After threatening to do so for a couple months now, Russia has pulled the trigger on expanding the list of commodities for which it demands payment in rubles to now include grain exports, effective Friday per a government legal website.

So now grain, sunflower oil and extracted meal are the next to follow the March decision to charge clients from "unfriendly" countries - including major customers in Europe - in rubles for natural gas instead of the normative dollars and euros.

While U.S. intelligence has been unable in two years to determine for sure if COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, Congress has decided it no longer wants to take the risk of funding medical research at labs controlled by Beijing or other American adversaries.

With little fanfare and in bipartisan fashion, House appropriators quietly amended the 2023 federal budget for health and science agencies on Thursday to ban any funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which U.S.

Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $8.7 billion to Ukraine, including approximately $6.1 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24.

In total, United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:

Managed retrograde? Kudos! Even Goebbels didn’t manage to come up with that level of bullsh!t. The best he could manage was tactical withdrawal. It’s about time the US beat their Nazi pals at the name game, because the Nazis got the best ones. They got “master race” and so the US has to settle for the less dynamic “indispensable nation”. The Nazis got world domination so the US has to settle for full spectrum dominance … or would that be full spectrum dominatrix now those trannies get their way? But the US can’t come up with an equivalent for wonder weapons.

The Biden administration revealed a new military stimulus package valued at $820 million for Ukraine as the country’s war against Russian invasion begins its fifth month. That brings the total to a whopping $7 Billion in total aid, and some are speculating whether the now weekly cash infusions into Ukraine is actually about Putin and not about Biden's son Hunter.