Tag: Russia

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Putin rival hospitalised after alleged poisoning

Russian opposition member Alexei Navalny has been admitted into intensive care unit after falling unconscious during a flight. Mr. Navalny, 44, was carried to Omsk Emergency Hospital after feeling unwell and falling unconscious during a return flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk. Local health officials have stated they are carrying out tests…

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Russian private contractor group deployed in Libya

Hundreds of mercenaries from the Russian private contractor group, Wagner, have been operating in Libya according to a leaked UN document. Reportedly, about 1,200 soldiers have been carrying out specialised military tasks under the command of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. According to the 57-page report, submitted to the UN Security Council Libya sanctions committee…

Science

Nuclear weapons: who still has them?

Nuclear arms are the most powerful explosives created to date, with the ability to completely destroy a large city. A nuclear explosion is created by either splitting atoms (Fission), or merging tiny atom particles together (Fusion). The most commonly used isotope to create nuclear weapons is uranium-235 and plutonium-239.   Within a second of detonation, a…

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Russian dough for BoJo

A secret report on the threats to UK democracy, whose release was blocked by Downing Street, includes many concerns relating to Russian conspiracy. In the report, it’s said that the Conservatives have been handed more than £5.67m in donations, £642,000 being received from Russian donors. Oligarchs and wealthy people within business are at the heart…

News

Surge in number of politics students since referendum

In the divisive era of Brexit, Trump, and the climate crisis, it is university politics departments who are reaping the benefits, with applications to politics courses up 28% since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Professor Lee Marsden, Head the Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication department at UEA, says that, “since 2016, there has been considerable growth…

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