Russian President Vladimir Putin's latest nuclear saber-rattling has not prompted the U.S. to alter its strategic stance, the White House said Monday.
House Republicans plan to deliver a subpoena to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday for classified cables related to the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking an unprecedented effort to force the release of sensitive documents to Congress. Rep. Mike McCaul, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that he had spoken with Blinken earlier in the day when he was notified the agency would not be turning over a so-called dissent cable written by diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul shortly before the August 2021 withdrawal.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for his nuclear scientists to increase production of weapons-grade material to make bombs to put on his increasing range of weapons. Officials say North Korea could further up the ante in coming weeks or months with more provocative displays of its military nuclear program, possibly including its first test detonation of a nuclear device since September 2017. The Korean Central News Agency said Kim during a meeting on Monday with officials and scientists at a state nuclear weapons institute stressed the need to ramp up bomb fuel production to meet his goals to expand his nuclear arsenal “exponentially,” and issued unspecified “important tasks” for his nuclear industry.
Journalist Maher Mezahi visits his family graveyard and reflects on its impact on his identity.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un called for his country to expand production of "weapon-grade nuclear materials" and build more powerful weapons, state media reported Tuesday.He called on officials to "expand on a far-sighted way the production of weapon-grade nuclear materials for thoroughly implementing the plan... on increasing nuclear arsenals exponentially."
(Bloomberg) -- Leader Kim Jong Un said North Korea is ready to use nuclear weapons “anytime and anywhere,” delivering a new threat as a US aircraft carrier group arrives in South Korea.Most Read from BloombergBinance and Its CEO Sued by CFTC Over US Regulatory ViolationsSchwab’s $7 Trillion Empire Built on Low Rates Is Showing CracksSaudi National Bank Chair Resigns After Credit Suisse RemarkFBI Releases Files on Ivana TrumpKim made the comments while visiting a facility producing nuclear bombs,
Approved by a 31-5 vote, the bill will prevent citizens of “foreign adversaries” from buying property in the state. As defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, foreign adversary countries include China, Russia, Cuba, Iran and North Korea. The bill aims to prevent “corporations controlled by a foreign adversary” from acquiring real property and “reduce the amount of real property that an alien or corporation may acquire.”
In exchange for combat UAVs, short-range missiles, and ammunition for tanks and artillery, Russia provides cyber warfare capabilities to Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported on March 27.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday signed legislation to provide free school meals to all students regardless of family income, as New Mexico and several other states look to fill the gap left by lapsed federal pandemic-era benefit programs and address the strain to family budgets caused by food prices. Additional money will be used to improve school kitchens so healthier meals can be prepared. “When we feed our children, we’re feeding our future – these investments today will yield benefits tomorrow through generations of healthier New Mexicans,” the Democratic governor said in a statement issued after she celebrated with dozens of elementary school students.
Putin's nuclear threats are widely viewed as an effort to deter the West from continuing to provide Ukraine with vital weapons.
At least 20 people were killed when a packed bus hit a bridge, overturned and burst into flames in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, Saudi state media reported. Al-Ekhbariya TV said 29 other people were injured in the crash and aired footage showing the charred remains of the bus.
The report sheds light on the dire conditions faced by hundreds of thousands of women who ended up falling victim to sexual slavery and forced pregnancy at the hands of sex trafficking gangs in the border region between China and North Korea, known as the Red Zone. The researchers highlighted how pandemic lockdowns, closed borders, and news blackouts in both countries exacerbated the human rights abuses the vulnerable refugees suffered. "Gender-based violence is a vicious cycle for North Korean women who cross the DPRK-PRC border."
So far, former President Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley have declared their campaigns. President Joe Biden is expected to seek reelection.
The U.N. Security Council on Monday declined a Russian request to investigate the blasts on the pipelines that move natural gas from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea. Russia, China and Brazil voted in favor of the Russian request, but other Security Council members abstained or said another investigation was unnecessary. For a resolution to be adopted by the U.N. Security Council, it needs a minimum of nine “yes” votes in the 15-member council, and no veto by one of the permanent members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France.
Since entering the Oval Office, Joe Biden has been eager to avoid a replay of what he saw as an unpleasant episode from his time as vice president -- public brawling with Israel's pugnacious prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.The reaction is still far from the open clashes during Barack Obama's presidency when Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, rallied with rival Republicans against a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Former Vice President Mike Pence will visit Iowa on Wednesday amid speculation that he could join former President Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in the running for the GOP’s presidential primary in 2024. Pence’s Great America Committee announced Monday that he’ll visit Urbandale, Cedar Rapids and Coralville in a one-day swing that comes…
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A meeting of the UN Security Council regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus will take place this week. Source: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, at the briefing on Monday, 27 March, reports European Pravda Quote: "As far as I know, the meeting [of the UN Security Council regarding Putin's statement - ed.
Visits comes after announcement from Vladimir Putin Russia had reached deal to place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus
The attack on Uhuru Kenyatta's farm appears to be in retaliation for opposition protests.
The announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus appears to be another attempt to raise the stakes in the conflict in Ukraine. It follows Putin's warnings that Moscow is ready to use “all available means,” to fend off attacks on Russian territory, a reference to its nuclear arsenal. Putin said President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has long urged Moscow to station its nuclear weapons in his country, which has close military ties with Russia and was a staging ground for the invasion of neighboring Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.
New Jersey's attorney general said Monday that his office has taken control of the police department in the state's third-largest city, Paterson, less than a month after officers there fatally shot a well-known crisis intervention worker during a tense standoff. Attorney General Matt Platkin said at a news conference that his office had assumed control of all police functions without delay, including the division that investigates internal police matters.
