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Putin’s warning: Is the world staring down the barrel of World War III?



Putin’s waning: Is this the beginning of World War III?

Putin is warning the world is staring down the barrel of the most dangerous decade since the end of World War Two.

In a wide-ranging speech, Putin slammed the West, accusing NATO of using nuclear blackmail to scare allies away from Russia.

He spent a significant amount of time justifying his invasion of Ukraine, a move which has largely left his nation isolated from the rest of the world.

It follows the West condemning Moscow’s recent nuclear threats, with NATO rejecting claims made by Russia that Ukraine might use a “dirty bomb.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance “rejects this allegation” and “Russia must not use it as a pretext for escalation.”

Putin made this recent speech at the annual Valdai forum after a number of military defeats in Ukraine.

There’s also growing public dissatisfaction within Russia after some 300,000 citizens were mobilised to help fight in the war.

Putin’s speech today was evidently an attempt to win back domestic approval.

Blaming the West for “igniting” the war, he insists there must be a new world order based on “law and justice.”

He says Western nations are engaging in a “dangerous, bloody and dirty game” of denying countries sovereignty and uniqueness – and the West’s “undivided dominance” over world affairs is coming to an end.

It comes as the U.S. says it is “certainly concerned” about escalation in Ukraine.

Defence Secretary Llyod Austin says Russia’s use of a nuclear weapon would result in “a very significant response from the international community,” but concedes open dialogue and communication could help manage tensions.

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New York Stock Exchange in free fall



Human error sends the New York Stock Exchange tumbling

We’ve all made mistakes at the office from time to time, but spare a thought for one worker who may have single-handedly brought down the New York Stock Exchange with just one tiny error.

The mistake of one employee has wiped billions of dollars off the charts for some of the globe’s largest companies.

The individual reportedly triggered wild swings and volatility on the New York Stock Exchange.

A number of big brand names were caught up in the catastrophe. It included McDonald’s, Walmart, and Mobil.

The NYSE eventually came clean. Officials admitted the“root cause” of the screw-up was a “manual error” from a staff member in the backup data centre.

The employee accidentally left the system running.

That’s why some stocks behaved as if trading had already started, with no opening prices being set, sending the market into a meltdown. #trending #featured

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Bombshell pro-Russian video emerges from Australian Open



A bombshell video has emerged of the father of tennis star Novak Djokovic, amplifying the Russian controversy the Australian Open

Djokovic’s father was seen posing for pictures with a group of Putin supporters after his son won against Russia’s Andrey Rublev, to qualify for his 10th semi-final.

Russian flags have been banned from the Australian Open, but that didn’t stop one fan.

A man was seen holding a Russian flag with Putin’s face on it and wearing a t-shirt with the pro-war ‘Z’ symbol on it.

Four spectators were questioned by police and evicted from Melbourne Park.

After losing her semi-final, Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka hit back at media when pressed on tennis’ relationship with Russia’s war on Ukraine.

She told reporters incidents like Novak’s father posing with Russian fans have nothing to do with players.

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FBI Director discusses classified documents as U.S. lawmakers demand answers



Bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill as politicians say the Biden administration is stonewalling their quest for answers

FBI Director Christopher Wray is speaking out for the first time after several batches of classified documents were discovered in U.S. President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home and Washington think tank office.

On Thursday, Wray urged lawmakers and officials to be “conscious of the rules” when dealing with classified documents.

The statements appear to be a veiled criticism of President Biden after news broke that some of the classified papers in the President’s possession date back 14-years ago to when Biden was a Delaware Senator raising questions if this is a pattern for the president to mishandle classified information.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, there is bipartisan outrage as lawmakers say the Biden administration is stonewalling them in their quest for answers.

Currently, both Biden and former President Donald Trump are facing special counsel investigations into their mishandling of classified documents—and just this week, former Vice President Mike Pence turned over classified documents to the DOJ.

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