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MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE MUST BE SANCTIONED - Catholic League 4.29.22

Things to know about the Catholic Church in Ukraine - CNA 4.24.22

White House

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE MUST BE SANCTIONED - Catholic League 4.29.22

Biden administration takes heat over DHS disinformation board - Washington Examiner 4.30.22

Mike drop: Trump endorses Pence’s brother without mentioning veep - Washington Examiner 4.29.22

Artist's Rendition of Globe with Streaks of Light Between Various Points

"How to Overcome Multitasking Madness; Toggling between devices and apps is leading to shortened attention spans, errors and memory problems. There are remedies." - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.30.22

Coyote attacks toddler in Huntington Beach tourist area - Washington Examiner 4.29.22

Amid rise in crime, DC public transit boosts police presence - Washington Examiner 4.30.22

"Balloon detects first signs of a 'sound tunnel' in the sky; Atmospheric analog to ocean’s acoustic channel could be used to monitor eruptions and bombs" - Science Magazine 4.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

Former ski resort owner gets 5 years in Vermont fraud case; The former owner of two Vermont ski resorts has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using millions from foreign investors - ABC 4.29.22

Lawsuit says USPS didn't do proper environmental review for vehicle purchase plan - UPI 4.28.22

TikTok takes the top spot for worldwide downloads in first quarter of the year; TikTok surpassed Instagram in the first quarter of the year to take the top spot for worldwide downloads, a new report shows. - UPI 4.26.22

"Corvette EV Officially Confirmed, Hybrid Coming in 2023; The electric Corvette will use GM's Ultium batteries and could be called E-Ray. It will come after a hybrid that's rumored to have 1000 hp." - Car and Driver 4.25.22 - SCW Newswatch

Analysis: Why GM is Electrifying the C8 Corvette; Chevy has to keep up with the competition, and the hybrid and electric 'Vettes have the potential to deliver tremendous power and performance. - Car and Driver 4.25.22

Japan's Kane Tanaka, Guinness' oldest person in the world, dies at 119 - UPI 4.25.22

World Penguin Day was founded by Antarctica researchers - UPI 4.25.22

FAA investigates 'plane swap' that failed during stunt in Arizona desert - UPI 4.25.22

The Satanic Temple sues York, Pennsylvania, school over after school club denial - Fox 4.24.22

Entering Dangerous, Uncharted Waters: Iran’s 60 Percent Highly Enriched Uranium - Institute for Science and International Security 4.11.22

7 Fascinating Facts About Great Blue Herons - BirdsandBlooms.com 1.21.22

How To House Train A Lamb: Complete Step-by-Step Guide: Ensure that your lamb is bonded to you and feels secure. Then you can house train them with some work. We have step-by-step guide to learn how to train a lamb. - BackyardHomesteadhq.com


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EPA waives restrictions on ethanol gasoline in bid to lower prices - Washington Examiner 4.29.22

World Bank forecasts worst stagflation since 1970s amid Ukraine war; The World Bank warned Tuesday the Ukraine war will cause the largest jump in food and energy prices in 50 years. The Bank forecast worldwide stagflation, high prices and unemployment for the next three years. - UPI 4.26.22

"Twitter, Elon Musk Deal Could Be Announced Monday; Turn of events comes days after the billionaire unveiled his $43 billion bid for the social-media company" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.25.22

How Elon Musk's Twitter Deal Went From No Go to Reality The social-media company agreed to sell the business to Tesla's billionaire CEO. - Barrons 4.25.22

Cut Your Retirement Spending Now, Says Creator of the 4% Rule ...

A Home Is Your Castle Against Rising Inflation ...

Twitter blocks unsolicited $43 billion Elon Musk takeover offer with temporary poison-pill ...

How much money should households keep liquid, in what form, for emergencies? ...

Twitter poison pill to fend off Musk ...

What Elon Musk can do re: Twitter ...

Musk's Twitter vision could aid Trump comeback ...

