How were 3 world leaders able to take a train to Kyiv, Ukraine?

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia were travelling to Kyiv by train on Tuesday to show support for the country on behalf of the EU, the first foreign leaders to visit the Ukrainian capital since Russia invaded last month. Kyiv has been under Russian attacks: two powerful explosions …

China places 17 million residents of Shenzhen under Covid lockdown

BEIJING: The southern Chinese tech hub Shenzhen was put under a citywide lockdown Sunday, the local government announced, after it reported 66 new coronavirus cases and sealed off the central business district.Home to tech giants including Huawei and Tencent, the city of around 17 million across the border from Covid-hit Hong Kong has told residents …

2 BILLION Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared for Release in California and Florida

British biotech firm Oxitec announced this week that it has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in parts of Florida and in California, following the completion of a pilot program last year. The modified male insects are designed to produce infertile offspring, ideally reducing local …

California officials raided preschool over mask policies

SAN DIEGO - California state regulators conducted an investigation at a San Diego preschool and privately interviewed children as young as 2 without their parents’ consent about their masking practices. Officials with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) visited all three locations of Aspen Leaf Preschool in January after receiving a complaint that the school was not …

The Man Without a Face: The Rise of Vladimir Putin and the Oligarchs – CSPAN VIDEO

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the current president of Russia, a position he has filled since 2012, and previously from 1999 until 2008. Books on Putin: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=U... He was also the prime minister from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2012. …