By Sophie Boulter, World News Editor Updated: Apr. 13, noon U.S. President Joe Biden said that Russia is carrying out genocide in Ukraine. “(He is) trying to wipe out the idea of even being Ukrainian,” Biden said. When asked to clarify his comments, he doubled down on his use of the term. “Yes, I called it genocide because it’s become clearer and clearer that Putin is just trying to wipe out the idea of even being Ukrainian,” Biden said. “More evidence is coming out of the horrible things that the Russians have done in Ukraine. And we’re going to only … Continue reading Continued Coverage: Russia invades Ukraine
By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ Since the final years of the Cold War, Russia and the United States have signed and followed through with a series of accords to reduce the size of nuclear arsenals and limit nuclear usage. In spite of souring relations over the past few years between the U.S. and Russia the agreements have remained intact. This changed when Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree suspending his agreement for both the original Nuclear Security Pact and its many amendments. This particular pact is significant not only because of its enactment but also what it involves: Both … Continue reading Russia suspends Nuclear Security Pact with U.S.
By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ At a press conference on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called the U.N. Security Council and the international community “two-faced” for their growing pressures on Turkey to accept more Syrian refugees, while ignoring the Russian presence in Syria. Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, millions have been displaced and fled their country, while hundreds of thousands have been killed. Turkey was declared a temporary protection regime, ensuring non-refoulement and assistance in 22 refugee camps in their country and across the Syrian border. Turkey is the country with the world’s largest refugee … Continue reading International pressures elicit Turkish pushback