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Ocugen gets rights to Mexico in expanded Covaxin deal with Bharat Biotech - Philadelphia Business Journal 4.18.22

Ocugen stock rises 7% on commercialization rights for COVID vaccine Covaxin in Mexico - Seeking Alpha 4.18.22

Federal judge strikes down mask mandate for airliners, public transportation - UPI 4.18.22

Supreme Court again denies hearing for NYC teachers' vax mandate case - UPI 4.18.22

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TOPICS & ISSUES ...

ECONOMY, BUSINESS

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Cut Your Retirement Spending Now, Says Creator of the 4% Rule; The combination of high inflation and high market valuations could require revisions to the retirement rule of thumb - WSJ 4.19.22

A Home Is Your Castle Against Rising Inflation; Mortgage rates are up to 5%, and some fear a valuation bubble. Even so, it’s a good time to buy. - WSJ 4.18.22

Twitter Moves to Block Musk’s Takeover Offer; Twitter adopted a poison-pill takeover defense to make it difficult for Elon Musk to increase ownership beyond 15%. The move comes a day after the tech entrepreneur made a $43 billion unsolicited bid for the social-media company. - WSJ 4.15.22

How much money should households keep liquid, and in what form, for emergencies? The best way to plan ahead is to examine your spending habits - Fox 4.15.22

Twitter Adopts 'Poison Pill' to Fend Off Elon Musk's Takeover Bid; The social media company's board approved a defensive move Friday, one day after Tesla's CEO offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion. - Barron's 4.15.22

Here’s What Elon Musk Can Do if Twitter Rejects His Bid - Barron's 4.15.22

Musk’s Vision for Twitter Could Mean a Trump Comeback - Barron's 4.15.22

Judge cuts $137M awarded to Tesla employee in discrimination suit to $15M - UPI 4.15.22

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ALLERGIES

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SCIENCE

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Safer fluorination process developed using flow electrochemistry - Chemistry World

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PLOS ONE

IMMIGRATION, ILLEGAL ALIENS

U.S.-Mexican Border With Cars Waiting, with Mexico Sign Posted Above Lanes

ILLEGALS: Biden angrily defends DOJ plans for $450K migrant separation payouts - NY Post 11.6.21

BIDEN PAYOFFS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS? "Reported Biden plan to pay illegal immigrants $450K could surpass payments to some 9/11, military families; Payments of $450K per person are reportedly being considered by the Biden admin" - Fox 10.30.21

Biden playing a deadly game using secret flights to move migrants - NY Post 10.18.21

Facebook Settles With U.S. Government Over Improperly Reserving Jobs for Immigrants - WSJ 10.19.21

Border Patrol arrests at highest level in 35 years: report - NY Post 10.20.21

Why Biden won't tell: Prez won't reveal where record number of illegal immigrants are going; The New York Post confirmed this week what the Biden administration is quietly ushering in near-record numbers of illegal immigrants, even as it claims to be enforcing the border. - NY Post 10.19.21

Biden playing a deadly game using secret flights to move migrants - NY Post 10.18.21

Why Biden won't tell: Prez won't reveal where record number of illegal immigrants are going; The New York Post confirmed this week what the Biden administration is quietly ushering in near-record numbers of illegal immigrants, even as it claims to be enforcing the border. - NY Post 10.19.21

Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of illegal immigrants into U.S. - Fox 10.13.21

Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of illegal immigrants into U.S. - Fox 10.13.21

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots man suspected of human smuggling in Texas; Suspect had struck agent with his vehicle while trying to escape the scene - Fox

Supreme Court allows border wall construction during challenges - UPI

RACE, RIOTS, PROTESTS

File Photo of Rioting in Baltimore, adapted from USAF photo at defense.gov

Judge cuts $137M awarded to Tesla employee in discrimination suit to $15M - UPI 4.15.22

Critical race theory-related ideas found in mandatory programs at 23 of top 25 U.S. medical schools: report - Fox 2.21.22

Man who tried to burn Minnesota school during BLM riots gets probation - NY Post 2.5.22

Kyle Rittenhouse ACQUITTED after jury deliberates for 26 hours in tense trial - Fox 1l.19.21

When Will the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Be Announced? The jury is currently deliberating on the case in Kenosha, Wis., to decide what happens to the teenager who killed two men - WSJ 11.17.21

RITTENHOUSE: Kyle Rittenhouse spokesperson slams Biden for casting defendant as a White supremacist - Fox 11.11.21

