Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Saturday Russia will station some of its nuclear weapons in Belarus, the first time Russia will base such weapons outside the country in more than 30 years, amid growing tensions between Russia and the U.S., including a warning of a possible nuclear conflict by Russian officials. Key Facts Putin told state television that Russia had reached an agreement with close ally Belarus and President Alexander Lukashenko to store tactical nuclear weapons there, according to multiple outlets , after Lukashenko first raised the prospect. A decision to move nuclear weapons to Belarus “is nothing unusual,” Putin said, adding “the United States has been doing this for decades.” The U.S. does have nuclear warheads stored in Europe as part of its membership with NATO, according to the organization, though it is unknown when the U.S. sent its weapons abroad. … [Read more...] about Russia Will Put Nuclear Weapons In Belarus—First Time Since Fall Of Soviet Union
Strikes Loom at Rutgers, University Of Michigan, Cal State System
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Labor strikes are looming at three of the nations’s major universities, continuing the trend of increased union activism and success on American campuses that began with a prolonged strike at the University of Californ ia last November and has continued at scores of institutions ever since. Now, campus workers at the Rutgers University, the University of Michigan and the California State University system appear ready to strike over a set of demands, including increased compensation, improved benefits, and better working conditions. Rutgers University Members of two unions at Rutgers University voted recently to authorize a strike by their members. The AAUP-AFT, which represent full-time faculty, graduate student workers and postdocs, and the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union, which represents part-time instructors, both voted to authorize a work stoppage should ongoing contract negotiations with the university … [Read more...] about Strikes Loom at Rutgers, University Of Michigan, Cal State System
Singapore woman caught fleeing after scalding water attack
PHOTO: A woman was arrested in Singapore after attacking a man with scalding water. (via Singapore Police Force) A woman in Singapore was arrested after an allegedly planned attack where she poured scalding hot water on a man and then tried to flee the country by ferry. The 28 year old woman was picked up by authorities on Thursday on a ferry bound for Indonesia, just before it hit international waters. The incident occurred near Balam Road in Singapore on Thursday morning. The police were alerted at about 7.30am. The scalding attack left the 24 year old man with second-degree burns. According to preliminary investigations, the suspect poured hot water on the victim before fleeing the scene. The victim remained conscious, but sustained second-degree burns on his neck and shoulders and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The police found a thermos flask nearby, which they believe was used in the assault. Police report that the woman knew her victim and … [Read more...] about Singapore woman caught fleeing after scalding water attack
What are Abortion Pills and Could they be Banned?
(CTN News) – Abortion pills have become a popular option for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies, but their legality is often controversial. Some countries have legalized abortion pills, while others have not. The debate about whether abortion pills should be banned is ongoing, and it is important to understand what they are and how they work before taking a stance. What are abortion pills? Abortion pills are a combination of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol that are used to terminate a pregnancy. Mifepristone is taken first and works by blocking the hormone progesterone needed for a pregnancy to continue. Misoprostol is taken a few days later and causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy. Abortion pills are typically taken within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and are considered safe and effective when taken as directed by a healthcare provider. They are often used as an alternative to surgical abortion, which can be more … [Read more...] about What are Abortion Pills and Could they be Banned?