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Macron won’t rule out using western ground troops in Ukraine – but is Nato prepared for war with Russia?

Macron won’t rule out using western ground troops in Ukraine – but is Nato prepared for war with Russia?

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said sending western troops to fight in Ukraine “could not be ruled out”. After hosting a meeting of 25 European leaders in Paris on February 26, Macron said that there was “no consensus” on committing ground troops to the conflict in Ukraine but added: “Nothing should be excluded. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that Russia cannot win this war.” Until now, Nato has confined itself to training Ukrainian military forces and supplying them with defensive weapons. Member states fear that directly confronting Russian forces in Ukraine would risk a massive escalation. And Vladimir Putin and his senior ministers have regularly issued threats that Russia could resort to using its nuclear arsenal in the case of a larger conflict. At present, Nato is also conducting its largest military exercise since the cold war. Steadfast Defender runs from January until May and involves all 31 member states. Aimed at enhancing the alliance’s collective defence capabilities and readiness, it is the largest exercise since Reforger in 1988, which involved …

Macron won’t rule out sending troops to Ukraine

Macron won’t rule out sending troops to Ukraine

27 February 2024 • 8:17am 8:17AM Zelensky says Black Sea grain corridor in doubt without US aid Volodymyr Zelensky has said that without new US military aid his country would be unable to defend a Black Sea shipping corridor that has allowed Kyiv to export millions of tonnes of grain to global markets. Zelensky warned that if the US Congress did not approve $60 billion in new security aid then the future of the shipping corridor would be in doubt. “I think the route will be closed… because to defend it, it’s also about some ammunition, some air defense, and some other systems,” Mr Zelensky said. Ukraine and Russia are both major grain exporters, and the United Nations has blamed Russia’s invasion for worsening a global food crisis.  7:58AM Top Putin ally meets Cuba’s Raul Castro to discuss security cooperation Russian security council secretary Nikolai Patrushev, a top ally of President Vladimir Putin, has met Cuba’s former leader Raul Castro to discuss security cooperation, the Interfax news agency reported. “Various issues of Russian-Cuban cooperation in …

Lee Anderson Says He Won’t Apologise To Sadiq Khan ‘While I’ve Got A Breath In My Body’

Lee Anderson Says He Won’t Apologise To Sadiq Khan ‘While I’ve Got A Breath In My Body’

Lee Anderson is unrepentant about comments branded as Islamophobic that led to him being suspended from the Conservative parliamentary party. Last week, the Tory party’s former deputy chairman said London mayor Sadiq Khan has “given our capital city away to his mates”, and “Islamists” had “got control of Khan and they’ve got control of London”, referring to pro-Palestine protests in the capital in recent weeks. The party whip was removed from Anderson after he made the comments on Friday – but Rishi Sunak has since insisted that while his words were “wrong”, Anderson is not “a racist person or an Islamophobic person”. In an interview with GB News broadcast on Monday, Anderson admitted his language was “clumsy” – but remained fully behind the sentiment. He told the broadcaster: “I think the party could have given me a little bit more backing, if I’m honest. “You saw the statement that I produced on Saturday, which I was willing to go with. It’s shown a little bit of contrition in there, although I didn’t directly apologise to …

Lee Anderson vows he won’t apologise to Sadiq Khan in new interview | Politics | News

Lee Anderson vows he won’t apologise to Sadiq Khan in new interview | Politics | News

Defiant Lee Anderson vowed he will not apologise to Sadiq Khan “while I’ve got breath in my body”. The Ashfield MP lost the Tory whip over the weekend after claiming “Islamists” had “got control” of the London Mayor. But speaking tonight the former Conservative Party deputy chairman insisted he will not say sorry to the Labour politician for his remarks. He told GB News: “I think the party could have given me a little bit more backing, if I’m honest. You saw the statement that I produced on Saturday, which I was willing to go with. “It’s shown a little bit of contrition there, although I didn’t directly apologise to Mayor Khan, which I’m not going to, not while I’ve got breath in my body because the comments I made weren’t racist at all.” Mr Anderson, who is a presenter on the channel, said he has had “absolutely phenomenal” support from constituents in the wake of the row. He said: “I know I’m not everybody’s cup of tea and I do speak in a different language …

You won’t believe who bought almost  million worth of Tesla Roadsters

You won’t believe who bought almost $1 million worth of Tesla Roadsters

In a surprising turn of events, we now learn that billionaire Dan O’Dowd bought the 3 Tesla Roadsters that were lost in a Chinese port for over a decade. Last year, we reported on a strange story of three brand-new Tesla Roadsters that were found inside a shipping container in China. It appears that a Chinese company bought the Roadster back in 2011 with the hope of reverse-engineering them. However, the shipment was blocked by customs in China and the vehicles never made it to the company. Last year, someone finally was able to get them and ship them to the US. Tesla ever only produced just over 2,000 original Roadsters between 2008 and 2011, making them rare in the first place. On top of the usual unit you lose to accidents and time, Roadsters had a few bad luck incidents, including losing dozens of units to two separate fires at Gruber Motors, which specializes in fixing first-generation Tesla Roadsters. It makes the remaining ones more valuable, and ironically, Gruber was leading the auction for the …