Sacheen Littlefeather, who rejected Marlon Brando’s Oscar in 1973, says she was blacklisted by Hollywood; The actor didn’t accept his 1973 Academy Award for best actor for his performance in 'The Godfather' - Fox 4.26.21

Two L.A. County deputies critically wounded in 'ambush' - UPI

LA County Sheriffs Video of Assassination Attempt (twitter "thread")

Trump calls for swift justice in shooting of ambushed deputies as manhunt intensifies in LA; Authorities have offered a $100,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction - Fox

Joe Biden Racist to Choose Kamala Harris As Running Mate - SCW

SCW NEWSWATCH: "This is why Jacob Blake had a warrant out for his arrest" - New York Post 8.28.20

Biden condemns ‘needless violence’ in Kenosha, Trump sends in feds to restore ‘law and order’ - Fox

Less than 3 minutes passed between when Kenosha police arrived and when Jacob Blake was shot, according to dispatch audio - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jacob Blake Shooting: What Happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin? Injured target of police shooting is now stable but still in the intensive care unit - WSJ

Syracuse University professor disciplined for calling coronavirus 'Wuhan flu,' 'Chinese Communist Party Virus'- Fox

NBA playoff boycott over Blake shooting 'a way to again try to demand a little more action,' coach says - Fox

SCW NEWSWATCH: "When Authority Vanishes: Chicago’s leaders have surrendered to vandals" - John O. McGinnis/ City Journal 8.13.20

Protesters arrested in Chicago, Seattle as civil unrest over police brutality continues - New York Post

VIDEO: [Riots, Protests, Government Response:] Senate Hearing on "The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence," Saturday, Aug. 4, 2020

Georgetown Student Petition: Create a ‘Sanctuary Space’ Campus by Banning Cops - Breitbart 7.19.20

DHS removes acting chief of intelligence and analysis after protest response - UPI



 

INTERNATIONAL

SCW RUSSIA REPORT

Kremlin, Red Square, Saint Basil's At Night

Chinese and Russian ambitions in space pose threat, Pentagon warns - Roll Call 4.12.22

"Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Have Environmental Impact That Lasts Decades; Pollutants are being spread across the country, with inspectors and environmental groups identifying scores of contaminated sites" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch

Russia’s Lavrov Says NATO Is Using Ukraine as a Proxy, Warns Against World War III; Russia’s top diplomat said the West was engaged in a proxy war with his country that could escalate into a world war with nuclear weapons, as Western nations elevated their commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself. - WSJ 4.26.22

UN Says Growing Evidence Of Russian War Crimes In Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.22.22

RUSSIA, UKRAINE, UNSC: If Putin's Kremlin Will Not Even Honor Former Russian President Yelstin's Treaty Prohibiting Attacks on Ukraine, They Can Hardly Claim to be Successors of the USSR With UNSC Veto - SCW 4.23.22

Russia renews attack on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says - Reuters 4.23.22

"The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training; Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.13.22

Ukrainian Forces in Mariupol Rebuff Russian Ultimatum to Surrender; Russia on verge of capturing city; Zelensky warns ‘elimination’ of surrounded troops would endanger peace talks - WSJ 4.17.22

Booby-trapped bridge blows up as Russian convoy drives over it: Ukrainian forces - Washington Examiner 4.15.22

Moody's: Russia may face credit default for payments in rubles - UPI 4.15.22

Experts say Russian economy is on the brink of collapse - Fox 4.15.22

U.S. charges Russian lawmaker, others with running disinformation scheme - UPI 4.15.22

Russia's Censorship Isn't Just Technical. It's Physical, Too. Vladimir Putin's crackdown on tech companies is likely to ramp up, Justin Sherman writes. - Barron's 4.15.22

Russian Black Sea Flagship Sunk by Ukrainian Missiles, U.S. Confirms - WSJ 4.15.22

Latest Updates: CIA Chief: Don’t ‘Take Lightly’ Threat Putin Could Use Limited Nuclear Strike - WSJ 4.15.22

