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Moscow residents shocked by Ukraine drone attacks

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In the heart of Moscow’s modern business district, Moskva-Citi, residents are coming to terms with the reality of drone attacks hitting their glitzy skyscrapers.

While the extent of the damage caused by the drones is relatively minor compared to the devastation faced by Ukraine in the ongoing war, the incidents have still rattled nerves in the Russian capital.

Witness accounts from the scene reveal a mix of defiance and anxiety. Some residents, like Arkady Metler, remain resolute, stating that there is no fear and that they will stick together through these challenges. However, others, like Anastasia Berseneva, express more concern and even consider moving away from the area after witnessing two drone attacks in quick succession.

Despite the attacks, many Muscovites have not directly experienced or even noticed the drones, making them feel relatively unconcerned. Some residents see the attacks as minor nuisances that cause only cosmetic harm to well-constructed buildings. This indifference might stem from the scale of the city and its ability to keep such incidents relatively isolated.

Experts suggest that Ukraine may be behind these drone attacks, using locally made drones since they lack the capability to strike Russian territory with Western-made weapons. Although the drones may not cause significant damage, they undermine the sense of security and raise questions about Russian air defenses and the government’s control over its territory.

With the realization that more attacks could occur, some businesses are capitalizing on this fear by offering home insurance policies that cover damage caused by “falling flying objects or their debris” like drones.

The incidents signal a new reality for Moscow, where the once-distant war now seems closer to home. As the tension persists, the city’s residents may have to adapt to living with the specter of drone attacks becoming more frequent in the future.

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Ford’s all-electric plan for Europe proves too challenging to achieve by 2030

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Ford has revised its plan to go fully electric in Europe by 2030, admitting it was too ambitious.

Originally aiming to transition entirely to electric vehicles, the automaker now plans to continue producing some internal combustion engine vehicles alongside electric ones.

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Democrats scramble to rally behind Harris as Trump allies launch next phase of campaign

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Biden Withdraws: President Joe Biden Ends Reelection Bid, Endorses Kamala Harris.

 

After weeks of battling to salvage his political career – claiming he wouldn’t be stepping down after a disastrous debate performance – the president’s sudden change of course was not announced through an Oval Office address or a campaign speech. Instead, it was revealed in a letter posted to social media while he was recovering from Covid-19 at his beach house in Delaware.

“And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term,” Biden wrote in a letter posted to X.

Harris expressed her gratitude for Biden’s endorsement, stating she is “honoured” and committed to “earning and winning” the nomination. Should she secure the nomination, Harris would make history as the first Black woman and first Asian American to lead the ticket of a major political party. To facilitate her candidacy, the Biden-Harris campaign has updated its filings with the Federal Election Commission, renaming its principal committee to reflect Harris’s new status as a presidential candidate.

Despite Biden’s support, the path forward remains uncertain. It is unclear whether Harris will automatically become the nominee or what alternative processes the Democratic Party might consider. Additionally, sources suggest that Senator Joe Manchin, an independent from West Virginia, is contemplating re-registering as a Democrat to enter the presidential race.

In response to Biden’s withdrawal, former President Donald Trump criticised Biden as “the worst president by far in the history of our country” during a call with CNN. Trump has also launched a fundraising appeal to rally his supporters.

 

 

 

 

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Trump allies launch campaign against Kamala Harris as he boasts an easier victory

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Donald Trump has said he thinks Kamala Harris will be easier to beat than Joe Biden.

With Biden out, Trump’s campaign will now adjust its strategy, focusing on attacking Harris and any other possible Democratic candidates. They aim to convince voters that Harris would be just as ineffective as Biden.

Biden faced growing doubts about his ability to win re-election, especially after a weak debate performance against Trump. Some Democrats also lost confidence in his leadership, leading him to step down.

Donald Trump said he thinks Kamala Harris will be easier to defeat than Biden. Trump and his team quickly began attacking both Biden and Harris online, claiming that Biden was not fit to be president and that Harris would be just as bad.

Allies of former President Donald Trump quickly launched their campaign against Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday afternoon, preparing a series of anti-Harris ads and planning their strategies for attacking her.

“I call her laughing Kamala,” Trump told the crowd, during his nearly two-hour appearance. “You can tell a lot by a laugh. She’s crazy. She’s nuts.”

 

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