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  • Gold From Ancient Troy, Poliochni And Ur Had The Same Origin

    12/02/2022 8:33:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | November 30, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    Researchers from several institutions, led by Ernst Pernicka, scientific director of the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim and director of the University of Tübingen’s Troy project, applied a portable laser ablation system (pLA) to analyse samples of Bronze Age jewellery found in Troy and Poliochni...Poliochne, often cited under its modern name Poliochni, was an ancient settlement on the east coast of the island of Lemnos. It was settled in the Late Chalcolithic and earliest Aegean Bronze Age, and is believed to be one of the most ancient towns in Europe, preceding the construction of...
  • UN General Assembly: Israel must dispose of all its nuclear weapons

    10/30/2022 12:33:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 102 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/22
    The United Nations General Assembly's first committee, which deals with disarmament, global challenges, and threats to peace that affect the international community, voted 152-5, on Friday, on a resolution concerning "the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East". The resolution states that Israel must dispose of all its nuclear weapons and place its nuclear sites under the International Atomic Energy Agency's purview. The resolution, which is submitted every year to the UNGA in New York, was submitted by Egypt and sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and 19 counties including Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. Canada, Israel,...
  • Ukraine's path to NATO membership gains support of 9 countries including some former Soviet Bloc states

    10/02/2022 2:33:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | 10/02/2022 | Paul best
    The leaders of nine NATO nations from Central and Eastern Europe issued a joint statement on Sunday in support of Ukraine's path to membership in the alliance. "We firmly stand behind the 2008 Bucharest NATO Summit decision concerning Ukraine’s future membership," the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Czechia, Romania, North Macedonia, and Slovakia said on Sunday. At that 2008 summit, NATO allies said they "welcomed" Ukraine and Georgia's aspirations to the join the alliance, though no clear timetable has ever been announced.
  • Russians refusing to fight in Ukraine flee country but long for home

    10/23/2022 6:50:54 PM PDT · by dennisw · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-23 | Corky Siemaszko
    The young Russians who fled their country for neighboring Kazakhstan to avoid being conscripted to fight in Ukraine all want to go home one day. They just don’t know when that will be. Russians refusing to fight in Ukraine flee country but long for home “I feel very sad, because, actually, I love Russia,” a 25-year-old Muscovite told NBC News in the biggest city in Kazakhstan, Almaty, a prime destination for Russians avoiding conscription. “Maybe I stay here two or three months. I don’t know.” Like the other wary exiles NBC News spoke with, the young Muscovite asked not to...
  • Azerbaijan's War Crimes—Why the World Can No Longer Stay Silent

    10/10/2022 5:56:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/7/22 | STEPHAN PECHDIMALDJI
    For a president who entered office claiming human rights would be the central tenet of his foreign policy, President Joe Biden has had a mixed record halfway through his presidency. There's no question that his leadership on the world stage in defending and supporting countries like Ukraine has sent a strong message to autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin that their nefarious actions will not be tolerated. President Biden's willingness to stand up to bullies both here and abroad has the potential to be a key hallmark of his presidency. But his administration's handling of Azerbaijan's illegal war and unprovoked...
  • Scenes from Russia after Putin orders 300,000 more troops to fight in Ukraine

    09/28/2022 7:59:40 PM PDT · by · 18 replies ^ | Wed, September 28, 2022 | Niamh Cavanagh
    LONDON — Lines at neighboring borders and protests are just some of the scenes in Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s call for partial military mobilization. Last week, Putin ordered up to 300,000 Russians to serve in the invasion of Ukraine that began in February. Since then, thousands of citizens have fled the country to bordering nations, including Georgia and Mongolia. A satellite image of the Russia-Georgia border taken on Tuesday shows a multitude of cars and people waiting at the crossing. According to Russian state news outlet Tass, more than 5,000 cars had created the traffic jam, which was up...
  • Russia sees spike in Google searches for 'How to leave Russia'

    09/22/2022 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 42 replies
    Meduza ^ | September 20, 2022 | Mozhem Obyasnit
    In the hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin was expected to address the nation regarding plans to conduct “referendums” in Ukraine’s occupied territories Tuesday, searches for the phrase “How to leave Russia” spiked on Google. The surge was noted by the Telegram channel Mozhem Obyasnit, though it’s available for all to see on Google Trends. The phrase’s popularity appears to have peaked at about 6:00 pm Moscow time. Tuesday, Russian lawmakers unanimously passed legislation introducing the concepts of "mobilization" and "martial law" to the criminal code. That, combined with Russian-installed officials in Ukraine's occupied territories calling for "referendums" on annexation...
  • ‘I Don’t Want to Be Cannon Fodder’: Panic and Fear as Russia Begins Mobilization

