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Trump Ad Uses Images, Video From Russia And Belarus [Watch]

By iwano@_84

KEY POINTS

  • A new Trump campaign ad features stock photos and videos from Russia and Belerus
  • The latest ad shows a shot of parents holding a baby, as well as an elderly woman
  • This is the fourth ad released by Trump-affiliated groups that features clips from Russia

A new pro-Trump campaign ad released last week in critical swing states uses images and videos from Russia and Belarus.

Last Thursday, America First Action SuperPAC released the “Pandemic Tax” ad in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It is the fourth pro-Trump ad within three months that features actors in stock footage from Russia, Politico reported. 

The ad begins by accusing President Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden of “supporting higher taxes on all of us” if he wins the November election. At the 14-second mark, the ad features a shot of new parents holding a baby in front of a window. 

The footage is

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Increasingly busy US bombers are sending message to Russia and China

By iwano@_84

  • The US bomber fleet has been increasingly active, flying closer and closer to sensitive areas over Europe and the Pacific.
  • Those flights are meant to show Moscow and Beijing what the US is capable of, but increasingly provocative flights come with higher risks, writes Michael T. Klare, professor emeritus of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College.
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On August 21, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately one-seventh of the war-ready US B-52H bomber fleet, flew from their home base in North Dakota to Fairford Air Base in England for several weeks of intensive operations over Europe.

Although the actual weapons load of those giant bombers was kept secret, each of them is capable of carrying eight AGM-86B nuclear-armed, air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) in its bomb bay. Those six planes, in other words, could have been carrying 48 city-busting thermonuclear warheads. (The

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Has Putin’s $1.6bn plan to build new cultural centres throughout Russia hit the rocks?

By iwano@_84


Russian president Vladimir Putin and local officials examine plans for one of the regional cultural centres in 2019
Kremlin.ru

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s 120bn ruble ($1.6bn) project to build a string of regional cultural centres with branches of leading federal museums and theatres has come under fire after staff of the foundation in charge of it were laid off and claimed they were not paid.

In a video posted on YouTube on 7 September, two dozen former staff members of the National Cultural Heritage Foundation, which is building the centres with funding from Russian state oil and gas profits, said that 120 contracts had been terminated in June with no notice, no severance pay and four months of salary arrears. The group appealed directly to the president to address the “mass dismissal of employees”.

Former staff members of the National Cultural Heritage Foundation said that contracts had been terminated in

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