Putin’s first prime minister and later his opponent has been added to Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ list

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Justice Ministry on Friday added Mikhail Kasyanov, who was President Vladimir Putin’s first prime minister but then became one of his opponents, to its register of “foreign agents.” Russian law allows for figures and organizations receiving money or support from outside the country to be designated as foreign agents, a term … Read more

The goofy truth behind a ‘decades-old’ plane crash site finally revealed

A “decades-old” plane crash site that had stumped Canadian authorities turned out to be a prop used for training by members of Canada’s Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (Casara). Canadian investigators were left stumped after a hunter in British Columbia stumbled upon the remains of an apparent plane crash and reported the findings to … Read more

Russia launches largest drone attack on Ukraine since start of war, injuring 5

Russia on Saturday morning launched its most intense drone attack on the Ukraine capital of Kyiv since the beginning of its full-scale invasion, leaving five people injured, military officials said. Seventy-five Iranian-made drones were launched into the north-central region, of which at least 70 were destroyed by air defense, Ukraine’s air force said. At least … Read more

Kim Jong Un claims to see US target regions with spy satellite, including Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Base

North Korea is claiming its newly launched military spy satellite has provided leadership with photo images of key South Korean and U.S. bases. Kim Jong Un visited the Pyongyang General Control Centre of the National Aerospace Technology Administration on Friday to learn about developments in using the spy satellite. “Kim Jong Un learned in detail … Read more

Vatican prohibits doctrinal changes on homosexual relationships, female priests

The Vatican filed a letter to German bishops prohibiting the prelates’ attempts to change doctrine regarding homosexual relationships and female clergy.  Vatican officials admonished the “German Synodal Way” — the national-level meeting of Catholic leaders that was convened as part of Pope Francis’s global Synod on Synodality — and warned that radical propositions such as … Read more

Chinese officials say surge in respiratory illness likely not caused by novel pathogen

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has provided data suggesting the spike in respiratory illnesses in the country is not from a novel pathogen, World Health Organization (WHO) officials claim. Earlier this month, Chinese authorities from the National Health Commission reported an increase in respiratory diseases in China, prompting the WHO to press the CCP for … Read more