By Sam Hall a.o. Good evening. There is concern that the Duke of Sussex’s revelations about his time in Afghanistan may increase the threat level towards him. We have the latest as the Taliban responded to Harry’s disclosure that he killed 25 fighters while deployed in the country as a helicopter pilot. The big story:Continue reading “Telegraph Frontpage Saturday 2023 January 07”
September 19 Hurricane Fiona leaves Puerto Rico without power Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico’s southwest coast with heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour on Sunday, triggering landslides and knocking out a power grid still recovering from Hurricane Maria five years ago. The storm downed electricity transmission lines, causing a “blackoutContinue reading “The Week of 2022 September 19 – 25”
August 22 Schiff says unsealing Trump search affidavit would put investigation at risk Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that unsealing the affidavit used to justify searching former President Donald Trump’s Florida home could put FBI agents and the government’s case over any mishandled classified documents at risk. The JusticeContinue reading “The Week: looking at the 4th week of August 2022”
August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”
Things you need to know what happened July 25 House Jan. 6 committee to interview more Trump Cabinet members The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack said Sunday it would interview more members of former President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, as well as other prominent supporters. The committee also is prepared toContinue reading “The Week from 2022 July 25 – July 31”
July 18 Zelensky fires Ukraine top prosecutor and spy chief Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Sunday that he had fired the country’s top prosecutor and the head of its domestic intelligence agency, in the biggest shakeup of his government since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Zelensky’s government announced the dismissals of the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova,Continue reading “Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24”
Since President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he has caused immense death and destruction for few military gains and at huge economic cost. Yet he shows no sign of cracking even as Russia’s war aims have proved illusory. Putin appealed to Ukraine’s army to “immediately lay down arms and go home” on the first day ofContinue reading “Bloomberg’s view on Ukraine at the beginning of June 2022”
Russia has said it no longer wants to take northern Ukraine and the capital Kyiv. One of the current objectives for Russian troops in Ukraine is to gain full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine.
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