Connect with us

Foreign News

War: Ukraine gets another boost from US amid conflict with Russia



Ukraine is to receive another $675 million in military aid from the United States to help in its war against Russia.

The U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said this on Thursday at a U.S. base in Ramstein, Germany.

Austin had invited the members of the Ukraine Contact Group to a conference at the base, which was also attended by German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, among others.

In his opening speech, Austin repeatedly emphasised that Ukraine needed support for a “long haul’’ and that the country had a tough road ahead.

“In our discussion today, we will also discuss the next steps in establishing an international training mission for the Ukrainian armed forces,” Austin said.

Austin thanked Lambrecht for the German pledge to strengthen Ukraine’s future air defences.

Recall that United States President Joe Biden, at the end of August, announced an aid package for Ukraine amounting to almost three billion dollars for advanced hardware, such as air defence systems and drones.

Russia invaded neighbouring Ukraine on February 24 this year, and several casualties have already been recorded as a result of the war.

In response, European countries, as well as the U.S., imposed unprecedented sanctions against Moscow and began supplying heavy arms to Kiev.

The fighting is now concentrated in the east and south.

Foreign News

US2024: Trump Leads President Biden In New Poll




Ex-US President, Donald Trump is leading the country’s current President, Biden in new poll. Trump is leading with 10 points in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The 77-year-old trounced the Democrat 52% to 42% in a hypothetical rematch of the 2020 contest, up significantly from Trump’s 49% to 43% lead during a similar survey from the outlets in May.

“Heads are EXPLODING at the Jeff Bezos Amazon Washington Post, as President Trump now leads Biden nationally by 10,” senior Trump adviser Jason Miller boasted on X.

During the 2016 election Trump clinched about 46% support and during 2020, he nabbed just shy of 47% support.

Across the board, the poll spelled bad news for Biden, with voters souring on his stewardship of the economy, immigration, age, and more.

Biden’s campaign and administration have boasted about the progress of so-called “Bidenomics,” but 44% surveyed in the poll argued that their financial picture deteriorated under his watch.

Only 30% look favorably on his handling of the economy, while 37% approve of his performance overall, compared to 56% who disapprove, per the poll.

On immigration, Biden’s approval clocks in at 23%, with 45% strongly disapproving.

Then, a considerable 74% of voters feel that he’s too old for another term, while about 50% say the same about Trump.

At age 80, Biden is already the oldest sitting US president and would be 86 by the conclusion of a second term in office.

A majority of Americans, including Democrats, have told pollsters that he is too old for another term.

Trump, who would also be the oldest president ever in office if he served a full second non-consecutive term, also leads Biden by one point nationally in the latest RealClearPolitics polling aggregate.

Continue Reading

Foreign News

Mutiny: Russia Drops Charges Against Wagner Leader As He Heads To Belarus




The Russian government says criminal charges against Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner mercenary group, have been dropped, and he will move to Belarus.

Speaking with journalists in the early hours of Sunday, Dmitry Peskov, presidential spokesperson, said the conditions were part of a deal brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to end the rebellion led by Prigozhin against Russia’s military leadership.

On Saturday, the Wagner leader and his troops were advancing towards Moscow, the Russian capital, after reportedly taking control of Rostov-on-Don, a city of more than a million people close to the border with Ukraine.

The private army, which had been fighting for Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, vowed to topple Vladimir Putin.

However, less than 24 hours after the uprising began, Prigozhin said the fighters would return to base, citing the risk of blood being spilled.

Putin had earlier described the militia’s mutiny as a “stab in the back”, adding that measures taken by Russia to address the situation would be brutal.

In the latest development, Peskov, who did not offer much details on the deal, said the charges brought against the Wagner leader by the federal security service had been dropped.

“You will ask me what will happen to Prigozhin personally? The criminal case will be dropped against him. He himself will go to Belarus,” the spokesperson said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, had said the rebellion of Wagner Group revealed the “full-scale weakness” of the Kremlin.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Just In: Many Children Stabbed By Syrian Asylum Seeker In France




Several children have been stabbed in an attack in a park near Lake Annecy, in France’s south-east, the interior minister says.

A man with a knife stabbed several very young children, including at least one in a stroller, and also assaulted adults in a lakeside park in the French Alps on Thursday.

The savagery left at least two children and one adult with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Gerald Darmanin confirmed the perpetrator, identified by police as a 31-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker, had been arrested and detained by police.

Regional deputy Antoine Armand described the attack as “abominable” and said authorities were investigating.

The French prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, is on her way to the scene.

Details shortly….

Continue Reading


%d bloggers like this: