Man jailed over national dog fighting ring
A Queensland man who bred pit bulls for a national dog fighting ring has been jailed and banned from owning dogs for life. A Queensland man who culled pitbull puppies to create a pack of savage canines for a national dog fighting ring has been jailed.Bradd Michael O'Keeffe, 41, kept more than 30 dogs chained on a remote north Queensland cattle property when RSPCA inspectors raided the property in April 2018. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday it had shown the country's new Avangard nuclear missile system to U.S. inspectors for the first time, a move Moscow said showed a key arms control treaty was still effective.
Putin says US ‘political dramas’ diverting focus from Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’s pleased that the “political battles” in Washington have put on the back-burner accusations that Russia interfered in U.S. elections. "Thank God,” he told an economic forum in the Russian capital on Wednesday, “no one is accusing us of interfering in the U.S. elections anymore; now they’re accusing Ukraine."Some Republicans have used the public hearings to tout a discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, not Russia, for interfering in the U.S.’s 2016 presidential election.In the impeachment hearings, Democrats in Congress say U.S.
Russia is due to deploy next month the Avangard system, a hypersonic glide vehicle designed to sit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, one of several new types of weapons touted by President Vladimir Putin as ahead of their time.
The Defence Ministry said a group of visiting U.S. arms inspectors had been shown the Avangard system from Nov. 24-26 under the auspices of the New START treaty, which came into effect in 2011.
The treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads the world’s two biggest nuclear powers can deploy to no more than 1,550 each.
The treaty, which is due to expire in 2021, also curbs the number of nuclear launchers and deployed land- and submarine-based missiles and nuclear-capable bombers they can have.
Putin has said Moscow is ready to extend the pact, but has complained about what he sees as Washington’s lack of interest.
President Donald Trump, who told Putin in 2017 he thought it a bad deal for the United States, will only decide next year whether or not to extend the treaty, U.S. officials have said.
It was signed by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, with Russia in 2010.
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