Putin heads to India with eye on military, energy ties – France24

Russian President Vladimir #Putin will arrive in #India on Monday for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by #Washington. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.

A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet

Republicans in Ohio recently enacted new maps that would give them a supermajority in the state legislature – completely ignoring reforms that prevent this Over the last few months, we’ve seen lawmakers in several states draw new, distorted political districts that entrench their political power for the next decade. Republicans are carving up Texas, North Carolina andContinue reading “A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet”

In democracy’s birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good. Arriving in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, Francis used a speech to Greek political and cultural leaders to warn Europe at large about the threats facing the continent.Continue reading “In democracy’s birthplace, pope warns of populist threats”

School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs

Draft legislation also proposes maximum fine of €150,000 in most serious cases The French parliament has voted to make school bullying a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison, as MPs said society needed a wake-up call on the seriousness of children targeting their peers. The proposed law was supported by EmmanuelContinue reading “School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs”

U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

There are signs that the White House and Kremlin are close to arranging a conversation next week between Biden and Putin. President Joe Biden has pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russian planning is underway for a possibleContinue reading “U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive”

What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News

“We’re the ones that keep other people awake at night”: That’s the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military planners plotting their next moves. Doran is the senior American representative serving with the UK’s Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), the largest fifth-generation carrierContinue reading “What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News”

Adam Schiff says he is concerned at apparent lack of investigation into Trump pressuring Georgia to ‘find’ extra votes

Trump effort to convince Georgia’s top elections official was blatant attempt to game the results House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff says he is concerned that the Justice Department has done nothing to investigate whether former President Donald Trump committed a crime by calling the top elections official in Georgia and asking him to “find”Continue reading “Adam Schiff says he is concerned at apparent lack of investigation into Trump pressuring Georgia to ‘find’ extra votes”

Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest

Military police launch tear gas canisters to disperse about 100 protesters trying to march towards downtown Ouagadougou to protest the government’s failure to quell violence. Police have fired tear gas in Burkina Faso’s capital during a demonstration against the government’s failure to stop a wave of violence by hardliner fighters. Opponents of President Roch Kabore,Continue reading “Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest”

Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

Zelenskiy says plotters tried to rope in Ukraine’s richest man Tycoon Akhmetov: Zelenskiy’s statements are “absolute lie” Ukraine fully prepared for Russia escalation: Zelenskiy Ukraine sovereign bonds tumble on security concerns President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said Ukraine had uncovered a plot to overthrow his government next week, involving individuals from Russia caught on tapeContinue reading “Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role”

Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election

Republican party’s José Antonio Kast set to win first round with 28% of the vote The far-right populist José Antonio Kast is on course for a convincing victory over former protest leader Gabriel Boric in the first round of Chile’s presidential election. With more than 90% of the votes counted, Kast led Boric by 28%Continue reading “Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election”

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