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- Kiev Lost Some 60 Troops, 20 Armored Vehicles During Snihurivka Attack - District Head
HENICHESK, Russia (Sputnik) - Some 60 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed, and 20 armored infantry vehicles had been destroyed during Ukraine's attempted attack on the town of Snihurivka a few hours before the withdrawal of the Russian military, Yuri Barbashov, the head of the Snihurivka district's administration, has told Sputnik.
- US Rail Associations: Congress Must Avoid Disrupting Deal Reached to Avoid Rail Strike
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Senate should immediately adopt the House of Representatives-passed resolution to avoid a nationwide rail strike in the US, but it should not consider legislation that would disrupt progress made on a tentative agreement reached between most rail unions and operators, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
- Water Under the Bridge? Musk Says Apple CEO Never Considered Removing Twitter From App Store
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Apple CEO Tim Cook never considered removing the social media platform Twitter from its App Store despite prior reports that the tech giant was threatening to do so, Twitter chief Elon Musk said.
- Sullivan: US Has New Set of Anti-North Korea Sanctions Coming Forward After Missile Tests
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has a new set of restrictive measures coming out against North Korea soon, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said during a think-tank event.
- 'One of the Greatest Rock Voices Ever': Netizens Mourn Death of Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie
The singer-songwriter had retired from the multi-platinum band in 1998 after Fleetwood Mac had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; however, she returned in 2014.
- Report: Spain's Arms Firm Gets Package Similar to One Exploding Near Ukraine's Embassy
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Spanish arms firm Instalaza, based in the city of Zaragoza, received a package similar to the one that exploded near the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Spanish newspaper ABC Espana reported on Wednesday, citing local police.
- Better Late Than Never? US House Finally Receives Trump’s Federal Tax Records After Court Battle
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided former President Donald Trump's federal tax records for the last six years to the US House of Representatives.
- South Dakota Governor Issues Order Banning TikTok on State Devices Over Security Concerns
TikTok is a social media video-sharing app that has more than 89 million users in the United States. It has been reported that TikTok and its parent company ByteDance employ more than 300 former members of Chinese state media.
- Don’t Look Up! Strange Bright Flash Spotted by Astronomers Was Black Hole Jet Pointed at Earth
Despite a lack of firm proof, theoretical physicists have posited that black holes may deposit matter it’s sucked up into a different place via a “wormhole,” which might even enable time travel. However, a wormhole has never been observed before.
- EU Reportedly Threatens to Ban Twitter Bloc-Wide Unless Musk Follows New Moderation Rules
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union has reportedly threatened to ban Twitter on the bloc’s territory if the social network’s new owner, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, does not abide by new strict content moderation rules.
- Doomsday Pastor: People Being 'Easily Offended' Sign of Jesus’ Return
There have been thousands of predictions for the end of the world. The latest forecast comes from Pastor Tom Hughes, who believes it will come within our lifetimes, though he does not give an exact date.
- NATO Adds ‘Fuel to the Fire’ in Bucharest, Would Be Termed Criminal Org in Nuremberg Trials- Experts
At a summit in Bucharest, Romania, earlier this week, the NATO allies recommitted themselves to supporting Ukraine in its struggle against Russia, although not to supplying Kiev with more advanced weapons systems, such as the Patriot air defense missile battery.
- Biden to Turn 700 Square Miles of Southern Nevada Held Sacred by Native Tribes Into Protected Land
US President Joe Biden is preparing to set aside a vast area of southern Nevada as protected federal land, which includes Spirit Mountain, or Avi Kwa’ Ame in the language of the indigenous Mojave people, for whom the mountain is sacred.
- House Democrats Select Hakeem Jeffries as Congress’ First Black Minority Leader
House Democrats on Wednesday voted to make Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) their leader in the US House of Representatives, making him the first Black person to hold the position. The decision comes after Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the first woman to hold the role, stepped back from it after 20 years.
- Ukraine Will Never Become NATO Member, US Military Analyst Says
Following the launch of Russia's military operation in Ukraine on February 24, the United States and its NATO allies moved to provide significant military and financial assistance to Kiev while at the same time trying hard to avoid a direct confrontation with Moscow.
- Musk Says Plans to Make Twitter 2.0 More Transparent, 'Even-Handed'
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk promised on Wednesday to make Twitter more effective, transparent, and "even-handed" after the social network allegedly let its users down in terms of trust and safety.
- US House Passes Resolution to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a joint resolution to try to avert a nationwide rail strike that could start next month, with the Senate slated to consider the matter soon.
- Disney+ Under Fire as Kids Spell out 'We Love You Satan' in Christmas Show
The Disney corporation has distanced itself from the conservative values of its founder Walt Disney in recent years, drawing criticism for the 'woke' themes in its series of Star Wars sequels and spin-offs. It has opposed legislation in Florida, home to the Disney World theme park, to ban teachers from discussing their sexuality with students.
- Australia Wants to Make Cigarettes Tasteless, Their Design 'Ugly' - Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Australian Department of Health has proposed a ban on all flavored cigarettes, as well as requiring tobacco manufacturers to make cigarettes in "ugly" and "unattractive" colors, ABC reported.
- RoboCops: Is Use of Deadly Robots by San Francisco Police Justified?
After a heated debate, San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to allow its potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots to use deadly force in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives on November 29.