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S. Korea Suspends Civil Defense Drills

Seoul says move will boost diplomacy

(Newser) - South Korea has suspended its summertime civil defense drills aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy with the North. Seoul's decision on Tuesday to "temporarily suspend" the nationwide civilian drills had been anticipated since the United States and... More »

Germany Wants Citizens to Stockpile Food

Country is reviving Cold War-era requirement

(Newser) - Germany doesn't want its citizens to panic—but it would like them to be a little more prepared for an attack or a disaster. According to a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung , the German government plans to bring back its Cold War-era requirement for people to stockpile enough... More »

Israel Hones Ability to Launch Strike on Iran

(Newser) - Israel is engaging in a bit of saber rattling directed toward Iran, the Times of London reports. The military is beefing up its air arsenal and training to be ready to strike Iran’s nuclear sites at a moment's notice. “Israel wants to know that if its forces were... More »

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