Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are set to give duelling speeches Tuesday promising two starkly differing takes on Russia’s Ukraine invasion, a day after the US president’s surprise visit to Kyiv. Biden met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday — pledging fresh arms deliveries and “unwavering” American support — days before the first anniversary of Russian tanks rolling over the border. In a visit to rally Washington’s eastern European allies, Biden will also meet Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday. “Putin thought Ukraine was weak and the West was divided,” Biden said Monday. According to the latest estimates from Norway, the conflict has wounded or killed 180,000 Russian soldiers and 100,000 Ukrainian troops.
In November 2022, the Pentagon said it was “skeptical” of Hajizadeh’s boasts that the IRGC has developed a hypersonic missile. Iran's state TV this evening aired what it said was the first footage of the IRGC's new cruise missile, Paveh. pic.twitter.com/iQcNRREAOu — Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) February 24, 2023The IRGC has previously claimed to possess cruise missiles with a range of about 620 miles. The Paveh’s claimed range would make it capable of hitting targets in Israel, but Hajizadeh had other targets in mind. “Allah willing, we are looking to kill Trump, Pompeo, or McKenzie, and those military commanders who gave the order” to kill IRGC Quds Force commander Soleimani, said Hajizadeh.24 days ago Breitbart
Shortages of fruits and vegetables in British supermarkets could last for months, according to a leading farmers’ organisation, amid a poor growing season in Spain in combination with sky-high energy prices. Over the past week, four major British supermarkets, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, and Tesco, have all resorted to instituting rationing measures for certain products, with shortages of items such as cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes hitting the shelves. “It’s too late for UK growers to step in and try and make up some of the shortfall,” he added. Richard Tice responds to suggestions that fruit and vegetable shortages in UK supermarkets are a result of Brexit. Food and Fuel Crises Saw Surge in Protests Across Western Europe – Report https://t.co/LdB4OQ2dE5 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 20, 2023Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here @KurtZindulka25 days ago Breitbart
Full-back Freddie Steward mastered an aerial bombardment to help England to a 20-10 victory over Wales in the Six Nations at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. A Louis Rees-Zammit intercept try, converted by Halfpenny, kickstarted the second half before England responded through a Kyle Sinckler try, converted by Farrell. A Farrell penalty from 45 metres broke the deadlock. However, the England back three of Steward, Max Malins and Watson were unperturbed by Wales’ kicking game, proving to be totally dominant in the air. The ball was recycled, but Dombrandt was on hand to win a crucial penalty for England, Farrell clearing.26 days ago Breitbart
Xi Jinping shot China’s economy last year as part of his egomaniacal quest for a 3rd term. “I think we have an opportunity to defeat China economically now so that we do not have to defeat them military later. He noted that the problem is “related to China,” as it’s “pumping cheap raw materials” for fentanyl production into the cartels’ hands, driving their profit margins up. “And I think it’s got to be one cycle because this then becomes a lot harder if there’s a cycle of adaptation where the cartels then adapt. No, It’s got to be one cycle, shock and awe; decimation.”He later added that if he is elected, “[w]e’re done spending money in Ukraine, and we reprioritize our focus on the top two foreign policy priorities that matter.”27 days ago Breitbart
USA Basketball is heading to this summer’s FIBA World CupUSA Basketball clinches berth in World Cup, tops UruguayBy TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterThe Associated PressUSA Basketball is heading to this summer’s FIBA World Cup. The Americans clinched their berth in the 32-team field on Thursday night, rallying for an 88-77 win at Uruguay. The U.S. secured one of the seven World Cup berths allocated to the FIBA Americas region. Our guys bought in and we’re just really thankful.”The U.S. has won the World Cup, previously called the world championships, five times. But the team sent to the most recent World Cup at China in 2019 finished seventh — the worst finish ever by an American men’s team in a major tournament.27 days ago Breitbart
Wang Yi, a high-ranking member of China’s oppressive Communist government’s Politburo, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday after a week spent touring Europe. We are reaching new frontiers,” Putin told Wang. This fully meets the course of time and history; it also meets the interests of the majority of countries,” Wang said. “Chinese-Russian relations are mature in character; they are rock solid and will withstand any test in a changing international situation,” Wang told Patrushev. “All that is being done against Russia and China and to the detriment of developing nations,” he told Wang.29 days ago Breitbart
One of Manchester United’s leading supporters groups warned Sunday against a takeover of the club emerging from a country were same-sex relationships are illegal. Sheikh Jassim’s only publicly declared rival bidder for the Red Devils is Jim Ratcliffe. But his firm’s ownership of French Ligue 1 club Nice has also caused unease among United fans. The Glazers are loathed by many United fans for saddling the club with huge debts in their £790 million 2005 takeover. Ross Ingles, a 30-year-old project manager from Glasgow, was still worried about a residual Glazer involvement in a Ratcliffe regime.1 month ago Breitbart