NATO Allies Urged to Send More Battle Tanks

(Bloomberg) — NATO allies must send main battle tanks to Ukraine as soon as possible, as Ukrainian forces could use them to “revert the situation” on the ground now while the ground is frozen, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told Bloomberg TV at a ministerial meeting in Bucharest.

Norway to Hit Fleeing Billionaires With Higher Exit Tax

(Bloomberg) — Norway is introducing stricter rules to tax expatriates amid reports that more of the country’s billionaires have moved abroad or consider leaving. A five-year time limit on exit tax on unrealized gains on shares and other assets will be abolished and the rules are extended “to apply to the transfer of shares to … Read more

China’s Covid Restrictions Are Forcing Farmers to Destroy Crops

“Citizens want food, farmers want income, and farming seasons don’t wait for anyone,” the state-backed publication said. It urged authorities to reduce obstruction for vehicles transporting food products, “so that fresh vegetables from the fields can be served hot on the tables of thousands of households.” 

Truss, Johnson Join Rebellion Against Sunak for Onshore Wind

Wind turbines on the Bradwell Wind Farm, near to the decomissioned Bradwell nuclear power station, site of the planned Bradwell B project, in Bradwell-on-Sea, U.K., on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. British regulators approved a Chinese-designed nuclear reactor that could be used at the plant in southeast England being developed by China General Nuclear Power Corp. … Read more

Walmart Says No Continued Threat to Stores After Virginia Shooting

Signage outside a Walmart store in Albany, New York, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Walmart Inc. surpassed Wall Street’s quarterly profit expectations and unveiled an upbeat sales outlook for the current fiscal year despite persistent cost pressures and flagging consumer sentiment.

Iran’s World Cup Team Shuns National Anthem to Back Protests

At other sporting events, Iranian teams have also taken a stand. The men’s water polo team refused to sing during the Islamic Republic’s anthem at an event on Nov. 8. Iranian sportswomen have competed unveiled at international tournaments, for the first time in decades, drawing the ire of authorities. 

DeSantis Makes Pitch to Republicans Looking to Move From Trump

Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, during the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Democrats defied political forecasts and historical trends to keep control of the Senate in a win for President Joe Biden, as voters rejected a handful of candidates backed by former President … Read more

US Defense Chief Warns About Potential Nuclear Spiral

A vehicle transports a RS-24 Yars strategic nuclear missile along a street during a Victory Day rehearsal in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin postponed the traditional May 9 parade in April because of the coronavirus.