Tag: Western

Divine Messengers | Socrates Secrets (Episode 2)

Scholars agree that the ancient Greeks laid the foundation for Western civilization in various areas, including art, science, theater, and democracy. In the center of all of this was a man who would become one of the most well-known Greeks throughout time, and maybe one with the greatest influence on our thinking in the Western…


[COMING SOON] Divine Messengers | Socrates Secrets (Episode 2)

Scholars agree that the ancient Greeks laid the foundation for Western civilization in various areas, including art, science, theater, and democracy. In the center of all of this was a man who would become one of the most well-known Greeks throughout time, and maybe one with the greatest influence on our thinking in the Western…


Moscow Retaliates Against Western Sanctions With Export Bans

Russia sought on Thursday to retaliate against Western sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine by banning exports of certain goods and agricultural commodities. Exporting telecom, medical, auto, agricultural, electrical, and tech equipment, as well as some forestry products, will be banned until the end of 2022. “These measures are a logical response to those…



Western Storms Bring Flood Threats, Snow for Christmas

LOS ANGELES—Two people died in a submerged car, evacuations were ordered for wildfire-scarred California, and Seattle and Portland faced the rare chance of snowy streets as a wave of storms rolled through the West. An atmospheric river—a sky-born plume of moisture from the Pacific Ocean—was fueling the weather, which could dump rain and snow over…


Western Wildfires: Crews Make Progress on Huge Oregon Blaze

BLY, Ore.—The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. In Montana, five firefighters remained hospitalized a day after a thunderstorm and swirling winds…


Some 114,000 Western German Households Without Power After Floods

FRANKFURT—Heavy floods in western Germany had left 114,000 households without power on Friday, said a spokesperson for Westnetz, the country’s biggest power distribution grid company. The death toll rose to more than 80 on Friday in what is Germany’s worst mass loss of life in years as further flooding was feared in western Germany as…


EU Report Accuses Russia, China of Sowing Mistrust in Western Vaccines

BRUSSELS—Russian and Chinese media are systematically seeking to sow mistrust in Western COVID-19 vaccines in their latest disinformation campaigns aimed at dividing the West, a European report said on Wednesday. From December to April, the two countries’ state media outlets pushed fake news online in multiple languages sensationalizing vaccine safety concerns, making unfounded links between…


Russia Rejects Western Criticism Over Navalny’s Prison Term

MOSCOW—Russian authorities on Wednesday shrugged off the massive rallies against the jailing of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and rejected Western criticism as “hysterics” as activists reported more than 1,400 new arrests in the crackdown on protesters. A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Navalny to prison for two years and eight months, finding that he violated…