Unity Day: Putin proclaims Crimea forever a part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the national Unity Day holiday with a trip to Crimea, declaring the region will always be a part of Russia. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that Western countries regard as illegitimate, in the wake of the overthrow of Ukraine’s Kremlin-friendly president. Putin exalted the annexation whileContinue reading “Unity Day: Putin proclaims Crimea forever a part of Russia”

UK defence secretary suggests US is no longer a superpower

Ben Wallace also contrasts his department’s handling of Afghanistan crisis with Foreign Office response Ben Wallace, Britain’s defence secretary, suggested the US could no longer be considered a superpower in an interview where he also contrasted his department’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis with that of the embattled Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The pointed comments –Continue reading “UK defence secretary suggests US is no longer a superpower”

Arizona declares holiday to honor Native code talkers

‘It’s important that all Arizonans remember the service and bravery of the Navajo Code Talkers’ Arizona has a new state holiday. Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday to honor Native Americans who used their language to transmit coded messages during World War II. Arizona has recognized code talkers by proclamation and through legislation forContinue reading “Arizona declares holiday to honor Native code talkers”

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