Biden warns Putin may be preparing to use chemical weapons in Ukraine – CBC News

U.S. President Joe Biden says that Russian President Vladimir Putin, with his ‘back against the wall,’ is preparing ‘new false flags’ in Ukraine and could deploy biological and chemical weapons.

Kazakhstan president proposes reforms to limit his powers

Tokayev seeks to switch his country from ‘superpresidential’ rule to a presidential republic with a strong parliament. Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has proposed constitutional reforms to limit the powers of his office, saying the country needed to switch from “superpresidential” rule to a presidential republic with a strong parliament. Tokayev was elected president in 2019 with theContinue reading “Kazakhstan president proposes reforms to limit his powers”

History Brief: The Truman Doctrine – Reading Through History

This video offers a brief description of the Truman Doctrine and its impact.

‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Let’s talk about why Lindsey Graham is on Russian TV – Beau of the Fifth Column

Biden announces U.S. will close its skies to Russian aircraft

In his State of the Union speech, Biden also vowed to work alongside allies to seize assets from Russian oligarchs, including yachts, luxury apartments and private jets. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday during his State of the Union address that the U.S. would close its skies to Russian aircraft while promising more pain to Russia and itsContinue reading “Biden announces U.S. will close its skies to Russian aircraft”

Let’s talk about the SOTU, Biden, and European worries about Russia – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ukraine war: Let us rapidly join EU and cut Russia from SWIFT, says Ukrainian president Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushed for Ukraine’s urgent ascension to the European Union and Russia to be cut from the SWIFT international electronic bank payment system amid the ongoing invasion. “Residential buildings destroyed by missiles and artillery are the final argument for the world to stop this occupational invasion together with us,” he said in aContinue reading “Ukraine war: Let us rapidly join EU and cut Russia from SWIFT, says Ukrainian president Zelenskyy”

Democracy in decline worldwide

For the first time since 2004, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) has recorded more autocratic states than democracies around the world. Civil society activists often represent the last bastion of resistance. Autocracies such as Russia and China on the one hand; democracies like the USA or Germany on the other. Is that the great conflictContinue reading “Democracy in decline worldwide”

Ukraine starts drafting reservists aged 18-60 after president’s order

Ukraine on Wednesday has started conscripting reservists aged 18-60 following a decree by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the armed forces said in a statement. The maximum service period is one year. Zelenskiy on Tuesday said he was introducing the conscription of reservists but ruled out a general mobilisation after Russia announced it was moving troops intoContinue reading “Ukraine starts drafting reservists aged 18-60 after president’s order”

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