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Russia fires on British ship for first time since 1919

Newspapers lead with the British warship HMS Defender, which was shadowed by Russian aircraft and ships as it sailed near Crimea, and fired on. Russia also dropped bombs in its way. Russia is on the “warpath” says an excited Daily Express. The last time Russia fired on a British warship was in 1919, when a Bolshevik submarine torpedoed a destroyer in the Gulf of Finland

anorak.co.uk ,  10h 0
Russia fires on British ship for first time since 1919

'I thought it was a prank': 'Miracle on Ice' captain slams 'disgusting' US transgender Olympian for threatening to burn the flag on podium in protest at Trump's ruling on girls being treated as 'biological males' at school

The 'Miracle on Ice' captain has hit back at an Olympic athlete for threatening to burn the American flag on the podium, saying destroying the flag is 'disgusting'. Mike Eruzione, 66, said he thought it was a prank when he first heard that BMX freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe said wanted to win at the Olympics so she could burn the American flag on the podium.

dailymail.co.uk ,  1d 0
'I thought it was a prank': 'Miracle on Ice' captain slams 'disgusting' US transgender Olympian for threatening to burn the flag on podium in protest at Trump's ruling on girls being treated as 'biological males' at school

Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union – archive, 1941

Germany began an attack on Russia without formal warning along a front of 1,500 miles at dawn yesterday, with the assistance of the Rumanians, who have attacked Bessarabia. Mr Churchill has offered Russia whatever help we can give. The Germans claim that they have Finnish help, but the Finnish Minister in Washington, after communicating with his Government by telephone, said last night, “Finland is not at war, but against her wishes has again been dragged into the midst of international turmoil.”

theguardian.com ,  1d 0
Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union – archive, 1941

Vladimir Putin uses 80th anniversary of Nazi invasion to lash out at Nato

Russia's president expressed frustration with Nato's westward expansion in an opinion piece for a German newspaper Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has used the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union to lash out at Nato's expansion in Europe in a clear hint at Ukraine’s ambitions.

telegraph.co.uk ,  2d 0
Vladimir Putin uses 80th anniversary of Nazi invasion to lash out at Nato

Putin attacks NATO for causing 'division' in Europe and says US actions in Ukraine led to the annexing of Crimea in opinion piece for German paper

Vladimir Putin has criticised NATO for dashing any hopes of a 'united' Europe The President of Russia, 68, slammed NATO for causing 'division' across Europe Putin insisted that Russia now wants to foster relations with a 'united' continent Vladimir Putin has criticised NATO for causing 'division' in Europe and dashing any hopes of a 'united' continent.

dailymail.co.uk ,  2d 251
Putin attacks NATO for causing 'division' in Europe and says US actions in Ukraine led to the annexing of Crimea in opinion piece for German paper

Putin hails WW II heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

Russian President Vladimir Putin is marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union by hailing the country’s World War II heroes and calling for efforts to strengthen European security Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union by hailing the country's World War II heroes and calling for efforts to strengthen European security.

independent.co.uk ,  2d 0
Putin hails WW II heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

Putin hails WWII heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union by hailing the country's World War II heroes and calling for efforts to strengthen European security. The Nazis invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, and the country lost a staggering 27 million people in what it calls the Great Patriotic War.

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Putin hails WWII heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

'Miracle on Ice' captain couldn't believe US Olympian said she'd burn flag: 'I thought it was a prank'

BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe said she would burn US flag on medal podium "Miracle on Ice" captain Mike Eruzione, who helped defeat the Soviet Union hockey team in 1980 in one of the greatest upsets in sports history, joined "Fox & Friends" Tuesday after BMX alternate Chelsea Wolfe said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she would burn the flag if she were to win a gold medal.

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'Miracle on Ice' captain couldn't believe US Olympian said she'd burn flag: 'I thought it was a prank'

NASA balloon that was used to the detect the devastating 2019 detect California Ridgecrest earthquakes could one day spot tremors on Venus

Experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech were successful in testing to see if a balloon could detect sound waves caused by aftershocks of the 2019 Ridgecrest, California earthquakes Two 'heliotrope' high-altitude balloons with instruments attached to them were flown The balloons rose to heights between 11 and 15 miles after being fully heated

dailymail.co.uk ,  2d 6
NASA balloon that was used to the detect the devastating 2019 detect California Ridgecrest earthquakes could one day spot tremors on Venus

The US’s greatest danger isn’t China. It’s much closer to home

China’s increasingly aggressive geopolitical and economic stance in the world is unleashing a fierce bipartisan backlash in America. That’s fine if it leads to more public investment in basic research, education, and infrastructure – as did the Sputnik shock of the late 1950s.