    09/21/2022 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | By Anastasia Tenisheva
    Alexander Avilov / Moskva News Agency Thousands of conscription-age Russian men appeared to be attempting to flee the country Wednesday as others planned how to avoid being sent to the front after President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization for the war in Ukraine. “I don't want to be cannon fodder,” one 30-year-old Muscovite who asked for anonymity to speak freely told The Moscow Times. The most obvious way for men to avoid conscription is to leave the country and Wednesday’s direct flights from Russia to Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan — nearby countries that allow Russians to enter...
  • The race to flee Russia: One-way flights out of the country sell out as terrified civilians dreading military call-up try to escape after Putin announced troop mobilisation and threatened to use NUKES - prompting even China to call for a ceasefire

    09/21/2022 6:52:04 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/2022 | Chris Pleasance
    Terrified Russians are scrambling to flee the country today with one-way flights out of Moscow sold out after Vladimir Putin sparked mass panic by ordering a troop mobilisation in a dramatic escalation of the Ukraine war. Tickets to Johannesburg for a family of three were earlier fetching £44,000, while the cheapest flights from the capital to Dubai were costing more than £4,500 - about five times the average monthly wage, amid the desperate race to escape the potential conscription. In a nationwide speech, Putin ordered the call-up of 300,000 military reserves - a first in Russia since the Second World...
  • Russian airlines ordered to stop selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65

    09/21/2022 9:59:35 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 172 replies
    AirLive ^ | 9/21/2022 | Staff
    Russian airlines have stopped selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65 unless they can provide evidence of approval to travel from the Ministry of Defense. All flights from Russia to available foreign destinations were sold out Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin declared a “partial” mobilization of the country’s 25 million reservists. Flights from Moscow to the capitals of Georgia, Turkey and Armenia — which do not require visas for Russians — for Sept. 21 were unavailable within minutes of Putin’s announcement, according to Russia’s top travel planning website By noon Moscow time, direct flights from Moscow to...
  • Flights From Russia Sell Out Minutes After Putin Announces Partial Mobilization

    09/21/2022 4:04:57 AM PDT · by Cronos · 105 replies
    msn ^ | 21st September 2022 | Gerrard Kaonga
    Vladimir Putin today made a speech announcing that the conflict in Ukraine would be escalated, resulting in citizens attempting to leave the country. In Putin's speech, he said there would be a partial mobilization of the military. Reservists and ex-military personnel with "certain military specialties and relevant experience" will be subject to conscription, he said. Following this, according to the Russian online newspaper Lenta, flights to Armenia, Turkey and Georgia sold out. "All tickets for direct flights to Istanbul and Yerevan were sold out in a few minutes after Putin's address," the publication's Twitter page wrote in a caption. It...
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash

    09/14/2022 1:30:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cnbc ^ | SEP 13 2022
    Fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan killed about 100 troops Tuesday as attacks on both sides fed fears of broader hostilities breaking out between the longtime adversaries. Armenia said at least 49 of its soldiers were killed; Azerbaijan said it lost 50. The fighting erupted minutes after midnight with Azerbaijani forces unleashing an artillery barrage and drone attacks in many sections of Armenian territory, according to Armenia’s Defense Ministry. It said shelling grew less intense during the day but Azerbaijani troops were trying to advance into Armenian territory. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said it was responding to a “large-scale...
  • 1.8m-year-old tooth of early human found on dig in Georgia

    09/13/2022 8:37:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Fri 9 Sep 2022 | Reuters in Orozmani
    Student’s find provides new evidence region may be one of first places early humans settled outside Africa.Archaeologists in Georgia have found a 1.8m-year-old tooth belonging to an early species of human that they say cements the region as the home of one of the earliest prehistoric human settlements in Europe, and possibly anywhere outside Africa.The tooth was discovered near the village of Orozmani, which lies about 60 miles south-west of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and is near Dmanisi, where human skulls dated to 1.8m years old were found in the late 1990s and early 2000s.The Dmanisi finds were the oldest...
  • Vladimir Putin backs foreign policy doctrine to 'protect ideals of Russian World'

