The worst nuclear development in 2022 will be Russia’s thinly veiled threats to deploy nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war. For the time being, warnings and cautionary words have kept such threats quiet, but Russian leaders should firmly reject threats to deploy weapons of mass devastation in Ukraine. Beyond the Ukraine war, historical trends of nuclear arsenal development and modernization continue, with little progress in negotiations with North Korea or Iran over their nuclear programs. New START continues to restrain US and Russian nuclear weapons, but there is no guarantee the deal will be extended beyond 2026.
“Being homosexual is not a crime,” Francis declared in an exclusive interview with The
Associated Press. Francis admitted that some Catholic bishops around the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against LGBTQ persons, and he referred to the matter as a “sin.” However, he linked such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and he stated that bishops, in particular, must undergo a process of conversion to recognize the dignity of all people.
Involuntary manslaughter allegations against actor Alec Baldwin arise from the shooting
death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021. The incident brings to mind another on-set tragedy from over three decades ago: the unintentional shooting of actor Brandon Lee while shooting The Crow.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, between one-quarter to three-quarters of patients retain unneeded opioids for future use or just misplace them. While the hazards of certain medicines are widely known, having any old prescription around can be dangerous. The most common reason people call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for their pets is accidental drug intake.
A large violent mob of 200-300 African nationals encircled and battled with a police team in the Neb Sarai neighborhood of South Delhi after the cops captured five Nigerians. The
Nigerians, whose visas had expired, were being transported to the police station when a mob gathered and blocked their path. They were successful in releasing Nigerian nationals who had been held by the anti-drug force due to visa expiration.
Israelis protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government’s plans to alter the legal system and undermine the Supreme Court on Saturday night in central Tel Aviv. According to critics, this action will harm the nation’s democratic system of checks and balances.
The rally was seen as an early test by Itamar Ben-Gvir, Netanyahu’s ultranationalist national security minister, who has ordered police to crush activists who block roadways or display Palestinian flags.
India is celebrating 73 years as a republic. The Indian Constitution went into effect on January 26, 1950. Dr BR Ambedkar, the Father of the Constitution, could not have moulded it without the essential input of 15 women among 389 constituent assembly members. Meet some of India’s most progressive and influential voices, about whom we rarely speak, and without whom our constitution may not have been inclusive.