The war in Ukraine is the most dangerous moment for Europe since World War Two, and Russia must not be allowed to win, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. 'What happens in Ukraine is terrible but it would be much worse if there was a war between Russia and NATO,' he said. Describing what Moscow calls a 'special military operation' as an attack on the current world order, Stoltenberg said the alliance had to prevent the war from spreading. 'This is the most dangerous situation in Europe since World War Two.' In the years since the attack, the small Norwegian island has become a centre for teaching democratic values.
August 05, 2022 06:14 UTC
The Reserve Bank of India on Friday raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.40 percent, its highest level since August 2019. Photo: Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFPSource: AFPIndia's central bank on Friday hiked interest rates for the third time in four months, as Asia's third-largest economy contends with a widening trade deficit and weakening currency. India bounced back strongly from the coronavirus pandemic with one of the world's fastest growth rates but is now grappling with rising costs as commodity prices remain elevated. The RBI retained its growth forecast at 7.2 percent for the 2022-23 financial year and retained its inflation forecast at 6.7 percent. India's benchmark Sensex index erased early losses to trade 0.56 percent higher on Friday following the interest rate decision.
August 05, 2022 06:05 UTC
That is the Azimio La Umoja– One Kenya Alliance and Hakika Tutaweza. My Fellow Kenyans, I have faith that the majority of Kenyans are firm believers in the Azimio La Umoja– One Kenya Alliance movement and its promise. Vote AAzimio La Umoja– One Kenya Alliance. It comes down to youMy name is Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and I will be voting for Azimio La Umoja– One Kenya Alliance Presidential Candidate Raila Amolo Odinga and Deputy President Martha Wangari Karua. The writer is the Wiper party leader and a principal in the Azimio La Umoja– One Kenya Alliance.
August 05, 2022 03:42 UTC
Even though the cocaine and prostitute scandal still plagues Angus Deayton, he will never fully disclose it. The BBC comedy executives are criticized by Angus Deayton for being “terrified of offending retired colonels.”“I’m not going to start digging it all up again.”Despite how miserable it made him, he continued, he was “resigned” to never clearing the record. After divorcing TV writer Lise Mаyer, 64, he sаid he is now single but insisted he is “very hаppy.”Also а Would I Lie to You? host, Angus wаs а regulаr cаst member of One Foot in the Grаve from 1990 until 2000 аnd from 2007 to 2008. The celebrity got his stаrt on Rаdio Active, а pаrody of British locаl rаdio stаtions thаt wаs performed on аnd broаdcаst on BBC Rаdio 4 between 1981 аnd 1987.
August 05, 2022 03:11 UTC
South Korea's first lunar orbiter 'Danuri' successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFPSource: AFPSouth Korea's first lunar orbiter successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon, Seoul said Friday, with the payload including a new disruption-tolerant network for sending data from space. "Deployment of KPLO confirmed," it said, referring to Danuri using an acronym of its official name, the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter. The lunar orbiter will stream K-pop sensation BTS' song "Dynamite" to test this wireless network. Lunar ambitionsDanuri was launched by a private company -- SpaceX -- but South Korea recently became one of a handful of countries to successfully launch a one-tonne payload using their own rockets.
August 05, 2022 03:02 UTC
"Today's verdict and sentencing is unjustified and unfortunate, but not unexpected and Brittney Griner remains wrongfully detained," said WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in a joint statement. Griner's WNBA team the Phoenix Mercury called her conviction a grave step in the two-time Olympic champion's "nightmare" detention. While Griner stars for the Mercury, like many WNBA players, she competes in an overseas league as well. A prisoner swap was also discussed during a call between Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday. Terri Carmichael, executive director of the WNBA players' union the WNBPA, urged Blinken to keep that process moving.
August 05, 2022 01:43 UTC
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, at the White House in Washington, U.S. [Reuters]Public figures across the political spectrum reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. This fall (they) must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman's right to choose into federal law once again." Today's Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights." I would like to express my solidarity with all those women whose freedoms have today been compromised by the U.S. Supreme Court." The Supreme Court is right to return the power to protect the unborn to the people’s elected representatives in Congress and the states."
August 05, 2022 01:07 UTC
Picture: RAMAWith less than two weeks to go to this year’s Coca-Cola Games, history makers Nakasi High School (NHS) has sent a statement to schools across the nation. “The athletes prepared well as we had our inter-house competition at the HFC Bank Stadium earlier in the year. “We will support our athletes as they take part at the games.”Chand urges former scholars and parents to support the school. I call on former scholars, family members and parents to come to the Coca-Cola Games and support our athletes. Your support would mean a lot to them.”The 2022 Coca-Cola Games will take place from August 18-20 at the HFC Bank Stadium at Laucala Bay, Suva.
