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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court [ BRIAN MELLEY | May 18, 2024 | Associated Press]
  • Well, to be fair, his biggest leak was probably about the Iraq war, which was an RNC adventure. Though as time went on, it did seem that he started to align with Kremlin social media campaigns.

    It's impossible to tell if this was because he always was working with them as sources or if he was driven to Russia as an out due to being hunted by the west.

  • For the first time since the launch of Russia's full-scale invasion, no Ukrainian brigades have reported a lack of artillery shells, President Zelensky told reporters yesterday
    kyivindependent.com Zelensky: No reports of artillery shortages for first time in full-scale war

    Over the winter months, Ukraine's armed forces suffered a "critical" shortage of artillery shells, in large part due to delays in U.S. military aid.

    Zelensky: No reports of artillery shortages for first time in full-scale war

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2934684

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    www.lemonde.fr War in Ukraine: Washington no longer rules out its weapons being used to strike Russian soil

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hinted on Wednesday that Ukrainian forces could bomb Russia with military materiel supplied by the US, something they had previously been forbidden from doing.

    War in Ukraine: Washington no longer rules out its weapons being used to strike Russian soil

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2928184

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    A spider used this hibernating frog to spin its web

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2916847

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    TIL that some people do not have an inner voice and think in different nonverbal ways.
    humanities.ku.dk People without an inner voice have poorer verbal memory

    The vast majority of people have an ongoing conversation with themselves, an inner voice, that plays an important role in their daily lives. But between 5-10 per cent of the population do not have the same experience of an inner voice, and they find it more difficult to perform certain verbal memory...

    People without an inner voice have poorer verbal memory

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    This Photo on Amazon for Q-tips

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2897862

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    www.aljazeera.com Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza war, Petro says

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro, a staunch critic of Israel’s war in Gaza, says the Israeli government is ‘genocidal’.

    Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza war, Petro says

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/15135996

    > Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza war, Petro says > > > Colombian President Gustavo Petro has announced plans to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over its war in the Gaza Strip, which human rights advocates and other experts have warned could amount to genocide. > > > > Speaking to a crowd marking International Workers’ Day in Bogota on Wednesday, Petro said countries cannot be passive in the face of the crisis unfolding in Gaza. > > > > “Here in front of you, the government of change, of the president of the republic, announces that tomorrow we will break diplomatic relations with the state of Israel … for having a government, for having a president who is genocidal,” Petro said. > > > >A left-wing leader who came to power in 2022, Petro is considered part of a progressive wave known as the “pink tide” in Latin America. He has been one of the region’s most vocal critics of Israel since the start of the Gaza war. > > > > In October, just days after the conflict began, Israel said it was “halting security exports” to Colombia after Petro accused Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant of using language similar to what the “Nazis said of the Jews”. > > > And in February, Colombia suspended Israeli weapons purchases after Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians scrambling for food aid in Gaza — an event Petro said “recalls the Holocaust”. > > > Meanwhile, in early April, the Colombian government requested to join a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Israel of genocide. > > > >“Colombia’s ultimate goal in this endeavour is to ensure the urgent and fullest possible protection for Palestinians in Gaza, in particular such vulnerable populations as women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly,” the country said. > > Archive link

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    The EU should stop ‘westsplaining’ and listen to its smaller eastern members – they saw the Ukraine war coming, researcher says
    theconversation.com The EU should stop ‘westsplaining’ and listen to its smaller eastern members – they saw the Ukraine war coming

    Lithuania doesn’t often set the agenda, yet it has been warning that Russia would invade Ukraine since 2008.

    The EU should stop ‘westsplaining’ and listen to its smaller eastern members – they saw the Ukraine war coming

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/11465777

    > The EU should stop ‘westsplaining’ and listen to its smaller eastern members – they saw the Ukraine war coming, researcher says > > There is a "stark difference of opinion between countries like Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic as compared to western European countries such as France or Germany", writes Viktoriia Lapa from the Institute for European Policymaking at the Bocconi University in Italy, arguing that “westsplaining” still prevails in the European Union. > > "By 2022, Russia had launched a full-scale attack against Ukraine. Words of support came from every direction but concrete support was less forthcoming. During the first days of the war, Germany refused to send weapons to Ukraine and even prevented Estonia from sending its old howitzer artillery weapons by withholding approval," Lapa writes. > > "Lithuania, meanwhile, along with Latvia, Estonia and Poland, were sounding the alarm about the threat the situation posed to the rest of the region and called for Europe to support Ukraine “with every means available”. For many in the region, Europe should commit unambiguously to helping Ukraine win the war." > > "Until recently, even French president Emmanuel Macron was suggesting that Ukraine should compromise on some of its sovereignty to accommodate Putin’s demands. Such comments were coldly received in Baltic and eastern European states." > > "When Macron changed his strategy to say that he did not rule out sending troops to Ukraine, he faced backlash from several European capitals. However, he found an ally in Lithuania." > > "In a positive sign of recognition, EU Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen mentioned in her annual state of the union address in 2022: 'We should have listened to the voices inside our union – in Poland, in the Baltics, and all across central and eastern Europe.'"