Kyiv Rocked by Explosions as Russia Steps Up Attacks; Russia threatened to escalate attacks on Ukrainian command centers in response to alleged strikes inside Russian territory, with both sides gearing up for a new stage in the ground war, this time in Ukraine’s east. - WSJ 4.15.22

Senate votes 100-0 to strip Russia of normal trade status - UPI 4.7.22

Russia 'Taking Incredible Losses' In Ukraine, Senior U.S. Official Says - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Russia continues bombardment of Ukrainian cities despite peace talk claims - NY Post 3.30.22

Zelenskiy Dismisses Russia's Claims On Pullback, Says Ukrainian Forces Preparing For Fight In East - RFE/RL 3.30.22

"Russia Plays Down Progress in Peace Talks, Intensifies Attacks in Eastern Ukraine; Russian forces also struck around Kyiv, while Ukraine said it fought off advances in the eastern Donbas region" - WSJ 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

No To War: How Some Russians Are Protesting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine - RFE/RL 3.30.22

"Ukraine appears to have begun shelling Russian territory: An explosion near the village of Zhuravlyovka reportedly injured four people" - Fox 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

A Putin Nuclear Attack On Ukraine Would Be An Attack on NATO and Multiple Other Countries Across Europe, Asia, and the World, Given the Cross-Border Repercussions of a Nuclear Blast - SCW 3.27.22

"Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian Peace Negotiators Suffer Suspected Poisoning; Russian oligarch developed symptoms that people familiar with the matter blamed on hard-liners in Moscow who they say want to sabotage peace talks" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch

Popular antivirus software a national security risk, FCC claims; Moscow-based antivirus software maker Kaspersky Labs has been added to a federal list of companies that pose "an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States." - NY Post 3.28.22

Biden contradicts aides and reaffirms his call for Putin's overthrow - NY Post 3.28.22

"Putin Stokes Nuclear Fears With Atomic Weapons Warnings As Russian forces meet fierce resistance in Ukraine, Western capitals worry Kremlin could turn to tactical nuclear arms" - WSJ 3.27.22 - SCW Newswatch

Ukrainian Officer Says Kremlin Plans To Split Country As New Talks To Begin - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Ukraine Seeks to Exploit Shift in Russia’s Military Strategy; Ukrainian forces said they have driven Russian troops out of a town in the northeast, as Kyiv seeks to take advantage of a decision by Moscow to focus its efforts on controlling a swath of territory in the south and east. - WSJ 3.27.22

Oil Prices Stay High as Russian Crude Shortage Hits Market; The de facto buyers’ strike on Russian crude that began a month ago propelled oil prices to their highest levels in years. Now the real effects are starting to create a second wave of impact. - WSJ 3.27.22

Could The War In Ukraine Trigger A Global Food Crisis? - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Biden Says Vladimir Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’; President Biden appeared to call for Vladimir Putin’s ouster in a speech in Poland, saying the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine had ignited a "new battle for freedom." The White House later said he was not pushing regime change. - WSJ 3.26.22

"Russian Prosecutors Warn Western Companies of Arrests, Asset Seizures McDonald’s, Coke, P&G and IBM among those warned that leaders could be arrested, trademarks seized" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 3.14.22

UK seizes two jets owned by Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler - NY Post 3.26.22

Russian Shift Threatens More Suffering for Eastern Ukraine - WSJ 3.26.22

Companies Providing Technology for Russian Military Face Sanctions - WSJ 3.25.22

Russia blocks NY pension systems from dumping nearly $300M in stocks - NY Post 3.26.22

U.S., Europe Unity on Ukraine Shows Limits Amid Differences on Russia Sanctions Allies are grappling over whether to target Moscow’s energy exports and whether new sanctions would cause economic pain in Europe. - WSJ 3.26.22

Natural-Gas Industry Gets Boost After Biden Pledge; President Biden’s promise to increase U.S. liquefied natural-gas exports to Europe marks a further retreat from his hard-line stance against fossil fuels, sending industry share prices surging. - WSJ 3.26.22

Russia-Ukraine War Upends Arctic Climate Research; Scientific organizations and researchers studying climate change in the region are pausing collaborations with Russian counterparts over the invasion of Ukraine. - WSJ 3.25.22

Kremlin Might Not Have Enough Overall Manpower to Conquer Ukraine, and Putin Certainly Did Not Send Enough Russian Troops For Latest Invasion - SCW 3.24.22

Russia-Ukraine War Reparations: Russian Government and Putin Team Must Be Held Financially Responsible for Every Death and Injury, and All Property Damage From Illegal War Against Ukraine - SCW 3.23.22

Ukraine gave up huge nuclear arsenal, when Russia signed treaty agreeing never to invade or threaten ...