    09/06/2022 4:22:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 5, 2022 | Sky News Staff Reporter
    Vladimir Putin has approved a 31-page "humanitarian policy" which says Russia should "protect, safeguard and advance the traditions and ideals of the Russian World". The foreign policy concept of a "Russian World" is a notion that hardliners have used to justify intervening abroad to support Russian speakers, such as in parts of Ukraine. It means that the idea is now enshrined in official policy, though it was presented as a soft power strategy. The new policy stated that Moscow should further deepen its ties with the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic - two breakaway entities in...
  • Most successful UAV in the world, Turkish TB2 destroyed more than 800 targets in Russia-Ukraine war

    09/02/2022 9:21:46 AM PDT · by · 53 replies ^ | September 2, 2022 | admin@defenceview
    Turkish Bayraktar TB2 have destroyed more than 800 Russian targets in ongoing war between Russian and Ukraine including two Ilyushin IL-76 strategic airlifter and more than 120 tanks Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial reconnaissance and strike vehicles turned out to be quite an effective weapon in the fight against various kinds of targets. As it turned out, these drones showed the greatest efficiency in the fight against MLRS, air defence systems and tanks, destroying more than 120 units of heavy combat vehicles and more than 280 missile launchers, although drones even account for combat aircraft and helicopters. According to statistics published...
  • The Collapsing Pillars of the Iranian Regime-A tyranny rotting from within.

    06/22/2022 6:00:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 22, 2022 | Struan Stevenson
    There were three pillars on which the Iranian regime was founded, following the 1979 revolution, hi-jacked by the elderly fanatical cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The first pillar was the system of velayat-e-faqih, or guardianship of the Islamic jurist, which laid the foundations for the first fundamentalist Islamic state and was written into the constitution. The second pillar was the complete transfer of all power and authority to the Supreme Leader and from him to the theocracy of ayatollahs and mullahs, who perversely claimed their authority came directly from God. The third and final pillar, carefully designed by Khomeini, was the...
  • 'Homo erectus' from Gongwangling could have been the earliest population in China

    06/19/2022 9:10:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Cenieh ^ | Monday, 13 June 2022 | unattributed
    Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) form part of a team of Chinese, Spanish, and French scientists that has just published a study of what may prove to be China's most ancient human fossil, in the Journal of Human Evolution. The researchers employed microCT, geometric morphometry, and classical morphology techniques to investigate the remains of the maxillary and five teeth from the skull unearthed at the Chinese site of Gongwangling.This site is on the vast plains on the northern slopes of the Quinling Mountains (province of Shaanxi, in central China) and was discovered by...
  • Moldova applies for fast-track EU membership, joining Ukraine and Georgia

    03/03/2022 10:39:39 PM PST · by fluorescence · 23 replies ^ | Mar. 3, 2022
    Moldova officially applied for fast-track EU membership on Thursday (3 March), joining Ukraine and Georgia, its partners from the so-called Associated Trio, a week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Prompted by war in neighbouring Ukraine, Moldovan President Maia Sandu, the prime minister and the parliamentary speaker signed a formal application for her country to join the EU on Thursday. “It took 30 years for Moldova to reach maturity, but today the country is ready to take responsibility for its own future,” said Sandu, before holding up the signed document to the television cameras. “We want to live in peace,...
  • Fleeing Putin, Thousands of Educated Russians Are Moving Abroad

    04/10/2022 8:34:55 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-APR-2022 | Georgi Kantchev
    Hundreds of thousands of professional workers, many of them young, have left Russia since its invasion of Ukraine, accelerating an exodus of business talent and further threatening an economy targeted by Western sanctions. Those leaving the country include tech workers, scientists, bankers and doctors, according to surveys, economists and interviews with emigrants. They are departing for countries including Georgia, Armenia and Turkey. More are expected to follow. A mid-March survey by OK Russians, a nonprofit helping people leave the country, estimated that around 300,000 workers had departed since the war started in late February. While precise counts of the number...
  • Russian Casualties in Ukraine: Reaching the Tipping Point

    04/07/2022 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) ^ | March 31, 2022 | Mark F. Cancian Senior Adviser, International Security Program
    In four weeks of combat, Russia may have lost 25 percent of its initial attacking force. These casualties are not on the scale of World War II but are large compared with the relatively small size of the Russian military today. Although reinforcements and replacements can offset some of these casualties, the loss of trained troops will impair military operations and eventually have a political effect. Russian losses to date are high. NATO estimates that Russia has lost between 7,000 and 15,000 soldiers. Wounded who cannot rapidly return to duty generally number about twice the number of dead. That would...