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Ukraine War: Those who fail to call for negotiations, fail to understand the dangerous predicament that faces the planet!

This war is not anymore merely between Russia and Ukraine but has become a battle between Russia and a Western-backed Ukraine.

Who knew climate change was coming

Biden administration restores protections in Alaska’s Tongass forest The Biden administration on Wednesday restored protections against new roads and logging in more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the nation’s biggest carbon sink. “As our nation’s largest national forest and the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the Tongass National Forest is keyContinue reading “Who knew climate change was coming”

The New York Times news coverage: Around the World December 27 2022

Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA, via Shutterstock A man was indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder with a racist motive yesterday, after a shooting left three people dead in central Paris last week. China sent a record number of military aircraft to menace Taiwan, in a large show of force to the Biden administration. EvenContinue reading “The New York Times news coverage: Around the World December 27 2022”

Independent.ie: Saudis warn Iran is preparing for attack on kingdom

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press. The heightened concerns about a potential attack on Saudi Arabia come as the Biden administration criticises Tehran for its crackdown on protesters. Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggests Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom, US…

The Associated Press: Biden warns Saudi Arabia of ‘consequences’ after OPEC+ cuts oil production

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Aamer Madhani. President Joe Biden said Tuesday there will be “consequences” for Saudi Arabia as the Riyadh-led OPEC+ alliance moves to cut oil production and Democratic lawmakers call for a freeze on cooperation with the Saudis. Biden suggested he would soon take action, as aides announced that the…

Dire global warming impacts distract from even more dire warnings

By Eric Roston Extreme weather continues to swell like US coastlines during high tide. And with it comes the realization that the climate changes we were warned about are already here. For decades the core question in the public debate over global warming was: Will all these scientific projections come true? Now, Britain has hadContinue reading “Dire global warming impacts distract from even more dire warnings”

Danny Boyle presenting his selection for 2022 November 11

By Danny Boyle Ahead of next week’s G20 summit, Volodymyr Zelensky is being advised to drop his refusal to talk to Russia – as he and Rishi Sunak, above, discussed how to confront Russian officials. Sunak and Zelensky discuss how to confront Russia As world leaders prepare for a showdown with Vladimir Putin at nextContinue reading “Danny Boyle presenting his selection for 2022 November 11”

The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg

August 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hopes for stability ahead of a historic Communist Party congress are quickly dwindling. His country’s economic slowdown deepened in July as strict Covid Zero measures and a slumping real-estate market threaten the chances of a recovery to a “reasonable” range. Key reading: China Announces Patrols to Protest US Senator’sContinue reading “Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg”