Michael Cohen reportedly balked at paying off Stormy Daniels until the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was released — and that could cut through his and Trump’s defense

Richard Drew/AP President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly balked at the idea of paying off porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape in October 2016. That could hurt his argument that the payment was made to prevent Trump’s family from embarrassment and not to assist his […]

‘It was, at best, hasty and naive, and, at worst, manipulative’: Experts slam Elon Musk’s confusing defense of why he tweeted ‘funding secured’ (TSLA)

Rebecca Cook / Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a statement on Monday in which he shed light on some of the questions raised last week by his statements about taking the company private. But Musk’s explanation is incomplete and raises new questions, experts say. Musk’s new statement doesn’t back up his claim last week […]

‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not at all from a position […]

Italy to lower defense spending next year, despite Trump’s demand for increase

Italy will further lower its defense spending next year, its foreign minister has said. Rome currently spends 1.15 percent of GDP on defense, lagging far behind the two percent benchmark sought by Washington from its NATO allies. Italy’s defense spending is set to slightly fall next year, Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Thursday. […]

Defense Ministry proposes ‘recruitment’ of private cars during war time

The Russian Defense Ministry wants to include private vehicles, especially those with increased off-road capabilities, into the list of vehicles that can be commandeered from their civilian owners during times of war. The Defense Ministry prepared amendments to the 2014 legislation allowing the military, during times of martial law, the right to confiscate any cargo […]

‘Castle Must Be Mine’ Pairs Tower Defense & Virtual Reality

Remember the days of stacking blocks and commanding your army of toys to fend off opposing forces? In Castle Must Be Mine, you can relive your glory days as overseer and all-powerful. You’ll be defending your towers with your trusty hero, traps, and your own god-like powers (like fireball tossing). Keeping your area safe can […]

South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept 2 Russian aircraft that entered its air defense territory

AP/Francois Mori South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South’s air defense territory four times throughout the day. The Russian aircraft were believed to be military bomber jets that spent over three hours in the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone. South Korea said on Friday it had […]

Syrian air defense repels ‘Israeli attack’ on airbase, downs several missiles – state media

A military airbase in Syria’s south, known as T-4, came under attack late on Sunday, state media reported, attributing the strikes to Israel, which did not comment on the incident.  Several missiles have been intercepted by the anti-air defenses of the T-4 base, which is located in Homs countryside, and one attacking aircraft was hit […]