[PDF] 1994 Budapest Agreement: Russia promised to respect Ukrainian territory in return for Ukraine giving up huge nuclear arsenal ...

Russia Links:

Barrons/WSJ/Dow Jones - Russia
Wall Street Journal - Russia
Fox - Russia
Newsmax - Russia
BBC - Russia
Deutsche Welle - Russia

[PDF] GEC Special Report: August 2020 Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem - State Department - August 2020

[PDF] Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Natural Gas Pipeline to Germany - CRS 8.24.21

Other:

UPI - Russia
The Hill - Russia
Reuters - Russia
Forbes - Russia
Fox - Russia

UKRAINE

Ukraine Map

LIVE BRIEFING: Russia Invades Ukraine - RFE/RL

Germany to Send Heavy Weapons to Ukraine Following Allied Pressure; Dozens of antiaircraft cannon tanks will be refurbished and sent to the war zone amid a renewed Russian offensive - WSJ 4.26.22

Russia’s Lavrov Says NATO Is Using Ukraine as a Proxy, Warns Against World War III; Russia’s top diplomat said the West was engaged in a proxy war with his country that could escalate into a world war with nuclear weapons, as Western nations elevated their commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself. - WSJ 4.26.22

"Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Have Environmental Impact That Lasts Decades; Pollutants are being spread across the country, with inspectors and environmental groups identifying scores of contaminated sites" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch

RUSSIA, UKRAINE, UNSC: If Putin's Kremlin Will Not Even Honor Former Russian President Yelstin's Treaty Prohibiting Attacks on Ukraine, They Can Hardly Claim to be Successors of the USSR With UNSC Veto - SCW 4.23.22

UN Says Growing Evidence Of Russian War Crimes In Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.22.22

Russia renews attack on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says - Reuters 4.23.22

"The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training; Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.13.22

"No One Prepared Them For War:" Russian War Widow Talks About Her Husband's Deployment To Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.17.22

"Ukraine Rushes to Evacuate Civilians in East as Russia’s Offensive Pushes Forward; The main cities in the Ukrainian-controlled parts of the region have already turned into ghost towns ..." - WSJ 4.19.22 - SCW Newswatch

'Inclined Toward Treason': More And More Russian Soldiers Reportedly Refusing To Fight In Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.16.22

Zelensky: 'Battle of Donbas' underway as Russians launch major offensive - UPI 4.18.22

Inside Azovstal: The Ukrainian Metalworks That Has Become A 'Last Stand' Fortress - RFE/RL 4.19.22

Ukrainian Forces in Mariupol Rebuff Russian Ultimatum to Surrender; Russia on verge of capturing city; Zelensky warns ‘elimination’ of surrounded troops would endanger peace talks - WSJ 4.17.22

Booby-trapped bridge blows up as Russian convoy drives over it: Ukrainian forces - Washington Examiner 4.15.22

Russian Black Sea Flagship Sunk by Ukrainian Missiles, U.S. Confirms - WSJ 4.15.22

Latest Updates: CIA Chief: Don’t ‘Take Lightly’ Threat Putin Could Use Limited Nuclear Strike - WSJ 4.15.22

Kyiv Rocked by Explosions as Russia Steps Up Attacks; Russia threatened to escalate attacks on Ukrainian command centers in response to alleged strikes inside Russian territory, with both sides gearing up for a new stage in the ground war, this time in Ukraine’s east. - WSJ 4.15.22

"Russia Plays Down Progress in Peace Talks, Intensifies Attacks in Eastern Ukraine; Russian forces also struck around Kyiv, while Ukraine said it fought off advances in the eastern Donbas region" - WSJ 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

Russia continues bombardment of Ukrainian cities despite peace talk claims - NY Post 3.30.22

