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World War 3: US to shell out MILLIONS building air bases to counter ‘Russian AGGRESSION’

Airfields, training sites ranges and other military installations are to be built across Eastern Europe close to Russian borders as well as in Iceland and Norway. It is part of the £3.4 billion European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) aimed at “reassuring” NATO’s European allies. An EDI report says: “As we continue to address the dynamic security environment in Europe, EDI funding increases our capabilities to deter and defend against Russian aggression. “Additionally, these significant investments will further galvanise US support to the collective defence of our NATO Allies, as well as…

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Lifestyle 

How to cook turkey: Tricks for the BEST moist breast revealed

How to cook turkey is on the mind of those who will be tasked with creating the Christmas meal on the big day. Whether you have purchased a crown or a whole bird, everyone wants to get the best and the moistest meat. What recipe tips and tricks result in the best breast, and does the stuffing you choose make a difference? A Michelin Star chef revealed his special stuffing ingredient for the moistest breast. Michelin Star chef Asimakis Chaniotis revealed the best turkey stuffing recipe for good meat. He…

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12 ways to combat Christmas stress – From skin problems to unwanted presents

GETTY Christmas can wreak havoc on your skin and mind, luckily there are ways to avoid it Don’t forget to take time out for yourself to restore a little peace and goodwill. Aromatherapist Kathy Webb says: “Giving yourself 10 minutes each day to recharge can really help. Close your eyes and take a deep, slow breath through your nostrils, right down into your stomach. Hold for a few seconds, then breathe out slowly through your mouth. As you exhale, imagine all your negative feelings are being pushed out.” 11 FESTIVE…

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Science 

Iceland volcano ALERT: First eruption expected in CENTURIES which could spark travel chaos

Scientists are worried that the Oraefajokull volcano in Iceland could erupt for the first time since 1728 after experts detected 160 earthquakes in the area in the past week. The volcano, located in south east Iceland, stands at 2,110, making it the highest peak in the Nordic nation. Experts in Iceland have raised the volcano’s alert safety code to yellow. The University of Iceland’s Ingibjorg Jonsdottir told the Morgunbladid newspaper: “We see a greatly increased pattern of fissures around the caldera. “It’s now more of a drop shape than a…

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High blood pressure warning: THESE sausages EXPOSED as having dangerously high salt levels

GETTY High blood pressure: Salty sausages could contribute to risk of stroke and heart disease High blood pressure affects a shocking 16 million people in the UK, and there are millions of people still undiagnosed.  A poor diet high in salt is thought to be one of the major risk factors by experts. A new report has revealed that many supermarket sausages contain dangerously high levels of salt.  The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), which is based at Queen Mary University of London, suggested that a sausage sandwich…

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Will the Iceland volcano erupt? Could Öraefajökull be on brink of eruption?

The ice-covered volcano of Öræfajökull is located in the south-east of Iceland and has only erupted twice in history, once in 1727 and again in 1362. But increased earthquake activity began in the summer in the form of small tremors ranging from a depth of 1.5-10km beneath the summit crater, according to the Icelandic Met Office. Earthquakes are rare at the volcano and geothermal heat has increased in the crater so scientists from IMO, the Earth Sciences Institute of the University of Iceland, are monitoring the movement closely. But the…

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Science 

Warning: Christmas flights could be DISRUPTED globally by ‘hazardous’ volcanic ERUPTIONS

Scientists have proven that ash caused by an eruption on Deception Island could disrupt air travel as far away as South America, Australia, and Africa. Charles Connor, a geoscientist at the University of South Florida in Tampa said: “We have to reassess the potential hazards for global transportation networks posed by even these remote volcanoes.” There have been around 30 eruptions over the last 10,000 years, with the last one being in 1970. Both Argentina and Spain have scientific research bases on the island, and tourists flock there to admire…

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Sport 

World Cup 2018 draw: England get lucky but Gareth Southgate urges caution

Gareth Southgate attempted to dampen expectations for Russia 2018 despite England being drawn in a group from which most observers would expect them to advance without too many problems. Danger lurked throughout the 32-team draw for the World Cup but England avoided the toughest opposition as they were drawn, by Diego Maradona, in Group G alongside Belgium, Tunisia and the World Cup debutants Panama. The Hand of God plucked the ball containing England’s name from a pot during the draw staged inside Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace. Q&A The World Cup…

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Fates and Diego Maradona hand England a World Cup group of hope | Barney Ronay

Welcome, once again, to the world. The balls have been cracked, the teams grouped off, the dates and venues parcelled out. After a glossy, agreeably fast-paced draw ceremony on the lighted stage of the Kremlin, Russia 2018 is go, the 21st Fifa World Cup officially a lockdown. The draw itself was a grand affair, with luminaries from Diego Maradona to Gordon Banks ranged behind their gleaming punch bowls. From the opening moments there was a familiar rush of intrigue as Group B threw up Portugal against Spain in Sochi, an…

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World Cup: Socceroos drawn with France, Denmark and Peru

The Socceroos will start their 2018 World Cup campaign against former champions and tournament fancies France, with group matches to follow against Denmark and Peru. Australia avoided another group of death when the draw was made in Russia overnight, but will be doing well to reach the knockout rounds after being drawn against three teams ranked in the world’s top 12. France are the most formidable opponents. Les Bleus are ranked as one of the favourites in 2018 – behind only Germany and Brazil – and were responsible for knocking…

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