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    www.euractiv.com Researchers urge Europe to 'embrace' deindustrialisation

    Faced with global competition from countries with cheap renewable energy, the EU should embrace a partial deindustrialisation rather than subsidise uncompetitive industries, according to a new report from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research published on Wednesday (24 April).

    Researchers urge Europe to 'embrace' deindustrialisation

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/14895966

    > Researchers urge Europe to 'embrace' deindustrialisation

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    Ukraine @lemmy.world realitista @lemm.ee
    Accused of spying for NATO. Drunken Russian soldiers kidnapped and killed an American blogger who fought on Russia's side against Ukraine
    ua-stena.info Accused of spying for NATO. Drunken Russian soldiers kidnapped and killed an American blogger who fought on Russia's side against Ukraine • War in Ukraine

    Accused of spying for NATO. Drunken Russian soldiers kidnapped and killed an American blogger who fought on Russia's side against Ukraine

    Accused of spying for NATO. Drunken Russian soldiers kidnapped and killed an American blogger who fought on Russia's side against Ukraine • War in Ukraine

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    Data is Beautiful @lemmy.world realitista @lemm.ee
    Life expectancy vs healthcare spending of US compared to other developed countries
    ourworldindata.org Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries?

    Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries despite paying much more for healthcare. What factors may explain this?

    Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2699114

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    TIL that 'Rocky' (1976) was inspired by the true story of Chuck Wepner, a local boxer from New Jersey who was set up for a dream fight with Muhammad Ali. Wepner quit his job to train full time.
    www.biography.com Chuck Wepner: Meet the Heavyweight Boxer Who Inspired 'Rocky'

    Wepner's 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali motivated Sylvester Stallone to write the movie about a fighting underdog.

    Chuck Wepner: Meet the Heavyweight Boxer Who Inspired 'Rocky'

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2699121

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    Data is Beautiful @lemmy.world realitista @lemm.ee
    [OC] Seven jurors have been selected (so far) for the Donald Trump "hush-money" trial. This is where those seven jurors get their news.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2699112

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    www.bbc.com Humane AI Pin: much-hyped gadget rocked by bad reviews

    A new AI-fuelled gadget has fallen foul of the tech world's expectations.

    Humane AI Pin: much-hyped gadget rocked by bad reviews

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2686042

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    Ukraine @lemmy.world realitista @lemm.ee
    Russia's main manufacturer of S-300 and S-400 missiles ablaze in Moscow

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    www.technology.org Reports: Russia may run out of tanks very soon

    The Russian arms industry can produce 600 new tanks a year. This is really a huge number, underlining the industrial capabilities of Russia. However, it may also not be enough to keep the war in Ukraine going for many years to come. Russia's military industry is working overtime to support the war

    Reports: Russia may run out of tanks very soon

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2684707

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    www.euronews.com EU looking to expand sanctions on Iran following attack on Israel

    The European Union will "start the necessary work" to hit Iran with heavier sanctions after Saturday's aerial attack on Israel, the bloc's top diplomat has said. #EuropeNews

    EU looking to expand sanctions on Iran following attack on Israel

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14378348

    > EU looking to expand sanctions on Iran following attack on Israel > > The European Union will "start the necessary work" to hit Iran with heavier sanctions after Saturday's aerial attack on Israel, the bloc's top diplomat has said. > > Speaking following an exceptional virtual meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday, Josep Borrell said he would ask his services to study the possibility of expanding existing EU sanctions against Iranian drone technology. > > It would see the current sanctions regime - established in July 2023 to punish Iran for aiding Putin's war machine with unmanned drones - expanded to include missiles and to also cover Iran's proxies in the region. > > The bloc would also weigh the possibility of listing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organisation, he said, while stressing that such a move would be difficult since the military branch has not yet been associated with an act of terrorism in any of the EU's member states.

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    USpolitics @lemmy.world realitista @lemm.ee
    We needed an instant replay, but, yes Mike Johnson did point at Donald Trump when talking about "hardened criminals."

    cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2667481

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