Zelenskiy Dismisses Russia's Claims On Pullback, Says Ukrainian Forces Preparing For Fight In East - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Russia 'Taking Incredible Losses' In Ukraine, Senior U.S. Official Says - RFE/RL 3.30.22

No To War: How Some Russians Are Protesting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Ukraine Had One of the World's Biggest Nuclear Arsenals and Gave It Up Voluntarily in Exchange for the Promise that Their Territory Would Not Be Violated; Russia Signed the Treaty - SCW 3.1.22

Could The War In Ukraine Trigger A Global Food Crisis? - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Ukraine Seeks to Exploit Shift in Russia’s Military Strategy; Ukrainian forces said they have driven Russian troops out of a town in the northeast, as Kyiv seeks to take advantage of a decision by Moscow to focus its efforts on controlling a swath of territory in the south and east. - WSJ 3.27.22

Ukrainian Officer Says Kremlin Plans To Split Country As New Talks To Begin - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Could The War In Ukraine Trigger A Global Food Crisis? - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Russian Shift Threatens More Suffering for Eastern Ukraine - WSJ 3.25.22

Ukrainian mayor taken hostage, released after protesters push Russian troops back - NY Post 3.26.22

Hunter Biden helped secure funds for US biolab contractor in Ukraine: e-mails; A trove of e-mails on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop found that he played a role in helping a California defense contractor analyze killer diseases and bioweapons in Ukraine. - NY Post 3.26.22

Kremlin Might Not Have Enough Overall Manpower to Conquer Ukraine, and Putin Certainly Did Not Send Enough Russian Troops For Latest Invasion - SCW 3.24.22

Russia-Ukraine War Reparations: Russian Government and Putin Team Must Be Held Financially Responsible for Every Death and Injury, and All Property Damage From Illegal War Against Ukraine - SCW 3.23.22

[PDF] Text of Budapest Agreement from 1994, where Russia promised to respect Ukrainian territory in return for Ukraine giving up one of the world's biggest nuclear arsenals ...

BALTICS

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Baltics

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BELARUS

Maps of Belarus and Environs

Belarus Sovereign Bonds Collapse Following U.S., EU Sanctions; The ex-Soviet nation has been hit with U.S. and EU sanctions as it continues to provide support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - WSJ 3.3.22

Belarus funneled people to border with Poland, migrants say - UPI 11.13.21

BELARUS: EU faces down fresh crisis at its borders, as officials accuse Belarus of weaponizing migrant surge - Fox 11.12.21

RUSSIA & BELARUS: Kremlin Lashes Out At West, Defends Troop Movements, As It Boosts Role In Belarus-EU Border Crisis - RFE/RL

RUSSIA & BELARUS: Putin’s Belarus Offensive - WSJ 11.11.21

BELARUS: Europe Sees ‘a New Type of War,’ Accusing Belarus of Weaponizing Migrants - WSH 11.12.21

Poland Accuses Russia Of Backing Belarusian 'Attack' As Migrant Border Standoff Intensifies - RFE/RL 11.9.21

'Stay Strong': Noted Belarusian Lawyer Who Defended Political Prisoners Deprived Of License - RFE/RL 10.26.21

The Week In Russia: Two Countries, Two Crackdowns - RFE/RL 6.4.21

NATO Chief Says Belarus Becoming 'More And More Dependent' On Russia - RFE/RL 6.6.21

Belarus Scrambles Fighter to Force Airliner Down to Arrest Journalist - Newsmax 5.23.21

Belarus Jet Forces Ryanair Plane to Land in Minsk: President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a jet fighter to force a commercial aircraft to land in the nation’s capital, where a Belarusian journalist and opposition activist was detained - WSJ 5.23.21

Belarus Protesters Tell Of Police Abuse And Torture - RFE/RL

Canada, U.K. Announce Sanctions As Pressure On Belarus Leadership Builds

Tsikhanouskaya Starts Naming Shadow Cabinet For Belarus While In Exile

VIDEOS & ARTICLE: U.S., Europeans Say Belarus Leader [Lukashenka] Illegitimate As New Crackdown Follows Surprise Swearing-In

Belarus Resource Links

Crisis in Belarus - RFE/RL

CHINA

Beijing Forbidden City Temple in China

Chinese and Russian ambitions in space pose threat, Pentagon warns - Roll Call 4.12.22

How Has The Ukraine War Changed The Chinese-Russian Partnership? - RFE/RL 3.25.22

China warns U.S. of 'serious consequences' after Navy warship crosses South China Sea - UPI 1.2.22

Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Icon Aircraft Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews - WSJ 1.18.22

Taiwan conducts military drills to intercept Chinese warplanes - NY Post 1.5.22

Rising Threat From China Pushes U.S. and Japan to Deepen Military Cooperation - WSJ 1.2.22

China unveils plan to 'take over' Latin America - Washington Examiner - 1.2.22

China continues to exploit U.S. universities to bolster military modernization, report finds: China continues to use U.S. university system to collect information to bolster its nuclear and cyber-espionage programs. - Fox 12.11.21

U.S. lawmakers defy warnings from China to make surprise trip to Taiwan - NY Post 11.26.21

Peng Shuai: What we know so far - BBC 11.23.21

Secret Chinese Port Project in Persian Gulf Rattles U.S. Relations With Key Ally; U.S. intelligence agencies learned this spring that China was secretly building what they suspected was a military facility at a port in the United Arab Emirates, one of the U.S.’s closest Mideast allies, according to people familiar with the matter. - WSJ 11.18.21

U.S. Companies Face New Risks in a Changing China: A slowing economy, interventions by Beijing, and tensions with Washington may not be fully reflected in the valuations of companies with Chinese exposure.- Barron's 11.12.21

U.S. Firms Aid China’s Bid for Chip Dominance Despite Security Concerns - WSJ 11.12.21

Biden says U.S. will defend Taiwan if China attacks - BBC 10.22.21

Hong Kong Security Chief Warns Citigroup, HSBC Against Dealings With Pro-Democracy Tycoon - WSJ 5.27.21

Special Report: Vatican China Sellout - Church Militant 6.26.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "China’s Science Talent-Recruitment Program Draws Fresh Attention; Beijing is trying to lure scientists as part of a covert technology-transfer plan. But why are so many of them falling for it?" - Diplomat 8.25.20

Hunting the Phoenix: The Chinese Communist Party’s global search for technology and talent - APSI 8.20.20

Chinese Diplomats Helped Military Scholars Visiting the U.S. Evade FBI Scrutiny, U.S. Says - WSJ

SCW NEWSWATCH: "China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O'Brien" - Reuters 8.9.20

Ecuador navy surveils huge Chinese fishing fleet near Galapagos - Reuters

SCW NEWSWATCH: "U.S. health chief arrives in Taiwan on trip condemned by China" - Reuters 8.9.20

Google deletes 2,600 YouTube accounts linked to China [and others tied to Russia, Iran] - UPI

U.S. wants to see 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Pompeo says - Reuters

Trump threatens to ban TikTok from operating in U.S. - UPI

China Hacked Vatican Ahead of Negotiations; U.S. Cybersecurity Firm Says The alleged breaches come ahead of negotiations regarding the appointment of bishops in China

China Links

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INDIA

File Photo of New Delhi at Sunset, adapted from imagea at usda.gov

India's toxic air: How pollution and politics put millions at risk - Nikkei 4.18.22


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FLORIDA

File Photo of Florida City Skyline, Palm Trees, Marina, Water, adapted from image at census.gov

Report: 'Manual adjustments' to blame in teen's fatal plunge from ride - UPI 4.18.22

Florida cops seize enough guns for a 'small army' from rowdy spring breakers - NY Post 3.28.22

DeSantis signs so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill banning gender instruction for kids; "I don't care what corporate media outlets say, I don't care what Hollywood says, I don't care what big corporations say" - NY Post 3.28.22

Teenager falls to death from Florida amusement park ride; Orlando ride stands 430 feet tall and sends riders free-falling at 75 mph - Fox 3.25.22

Gov. DeSantis issues proclamation declaring Sarasota swimmer real winner over so-called "transgender" athlete - Fox 13 Tampa Bay 3.23.22