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The US’s greatest danger isn’t China. It’s much closer to home

80 years after Hitler launched war on Stalin

Hitler invaded Stalin's Soviet Union with millions of troops which saw harsh battles and soldiers 'fighting to the death' in a turbulent four-year war. Out of the two tyrants, who was the most evil? It’s 80 years since Hitler launched an all-out war against Stalin’s Soviet Union.

dailystar.co.uk ,  4d 16
80 years after Hitler launched war on Stalin

Diaries of a WWII soldier broken by the horrors of Operation Barbarossa: 'Lost' writings of German soldier are unearthed 80 years later along with photos taken during mission

Lieutenant Sander lost faith in the German war machine after cracking under the gut-wrenching scenes during Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. After seeing many colleagues killed and horrifically maimed from driving through a minefield he wrote: 'I have had enough. I want to scream.

dailymail.co.uk ,  6d 0
Diaries of a WWII soldier broken by the horrors of Operation Barbarossa: 'Lost' writings of German soldier are unearthed 80 years later along with photos taken during mission

Diaries of a soldier broken by the horrors of Operation Barbarossa: 'Lost' writings of German soldier who saw 15 men executed during WWII Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union are unearthed 80 years later along with photos taken during mission

Leutnant Friedrich Sander lost faith in German war machine after cracking during Operation Barbarossa His secret journals have been found 80 years later and are to be turned into a documentary by History Hit In them Leutnant Sander described in harrowing detail the deaths of both German and Russian soldiers In a passage written after he saw colleagues maimed in a minefield, he 'had enough' and wanted to 'scream'

dailymail.co.uk ,  7d 0
Diaries of a soldier broken by the horrors of Operation Barbarossa: 'Lost' writings of German soldier who saw 15 men executed during WWII Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union are unearthed 80 years later along with photos taken during mission

Ukraine vs North Macedonia live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV today

All you need to know ahead of the Group C encounter Euro 2020: Daily briefing The second round of matches in each group stage at Euro 2020 could prove far more intense and unpredictable, as sides recognise they must pick up positive results if they want to make the last 16.

independent.co.uk ,  7d 0
Ukraine vs North Macedonia live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV today

Book reviews: Barbarossa by Stewart Binns | Barbarossa Through German Eyes, by Jonathan Trigg

At 3:15 am on Sunday 22 June 1941 nearly four million Axis troops – Germans, Austrians, Hungarians, Italians, Romanians, some Norwegians and Finns too – from the Baltic to the Black Sea, invaded the Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa had begun. It’s easy to understand Hitler’s thinking.

scotsman.com ,  8d 19
Book reviews: Barbarossa by Stewart Binns | Barbarossa Through German Eyes, by Jonathan Trigg

Opinion: Biden should be wary when meeting Putin

With the first summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin now upon us in Geneva, one should look on this encounter in a different light from the old meetings during the Cold War. The Soviet Union of the time acted as a great power organised according to certain ideological dogmas and trying to impose the order it praised onto the rest of the world.

independent.co.uk ,  8d 0
Opinion: Biden should be wary when meeting Putin

Marco van Basten (Soviet Union 0-2 HOLLAND, Euro 88)

It's a precious memory when you get to see one of the world's best players produce one of their best moments on one of the most grandest of occasions. And in 1988 there were few, if any, better strikers in the world than Marco van Basten.

dailymail.co.uk ,  8d 2
Marco van Basten (Soviet Union 0-2 HOLLAND, Euro 88)

Unforgettable moments as the Euros finally kick off

Great goals, underdog stories, drama, excitement and heartache - it must be time for the Euros. Ever since the first European Championships in 1960, the tournament has showcased the very best the continent has to offer. It has thrown up drama, spectacular goals, underdog fairytales and heartache – and that’s just Scotland, who return to the Euros after 25 years.

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Unforgettable moments as the Euros finally kick off

The European Space Agency is sending another spacecraft to Venus

Venus is going to get yet another visitor. In addition to the two NASA missions announced on 2 June, the European Space Agency (ESA) is sending its own orbiter called EnVision to help study why our sweltering neighbour is so different from Earth. The US and the Soviet Union sent many spacecraft to study Venus starting in the 1960s but the focus of their space agencies later shifted to Mars, and there have only been two dedicated missions to the planet since 1990 – ESA’s Venus Express orbiter, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki mission.

newscientist.com ,  14d 0
The European Space Agency is sending another spacecraft to Venus