Lee Anderson Doubles Down And Insists He Won’t Apologise For Sadiq Khan Attack

Lee Anderson Doubles Down And Insists He Won’t Apologise For Sadiq Khan Attack

Lee Anderson has doubled down on his attack on Sadiq Khan and insisted he will not apologise for claiming the London mayor had “given our capital city away to his mates”. The former Tory deputy chairman lost the party whip after he refused to apologise for saying “Islamists” had “got control of Khan and they’ve got control of London”. Rishi Sunak today described Anderson’s remarks as “wrong” and “unacceptable”. His deputy, Oliver Dowden, yesterday suggested that Anderson could be re-admitted to the Conservative Party if he apologised. But in a defiant statement today, the Ashfield MP said: “If you are wrong, apologising is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. “But when you think you are right you should never apologise because to do so would be a sign of weakness.” Anderson also launched a fresh attack on Khan’s record as London mayor, particularly over the pro-Palestine marches which have taken place in the capital in recent months. He said: “Hundreds of people had been arrested for racist abuse on these marches …

Why Egypt won’t allow vulnerable Palestinians across its border

Why Egypt won’t allow vulnerable Palestinians across its border

This Feb. 18 satellite photo shows displaced Palestinians crammed into southern Gaza on the right. Israel is threatening to attack the border town of Rafah, where more than 1 million Palestinians are now living. On the left is the left is the vast, empty expanse of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Egypt says it won’t allow Palestinians into Egypt because it fears they might not be allowed back into Gaza. Planet Labs PBC hide caption toggle caption Planet Labs PBC This Feb. 18 satellite photo shows displaced Palestinians crammed into southern Gaza on the right. Israel is threatening to attack the border town of Rafah, where more than 1 million Palestinians are now living. On the left is the left is the vast, empty expanse of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Egypt says it won’t allow Palestinians into Egypt because it fears they might not be allowed back into Gaza. Planet Labs PBC The satellite photo above captures the stark nature of the crisis on the Gaza-Egypt border. On the right, more than 1 million displaced Palestinians are squeezed …

After South Carolina Primary, Nikki Haley Still Won’t Drop Out

After South Carolina Primary, Nikki Haley Still Won’t Drop Out

Nikki Haley once again refused to end her bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday, even after an apparent loss to former President Donald Trump in South Carolina’s primary election. Haley was elected governor of the Southern state twice, leaving in 2017 to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration. She has since become one of his biggest critics in the Republican Party. “I don’t believe Donald Trump can beat Joe Biden,” she said in a speech on Saturday at her election night watch party at Charleston Place, a swanky hotel in downtown Charleston not far from Haley’s Kiawah Island home. She addressed the upbeat crowd at 8:30, an hour and a half after polls closed and the race was, immediately, called for Trump. Her comments echoed those from a speech she gave just days prior that was cryptically touted as an address on “the state of the presidential race,” leading to some speculation about the state of her campaign. “Despite being a de facto incumbent, Donald Trump …

Alabama’s attorney general won’t prosecute IVF clinics, families

Alabama’s attorney general won’t prosecute IVF clinics, families

The Alabama Attorney General’s office had “no intention” of prosecuting providers of in vitro fertilisation or families who use their services, it said on Friday (Feb 23) after the state’s top court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children. Following the Alabama Supreme Court ruling last week that allowed parents to sue for wrongful death of their minor children, including embryos, several of the state’s fertilization clinics halted their work on in vitro fertilisation (IVF), which is the creation of embryos by mixing eggs and sperm in a lab dish. “Attorney General (Steve) Marshall has no intention of using the recent Alabama Supreme Court decision as a basis for prosecuting IVF families or providers,” Katherine Robertson, the chief counsel to Marshall, said in an emailed statement. The ruling by Alabama’s top court, whose elected judges are all Republican, left doctors and patients wondering how to legally store, transport and use embryos, if they are to be held liable for any embryos that are destroyed or lost. The court’s chief justice, Tom Parker, wrote in his …

Trump’s lawyers seek to suspend M defamation verdict, citing ‘strong probability’ it won’t stand

Trump’s lawyers seek to suspend $83M defamation verdict, citing ‘strong probability’ it won’t stand

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to suspend an $83.3 million defamation verdict against the former president, saying there was a “strong probability” that it would be reduced on appeal, if not eliminated. The lawyers made the request in Manhattan federal court, where a civil jury in late January awarded the sum to advice columnist E. Jean Carroll after a five-day trial that focused only on damages. A judge had ordered the jury to accept the findings of another jury that last year concluded Trump sexually abused Carroll in 1996 and defamed her in 2022. The second jury focused only on statements Trump made in 2019 while he was president in a case long delayed by appeals. In the filing Friday, Trump’s lawyers wrote that Judge Lewis A. Kaplan should suspend the execution of a judgment he issued on Feb. 8 until a month after he resolves Trump’s post-trial motions, which will be filed by March 7. Otherwise, they said, he should grant a partially secured stay that …