Russia is supplying Iran with technology to bolster its cyber warfare capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reported on March 27. The military cooperation between the two countries has been steadily growing since the onset of Russia's all-out war in Ukraine.
This would be a good time for Putin to realize he can't subjugate Ukraine by force, war experts said, but he's clearly not come to this conclusion.
“Defeated on the battlefield in a conventional war, Putin resorts to nuclear blackmail,” said military intelligence spokesperson Andriy Yusov in comments to Radio Svoboda.
Russia is supplying Iran with cyber weapons, including digital surveillance tools, in order to get the relatively cheap and effective drones it uses to strike Ukrainian infrastructure facilities. Source: The Wall Street Journal, reports European Pravda Details: According to the newspaper's sources among US and Iranian officials, cooperation between Moscow and Tehran intensified after the latter agreed to provide, in addition to drones, short-range missiles and tank and artillery rounds.
A huge landslide swept over an Andean community in central Ecuador, burying dozens of homes, killing at least seven people and sending rescuers on a frantic search for survivors, authorities said Monday. Earlier in the day, officials had reported 16 deaths, but President Guillermo Lasso put the confirmed toll at seven as he arrived Monday night at the scene of the disaster in Alausí, about 137 miles south of the capital, Quito. Ecuador’s Risk Management Secretariat said more than 30 people were rescued after the mountainside collapsed around 10 p.m. Sunday.
NATO clapped back at Russian President Vladimir Putin after he announced his decision to place tactical nuclear weaponry in Belarus, calling it 'dangerous and irresponsible.'
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The German government regarded the statement of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, about the placement of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus as "another attempt at nuclear intimidation." Source: This was reported by Tagesschau, writes European Pravda The nuclear rhetoric of the Russian President is irresponsible, a spokeswoman of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a press conference.
Former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday said Russian President Vladimir Putin “may not be bluffing” about his plans to move nuclear weapons into neighboring Belarus as Moscow’s war against Ukraine stretches into its second year. Putin’s threat to station the weapons in Belarus has been condemned by the U.S. and NATO — and…
Watch live as MPs debate the Illegal Migration Bill as it returns to the House of Commons on Monday, 27 March. Under the policy, those who arrive in the UK illegally will be detained and “promptly removed, either to their home country or a safe third country,” and will not be able to return or claim British citizenship. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has condemned the bill, declaring that it “would amount to an asylum ban” with “no consideration” of individual circumstances.
US Vice-President Kamala Harris embarks on a tour of the continent amid fierce competition for influence.
The Kremlin said Monday that threats of sanctions against Belarus would not stop its plan to station tactical nuclear weapons in the country, a move that drew international criticism after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the decision over the weekend. Putin said that Russia had reached an agreement with Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons,…
The Kremlin's announcement that it will station nuclear weapons on the territory of its ally Belarus echoes US practice in Europe, but doubts remain over how far Russia will take the plan.- Putin announced on Saturday that "tactical" -- or short-range -- nuclear weapons would be stationed in Belarus, which borders Ukraine as well as EU and NATO members Poland and Lithuania.
The Kremlin's threats to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus is not news for the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, just raises stakes with his statements. Source: Andrii Yusov, representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, in a Svoboda.
Russia’s FSB security service is investigating Russian music producer Yosif Prigozhin and billionaire and former Russian senator Farkhad Akhmedov after a recording of an alleged phone conversation in which the two slur Russian dictator Vladimir Putin went public.
North Korea on Monday test-fired two more missiles hours before the nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz began joint military exercises with South Korean warships. Tensions in the Korean Peninsula have been high as the U.S. moves to build its relationship with South Korea and as North Korea protests the military drills, showing its own…
Vladimir Putin's plan to station Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus "humiliated" China's President Xi Jinping, according to Michael McFaul, a former US envoy to Russia.
NATO calls Putin's move "dangerous and irresponsible," but the alliance and the White House say there's no indication the Russian leader is about to actually use a nuke.
Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister reversed an unpopular decision made by his office to delay the start of daylight saving time by a month, saying Monday the Cabinet decided to implement the change in two days. Najib Mikati’s comments came after the government’s initial decision earlier this month was widely criticized around the country with many, including the country’s largest church, saying they will not abide by the decision. “The new daylight saving time will start at midnight Wednesday,” Mikati said after a Cabinet meeting that only discussed the issue.
U.N.-backed human rights experts said Monday there is evidence that crimes against humanity have been committed against Libyans and migrants in chaos-stricken Libya, including women being forced into sexual slavery. The investigators commissioned by the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council also faulted the European Union for sending support to Libyan forces that they say contributed to crimes against migrants and Libyans, and called on EU authorities to review their policies toward Libya.
Saudi Arabia, to the surprise of many, chose China to broker its deal with Iran in March 2023. Chinese Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImageThe fact that Saudi Arabia entered a rapprochement deal with Iran and chose China to broker it came as a surprise to many international observers. The agreement, officially called the Joint Trilateral Statement, was signed in Beijing on March 11 and begins the process of restoring diplomatic ties between Riyadh and Tehran. Those ties were severed i
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Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announces her presidential run in Charleston, S.C, on Feb. 15, 2023. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty ImagesThe 2024 race for the White House is in motion. Democratic incumbent President Joe Biden said in October 2022 that he intends to seek a second term, even if he stopped short of making an official announcement. But – in what is expected to be a crowded Republican field – only a few candidates had announced their bids by late March
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“While workers have spent the last 50 years steadily producing more and more, real wages have not risen at the same rate.”