Two weeks ago, a Ukrainian lawmaker released excerpts from alleged conversations between ex-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and former US Vice President Joe Biden, with the tapes detailing Biden’s effort to pressure Kiev into dropping a criminal probe into his son’s activities in Ukraine. Now, the man who made the tapes has come forward.
The region outside Moscow where the famous Russian saint St. Sergius of Radonezh once lived attracts not only Orthodox believers, but also those on a quest to seek out mysterious anomalies and ancient pagan treasures.
The president of the US has long asserted that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have been exhibiting bias against conservative voices, and his supporters in particular. This week he signed an executive order that many believe is finally set to address this problem.
Egypt became the first Arab country to establish relations with Israel in 1979, with the two countries engaging in security cooperation in Sinai, and Cairo occasionally helping to mediate between the Israel and the Palestinians.
The outspoken professional wrestler-turned-governor of Minnesota expressed an interest in a run for the White House last year after blasting the two-party system as “the downfall of our country,” but noted earlier this month that the “logistics” of his employment and health insurance situation probably aren’t going to allow that to happen.
The archipelagic country of the Philippines is situated in a seismically active zone, so it periodically faces tremors of various strength. In mid-April, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off 16 kilometres to the east of the Philippines' Basco town with a population of some 7,000 people.
Our universe still remains a mystery in many regards. What is known so far is that around 95% of it consist of dark energy and matter sticking galaxies together. The rest is attributed to so-called “normal matter”, but scientists have long been struggling to detect all the places where it can be found.
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 364,000; over 5.92 million cases have been detected, of whom almost 2.49 million have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.