Russian troops who seized Chernobyl will soon suffer the effects of radiation exposure after digging trenches in the nuclear zone, Ukraine official says
A Ukrainian official said Russian troops who dug trenches in the most contaminated area of the Chernobyl exclusion zone will "feel the consequences."news.yahoo.com
Russian soldiers at Chernobyl spent a month sleeping in a radioactive forest, exposed themselves to potentially dangerous levels of radiation, and ignored their own nuclear experts: report
Ukrainian officials have said Russian troops showed signs of radiation sickness at Chernobyl, one of the most toxic places on Earth.news.yahoo.com
Russian troops possibly received "significant doses" of radiation at Chernobyl nuclear plant, operator says
"The thick dust raised by passing vehicles, and the radiation particles in it, may very well have entered the bodies of Russian occupiers through the lungs," the plant director said.cbsnews.com
EU official: 'Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil'
A top European Union official said on Tuesday that Russian troops had entered breakaway territories in Ukraine."Russian troops have entered in Donbas. We consider Donbas part of Ukraine," the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said, according to The Washington Post."I wouldn't say that [it is] a fully fledged invasion, but Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil," Borrell added. He later reportedly said that the EU plans to respond and will...news.yahoo.com
UN appeals for $850 million to help war-torn Afghanistan
The U.N. humanitarian chief in Afghanistan is appealing for $850 million to help the war-torn country cope with the impact of the Taliban offensive, a protracted malnutrition for a third of the country, a severe drought and the return of 627,000 Afghans this year, most of them deported from neighboring Iranwashingtonpost.com
Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol
There are currently about 5,100 Guard troops in Washington, and they were scheduled to leave this weekend. Early on, Guard members were briefly forced to take rest breaks and meals in a nearby cold garage, sparking outrage within the Biden administration. In addition, Guard members complained of bad food, and some said they became sick. On Monday, Kirby said about 50 Guard troops had been treated for gastrointestinal issues, out of the 26,000 that deployed to Washington. AdActing Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman made the request to have the Guard members stay on, setting off a series of discussions with the Pentagon and National Guard leaders.
U.S. troops still recovering from traumatic brain injuries sustained during Iranian attack
U.S. troops still recovering from traumatic brain injuries sustained during Iranian attack More than 100 U.S. service members sustained traumatic brain injuries after an Iranian ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Airbase in January 2020.cbsnews.com
Rare snowfall blankets the Mediterranean
Rare snowfall blankets the MediterraneanLOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images A man makes his way near the Roman Agora in central Athens during a rare heavy snowfall on February 16, 2021. The Parthenon ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images The Parthenon temple, atop the Athenian Acropolis hill, is pictured during heavy snowfall in Athens on February 16, 2021. Jerusalem Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A snowman outside the Dome of the Rock mosque after a snowfall in Jerusalem on February 18, 2021. The Parthenon ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images The Parthenon temple is pictured during heavy snowfall in Athens on February 16, 2021. Idlib, Syria Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A man walks in the snowfall in Idlib, Syria, on February 17, 2021.cbsnews.com
Two National Guard members removed from Biden inauguration
Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON – Twelve U.S. National Guard members have been removed from securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after vetting by the FBI, including two who made extremist statements in posts or texts about the Wednesday event, Pentagon officials said. The FBI has been working to vet all 25,000 National Guard in town. But the FBI has also warned law enforcement officials about the possibility that right-wing fringe groups could pose as members of the National Guard, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the matter. Neither Hokanson, nor Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman would provide details on the comments or texts made by the two Guard members. The Associated Press obtained the “all concerned” message sent to all National Guard troops coming to Washington.
Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize
National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them on Saturday in Washington. After the security breach at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI has warned of additional threats in the nation’s capital and across all 50 states. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)latimes.com
International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions order
FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. President Donald Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administrations latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies. Trumps order would block the financial assets of court employees and bar them and their immediate relatives from entering the United States.
Here is how you can show your support on this unique Memorial Day
And Monday marks Memorial Day, the federal holiday in the U.S. for honoring and mourning the military personnel who’ve died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s a great way to show your followers that this day means more to you than just a barbecue or the day off work. Another neat way to honor the ultimate sacrifice is to create an online memorial for a loved one with the Veterans Legacy Memorial Website. If you really want to show your support, hang up an American flag outside your home or perhaps honor the day with a sign or sidewalk chalk in your front yard. That’s likely the easiest way to honor the day while still socially distancing and following CDC guidelines.