Ukrainians Refuse to Surrender in Severodonetsk: The Fierce Battle Continues

Ukrainians Refuse to Surrender in Severodonetsk: The Fierce Battle Continues

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“The fierce battle for the Lugansk region continues.” That says the commander of the Ukrainian army Valeriy Zaluzhny.   Russia has concentrated its main forces in the north of the region, and is trying to attack simultaneously from nine directions, Zaluzhny says. The Russians use airplanes, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery […]

Ryanair Stops Controversial Test for South Africans

Ryanair Stops Controversial Test for South Africans

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Budget airline Ryanair stops a controversial test for South African passengers, CEO Michael O’Leary has announced. The prize fighter asked travellers with a South African passport to answer a series of questions about the country in Afrikaans.   However, that language is only spoken by a small proportion of South […]

Global Spending on Nuclear Weapons Continues to Rise

Global Spending on Nuclear Weapons Continues to Rise

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Nuclear powers’ spending to modernize their arsenal of nuclear weapons is up nearly 9 percent in 2021, to $82.4 billion. This is according to a report from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.   The United States alone spent $44.2 billion on its nuclear program last year, 12.7 percent […]