Russia expels U.S. Embassy staff in retaliatory move as tensions mount between Washington and Moscow

There have been reports of a Russian troop buildup on Ukraine’s border for weeks. While it aspires to membership, Ukraine is not a member of either the EU or NATO, however, and NATO is under no obligation to defend the country. As such, just how far the U.S. and EU might go to protect the country is uncertain. Relations between the U.S. and Russia, which … Continue reading Russia expels U.S. Embassy staff in retaliatory move as tensions mount between Washington and Moscow

Russia says Ukraine has deployed half its army – 125,000 troops – to conflict zone

Observers fear that the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine could erupt into open war Russia has accused Ukraine of deploying half its army – about 125,000 troops – to confront pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, and said it had launched its own regular winter drills in its southern military district bordering Ukraine. “The Ukrainian army is building up its military strength, bringing … Continue reading Russia says Ukraine has deployed half its army – 125,000 troops – to conflict zone

THERE ARE NEW OPIOIDS TO WORRY ABOUT. AND THEY’RE SEVERAL TIMES STRONGER THAN FENTANYL

Experts worry that overdose reversal medication won’t work on them. Opioid overdose deaths have recently hit tragic highs in the U.S. A staggering 75,673 Americans died of opioids overdoses during the 12-month period ending this April, compared to 56,064 the year before, according to CDC estimates. Experts point to synthetic opioid fentanyl as a major culprit behind overdoses in the U.S. due to its potency … Continue reading THERE ARE NEW OPIOIDS TO WORRY ABOUT. AND THEY’RE SEVERAL TIMES STRONGER THAN FENTANYL

Antony Blinken warns Russia of ‘severe conseqeetinguences’ if it invades Ukraine ahead of Lavrov Meeting

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia to stand down on its efforts to destabilize Ukraine and said there would be “severe consequences” for any Russian military action. “We don’t know whether President Putin has made the decision to invade” Ukraine, Blinken said in remarks at the end of a North Atlantic Treaty Alliance meeting in Latvia. “We do know that he’s putting in place the capacity … Continue reading Antony Blinken warns Russia of ‘severe conseqeetinguences’ if it invades Ukraine ahead of Lavrov Meeting

WHO Head Criticizes New COVID Travel Bans as ‘Deeply Concerning’

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that new travel bans initiated against South Africa and others where the new omicron variant is present, is “deeply concerning,” and unjustly penalizes those countries that have reported the new strain. “It is deeply concerning to me that those countries are now being penalized by others for doing the right thing,” he said during a televised … Continue reading WHO Head Criticizes New COVID Travel Bans as ‘Deeply Concerning’

US, Russian foreign ministers to meet as Ukraine tensions soar

The chief diplomats of the US and Russia are to meet in Sweden on Thursday as tensions soar after Washington expressed concern about Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine and warned of “high-impact” sanctions. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are to hold talks near Stockholm on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation … Continue reading US, Russian foreign ministers to meet as Ukraine tensions soar

BOMB THREAT – Ukraine ‘ready to strike Russian cities and nuke plants’ as Putin reveals hypersonic missile will be deployed in WEEKS

UKRAINE is ready to strike back at war-hungry Vladimir Putin with missiles that could hit Russian cities and nuclear plants, a senior diplomat has warned. It came as the Russian president ratcheted up tensions with NATO by boasting his “unstoppable” Mach 9 hypersonic nukes will be deployed in the New Year. Ukraine is on high alert after Putin moved almost 100,00 troops to the border. … Continue reading BOMB THREAT – Ukraine ‘ready to strike Russian cities and nuke plants’ as Putin reveals hypersonic missile will be deployed in WEEKS

Nearly 9,000 Marines Didn’t Meet Vaccine Deadline

Nearly 9,000 U.S. marines haven’t been vaccinated — with most not filing for an exemption — despite a Nov. 28 mandatory deadline, meaning they could get booted from service, Military.com reports. As of Monday, the Marine Corps reported 5% of the force hadn’t had even one COVID-19 shot, meaning around 9,000 Marines are completely unvaccinated. About 1,300 have temporary exemptions from receiving the vaccine, or pending religious … Continue reading Nearly 9,000 Marines Didn’t Meet Vaccine Deadline

Secretary of Defense Sends out Memo to Force Full Vaccination of All Members of the Armed Forces Under DoD Authority –

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that the Air Force last week announced that anyone not vaccinated for COVID is no longer eligible for a permanent change of station. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget is telling federal agencies behind the scenes that they should refrain from suspending or firing federal workers who have not complied with Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate until the holidays are over, according … Continue reading Secretary of Defense Sends out Memo to Force Full Vaccination of All Members of the Armed Forces Under DoD Authority –

Half of Ukraine’s army has now been deployed to Donbass – Moscow

Ukraine has now stationed well over 100,000 troops and large quantities of hardware in the war-torn Donbass region, the Russian Foreign Ministry alleged on Wednesday morning, amid rising tensions. Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed that “the Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasing [their] military force, pulling heavy equipment and personnel.” “According to some reports, the number of troops… in … Continue reading Half of Ukraine’s army has now been deployed to Donbass – Moscow