Russia issued a chilling warning amid speculation the US may return some of its nuclear weapons to British soil for the first time in 15 years. Discussions over the possibility of Washington relocating some of its nuclear weaponry to Britain began after it was noticed the 2024 US Air Force budget argued in favour of the allocation of $50,000 for a project titled “surety dormitory” at RAF Lakenheath in Surrey. The item description read: “Current…"Russia makes chilling threat as speculation grows over US sending nuclear weapons to UK | World | News"
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov will be replaced this week with Rustem Umerov, a Crimean Tatar lawmaker. Zelenskyy made the announcement on his official Telegram account, writing that new leadership was needed after Umerov “has gone through more than 550 days of full-scale war.” Later in his nightly address, Zelenskyy said he believes “that the Ministry needs new approaches and different formats of interaction both with the military and with…"Ukraine’s defence minister to be replaced, Zelenskyy says"
When President Biden visits Vietnam after his stop at the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi this month, he is expected to upgrade our two nations’ bilateral relationship to a “strategic partnership.” The shift will mark a significant turning for both countries. But it should not come at the cost of skipping the summit of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations around the same time in Indonesia. Biden’s choice to go to Hanoi —…"Opinion: Biden heads to Southeast Asia next week, but his itinerary is ‘exactly backward’"
VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis travels to Mongolia this week, he will in some ways be completing a mission begun by the 13th-century Pope Innocent IV, who dispatched emissaries east to ascertain the intentions of the rapidly expanding Mongol Empire and beseech its leaders to halt the bloodshed and convert. Those medieval exchanges between Roman pope and Mongolian khan were full of bellicose demands for submission and conversion, with each side claiming to be…"Pope heads to Mongolia to minister to its few Catholics and complete centuries-old East-West mission"
A bulldozer moving lithium ore at the Sigma Lithium Xuxa mine near Itinga, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world could face a shortage for lithium as demand for the metal ramps up, with some analysts forecasting that it could come as soon as 2025. Others, however, see a longer time frame before that shortfall hits. BMI, a Fitch Solutions research unit, was among those that predict a lithium supply…"A worldwide lithium shortage could come as soon as 2025"
Chinese president visited far western region, where the UN has accused China of possible ‘crimes against humanity’, for first time in a year. Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Xinjiang, calling on officials to conserve “hard-won social stability” in a region where Beijing is accused of abuses that the United Nations has said could amount to “crimes against humanity”. The Chinese government has pursued a years-long campaign against what it describes…"Xi Jinping calls for protection of ‘hard-won stability’ in Xinjiang visit | Uighur News"
The problem is that 85 of the 194 countries surveyed by the WHO technical advisory group that came up with the new estimates don’t have good enough death registries for this to be a viable approach. Forty-one of those countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. For these countries, a team led by Jonathan Wakefield, a statistician at the University of Washington in Seattle, used the data from countries with complete death registries to build another statistical…"COVID Has Killed 15 Million People Worldwide, WHO Says"
Ahunna Eziakonwa Opinion by Ahunna Eziakonwa (tokyo, japan) Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Inter Press Service TOKYO, Japan, Aug 23 (IPS) – At this year’s G7 summit in Japan, global leaders emphasized the importance of unity as the world navigates grave threats to multilateralism. The message was clear – trusted global platforms for dialogue and solutions are extremely crucial in current times. They are right. More than ever before, effective multilateralism is needed to tackle the polycrisis…"Strengthening Partnerships for Sustainable Progress — Global Issues"
Killer nurse Lucy Letby’s sentencing should be played in her cell if she does not attend court regardless of her wishes, former justice secretary Robert Buckland has said. He said the 33-year-old should have to listen to the victim statements from the families of the babies she murdered. ‘She needs to hear the victim’s personal statements, as impact statements that will really bring home I think, to the wider world, the appalling devastating impact of the…"Lucy Letby’s sentencing should be played in her cell if she refuses to attend court, former minister says as killer nurse faces a whole-life order and victims’ families prepare to make devastating impact statements"
A new report documents years of human rights abuses committed by Customs and Border Protection agents against migrants at the US southern border. The Kino Border Initiative and the Washington Office on Latin America have listed hundreds of incidents of human rights violations by immigration officials that include physical violence, verbal abuse and sexual harassment — including some cases that have been fatal. “We started documenting these cases years ago in our facilities in the Mexican city…"Report: Human rights abuses by US immigration officials are rampant at the southern border"