“So I’m about to use four words in a row that I haven’t used in this way before, and those four words are ...The Republican senator was praising Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the first by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in a quarter of a century ... “Pelosi wanted to convey our commitment and resolve.
Up to now, at least, it’s helped stop another nuclear catastrophe ... The 77th anniversary of the first such catastrophe was commemorated on 6 August at Hiroshima, where an estimated 140,000 civilians died, or were condemned to an agonising death, on one day in 1945 ... Beijing’s arsenal is predicted to more than double in the next decade.
The rights group published the report on Thursday saying the presence of Ukrainian troops in residential areas heightened risks to civilians during Russia’s invasion. “Amnesty International deeply regrets the distress and anger that our press release on the Ukrainian military’s fighting tactics has caused,” it said in an email to Reuters.
It said it had summoned the Canadian representative to “vigorously denounce and strongly condemn the racist and barbaric act.” ... The bailiff then proceeded to carry out his order, they said. But they said the person became “aggressive,” refused to cooperate and struck one officer in the face.
Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze at the MatanzasSupertankerBase on Saturday, where the fire began during a thunderstorm on Friday night, the Ministry of Energy and Mines tweeted. Authorities said about 800 people were evacuated from the Dubrocq neighbourhood closest to the fire.
“I’m gassed,” she would tell her coach at Wallasey Wanderers in Wirral as she struggled with exhaustion, asking to be pulled off at half-time. She was also complaining to her family of pains in her chest ... She was assured by her local GP surgery that the discomfort in her chest was likely to be a pulled muscle.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas.
At a ceremony in Bogota on the eve of his inauguration, Petro said his government would aim to “bring to Colombia what it has not had for centuries, which is tranquility and peace.” ... The former mayor of Bogota has also vowed to pursue negotiations with the National Liberation Army (ELN) armed group.
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The trial of Alex Jones, the far-right conspiracy theorist, who for years propagated the lie that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, has produced some remarkable moments over the past week, not least when Jones was told that his own attorney had accidentally released two years’ worth of Jones’s text messages to his legal adversaries.