Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January

Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were expelled from the United States and would leave on Jan. 30. “Our diplomats are being expelled…A large group of my comrades, 27 people with families, will leave us on January 30… We are facing a serious staff shortage,” AmbassadorContinue reading “Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January”

Top Russian Spy’s Son Dead After ‘Fall’ From Embassy in Berlin

A 35-year-old was reportedly found dead on the sidewalk below the Russian embassy in Berlin, and his body was spirited back to Moscow before anyone could investigate. Either Russians are incredibly clumsy or they should stay away from open upper-floor windows. Another Russian—this time a diplomat in Berlin—was found in a heap on the sidewalk below the Russian embassyContinue reading “Top Russian Spy’s Son Dead After ‘Fall’ From Embassy in Berlin”

Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe

A renewed buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border has raised concern among some officials in the United States and Europe who are tracking what they consider irregular movements of equipment and personnel on Russia’s western flank. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matterContinue reading “Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe”

U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup

American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students were planning. American Green Berets were training local forces in the West African nation of Guinea last weekend when their charges peeled away for a mission not listed in any military trainingContinue reading “U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup”

Bolsonaro supporters force entry into Brazil capital’s mall

Supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro broke through police roadblocks Monday night that had sought to prevent access to the capital’s central mall on the eve of a demonstration scheduled to coincide with Brazil’s Independence Day. The Federal District’s security secretariat said in a statement that officers had been deployed in an effort to control theContinue reading “Bolsonaro supporters force entry into Brazil capital’s mall”

Russians Fined for Protest in Support of Afghan Women

Russia has fined two activists for organizing a demonstration in support of Afghan women who face an uncertain future after the Taliban returned to power in the country, a court said Friday. The two activists, Artemy Pityukov and Ksenia Bezdenezhnykh, were fined 200,000 rubles ($2,670) each for “violating public order”, a spokeswoman for the PresnenskyContinue reading “Russians Fined for Protest in Support of Afghan Women”

Let’s talk about hindsight and how it could’ve been different – Beau of the Fifth Column

Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them

A lawyer for Afghan nationals who supported Australia’s embassy accuses government of spin as they wait for more information about visa approvals The Australian government says it has granted humanitarian visas to more than 100 Afghan nationals who worked at its embassy, a day after telling them their visa applications had been rejected. The conflictingContinue reading “Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them”

Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live

Taliban official claims insurgents on verge of taking control of Afghanistan after president, Ashraf Ghani, is reported to have left country ‘This is manifestly not Saigon’: Blinken defends US mission in Afghanistan Taliban orders fighters into Kabul as US evacuates embassy A tale of two armies: why Afghan forces proved no match for the Taliban What does theContinue reading “Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live”

Weapon seizures ‘massive boon’ for Taliban as cities fall

The United States spent billions supplying the Afghan military with the tools to defeat the Taliban, but the rapid capitulation of the armed forces means that weaponry is now fuelling the insurgents’ astonishing battlefield successes. “We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools — let me emphasise: all the tools,” US President Joe BidenContinue reading “Weapon seizures ‘massive boon’ for Taliban as cities fall”

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