The Independent looking at the week of May 01-07

The Independent looking at Mariupol, British local elections a.o. in the first days of May 2022.

French Election: Macron Holds Off Far-Right Push

The recent French election was narrowly won by Emmanuel Macron who was standing against the far right Marie Le Pen, a longtime sympathiser of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Russian army wants to make Ukraine the Syria from Europe

Josep Borrell finds that misfortune of mankind is in Ukraine, with the Russian army wanting to make it the Syria from Europe

Screws turned on Vladimir Putin & Russian oil and gas industry

The momentum for renewables is arguably gaining greater speed. – Plans for wind, solar and geothermal energy – free from the grip of a handful of petro-states – are proliferating.

No-fly zone needed over Ukraine to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe 

On March the 9th President Volodymyr Zelensky once more made an appeal to foreign leaders to secure a no-fly zone which is needed over Ukraine to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. Only problem with such a provision by the West of a no-fly zone, is that Russia would consider that as aggression from Europe and theContinue reading “No-fly zone needed over Ukraine to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe “

Russia not wanting it neighbours countries to cooperate with the West

After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the tensions around the Ukrainian border did not stop. These days the West could see army movement which strained already tense relations between Russia and the US.

Conspiracy theories in plenty-fold

The psychological research on conspiracy beliefs to date has focused predominantly on conspiracy beliefs in Western democracies. Support for democratic principles, low trust in institutions and media were significant predictors of conspiracy beliefs.

Germany wanting to do something against racism

America and its allies have used 9/11 to wage certain wars, but with their hostilities they have also evoked great fear around the Islamic faith, making many feel threatened by Muslims.
At a time of heightened fear of Muslims, governments must try to allay that fear and stop anti-Islamism. Germany is taking its first steps in this direction.

South African Corona variant endangering the world

Thanks to a combination of infection and vaccinations Britain might be nearer the end of its pandemic than any other country in Europe, whilst those countries are having to face a new more dangerous variant, called B.1.1.529 — which has been identified in South Africa. At present in the UK there are about 1,000 deathsContinue reading “South African Corona variant endangering the world”

Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens

Already for several years people from the Middle-East are wanting to escape wars and horrible conditions in their regions. Them looking for better places to live makes them easy prey for people smugglers and for certain world leaders to use them as a bargaining chip in order to force things on them. Russian strategic bombersContinue reading “Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens”

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