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Salman Rushdie's recovery is "headed in the right direction," his agent told The New York Times Sunday. Rushdie was stabbed 10 times in an attack reports say may be linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Rushdie was attacked Friday as he took the stage to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. "The road to recovery has begun," Andrew Wylie, Rushdie's literary agent, said in a text message to The New York Times. "A 24-year-old born in the United States did not come up with Salman Rushdie as a target on his own," a Middle Eastern intelligence official told VICE World News.
Persons: Salman, Rushdie, Khomeini, , Salman Rushdie, Andrew Wylie, Zafar Rushdie, Hadi Matar, Muhammad, Matar Organizations: New York Times, Revolutionary Guard Corps, Service, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Chautauqua Institution, CNN, NBC News New, Iranian Armed Forces, Islam, NATO Locations: New York, NBC News New York, New Jersey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United States
But IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that "this could change at any moment." The permanent representative of the Russian federation to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, attends a Security Council meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Thursday. The area around the plant has silos of nuclear waste, and the surrounding soil could release radiation if disturbed, de Bretton-Gordon said. “No one else has used a nuclear plant so obviously to threaten the whole world,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement Thursday night. “The world should react immediately to expel the occupiers from the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.”
Persons: Zaporizhzhia, Plachkov, Hamish de Bretton, Gordon, it's, Rafael Mariano Grossi, Vasily Nebenzya, Ed Jones, de Bretton, , Juan Matthews, , ” Matthews, Grossi, Russia’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Organizations: NATO, . Security, United Nations, Getty, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Britain's University of Manchester, IAEA, Security, Thursday’s Security Locations: Russia, Russian, New York City, AFP, Ukraine, Europe —, Ukrainian, Odesa, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, , U.S, Moscow, Syria, Chechnya
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Persons: O'Reilly, O'Reilly MKM, that's, David Bellinger, Bellinger, Cowen, Cai von Rumohr, Moog, Von Rumohr, von Ruhmohr, Mark Palmer, Palmer Organizations: CNBC, MRC, O'Reilly MKM Partners, Moog, NATO, Congress, American, Jefferies
Those fears flared last week when an esoteric dispute over license plates between Serbia, which is bound to Russia by history, religion and deep hostility toward NATO, and the formerly Serbian province of Kosovo led to unruly protests, roadblocks and gunfire — setting off alarm bells in the Atlantic alliance. The unrest in Kosovo, and strains in nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina caused by Milorad Dodik, the belligerent, Moscow-backed leader of the ethnic Serb enclave there, and by hard-line Croat nationalists have led to warnings that Russia is trying to stoke tensions, stilled but never really resolved, from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. “Russia calculates that the more time the West spends sweating in the Balkans, the less time it will spend sweating in Russia’s backyard,” said Vuk Vuksanovic, a researcher at the Belgrade Center for Security Policy. “But there are limits on what Russia can do,” Mr. Vuksanovic added. “It needs local elites and these don’t want to be sacrificed for Russian interests.”
Persons: Milorad Dodik, , Vuk Vuksanovic, Mr, Vuksanovic Organizations: NATO, , Belgrade Center for Security Locations: Serbia, Russia, Serbian, Kosovo, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Moscow, stoke, “ Russia, Balkans
REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneROME, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Italy's conservative bloc will cut taxes, crack down on immigration and scrap the current system of welfare benefits if it wins next month's election as expected, the group said in a joint manifesto. Tax cuts are a traditional rallying cry for the Italian right, which argues that the boost to economic growth will offset any reduction in revenues. The bloc also promises to increase minimum pensions and increase scope for early retirement. The programme promises an overhaul of the welfare system, increasing free nursery schools and child benefits but scrapping the "citizens income" poverty relief scheme introduced in 2019. On foreign policy, the conservative bloc pledges its "full adherence to the process of European integration," and to "respect the commitments made to NATO," including increased defence spending.
Persons: Silvio Berlusconi, Matteo Salvini, Giorgia Meloni, Guglielmo Mangiapane ROME, Giorgia, Matteo Salvini's, Italy's, Salvini, Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin, Gavin Jones, Ros Russell Organizations: Forza Italia, Brothers, REUTERS, Matteo Salvini's League, European Union, EU, NATO, League, Thomson Locations: Italian, Italy, Rome, Ukraine
Watch Live: Garland Delivers a Statement
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: 1 min
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Persons: Garland Organizations: Weapons, Biden, Finland’s NATO, Diplomats, Korea Locations: Yemen, Sweden, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Russia
UK, Denmark contribute additional money, weapons to Ukraine
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Ukrainian servicemen ride atop a tank near a front line in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr RatushniakCOPENHAGEN, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Britain and Denmark on Thursday announced more aid to Ukraine in the form of money and weapons in connection with an international donor conference in Copenhagen on Thursday. Britain in a statement said it will supply Ukraine with more multiple-launch rocket systems that can strike targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away. British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the supply of weapons would help Ukraine defend itself against Russian heavy artillery. The conference, which is hosted by Ukraine, Denmark and Britain, is held to discuss long-term backing for Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
Persons: Oleksandr Ratushniak COPENHAGEN, Ben Wallace, Mette Frederiksen, Jacob Gronholt, Pedersen, Sachin Ravikumar, Stine Jacobsen, Terje Solsvik Organizations: REUTERS, British, Russian, Reuters.com, Denmark, NATO, Thomson Locations: Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Britain, Denmark, Copenhagen, Europe, Russian, Moscow
Reality will tame next Italy PM’s spending plans
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( Lisa Jucca | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
MILAN, Aug 11 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Italy’s likely next government has some big spending plans. A coalition of rightist parties looks poised to win general elections in September, making Giorgia Meloni of the nationalist Brothers of Italy party prime minister. An alliance including Brothers of Italy, the anti-immigration League and ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia would command 49% of votes, opinion polls show, well ahead of its divided political rivals. A rightist government coalition that includes the nationalist Brothers of Italy party, the anti-immigration League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia would command 49% of votes, according to an Aug. 9 opinion poll by pollsters Quorum and YouGov. The Brothers of Italy party, which has roots in post-war neo-fascism and is led by Giorgia Meloni, is Italy’s most popular party with support of 24%.
Persons: Mario Draghi’s, Silvio Berlusconi’s, Massimo Baldini, Meloni, Siena, jitters, Giorgia Meloni, Mario Draghi, Neil Unmack, Streisand Neto Organizations: MILAN, Reuters, Brothers, League, Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, European Commission, ITA, European Central Bank, pollsters, European Union, NATO, Thomson Locations: Union, Brothers of Italy, Ukraine, Brussels, Italy
Sweden agrees to extradite man to Turkey in wake of NATO deal
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSTOCKHOLM, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's government has decided to extradite a man to Turkey wanted for fraud, it said on Thursday, the first case since Turkey demanded a number of people extradited in return for allowing Stockholm to formally apply for NATO membership. read moreAs part of the deal, Turkey submitted a list of people it wanted Sweden to extradite, but has since expressed frustration over the lack of progress. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe man, in his 30s, would be the first known case of an extradition to Turkey since the deal was struck. Swedish broadcaster SVT, which was first to report on the extradition, said the man was sentenced in Turkey to 14 years in prison on several accounts of bank card fraud. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Johan Ahlander; Editing by Emelia Sithole-MatariseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Morgan Johansson, Johan Ahlander, Emelia Sithole Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, Kurdistan Workers Party, Reuters, Ministry of Justice, SVT, Thomson Locations: STOCKHOLM, Turkey, Stockholm, Finland, Ankara, Sweden, Turkish, Swedish
The adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also suggested Russian incompetence as a possible cause of Tuesday's blasts. NUCLEAR RISKThere were lingering concerns about the situation at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine after each side accused the other of shelling in recent days. Both Ukraine and Russia have said they want technicians from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to visit Zaporizhzhia, the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe. In the northern town of Bucha, 15 bodies were buried on Tuesday after they were found four months after Russian forces withdrew from the area. Ukraine and its allies accuse Russian forces of committing atrocities in Bucha, a satellite town of the capital Kyiv, after beginning its invasion on Feb. 24.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Mykhailo Podolyak, Podolyak, Zelenskiy, Petro Kotin, Energoatom, Kotin, Rafael Grossi, Mykhailyna Skoryk, Joe Biden, David Ljunggren, Grant McCool, Stephen Coates Organizations: Kyiv, Reuters, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Zaporizhzhia, . Security, Ukraine, NATO, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Moscow, Ukrainian, Russian, Crimea, Russia, Novofedorivka, Europe, Bucha, Kyiv, Finland, Sweden
The town Ukraine says Russia targeted - Marhanets - is one that Russia has alleged Ukrainian forces have used in the past to shell Russian forces who are holed up at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they took over in March. Andriy Yermak, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's chief of staff, accused Russia of launching attacks on Ukrainian towns with impunity from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the knowledge that it was risky for Ukraine to fight back. More than 20 buildings had been damaged in the town, which is located on the other side of the Dnipro river from the power plant, he said. CRIMEAN AIR BASE ATTACKThe head of Ukraine's state nuclear power firm on Tuesday warned of the "very high" risk of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and said it was vital Kyiv regained control of the facility in time for winter. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Monday demanded U.N. nuclear inspectors be given access to Zaporizhzhia, calling any attack on a nuclear plant "suicidal."
Persons: Rafael Grossi, Andriy Yermak, Volodymyr Zelenskiy's, Yermak, Valentyn Reznychenko, Antonio Guterres, Grossi, Zelenskiy, Andrew Osborn, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Wednesday, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Seven, Reuters, NATO, Grad, Press, State Emergency Service of, REUTERS Read, Ukrainian, CRIMEAN AIR, United Nations, . Security, 3rd Army Corps, British Defence Ministry, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, KYIV, Moscow, Marhanets, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Ukraine's, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipro, Russian, Dnipropetrovsk region, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Handout, CRIMEAN, Britain, Mulino, Russia's, Crimea, U.S
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks and signs documents endorsing Finland's and Sweden's accession to NATO, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinWASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that inflation is showing signs of moderating but that more work is needed to make consumers' lives easier. "We're seeing some signs that inflation may be beginning to moderate," Biden said after a report showing that consumer prices stayed the same in July due to a sharp drop in the cost of gasoline. "People were still hurting, but zero inflation." read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Mark PorterOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Finland's, Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, Biden, Steve Holland, Trevor Hunnicutt, Mark Porter Organizations: NATO, White, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
China calls U.S. 'main instigator' of Ukraine crisis
  + stars: | 2022-08-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY/File PhotoLONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being cold-shouldered by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, has called the United States the "main instigator" of the crisis. "As the initiator and main instigator of the Ukrainian crisis, Washington, while imposing unprecedented comprehensive sanctions on Russia, continues to supply arms and military equipment to Ukraine," Zhang was quoted as saying. Russia calls the invasion a "special military operation" and says it was necessary not only to maintain its own security but also to protect Russian-speakers from persecution. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Reuters; editing by Mark HeinrichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Aleksey Druzhinin, Zhang Hanhui, Washington, Zhang, Nancy Pelosi's, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Sputnik, West, NATO, European, U.S, Soviet Union, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Kremlin, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Russian, Moscow, European Union, Washington, Ukrainian, Taiwan
Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Pristina, Kosovo August 10, 2022. Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared again earlier this month when Pristina said it would oblige Serbs living in the north, who are backed by Belgrade and do not recognise Kosovo institutions, to start using license plates issued in Pristina. Serbia denies whipping up tensions and conflict in Kosovo, accusing Pristina of trampling on the rights of minority Serbs. KURTI CRITICISES RUSSIA'S ROLEOpposition parties in Pristina have accused Kurti of scaring investors by openly speaking of possible new conflict with Belgrade. But Serbia legally still considers Kosovo an integral part of its territory and, with Moscow's help, has blocked Kosovo from membership in various international institutions.
Persons: Albin Kurti, Russia don't, Kurti, KURTI, RUSSIA'S, Vladimir, Putin, ” Kurti, , Aleksandar Vucic, Moscow's, Fatos, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Kosovo's, Reuters, REUTERS, Kosovo, U.S, Union, NATO, United Nations, EU, Moscow, Russia, Thomson Locations: Pristina, Kosovo, Serbia, Russia, PRISTINA, Belgrade, Ukraine, Serbian, Brussels, EU
Like a lot of former Soviet bloc countries, Ukrainian special forces' tactics, equipment, and even special operations forces are very Russian. The backbone of the Ukrainian special forces — assault riflesA Ukrainian servicemen holds an AK-74 with a grenade launcher while on patrol near Debaltseve on September 5, 2014 ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty ImagesAK-74While the Ukrainian special forces are modernizing, they do retain a large number of small arms from Russia. Ukrainian special forces seem to use them only for specific situations, and these fire-breathers are armed with suppressors. Fort-17The Fort-17 is a new, domestically produced handgun for the Ukrainian special forces and potentially the Ukrainian military as a whole. At a little under 16.8 pounds, the Fort-401 provides plenty of firepower for the Ukrainian special forces.
Persons: ANATOLII STEPANOV, it's, Maxym, Patrik Orcutt Glock, Makarov, It's Organizations: Service, Soviet, Alpha, AK, Getty Images, Getty, Ukraine's National Guard, United, NATO, US Navy, Glock, US Army, Austrian Glock, IMI, Israel Defense Forces Locations: Soviet, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Russia, Debaltseve, AFP, Israel, Kyiv, Ochakiv, Austrian, Israeli
And I recognize that some criticisms of my government’s policies are justified. But Americans must also recognize that U.S. behavior is hardly setting a good example. The shift in Chinese attitudes wasn’t a given. But when U.S.-led NATO forces mistakenly bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1999 during the Kosovo war, our idolizing of America began to wane. Two years later, a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet collided in the South China Sea, leaving a Chinese pilot dead.
Persons: Antony Blinken Organizations: NATO, Embassy Locations: United States, China, Belgrade, Serbia, Kosovo, U.S, Chinese, South China, Iraq
Toprak said that even on the diplomatic front, Erdogan was making concessions that "damage the dignity of our country and drag it into weakness". Turkey is also hoping for a deal with Saudi Arabia, and has made moves to improve relations with Egypt and Israel. At times they will complain about the economy or refugees, but they will vote for Erdogan for the continuation of an effective Turkey," an AK Party official said. Russia says it is waging a "special military operation" to rid Ukraine of nationalists and protect Russian-speaking communities. "By securing the opening of the grain corridor we confirmed again Turkey's key role in solving global problems," Erdogan said on Saturday.
Persons: Biden's, Erdogan, Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, pollster Metropoll, Erdogan Toprak, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Toprak, Putin, Orhan Coskun, Daren Butler, Dominic Evans, Alex Richardson Organizations: NATO, AK Party, United, CHP, United Arab Emirates, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, ANKARA, Turkey, Russia, Turkish, United Nations, Washington, Ankara, United Arab, Qatar, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel
Biden to sign documents backing Sweden, Finland for NATO
  + stars: | 2022-08-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden's and Finland's application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/PoolWASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden was due on Tuesday to sign documents endorsing Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the military alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Both Democratic and Republican Senators strongly approved membership for the two Nordic countries, describing them as important allies whose modern militaries already worked closely with NATO. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterSweden and Finland applied for NATO membership in response to Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. NATO's 30 allies signed the accession protocol for Sweden and Finland last month, allowing them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once all member states ratify the decision.
Persons: Johanna Geron, Joe Biden, Finland, Donald Trump, NATO's, Patricia Zengerle, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, Pool WASHINGTON, The U.S . Senate, Democratic, Republican Senators, Nordic, Reuters.com Register, Atlantic Treaty Organization, Thomson Locations: Finland, Sweden, Brussels, Belgium, Pool, Ukraine, The, Washington, Reuters.com Register Sweden, Moscow, Canada, Germany, Italy
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to sign ratification documents on Tuesday bringing Finland and Sweden one step closer to joining the NATO alliance. Last week, the Senate voted 95 to 1 to ratify Finland and Sweden's entrance into the world's most powerful military alliance. In May, both nations began the formal process of applying to NATO amid the backdrop of Russia's war in Ukraine. Both Finland and Sweden already meet many of the requirements to be NATO members. At the time Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said the two countries would "make NATO stronger."
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Sauli Niinisto, Magdalena Andersson Organizations: WASHINGTON —, NATO, White House, Senate, , Swedish Locations: Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Moscow
WASHINGTON — President Biden signed a measure on Tuesday that would expand NATO to include Sweden and Finland in an effort to bolster the Western alliance nearly six months after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia launched his invasion of Ukraine. “It’s critical now to deter threats before they harm our people, our allies and our interests,” Mr. Biden said from the White House. “It’s how we address instability and aggression, with allies at our side amplifying the capacity to respond effectively.”“Sweden and Finland have strong Democratic institutions, strong militaries and strong and transparent economies,” the president added. “They will meet every NATO requirement — we’re confident of that — and it will make our alliance stronger.”
Persons: Biden, Vladimir V, Putin, , ” Mr, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, NATO, ” “, Democratic Locations: Sweden, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, ” “ Sweden
REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinWASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rose this week to its highest level since early June following a string of legislative victories, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday. The two-day national poll found that 40% of Americans approve of Biden's job performance, a level of support that is historically low for a U.S. president. The Biden-backed measure, which is expected to win approval in the U.S. House of Representatives, was a major legislative win that Democrats hope will boost voter enthusiasm ahead of November. Tuesday's poll showed 78% of respondents who identified as Democrats approved of Biden, up from 69% a month earlier. Only 12% of Republicans approved of Biden this week, a figure that has remained largely steady in recent weeks.
