‘Grave abuses’: Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of apartheid

Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians as a report finds the country has crossed a vital threshold and is privileging one group of people at the expense of another and carrying out inhumane acts. Both apartheid and persecution are deemed crimes against humanity under international law. Human Rights WatchContinue reading “‘Grave abuses’: Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of apartheid”

Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

So far, the rulers of Europe have been working to consolidate their power and expand their kingdoms, and this is it. The moment they’ve been working toward: Absolute Monarchy. We’re going to learn about how kings and queens became absolute rulers in Europe, and where better to start than with Louis XIV of France, whoContinue reading “Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13”

Japan to host first joint ‘war games’ with US, France

Military exercise, running from May 11 to 17, will be the first large-scale drill in Japan involving ground troops from all three countries Japan will hold a joint military drill with US and French troops in the country’s southwest next month, the defence minister has announced, as China’s actions in regional waters raise concern. TheContinue reading “Japan to host first joint ‘war games’ with US, France”

Violent clashes in Jerusalem after Israeli far-right march

At least 105 Palestinians wounded in clashes in occupied East Jerusalem that ensued after the march by far-right Israelis. More than 100 Palestinians and 20 Israeli police have been wounded in overnight violent clashes that ensued after far-right Israelis marched in the occupied East Jerusalem chanting “death to Arabs”. The Palestinian Red Crescent said itContinue reading “Violent clashes in Jerusalem after Israeli far-right march”

Ukraine leader signs law to call up reservists for military service

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed a law allowing reservists to be called up for military service without announcing mobilization, his office said on Wednesday. Approved by parliament late in March, the measure makes it possible to significantly boost the armed forces, amid escalation of tension with Russia in eastern Ukraine. “This will make itContinue reading “Ukraine leader signs law to call up reservists for military service”

Russia Blocks Flights Over Black Sea, Crimea Amid Military Drills

Russia has blocked flights over annexed Crimea and the Black Sea for naval and aviation drills this week, Interfax reported Tuesday, citing an alert to pilots. The so-called “notice to airmen” (NOTAM), which is filed to warn aircraft pilots of potential hazards, reportedly applies to territorial waters off the southern coast of Crimea and parts of internationalContinue reading “Russia Blocks Flights Over Black Sea, Crimea Amid Military Drills”

Russian military build-up near Ukraine numbers more than 150,000 troops, EU’s Borrell says

Russia has concentrated more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine’s border and in annexed Crimea, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine’s foreign minister. “It is more than 150,000 Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian borders and in Crimea. The risk of further escalation is evident,”Continue reading “Russian military build-up near Ukraine numbers more than 150,000 troops, EU’s Borrell says”

Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5

European exploration had a lot of side effects. When the Old World and the New World began to interact, people, wealth, food, animals, and disease began to flow in both directions. In the New World, countless millions were killed by smallpox, measles, and other Old World diseases. Old World animals changed life in the NewContinue reading “Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5”

French President Emmanuel Macron says international community must draw “clear red lines” with Russia

The international community must draw “clear red lines” with Russia, French President Emmanuel Macron said, including implementing sanctions after any “unacceptable behavior” by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said, however, that sanctions alone are not sufficient. In an interview with “Face The Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan, Macron said he “fully” shares Mr. Biden’s desire toContinue reading “French President Emmanuel Macron says international community must draw “clear red lines” with Russia”

Russia ‘threatening Ukraine with destruction’, Kyiv says

The foreign minister’s comments come as his counterparts from the Baltic nations visit Kyiv in a show of solidarity. Ukraine’s foreign minister has accused Russia of flagrantly threatening Ukraine with destruction as fears continue to rise over a possible escalation of hostilities in the country’s conflict-stricken east. Fighting has intensified in recent weeks in Ukraine’sContinue reading “Russia ‘threatening Ukraine with destruction’, Kyiv says”

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