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April 15th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Biden’s foreign policy takes shape

Every nation’s foreign policy is driven by self-interest and domestic politics, and the U.S. is no exception. That reality is reflected in the foreign policy actions the Biden administration announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Keep in mind that President Biden has been involved in domestic [...]

April 10th, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Russia’s worrying moves against Ukraine

Russia is rapidly building up military forces on its Ukraine border and rebuffing diplomatic calls for de-escalation as fighting picks up between Ukrainian troops and Ukrainian-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. President Biden, through his press secretary, is [...]

April 5th, 2021 - 9:31 pm § in America, Russia

Russia’s arctic military buildup

“Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic,” CNN reported on Monday, April 5, 2021. Satellite photos show “a stark and continuous build-up of Russian military bases and hardware on the country’s Arctic coastline, together with underground storage facilitie[...]

April 5th, 2021 - 12:26 am § in Russia

Russia’s “apocalypse” weapon is real

Weapons experts and Western officials are expressing “particular concern” about a new Russian “super-weapon,” a reactor-powered stealth torpedo called the “Poseidon” designed to sneak past coastal defenses and “inundate U.S. coastal cities with radioactive t[...]

March 15th, 2021 - 8:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Where Russian dissident politician Alexey Navalny is now

First they tried to kill him, then after West German doctors saved his life, and with extreme bravery he returned to Russia to give his people hope, they sent him to the Gulag. Read story here. They’ll pay a price (story here). Meanwhile, let’s not forget kind of country Russia is (a dic[...]

February 26th, 2021 - 2:13 am § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

North Korean public transportation

You load your luggage and kids on it, then push it. (Read story here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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January 29th, 2021 - 11:23 pm § in China, Health, Russia

Vaccine development update

From BBC (story and charts here): “The big three” “The three vaccine frontrunners are those developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford/AstraZeneca. Pfizer and Moderna have both developed RNA vaccines … [that] inject a tiny fragment of the virus’s genetic code into[...]

January 24th, 2021 - 4:26 pm § in Economics, Environment, Russia

Who says renewable energy is a pipe dream?

“Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year,” CNN reported on Sunday, January 24, 2021, adding, “The shift comes as other sources, such as wind and solar power, have … nearly doubled since 2015.” That&#[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 1:04 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia

FBI captures Capitol spy suspect

A Capitol invader who possibly stole a laptop computer from Nancy Pelosi’s office intending to sell it to Russian intelligence services has been caught, the U.K-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, January 18, 2021. Read story here. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [...]