Breaking: US prepares 8,500 soldiers for the Ukraine-Russia border

U.S. 01/24/22, 20:18

The Pentagon announced Monday, Jan. 24, that it ordered the readiness of some 8,500 troops to be sent to the Ukraine-Russia border if the NATO defense protocol is activated. "Secretary Austin has placed a range of units in the United States on a heightened preparedness to deploy, which increases our readiness ...

Biden may send 3,000-5,000 troops to counter Russia

U.S. 01/24/22, 03:34

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the possibility of deploying thousands of U.S. troops to Eastern Europe to counter Russia amid the recent tensions in the region, Fox News reported. In a briefing at Camp David on Sunday, Jan. 23, Biden's advisors presented him with various options if Russian troops move ...

American Embassy staff flee Ukraine due to potential Russian invasion

U.S. 01/23/22, 23:01

Some U.S. representatives to Ukraine evacuated amid escalating military tension with Russia on Jan. 23. The State Department confirmed it ordered non-essential American Embassy employees and their family members to leave the Eastern European nation due to a potential Russian invasion. All Americans in Ukraine are urged to evaluate whether they ...

US mulls pulling diplomats’ family members from Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia

U.S. 01/23/22, 03:46

The United States is considering evacuating members of diplomat families in Ukraine as the West’s tensions with Russia rise. Bloomberg, citing sources, mentioned the evacuation plan, described as prudent preparation, after Russia masses more than 100,000 troops near its borders with Ukraine. Following the plan, U.S. diplomats’ family members stationed in Ukraine ...

US puts sanctions on 4 Ukrainian officials for helping Russia

D.C. 01/21/22, 04:18

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned some Ukrainian officials, claiming they helped Russia set the pretext for its further invasion of Ukraine. According to the Associated Press, the United States implemented the new sanctions on Thursday, January 20. The sanctions name two current parliament members of Ukraine, including Taras Kozak and Oleh ...

Djokovic holds majority stake in Danish drugmaker developing Covid pill

News 01/21/22, 03:39

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, who was deported from Australia for his unvaccinated status, reportedly holds a significant stake in a drug manufacturer developing Covid pills in Denmark. Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, have invested in QuantBioRes A/S and are holding an 80% stake in the Copenhagen–based company, which is experimenting with ...

UK supplies arms to Ukraine, increasing tension with Russia

U.S. 01/18/22, 15:24

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the United Kingdom has begun supplying anti-tank weapons to Ukraine due to "the increasingly threatening behavior from Russia" in the region. Faced with Russia's increased military deployment on the Ukrainian border, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have toughened their stance against the country led ...

Russia detains REvil hacking group members at US request

Europe 01/15/22, 21:30

Russia's security service has arrested and dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the United States. The arrest came after Russia conducted a special operation against the hacker group members, Reuters reported, citing the FSB—Russia's domestic intelligence service—released on Friday, Jan. 14. The FSB said on Friday that its ...

Denmark joins diplomatic boycott of Chinese regime’s ‘Olympics of genocide’

China 01/15/22, 15:14

Denmark became the ninth country to express its rejection of the countless human rights violations perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Therefore, it will not send diplomatic representation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, also called the "Genocide Olympics." In this regard, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod emphasized, "It is no ...

US finalizes sanctions options in case Russia invades Ukraine after failed talks

D.C. 01/13/22, 17:54

White House officials said that the United States had finalized sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine after NATO and Russia met for "make or break" talks on the Ukraine crisis that ended without Russia's commitments on de-escalation. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 12, that Russian President Vladimir ...

Russian hackers could attack U.S. critical infrastructure area, security agencies warn

U.S. 01/12/22, 21:49

The Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency on Tuesday, Jan. 11, issued a joint statement to critical infrastructure organizations, warning of a cyber threat from apparently Russian state-sponsored hackers, according to the complaint. In what could translate into a new diplomatic conflict ...

Crisis in Kazakhstan: Nearly 8 thousand detained in anti-government protests

Politics 01/10/22, 17:32

The government of Kazakhstan has confirmed that it has detained nearly 8,000 people as social protests against the government and out-of-control inflation continue to unfold across the country. Kazakh authorities reported on Monday, Jan. 10, that police detained nearly 8,000 people during protests last week that in many cases escalated into ...