August 05, 2022 01:04 UTC
The striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a former captain of Arsenal, receives a lot of screen time in “All or Nothing: Arsenal” on Amazon Prime Video. Players open up in the fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Gunners’ 2021–22 season, and one of them was Auba, who shared his hairstyle story before every game against Tottenham Hotspur, their North London rivals and the subject of the ‘All of Nothing’ series in 2020. ADVERTISEMENTFans of the Premier League will recall Auba’s star hairdo, in which the now-Barcelona FC forward cut out a star on the side of his fade and revealed the origin of the hairdo for the first time. Auba is seen getting the buzz fade at the side and his stylist skillfully carving out a star in Episode 2, “The North London Derby.”ADVERTISEMENTIn “All or Nothing: Arsenal,” Mikel Arteta was asked if he had a heart condition. What can Mikel Arteta and a struggling Arsenal do to turn things around before everything goes south for the team?
August 05, 2022 00:56 UTC
People in a railway station in Seoul watch a television screen showing a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching with South Korea's first lunar orbiter Danuri onboard from Cape Canaveral in Florida. One of the instruments will evaluate disruption-tolerant, network-based space communications, which, according to South Korea's science ministry, is a world first. The lunar orbiter will stream K-pop sensation BTS' song "Dynamite" to test this wireless network. "It is a huge moment for South Korea's space development programme, and we hope to continue contributing to the global understanding of the Moon with what Danuri is set to find out." South Korea's first lunar orbiter Danuri will try to develop a wireless Internet environment to link satellites or exploration spacecraft and will stream K-pop sensation BTS' song "Dynamite" to test the network.
August 05, 2022 00:44 UTC
Video of Dokhino Hawa | Coke Studio Bangla | Season One | Tahsan X MadhubantiCoke Studio Bangla has listened to the yearnings of fans to hear Tahsan Khan's voice and dropped a new track voiced by him and Indian singer Madhubanti Bagchi. Titled "Dokhino Hawa", the track combines musical maestro SD Burman's timeless masterpiece "Sono Go Dokhino Hawa" in Madhubanti's booming voice with Gosul Alam Shaon's new lyrics "Uttore Hawa," in Tahsan's magical tone. Reflecting the intensity of first love, the song starts with Madhubanti's surreal voice blending with the celestial background vocals. Tahsan made an entry like a gleaming star and instantly mesmerised the listeners with his tone. Curated and produced by Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, "Dokhino Hawa" is the ninth song of Coke Studio Bangla
August 05, 2022 00:39 UTC
Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto has called out Inooro and Kameme FM for what he termed as propagating hate. Speaking on Thursday, Ruto claimed that former MPs Njenga Mungai and Joseph Kiuna have been spreading narratives of violence, through the stations. Kameme and Inooro FM and more specifically Njenga Mungai and Joseph Kiuna (Ex-Molo and Njoro MPs). They are running narratives around violence and around conflict," Ruto said. Ruto also called out Azimio la Umoja allied leaders for allegedly spreading an edited video of his speech in Eldoret just to incite the people.
August 04, 2022 23:59 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has blasted his deputy William Ruto for peddling lies to Kenyans. Uhuru who was speaking in Mombasa on Thursday when he launched several mega infrastructure projects, said that Kenya does not need leaders who lie. Uhuru stated that the ODM leader fits the bill for the presidency even as he told the DP to wait for another chance. “I hear they are saying government projects ended in 2018 during my handshake with my brother Raila. "We need a government that will unite all of us, let Raila come in and do the job, the rest can wait for another chance next time."
August 04, 2022 22:52 UTC
Omanyala shook off his World Athletics Championships misfortunes in Oregon to hurtle to Kenya's first gold medal in the men's 100m final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Omanyala now hopes that his landmark win will inspire the nation and pave way for a new generation of Kenyan sprinters. I hope I've created a path for budding sprinters in Kenya,” Omanyala told the media in a post-race interview. The last time Kenya bagged a Commonwealth gold in 100 metres was in 1962 when Seraphino Antao clinched the 100 and 220 yards in Perth, Western Australia. “It's one of the gold medals we've been planning for from the start of the year and I'm happy that we've achieved it.
August 04, 2022 22:32 UTC
In fact, during the UN vote, several African countries, such as Uganda, Eritrea and Ethiopia, abstained or even stayed away. The AU also refused a similar request by President Zelensky to address the continental bloc on the issue. Some African countries such as Mali, Uganda and the Central African Republic have close defence ties with Moscow. AdvertisementRead: Ukraine's Zelensky renews request to address AUOn Thursday, President Zelensky said Africa should not see the war as distant but look at Ukraine as a victim of an invasion violating international law, which African countries have signed. Although food was excluded from the Western sanctions, Ukrainian ports had remained inaccessible due to mines in the waters and Russian controls of the routes to the docks, disrupting grain deliveries.
August 04, 2022 22:23 UTC