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Sunday January 28th, 2024 day edition

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The US is preparing to station nuclear weapons in the UK for the first time in more than a decade amid a growing threat from Russia.

They set out plans for a “nuclear mission” to take place “imminently” at the base.

It comes amid increasing warnings about the prospect of a war with Russia, itself a nuclear power, from British and American military officials.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: “It remains a long-standing UK and Nato policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at a given location.”.

It comes as senior figures on both sides of the Atlantic warn of a potential war between Nato forces and Russia.

Earlier this week, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the outgoing head of the British army, floated the idea of a “citizen army” to combat the threat. »

Supreme Court is urged to rule Trump is ineligible to be president again because of the Jan. 6 riot

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The court will hear arguments in less than two weeks in a historic case that has the potential to disrupt the 2024 presidential election.

They called for a decision that makes clear that what happened on Jan. 6 was an insurrection, for which Trump bears responsibility.

Both the Colorado Supreme Court and the Maine secretary of state’s rulings are on hold until the appeals play out. »

Ukraine: Hack wiped 2 petabytes of data from Russian research center

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The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense claims that pro-Ukrainian hacktivists breached the Russian Center for Space Hydrometeorology, aka "planeta" (планета), and wiped 2 petabytes of data.

Planeta is a state research center using space satellite data and ground sources like radars and stations to provide information and accurate predictions about weather, climate, natural disasters, extreme phenomena, and volcanic monitoring.

While the Ukrainian government does not state if they were involved in the attack, they claim the hackers destroyed 280 servers used by the research center, which held 2 petabytes of data (2000 terabytes). »