When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more

Pacific Airshow 2022 in Huntington Beach: Here’s how you can watch it all live on Hulu

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Taking airshows to new altitudes, the Pacific Airshow is live on Oct. 1 in Huntington Beach – and you can watch all the high-flying action live on Hulu! The airshow will feature incredible stunt performances, precision parachute drops, vintage military aircraft and even an experimental flying car! Plus, don’t miss a … Read more

Russia has mobilized. What happens now? – POLITICO

Vladimir Putin has gone nuclear. Admittedly, things have not been going well. Kyiv’s counter-offensive has retaken thousands of kilometers of Russian-held territory in eastern Ukraine; Moscow’s troops have fled the front lines; dissent from previously loyal pundits has increased; and criticism (oblique though it may be) has even emanated from his pals in Beijing and … Read more

EU plans new sanctions after Putin’s nuclear escalation threat – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is drawing up plans to hit Russia with fresh sanctions amid demands for a swift response, after Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine. The Russian dictator announced a major escalation on Wednesday, including the mobilization of 300,000 Russian reservists and a … Read more

Separatists in Ukraine’s Donbas to hold votes on joining Russia – POLITICO

Russian-backed separatists in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will hold referendums from September 23-27 on joining Russia, the Russian state-news agency TASS reported Tuesday. Earlier, the Russian-backed separatist parliaments in the regions passed laws allowing such a vote to take place. In response, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted: … Read more

Biden warns Putin over nuclear, chemical weapons – POLITICO

US President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use chemical or tactical nuclear weapons in his invasion of Ukraine, saying there would be a “consequential” response. “Don’t. Don’t. Don’t,” Biden said in a televised interview with US broadcaster CBS that is due to air on Sunday night. “It would change the face … Read more

Lebanon bank holdup: Depositors demand access to savings

CNN — Depositors held up at least five separate banks around Lebanon on Friday in an attempt to retrieve savings frozen in the banking system, a Lebanese army official told CNN. In one of the incidents an armed man entered a bank in the south Lebanese city of Ghazieh and poured gasoline on the floor … Read more

A Socially Conscious but Politically Incorrect Company

Evan Hafer brewing Black Rifle Coffee at the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City. Photo: Lacey Whitehouse You might call Black Rifle Coffee Co. a socially conscious enterprise. “This is a veterans’ corporation,” founder and CEO Evan Hafer, a former Green Beret, says in a Zoom interview. More than half of Black Rifle’s employees have … Read more

Soaring energy costs trigger radical market shake-up in Brussels – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Energy companies will be hit with a cap on profits to raise €140 billion to help struggling consumers with rocketing bills, under plans for a sweeping overhaul of EU power markets that are “no longer fit for purpose,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday . In an … Read more

Scholz tells Putin to withdraw as Germany faces calls to send Ukraine tanks – POLITICO

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to completely withdraw his troops from Ukraine during a call Tuesday, as the German chancellor faces growing pressure at home to give more military aid to Kyiv. A German government readout from the 90-minute call said that given “the seriousness of the military situation and the … Read more