Belarus: Enlistment announcement at the Barysau bus station SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info In 2021, Mirik — his military call sign — gave up his job, his life, his friends, and his family to make the gruelling overland journey from Belarus to eastern Ukraine . Once there, he signed up to fight for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in an isolated but fierce war that had been raging for seven years. He was 21 years old. He did not envisage that in two years’ time, he would be fighting as part of a much larger regiment specifically set up for Belarusians like himself who wanted to stop a common enemy — Russia — in a full-scale war. “It is so much harder now,” he told Express.co.uk from a wooded area somewhere in eastern Ukraine … [Read more...] about Belarusian dissident fighters in Ukraine who risk ‘sadistic torture’ by Lukashenko regime
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Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt. Relief came from a source he wasn’t expecting: his partner, Ginna Lambert, who had come into a small inheritance. She suggested “investing” part of her bounty in their shared future by lending small amounts to Mazza that he could apply toward his debt. It took a bit of convincing. “To have to ask for money when I was the provider and had parents who themselves were asking for money, I didn’t want to follow in their footsteps and be taking,” Mazza says. “But that’s not what this was, this was a caring thing.” Mazza and Lambert approached the situation with open communication and specific loan terms. And for them, it’s paying off: Mazza estimates his credit score went up by about 150 points. The couple, who live in Richmond, Virginia, are getting married this year, and they hope to buy a home soon as well. “I had a very, very, very … [Read more...] about In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment
Prince Harry's 'hatchet job' on royals is 'backfiring' says Gardiner SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Reports of a reconciliatory meeting between the Duke of Sussex, King Charles and other key royals may be happening ahead of the Coronation have been dismissed by Omid Scobie, a biographer of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry . The journalist, who co-authored the flattering but unofficial biography of the Sussexes titled Finding Freedom, appeared on the YouTube channel titled Common Sense to discuss the media portrayal of the US-based Duke and Duchess. Related articles Warning of 'divisions' in Sussexes' camp as book backfires Megan Markle stays out of spotlight amid ‘Spare’ backlash … [Read more...] about King Charles ‘will not host peace summit’ with Harry and Meghan ahead of Coronation
After trying for over a year to persuade more South Korean women to have babies, Chung Hyun-back says one reason stands out for her failure: “Our patriarchal culture.” Ms. Chung, who was tasked by the previous government with reversing the country’s plummeting birthrate, knows firsthand how tough it is to be a woman in South Korea. She chose her career over nuptials and children. Like her, millions of young women have been collectively spurning motherhood in a so-called birth strike. A 2022 survey found that more women than men — 65 percent versus 48 percent — don’t want children . They’re doubling down by avoiding matrimony (and its conventional pressures) altogether. The other term in South Korea for birth strike is “marriage strike.” The trend is killing South Korea. For three years in a row, the country has recorded the lowest fertility rate in the world, with women of reproductive age having fewer than one child on average. It reached the “ dead cross ,” when deaths … [Read more...] about How to End South Korea’s Birth Strike? Feminism.
Click here to read the full article. Bowfinger Int’l Pictures, run by Spanish actor-director Santiago Segura and producing partner María Luisa Gutiérrez, and Beta Fiction Spain (BFS), the Spanish affiliate of Germany’s Beta Film, have teamed up to produce “Infiltrada” (“Infiltrated”) the true story of a young Spanish policewoman who infiltrated the Basque separatist group, ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, translated as Basque Homeland and Liberty). To be directed by Bilbao-based helmer Arantxa Echevarría, the feature film based on true events follows the 20-year old policewoman, known only by her alias Aranzazu Berradre Marín, who managed to embed herself with members of the terrorist group, even sharing living quarters with them. More from Variety 'Lobo Feroz,' Spanish Remake of Israeli Revenge Thriller 'Big Bad Wolves,' Drops Trailer (EXCLUSIVE) Spain Box Office, 2022: 49% Up On 2021, But Still Significantly Short of Pre-Pandemic Levels Latido Re-Teams with … [Read more...] about Spain’s Bowfinger Int’l Pictures, Beta Fiction Spain Partner on Spanish Terrorist Org Film, ‘Infiltrada’ (EXCLUSIVE)
The 2024 governor’s race in North Carolina just got underway. You care. Not because this state is the nation’s ninth most populous, though that’s reason enough. But because what happens here is a referendum on how low Republicans will sink and how far they can nonetheless get. Attorney General Josh Stein of North Carolina announced his candidacy last week. At present he’s the likeliest Democratic nominee. He’s a mostly conventional choice, with a long résumé of public service and unremarkable politics. I say “mostly” because he’s in one way a trailblazer. He’d be the state’s first Jewish governor. The likeliest Republican nominee, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, is also a trailblazer. He’d be the state’s first Black governor. But that’s the beginning, middle and end of anything forward-looking and progress-minded about him, and he’s extremism incarnate: gun-loving, gay-hating and primed for conspiracy theories, with a garnish of antisemitism to round out the plate. Robinson … [Read more...] about Anti-Gay? Anti-Science? Antisemitic? Run for Governor of North Carolina!
close Video Ronna McDaniel says she's confident she has the support needed to win re-election as RNC chair Ronna McDaniel says she's confident she has the support needed to win re-election as RNC chair. McDaniel made her comments in an interview with Fox News Digital at the RNC winter meeting in Dana Point, California, on Jan. 25, 2023. DANA POINT, Calif. – After nearly two months of barbs and accusations, a major fight for the future of the Republican Party concludes Friday at a luxury seaside resort in southern California’s Orange County. That’s where the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) 168 members, gathering for their annual winter meeting, will hold a secret ballot vote for the national party’s next chair. On the eve of the highly anticipated vote, one of the most popular politicians in the GOP weighed-in on the race, as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for "a change" and urged "new blood" at the RNC. The conservative governor, … [Read more...] about DeSantis weighs in, Trump doesn’t, in GOP brawl between McDaniel and Dhillon to chair the RNC