Ukraine: US places up to 8,500 troops on high alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia

Ukraine: US places up to 8,500 troops on high alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has issued deployment orders under President Joe Biden, the latest US move to prepare for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine officials have warned that it could be imminent. Kirby said “the bulk” of the US troops placed on heightened alert were intended to reinforce NATO’s rapid reaction force, … Read more

Vernon, BC Rejects Affordable Housing at Kin Race Track – Okanagan Site

Vernon, BC Rejects Affordable Housing at Kin Race Track – Okanagan Site

The city council of Vernon, British Columbia, has sent plans for a major redevelopment of the former Kin Racecourse site back to the drawing board. The town wants to improve recreational facilities on the site of the old horse trail, but council was largely unhappy with the preliminary designs for the project. During a lengthy … Read more

Biden responds to inflation question by calling Fox SOB reporter

Biden responds to inflation question by calling Fox SOB reporter

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation on Monday by calling a Fox News reporter vulgar. The president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council, which focuses on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers cope with high prices. Reporters … Read more

Biden calls Fox News reporter Peter Doocy ‘a stupid son of a bitch’

Biden calls Fox News reporter Peter Doocy ‘a stupid son of a bitch’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden called Fox News White House reporter Peter Doocy “a stupid son of a bitch” Monday on a live microphone, after Doocy asked Biden whether inflation was a political liability to him. The verbal slip took place during a White House event on Biden administration efforts to combat inflation. After Biden … Read more

United States: Virginia School Districts Sue Governor’s Mask Order | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Mask mandates in schools have become the latest political battleground in the United States’ fight against COVID-19, after seven Virginia state school boards sued the governor over an executive order allowing parents to opt out of masking requirements. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, issued an order banning mask mandates after being sworn in on … Read more

US F-35 pilot ejects in carrier crash in South China Sea, seven injured in total

US F-35 pilot ejects in carrier crash in South China Sea, seven injured in total

The pilot was performing routine flight operations when the accident occurred. They ejected safely and were picked up by a military helicopter, Pacific Fleet said. The pilot is in stable condition. Six others were injured on the deck of the aircraft carrier. Three had to be evacuated to a medical center in Manila, Philippines, where … Read more

Atlanta-area DA receives special grand jury to investigate Trump election interference

Atlanta-area DA receives special grand jury to investigate Trump election interference

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested last week to sit a special grand jury beginning May 2. Fulton County Superior Court judges approved the request on Monday. Although the special grand jury does not have the power to issue an indictment, the decision will allow Willis to sit on a panel focused entirely on … Read more

Tunisia’s top aide resigns over ‘fundamental differences’ | Political news

Nadia Akacha has been described as President Saied’s closest and most trusted adviser. Tunisia’s chief of staff and closest adviser to the country’s president, Nadia Akacha, has resigned over “fundamental differences of opinion” over the country’s interests, she announced on social media. “I have decided to resign after two years…I am faced with fundamental differences … Read more