USA aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week Instead of heading straight towards the Korean peninsula the strike group headed the opposite direction. Officials reportedly expressed optimism that China begin to help place pressure on North Korea.

Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime Ottawa had Marc Methot back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a laceration to his pinky finger March 23. Backes scooped up the loose puck and broke in all alone on Anderson to score and cut the Ottawa lead to 3-2.