Here’s your weekly selection of news highlights from the Round-Up broadcast:
–The Ukrainian military stiffened defenses this week against Russian assaults in the east and the south as civilians continue to flee the country in vast numbers. The nation’s president framed the war as an existential threat to all of European democracy.
–Russia has lost a high-ranking colonel who was the commander of the 59th Guards Tank Regiment, part of the 144th Guards Motorized Rifle Division.
–A senior Russian military intelligence officer has been detained in a Moscow maximum security prison.
–People in Shanghai, China, scream for food from their apartment windows while in lock-down. A drone has been dispatched instructing residents to comply with COVID restrictions and that they are to control their soul’s desire for freedom.
–The Biden controlled U.S. Navy is planning to further reduce America’s naval fleet by eliminating another 24 ships, some only a decade old, even as China vastly increases its naval forces.
–A senior British civil servant risked revealing the locations of elite UK and U.S. Troops in Afghanistan after leaving secret documents at a bus stop 2 months before Afghanistan fell to the Taliban.
–Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter.
–Wholesale inflation shot up 11.2% last month in another sign that inflationary pressure remains high at all levels of the economy.
–A growing body of research is saying that tiny, microplastic fibers will reek havoc on aquatic creatures and also has the potential to cause disease, including cancer, in humans. Such fibers have been discovered deep in the lower lungs of living humans sampled by a study in Great Britain. Disposable masks appear to be at fault.
–Thousands of people, including truckers and firefighters from across the country, gathered last Sunday outside of L.A’s city hall to protest vaccination mandates.