Tag: war

Kim Jong Un Calls for “Exponential” Growth of Nuclear Arsenal

Kim Jong Un Calls for “Exponential” Growth of Nuclear Arsenal

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for “exponential” growth in the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, Pyongyang’s state media reported Friday. The decision, the result of a recent ruling party meeting, responds to threats from the US and South Korea. “They are now keen on isolating and stifling (North Korea), unprecedented in human history,” Kim said at the meeting on New Year’s Eve, per the Associated Press. “The prevailing situation calls for making redoubled efforts to overwhelmingly beef up the military muscle.”

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

The latest decision to forbid women from pursuing higher education in Afghanistan is a setback for everyone impacted, as it further deflates what little optimism there is for development in the nation. People were hopeful that a different Ministry of Education directive from March, which barred girls from attending state-run secondary schools, would be overturned at the time the order was announced.

Formula 1 Drivers Banned from Making Political Statements

Formula 1 Drivers Banned from Making Political Statements

Formula One drivers will need prior written permission from the sport’s governing body to make any non-neutral political statements from next season following an update of the International Sporting Code. The FIA added the new clause to its International Sporting Code and it can be seen highlighted on the governing body’s website.

Why Food Keeps Getting More Expensive

Why Food Keeps Getting More Expensive

Food prices keep on increasing and it does not seem the global economy is recovering after the pandemic blow. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and their Food Price Index, they went up even more rapidly over the last month with the higher rates of the decade. The new data shows that food prices in May were almost 5% more expensive than in April, the largest monthly increase since October 2010, and almost 40% higher than the same month in 2020.

US President Biden says ‘If there was no Israel, we’d have to invent one’ in Recent Meeting with The Israeli President

US President Biden says ‘If there was no Israel, we’d have to invent one’ in Recent Meeting with The Israeli President

President Biden just hosted a meeting in the white house yesterday, where he said once again that “If there was no Israel, we’d have to invent one.” He previously said that back in September 2013 when he was the vice president to Barak Obama, when Obama hosted a meeting with the Israeli president at the time.
US presidents are always emphasizing their strong relationship with the Israeli Government, as they “share the same values.”
The two presidents discussed Russia’s alleged growing threat to Ukraine from Iranian-supplied war drones, as Israel faces mounting pressure to assist Kyiv.
After his talks, Herzog told reporters at the White House that they “mainly” discussed Iran’s nuclear program, the crushing of protesters opposing strict Iranian religious laws, and the issue of Tehran’s drone sales to Russia.
Israel has been reluctant to join a US-led alliance assisting pro-Western Ukraine in repelling a bloody Russian invasion. It is concerned, however, by Russia’s use of Iranian drones in the war, which it sees as a major threat to its regional hegemony.

How Ukraine could achieve victory against Russia, according to experts

How Ukraine could achieve victory against Russia, according to experts

‘This war began in Crimea and must end in Crimea – with its liberation,’ declared President Volodymyr Zelesnky in August. And, according to military experts, his generals intend to do just that.
Former American commander of forces in Europe Ben Hodges has outlined what he believes is the Ukrainian route to victory, beginning in Kherson and ending “when the last Russian soldier crosses the [Kerch] bridge out of Crimea.” General Hodges, now at the Center for European Policy Analysis, believes that Ukraine’s main focus will continue to be on capturing Kherson in the south, where a major assault has been underway since early August, with a secondary attack hooking down through the Donbas and towards the city of Mariupol.

What Western Media Excludes in their Coverage of the Russia Ukraine War

What Western Media Excludes in their Coverage of the Russia Ukraine War

he U.S. media’s reporting on the Russian-Ukraine war fails to recognize the most rational solution to the crisis: negotiations. Throughout reports, Western media has misrepresented the extent of the global community that supports increased warfare in the region. One example of a mischaracterization conducted by western media occurred in reports of a meeting between the Indian President, Modi, and Putin. The west reported on a series of words where the president said, “war is not the answer,” illustrating Modi’s opposition to Putin’s position. However, in reality, once the transcript of the meeting is read, it becomes clear the meeting between the two leaders was one of support, where Modi repeatedly vocalized the positive relations between the countries and India’s approval of Russia’s policy in Ukraine.

Russia Blames Ukraine for Killing of Putin Ally’s Daughter

Russia Blames Ukraine for Killing of Putin Ally’s Daughter

As the war in Ukraine draws closer to its six-month mark, Russian officials linked with the Kremlin have recently assigned blame to Kyiv for the Aug. 20 killing of Darya Dugina, a journalist and daughter of Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher and Putin ally Alexander Dugin.

Biden Signs Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad

Biden Signs Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad

Amid the mounting tension brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, American President Joe Biden has signed an executive order this Tuesday to expand ​the tools available to deter and disrupt hostage-taking and wrongful detention of U.S. citizens abroad. According to the White House, this new order authorizes government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures to punish terrorist organizations, criminal groups, and foreign actors that take Americans hostage for financial or other gains.

Brittney Griner’s Lawyers Say she was Prescribed Medical Cannabis for ‘Severe Chronic Pain’

Brittney Griner’s Lawyers Say she was Prescribed Medical Cannabis for ‘Severe Chronic Pain’

Brittney Griner’s lawyers told a Russian court today that doctors in the U.S. prescribed her medical cannabis two years ago to treat her severe chronic pain. She was tested for drugs and came out clean, her lawyers said previously. Griner’s defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a US medical facility issuing a permit in Arizona in 2020 for the use of medical cannabis for the WNBA star to treat her chronic pain caused by injuries sustained during her sports career.

US will Welcome 100,000 Ukrainians Escaping War this Summer

US will Welcome 100,000 Ukrainians Escaping War this Summer

Amidst the continuing destruction of Ukrainian cities at the hands of the Russian army, thousands of Ukrainians are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. However, European countries are not alone in this, as the United States is getting ready to welcome up to 100,000 displaced people escaping the war zone this summer. 

Retired US Marine Veteran Becomes
Third American Missing In Ukraine

Retired US Marine Veteran Becomes
Third American Missing In Ukraine

The United States confirmed on Wednesday that it was aware of reports that a third U.S citizen is missing after traveling to Ukraine in March. The last time family and friends heard from the missing veteran, Grady Kurpasi, was in late April. Kurpasi had chosen to volunteer alongside the Ukrainians in Ukraine, but had never initially thought he himself would be fighting on the frontlines of the war, George Heath, a family friend of Kurpasi
told reporters.

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