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    Fairfax County Public Schools included “military kid” as a privileged category during a bingo-style exercise instructing children to identify their privilege. Set up as a kind of bingo card with a free space in the middle, the exercise asked students to identify different categories of privilege based on race, gender, family dynamics, and socioeconomic...
    Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces, the military reserve of the Ukrainian Armes Forces, holding wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, take part in a military exercise near Kiev on December 25, 2021.Sergei Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images Amid accusations that Berlin is not doing enough to cool tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and that it's compromised...
    The Biden administration said Wednesday an additional $200 million in unspecified defensive military aid is on its way to Ukraine as Russia issued demands for sweeping security guarantees in the troubled region. A senior U.S. State Department official said the assistance was approved in late December as part of American efforts to help Ukraine protect itself,...
    A Syrian doctor who allegedly killed and tortured inmates at a government prison, including setting fire to a teenage boy's genitals, has gone on trial in Germany. Alaa Mousa, 36, arrived in Germany in 2015 on a visa for skilled workers after working at a military intelligence prison in the Syrian city of Homs from April 2011...
    TANAGRA, Greece (AP) — French-built fighter jets roared Wednesday over the Acropolis as Greece races to modernize its military and flaunts new security alliances aimed at checking neighboring Turkey. Six advanced Rafale jets, purchased from the French air force, flew in low formation over Athens before their official handover to the Greek armed forces...
    CHERNIHIV, Ukraine—For years, Ukraine has been dealing with Russian aggression and preparing for an invasion on its Eastern flank where the two nations share more than 1,000 miles of sometimes disputed borders. But the recent bromance between President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart has opened up the terrifying possibility of a new line of...
              by Ailan Evans   Federal authorities are investigating Chinese investment in a California-based plane maker after shareholders alleged that the firm’s technology was being transferred to China, The Wall Street Journal reported. The FBI and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) have launched separate reviews of Chinese investment in small plane manufacturer...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies don’t look as ringingly united. Militarily, for example, the...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The military government in Mali has blocked many flights by the U.N. peacekeeping force in the West African nation and the U.N. has grounded all non-emergency flights since Friday, the U.N. said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, is in talks with the...
    (CNN)Ukraine has warned that Russia has "almost completed" its build-up of forces that could be used for an offensive against the country, compounding fears that Moscow could launch an invasion at any time.According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's latest intelligence assessment -- shared exclusively Tuesday with CNN -- Russia has now deployed more than 127,000...
    Oksana Lanskaya, a mother and successful Ukrainian food entrepreneur, admits being scared now that Russian military forces have encircled her nation and the threat of war grows stronger. As at least 100,000 Russian troops mass on the border, the frozen food business the pregnant 35-year-old runs with her husband has just opened two new outlets....
    By Vladimir Isachenkov | Associated Press MOSCOW — Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion. Amid the soaring tensions, the...
    DRESSED in a cadet uniform in his 1964 military academy yearbook photo - Donald Trump looks unrecognizable from hay days in the Oval Office. A teenager at the time, Trump was considered a standout athlete and was crowned "Ladies Man" of his '64 class at New York Military Academy. 5A teenage Donald Trump in a...
    Russia is sending troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion.  Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the drills would involve practicing a joint response to external threats by...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is weighing new options, including providing more arms to Ukraine to resist a Russian occupation, to try to raise the costs for Russian President Vladimir Putin should he decide to invade the country. The discussions, described by multiple sources familiar with them, reflect a sense of pessimism in the administration following last...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Tuesday. Amal Nakhleh, who was detained in January 2021 and turned 18 this week, was one of just...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded in Somalia’s capital when a man in an explosive vest detonated at a teashop opposite a Somali military training camp on Tuesday, the Somali National News Agency reports. The teashop in Mogadishu is frequented by new recruits from the Nacnaca training...
    Russia has started to move its troops towards Belarus for joint military exercises and live-fire drills as fears increase of an invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. Train and road convoys of armoured vehicles have been arriving after president Alexander Lukashenko announced upcoming war games with Russian forces next month.  The military exercises named United Resolve in...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is sending troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, in a deployment further beefing up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of an invasion. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external...
    CAIRO (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan’s military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country’s ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the capital. At least seven people were killed. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor plans to sell its 51% stake in the Myanmar fintech company Wave Money to its main partner in the venture, Yoma Strategic Holdings. Telenor confirmed the $53 million deal, reported earlier, in a statement seen Tuesday on its website. Yoma was founded by Myanmar tycoon Serge...
    PRINCE Harry and Prince Andrew won't be awarded Jubilee medals like other members of the armed forces, it's reported. Both Dukes have lost their titles - meaning they're no longer eligible for the medal, which will be awarded on February 6. 4Prince Harry and Prince Andrew won't receive a Jubilee medal next month, it's been...
    (CNN)At least seven protesters were shot dead by Sudanese security forces on Monday during anti-coup rallies in the capital Khartoum, according to the civilian-allied Sudanese Central Doctors Committee (SCDC).More than 100 people were injured amid the gunfire, SCDC added, which broke out as thousands of protesters marched towards the presidential palace in opposition to last...
    A Chinese university with links to the nation’s army is jointly running a number of engineering courses in the UK involving mandatory modules on Mao Zedong and military training. Queen Mary University — which is part of the University of London — is working with the Chinese Northwestern Polytechnic University (NWPU) to provide courses that educate...
    Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Meanwhile, geopolitical hot spots were erupting across Eurasia, forming a veritable ring of fire around that vast landmass. Let’s circle that continent to visit just a few of those flashpoints, each one...
    By Vladimir Isachenkov and Yuras Karmanau | Associated Press MOSCOW — Russia’s top diplomat angrily rejected U.S. allegations that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine, as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday. The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had...
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Former Guinean President Alpha Conde left the country for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates after spending more than four months in the custody of the military junta that overthrew him, witnesses said Monday. The junta had announced earlier this month that the 83-year-old former president was not in good...
    A bipartisan group of senators is on the way to Ukraine to meet with the country's president amid the standoff with Russia. Republican Sens. Rob Portman, Kevin Cramer, and Roger Wicker are traveling with Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy, Amy Klobuchar, and Richard Blumental. They will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian...
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least three people and wounding several as thousands took to the streets in Khartoum and elsewhere in the country to denounce an October military coup, activists said. The military takeover has scuttled hopes of a peaceful transition to democracy in Sudan, more...
    Boris Johnson appears to have rediscovered the concept of border control, having promised to deploy the Navy to secure the channel in a bid to boost his waning popularity. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to deploy the UK military to secure the UK’s English Channel border in order to curb the ongoing migrant crisis,...
    Russia's top diplomat on Monday angrily rejected the U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border.  The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had already deployed operatives to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to carry out acts of sabotage there...
    RUSSIA is reportedly deploying ballistic missiles and teams of snipers to its border with Ukraine amid warnings of “a huge war” in Europe. Missile launchers have been spotted moving west through Russia as the Kremlin said the tense stand-off between Moscow and the West over Ukraine had reached an “extremely dangerous” phase. 5Teams of snpers...
                 Governor Glenn Youngkin is enacting some of his policies by executive order, but he’ll have to work with legislators to get other initiatives passed. State Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) has introduced two bills focused on the governor’s goal to make Virginia more veteran friendly. “The bills, carried by Senator Reeves on behalf of...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of...
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s military said Sunday that an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers on the country’s northern border with Syria. A Jordanian military website said Capt. Muhammad Yassin Musa al-Khudayrat was killed and three others were injured when a group of smugglers opened fire on border guards. ...
    The Marine Corps granted two religious exemption requests for the coronavirus vaccine, the service announced Thursday, marking the first time any such accommodation was affirmed despite thousands of requests. Religious exemptions are hard to come by in the military. This is the first the Marines have granted in at least a decade, according to the...
    VIENNA — No one expected much progress from this past week’s diplomatic marathon to defuse the security crisis that Russia has ignited in Eastern Europe by surrounding Ukraine on three sides with 100,000 troops and then, by the White House’s accounting, sending in saboteurs to create a pretext for invasion. But as the Biden administration...
    One Kentucky judge has found a special way to make his mark on the military’s sexual assault problem: He’s trying to force a man convicted of sexual assault to join the military. “One in 16 women and one in 143 men are estimated to experience sexual assault within DoD. At the service academies, one in...
    Last month, Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has frustrated much of President Joe Biden’s policy agenda, released a statement confirming what he’d been hinting for weeks. He would not vote for the Build Back Better Act, the Democrats’ $2.2 trillion 10-year plan to address climate change and invest in child care, health...
    VLADIMIR Putin wants to scare the US with his “bully boy” threats to set up military bases in Cuba but he won’t put nuclear weapons on America’s doorstep, an expert says. Hawkish Russian foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov threatened to deploy forces in Latin America if security talks with the West fail to satisfy Moscow's demands....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The failure of last week’s high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing significant challenges for the main players to avoid an outright and potentially disastrous confrontation. Unlike previous disagreements that have arisen since the...
    There are few things more dangerous than the nostalgia of old men. We see the consequences of their longing for time gone by wherever we look around the globe today. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro seems to yearn for a country more like that of his youth, when he was a freshly-minted artillery officer and...
    SAN BERNARDINO (KABC) -- Many veterans had their high school educations cut short by military service to our country. The "Veterans Diploma Project" in San Bernardino County recognizes the sacrifice made by many of those vets.James Kiyabu, originally from Hawaii, never graduated high school before deploying for his service in the Army. It was always...
    More than two dozen House Republicans are asking the Biden Pentagon where its report is on the status of American taxpayer-funded military equipment the Biden administration left behind in Afghanistan after the agency missed its deadline two weeks ago, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. In a letter led by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and sent to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has approved its first two COVID-19 vaccine exemptions based on religious reasons, something no other military service has done so far. The Marines said they have received 3,350 requests for religious exemptions to the mandatory vaccine as of Thursday, and denied 3,212. No information about the specific approvals...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military forces are ready to conduct an assault on Ukraine at any moment, according to U.S. lawmakers and observers, and his choice of target could expose a deep rift within NATO and the European Union. “From my understanding, they are likely pretty close to what they need,” Senate Foreign Relations Chairman...
    (CNN)The US military missed its recruitment goals for almost all the services in 2021, according to data from the Department of Defense.The Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on the "recruiting enterprise," the Department of Defense said in a statement.The Army and Navy fell short in meeting their goals in active-duty, reserve and Army National Guard...
    A BMP-2 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle during field firing practice ahead of the 78th birthday of the guards tank army of the Western Military District at the Golovenki range outside Moscow.Sergei Bobylev | TASS | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Intelligence agencies monitoring Russian cyber operations against Ukraine believe Russia's pattern of activity could signal a...
    SCARY drone tech that lets one solider control 130 drones with just their voice has been developed in partnership with the Pentagon. The drone swarms have been tested in indoor and outdoor settings. 1This image of the drone test was releasedCredit: Raytheon Defense contractor company Raytheon has been working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects...