August 11, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

August 11, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on August 4. (Alexander Ermoshenko/Reuters) The United States supports calls for a “demilitarized zone” around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, a US State Department spokesperson said Thursday. “Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous and irresponsible – and we … Read more

Haiti violence: Gangs gain the upper hand in war with police

Haiti violence: Gangs gain the upper hand in war with police

Port au Prince, Haiti CNN — The rounds bounced off the armored vehicle, as police carried a limp civilian to the sidewalk – another victim of the brutal, daily shootings that plague the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. Here, inside the gang-held territory of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti’s SWAT team has driven into a gunfight … Read more

Tesla made misleading claims about

Tesla made misleading claims about

New York CNN — Tesla’s autopilot and self-driving claims are under fire again, this time from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in a complaint it filed on July 28. The complaint alleges that the company made “untrue or misleading” statements in advertisements on its website by claiming that Tesla vehicles were, or could be, … Read more

Burmese Pythons killed off much of the wildlife in the Everglades. Here’s how Florida and hunters are helping

Burmese Pythons killed off much of the wildlife in the Everglades.  Here’s how Florida and hunters are helping

CNN — Deer, raccoons, possums, and fox once flocked the area of ​​the Everglades National Park in south Florida. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you spot one mammal in the area, according to wildlife experts. Who’s to blame for this decline in wildlife? The invasive species known as Burmese pythons. To help combat this problem against … Read more

Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

CNN — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved and notified Congress of possible multibillion-dollar weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The notice of the approval comes just weeks after President Joe Biden met with the leaders of each nation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as he sought to improve relations between … Read more

Trump’s endorsement tease in the Missouri GOP Senate primary set off scramble among Republican allies

Trump’s endorsement tease in the Missouri GOP Senate primary set off scramble among Republican allies

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s last-minute pledge to deliver an endorsement in the Missouri GOP Senate primary set off a scramble among rival campaigns and allies of the former President, sources told CNN. The intense lobbying effort ultimately ended with Trump issuing a dual endorsement of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and state Attorney … Read more

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

New York CNN Business — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ primary company filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, an unexpected move that comes as a trial is underway in Texas to determine how much in damages he will have to pay the families of two Sandy Hook victims who sued and won a default judgment … Read more

Cold showers and no lights: How one German city is fighting Russia’s energy battle

Cold showers and no lights: How one German city is fighting Russia’s energy battle

Berlin, London CNN Business — The German city of Hanover has banned hot water in public buildings and has introduced measures to reduce heating and energy usage as Europe faces a potential natural gas crisis this winter. “Every kilowatt-hour saved saves the gas storage tanks,” said the mayor’s office in a news release on Wednesday. … Read more

At least 43 abortion clinics shut in month after Supreme Court overturned Roe, research says, with more likely to close

At least 43 abortion clinics shut in month after Supreme Court overturned Roe, research says, with more likely to close

CNN — At least 43 abortion clinics have shut their doors in the 30 days since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, according to new research. The research was published Thursday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization focused on sexual and reproductive health that supports abortion rights. The … Read more

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and two injured in a series of shootings early Monday in Langley, near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, police said. The four victims were shot at multiple shooting scenes, Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani of the Lower Mainland District Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference Monday. Police … Read more