Persons: Joe Biden, Finland's, Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump, Jason Lange, Scott Malone, Howard Goller Organizations: NATO, White, REUTERS, Reuters, U.S . Congress, U.S . Senate, Biden, U.S . House, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, United States
Deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow on February 21, 2022. Russia's former President and one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies, Dmitry Medvedev, said Moscow would achieve its aims in the conflict in Ukraine on its own terms. Two more ships carrying corn and soybeans left from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, taking the total number of shipments to 10 since a new deal aimed at alleviating a worsening global food crisis was launched last week. The vessels — one carrying 11,000 tons of soybeans and the other 48,458 tons of corn — were bound for Italy and Turkey, respectively. Meanwhile, a third port, Pivdennyi, opened Monday, increasing the country's strained export capacity.
Persons: Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin's Organizations: Russian, Security Council, TASS, NATO Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Pivdennyi
Medvedev: Russia will achieve its aims in Ukraine
  + stars: | 2022-08-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking Shipbuilder's Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 29, 2022. Sputnik/Valentin Yegorshin/Pool via REUTERSLONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - One of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies said on Monday that Russia would achieve its aims in the conflict in Ukraine on its own terms, warning that the West had a long-term plan to destroy Russia. "Russia is conducting a special military operation in Ukraine and is attaining peace on our terms," former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of Russia's security council, told TASS in an interview. Medvedev cast the 2008 war in Georgia, the enlargement of the NATO military alliance westwards and the Ukraine war as part of an attempt by the United States and its allies to destroy Russia. "The goal is the same: to destroy Russia," he was quoted as saying.
Persons: Dmitry Medvedev, Valentin Yegorshin, Vladimir Putin's, Medvedev, Guy Faulconbridge Organizations: Russia's Security, Sputnik, REUTERS LONDON, NATO, Thomson Locations: Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, United States
The State Department gave its blessing to the proposal late last year, despite objections from some lower-ranking U.S. officials, according to two people familiar with the matter. Brazil's military mainly focuses on securing its borders, among the world's longest, and international peacekeeping missions. The State Department then sent the proposed sale for an "informal" review by the two Democratic chairs and two Republican ranking members of Congress' foreign relations committees. The State Department has acknowledged to the lawmakers that the Javelins do not safeguard against any specific threat Brazil faces, a U.S. official said. If the request is denied, sources said Brazil has other options - chiefly the HJ-12, China's cheaper version of the Javelin.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, Bolsonaro's, Bolsonaro, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Joe Biden's, Trump, Jan, Lloyd Austin, William Burns, Lula, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Bob Menendez, Gregory Meeks, Meeks, Jim Risch, Michael McCaul, Tim Kaine, Matt Spetalnick, Gabriel Stargardter, Patricia Zengerle, Mike Stone, Brad Haynes, Mary Milliken, Daniel Wallis Organizations: U.S, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, RIO DE, Reuters, The State Department, Democratic, Bolsonaro's Trump, Capitol, CIA, Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Technologies Corp, Russian, State, State Department, Trump, Democrat, Republican, Department, Defense, Republicans, Biden, Hemisphere, Thomson Locations: Laghman province, Afghanistan, RIO, RIO DE JANEIRO, Washington, Ukrainian, Brazil, Brasilia, BRAZIL, Ukraine, United States, NATO, Biden's, U.S
At 79, he is the oldest president in American history, and polls show that many think he should not run for re-election as a result. What’s in the Democrats’ Climate and Tax Bill Card 1 of 6 A new proposal. Energy industry. “I suspect it will help with motivating Democratic activists and with fund-raising,” said Sara Fagen, who was the White House political director for President George W. Bush. So while Times staff members may vote, they are not allowed to endorse or campaign for candidates or political causes.
Persons: Joe Manchin III, , , Sara Fagen, George W, Bush, Biden, Ayman al, Al Organizations: New York Times, Siena College, Auto, Energy, Democrat, West Virginia ., Congressional, Democratic, White House, Mr, House, NATO, Senate Locations: Siena, United States, West Virginia, West Virginia . West Virginia, Manchin’s, Al Qaeda, Finland, Sweden
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