UKRAINE has imposed martial law for 30 days after three of its vessels were seized by Russia off Crimea. Lawmakers in Kiev debated for five hours with 276 voting for the measure and only 30 against. What is Martial Law? Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of the usual functions carried out by a government. It is usually introduced for a limited period and often as a reaction to either an emergency, major disaster or invasion. Often they are introduced after a coup d’etat or when a popular uprising threatens the established order. Why has it been declared in Ukraine? It has only been declared in parts of the country – mainly the regions bordering Russia. Marital law there will last for 30 days starting from November 28, 2018. The move was sparked by the naval clash off Crimea when Russia captured three Ukranian naval vessels along with 23 crew members. Ukraine said it was a Russian "act of aggression". Moscow said the ships had illegally entered its … [Read more...] about What is Martial law, why has it been declared in Ukraine and what does it mean?
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UKRAINE-Russian relations have been tense at the best of times but they bubbled to the surface recently when naval forces from Russia captured three Ukranian vessels. We look what the disputes are over and why Russia prizes Ukraine so highly. What does Russia want with Ukraine? The two countries have been intertwined for more than 1,000 years, not all of it peaceful by any means. Russia sees the Ukraine as highly strategic – due to Ukraine’s coast it gives Russian ships access to the Black Sea and a warm water port along its Western borders. It is also important for Russia as it tries to hang on to its “sphere of influence” with countries on its Western borders after the collapse of the Soviet Union and many of its former satellite countries allying themselves with the West in general and the European Union specifically. Ukraine is also strategic for transit routes for its natural gas pipelines to the west. Losing control of the country would mean losing control … [Read more...] about What does Russia want with Ukraine, what is their history together and what happened in Crimea?
It is a whodunnit, the likes of which has not gripped the nation’s capital for decades. Perhaps not since “Deep Throat” in 1972 revealed to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, details about Richard Nixon that would ultimately lead to his resignation, has Washington been so obsessed with discovering the identity of an official insider with juicy and damning information about the US government. As it is, 46 years after his first famous scoop, Woodward is back in the news as leaked excerpts from a forthcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House, portrayed a dysfunctional “crazytown” administration in a state of nervous breakdown. Donald Trump angrily dismissed Woodward’s yet-to-be published book as “already discredited”. But his emotions over that forthcoming publication appear to have been modest compared to the “volcanic rage” with which he reportedly reacted to an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, apparently written by a … [Read more...] about ‘The mysterious New York Times op-ed writer – and what this all means for the future of Trump’
EMMERDALE's Sarah Sugden is in hospital awaiting a heart transplant. The youngster was dealt a cruel blow when she was told there was a heart ready to for her, but the op was cancelled at the last minute when it was revealed the donor heart wasn’t viable, leaving Sarah and mum Debbie devastated - here's what's going on... Who is Faith Dingle and what does she have do with Sarah Sugden's heart transplant? Faith, played by Sally Dexter, is Sarah’s great-grandma and has spent a lot of time at the hospital with her granddaughter Debbie, trying to keep Sarah’s spirits up. During August 13, 2018 episode, Faith spoke frankly to Joe Tate and Diane Sugden about Sarah’s condition. She suggested the teenager was probably relieved the operation didn’t go ahead because going under the knife was scary, especially with something like heart surgery. Faith went on to say that if Sarah had rejected the heart or if something had gone wrong, they could all be planning her … [Read more...] about Who is Faith Dingle and what does she have to do with Sarah Sugden’s heart transplant?
NEW YORK - Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it? The "USDA Organic" label generally signifies a product is made with relatively minimal synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and that animals are raised according to certain guidelines. But disputes over the rules, and questions about adherence, may raise doubts about whether the price is justified. A federal audit in September found the U.S. Department of Agriculture was "unable to provide reasonable assurance" that required documents for imported organic grains were reviewed at domestic ports of entry, among other weaknesses. The Washington Post last year had reported that massive shipments of the imported grains intended mostly for animal feed were wrongly labeled as organic and also questioned practices by major organic dairy and egg producers. Some farmers say practices have strayed from the spirit of the rules about organic food, and they're planning new labels. A lot is at stake. Last year, organic food … [Read more...] about What does the “organic” label really mean?