“Nuclear accidents can also happen in the EU,” warns Russian ex-prime minister in veiled threat

GErhard Schroeder, increasingly mocked in Germany for his pro-Russian views, has filed a lawsuit against Germany’s lower house of parliament seeking to restore his privileges as a former chancellor, DPA reported. Schroeder, 78, was stripped of his right to government-funded office in May, amid growing dismay at his refusal to distance himself from Russian President … Read more

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent effort to distance his government from the conservative Unification Church about his ties to assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior members of the ruling party. The reshuffle, the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, followed his … Read more

Big Climate Bill: Big New Expenses to Boost Green Energy

By SETH BORENSTEIN, MATTHEW DALY and MICHAEL PHILLIS August 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-congress-climate-and-environment-f084d23d61ebb068068d4aa92c82fdbb WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inactivity in the face of escalating natural disasters and ongoing global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it is almost irresistible. The House is about to pass … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, signifying a significant escalation in the war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast – whether an attack … Read more

New satellite images show massive damage at Russian air base in Crimea

“One way to interpret those craters is precise strikes from long-range ammunition,” speculated Elliot Higgins of Bellingcat, who analyzes Russian losses in Ukraine. However, another suggested that the ammunition storage buildings may not have been hit in a long-range attack, but that it was instead possible that they were remotely rigged and detonated by Ukrainian … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Ukrainian Air Force said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation that the blast was the result of a Ukrainian attack that would significantly escalate in the war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s … Read more

Huge explosions destroy Russian military air base in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Powerful explosions shook a Russian air base in Crimea, sending towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could spell an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the Saki base … Read more

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied territories

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia’s hold on occupied territories in southeastern Ukraine, guerrillas loyal to Kiev are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains and helping the Ukrainian military through key to identify targets. The expanding resistance has eroded the Kremlin’s control over those areas and threatened its plans … Read more

FBI agents raid Donald Trump’s Florida estate

Marco Rubio, the Republican senator, said: “Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we’ve seen many times from Marxist dictatorships in the developing world. But never before in America.” South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem added, “Using the criminal justice system in this way is un-American.” Some Trump supporters said he was being … Read more

Unstoppable ‘radioactive wind’ could spread across Europe if Russia bombs nuclear power plant

An unstoppable wind of “radioactive contamination” could spread across Europe if the West does not act to stop Russia’s attack on the continent’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has warned. Last weekend’s artillery shelling in Zaporizhzhya, in the Russian-occupied territory of southern Ukraine, has sparked international fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster. The … Read more