Ron DeSantis says Florida native was rightful winner over so-called "transgender" swimmer at NCAA championships - NY Post 3.22.22

Shootings, brawls, a curfew: Miami Beach's spring break nightmare - 3.22.22

VIDEO: What Does 2022’s Market Look Like For Tampa Bay? - Tampa Home Group 1.24.22

The best and most affordable places to live in Florida - MarketWatch 9.28.19

Tampa rent up almost 40% compared to last January, report says - WFLA 1.5.22

Frustration growing as Tampa Bay area residents struggle to find Covid-19 testing - WFLA 1.5.22

80% of Florida will have caught COVID-19 by end of omicron wave, UF report says - WESH 1.6.22

Rent in Tampa & St. Pete skyrockets past Chicago, Philly, Austin - WFLA 11.23.21

'Turtle' in Florida sewer turns out to be massive alligator, toddler discovers; Alligators are most active and visible when the weather is warm, and in some places in Florida, that can occur year-round - Fox 11.18.21

Florida 'Teacher of the Year' arrested for hitting pupil who criticized award - NY Post 11.1.21

Former ‘officer of the year’ in [Orlando,] Florida charged with [homosexual] sexual battery - NY Post 9.16.21

CHICAGO

Chicago Skyline

Southbound Bishop Ford shut down at 159th Street for over an hour after gunfire - CBS Chicago 4.19.22

Chicago transit worker accused of shooting man at station after scuffle - NY Post 3.28.22

White House caught in middle of Chicago school reopening debate - Washington Examiner 1.10.22

Chicago Public Schools Cancel Classes After Teachers Vote Against In-Person Instruction: City leaders called the vote by the Chicago Teachers Union an illegal job action and said teachers who didn’t report to work wouldn’t receive pay. - WSJ 1.5.22

Chicago police cancel days off for officers following violent weekend - Fox 12.7.21

Chicago mom shot dead in same spot teen son was killed just days earlier - NY Post 11.25.21

Chicago police cancel day off for officers, reportedly bracing for Rittenhouse verdict - SCW Newswatch: Fox 11.11.21

CHICAGO FREEWAY SHOOTINS: After 3 Chicago area expressway shootings reported within hours, some drivers taking precautions - ABC7 Chicago 11.5.21

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Granting Interviews Only to Black or Brown Journalists - Newsmax 5.19.21

"Chicago looting: Violence, property damage devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop; More than 100 arrested, police say Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m." - SCW NEWSWATCH: ABC7 - 8.10.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "[Chicago Downtown] Looting Was Coordinated Response To Police-Involved Shooting In Englewood, Brown Says" - CBS-2-Chicago - 8.10.20

'Anything they wanted to take, they can take': BLM throws support behind Chicago looters after $60M in damages - Fox 32 Chicago

Air Force helicopter struck by bullet makes emergency landing in Virginia; FBI investigates One crew member was hurt in the UH-1N Huey helicopter incident - Fox

COVID-19 travel restrictions in all 50 states to know before your trip - Chicago Crusader

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Chicago violence: 38 shot, 9 fatally in weekend shootings; Three people were fatally shot in separate incidents early Sunday morning" - ABC7 Chicago - 8.30.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "When Authority Vanishes: Chicago’s leaders have surrendered to vandals" - John O. McGinnis/ City Journal 8.13.20

Body of missing Chicago teen found in Lake Michigan near Portage Riverwalk; NWS extends swimming advisories Swimming advisories extended for parts of Lake Michigan: National Weather Service

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Chicago looting: Violence, property damage devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop; More than 100 arrested, police say Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m." - ABC7 - 8.10.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "[Chicago Downtown] Looting Was Coordinated Response To Police-Involved Shooting In Englewood, Brown Says" - CBS-2-Chicago - 8.10.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "3 Chicago cops shot outside police station during arrest, suspect also hit, authorities say; Police said the suspect was shot after firing upon officers" - Fox

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Chicago adds 200 police to downtown tourist district because of rise in violent crime: report; Recent incidents include a stabbing, a carjacking and an injury to a security guard's skull" - Fox 7.31.20

GEORGIA

UK doctor killed by stray bullet while visiting family outside Atlanta - NY POST 1.21.22

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