Putin warns of escalation in Ukraine
In a televised speech yesterday, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, warn the West in unmistakable terms – “this is not a hoax” – that an attempt to weaken or defeat Russia could cause a nuclear cataclysm. He also announced a new “partial mobilization” campaign to call up some 300,000 reservists for the army.
Protesters across Russia took to the streets to express their disapproval of the policy. According to OVD-Info, a human rights watchdog that oversees police operations, at least 1,252 people from 38 cities have been detained. Protests are being criminalized in Russia, where before this week nearly 16,500 people were detained for anti-war activity, the watchdog said.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Biden criticized Putin, accusing him of seeking to destroy and the Ukrainian people, and push the world back to nuclear confrontation, and vowed to “union” association” with Ukraine. “A nuclear war cannot be won,” he said, “and must never be fought.”
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Justice Department continues to use Mar-a-Lago . documents
A federal appeals court released the Justice Department to continue to use documents marked as classified was confiscated from Donald Trump’s Florida residence, blocking a lower court order severely restricting the investigation into the former president’s handling of government documents.
The appeals court also agreed with the Justice Department that Trump’s attorneys – and an independent arbitrator, called a special expert, recently appointed to review the seized documents – do not need to review classified documents sent by the FBI. the decision of a Florida judge to intervene extensively in the investigation.
The appeals ruling will allow the special judge to review most of the more than 11,000 records seized from Mar-a-Lago but will allow prosecutors unrestricted access to a series of classified records. smaller type.
Related: A lawsuit yesterday by the New York attorney generalLetitia James asserts that Trump and the family business overestimated his fortune by billions of dollars in a rife scheme. She’s looking to stop the Trumps from doing business in New York state again.
Wet Puerto Rico begins to clean up
Hurricane Fiona has thrust more than a million people are in the dark, causing landslides, flooded residential areas and paralysis of Puerto Rico. Residents now face a huge cleanup job and are acutely aware that recovering from this and other storms in the future, largely depends on them. The storm evoked painful memories of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Yesterday, Governor Pedro Pierluisi said he expected “a large portion of the population” to have electricity and water restored by the end of the day, although the number of customers getting service back has only gradually increased. More than 70% of the island’s 1.5 million electricity customers were still without power by the afternoon.
Deanne Criswell, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said she’s seen some significant damage – and residents who are taking matters into their own as neighbors have helped neighbors. The White House was asked to pass a major emergency declaration, allowing more federal aid to pour into the island.
First Person: One resident said: “I don’t know how to swim. “But I can’t show it. I need to be strong for my family and community. But the truth is, I’m scared.”
Around the world
Giorgia Meloni, nationalist politician who leads to become Italy’s next prime minister, see “Lord of the Rings” not just a series of novels but as a sacred text.
“I think Tolkien can say better than us what conservatives believe,” she said. “I don’t consider the fantasy ‘Lord of the Rings’.”
SPORTS NEWS FROM ATHLETIC
Not a minute? Every Premier League club has at least one player who has yet to feature in the competition this season. From Caglar Soyuncu to Kepa Arrizabalaga, we look at the “zero minutes” players of the top flight and ask: why?
Paul Pogba’s annus horribilis: The former Manchester United midfielder is having a memorable year. On the pitch, his World Cup is in doubt; from it, he has to deal with a series of alarming problems.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal … playing together?: The former player will play the last match of his illustrious career, a double at the Rod Laver Cup in London, tomorrow. To the delight of tennis fans, Federer said yesterday he wants to get married with Nadal, one of his biggest rivals.
What’s left of Hemingway in Sloppy Joe’s Bar
More than 80 years ago, after the breakdown of his second marriage, Ernest Hemingway left a pile of his belongings in the storage of Sloppy Joe’s Bar, his favorite watering hole in Key West, Fla.
Now those materials are available for public viewing in a new archive at Penn State University. These include his first known short story, about a fictional trip to Ireland; a three-page story about F. Scott Fitzgerald as a skinny boxer; and a short meditation on death and suicide, 35 years before he took his own life.
Each object in the trove tells a story. “There is enough new material here to generate new biographical and interpretive insights for years to come,” said Carl Eby, president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society.