In December 2017, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the New York subway’s Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal station after reports surfaced of an attempted bombing. The perpetrator, identified as Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, was promptly taken into custody and was the only individual who suffered serious injuries.
Shortly after taking office, former US President Donald Trump pulled out of the non-binding Paris Agreement on climate change, claiming it would hurt the US economy. He also regularly lambasted renewable energy initiatives on similar grounds.
Gruesome farm attacks all over the “Rainbow Nation” continue, with white farmers being targeted by criminals; several NGOs are calling for international attention to the problem.
PARIS (Sputnik) - Syria was deprived of its rights and privileges in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by rigging facts, blackmailing and "twisting arms" of some countries, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO believes that "any steps" towards de-escalation are important, a NATO official said on Thursday, when commenting on the Russian Defence Ministry’s announcement on the conclusion of military drills in the country’s south.
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Three employees of the Russian embassy in Bratislava need to leave Slovakia within one week in light of the situation in the Czech Republic, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday.
Several sky-gazers noticed a weirdly-shaped shinning object in Hawaii’s sky in late December last year. Months have passed, but the nature of this sighting has not been determined yet…
Fortunately, the incident didn’t cause any injuries or deaths, with its impact limited to waterfront damage.