Why Fears About Fukushima Water Release Are Overblown – The Diplomat

Why Fears About Fukushima Water Release Are Overblown

Advertisement Humans have long lived with radiation, with numerous radioactive materials existing in nature. The small amount of radiation to which we are exposed is not harmful and indeed sometimes even has positive effects. In terms of human health, there is an appropriate level for exposure to everything. For instance, a small amount of salt … Read more

American shot at Mexico tourist hotspot amid spring break travel fears

Graham says U.S.

A U.S. tourist was reportedly shot while vacationing at a popular Mexico spring break area, where the State Department has been warning Americans to “exercise increased caution due to crime and kidnapping.”  The tourist, who has not been publicly identified, was shot in the leg by unknown assailants in the town of Puerto Morelos outside of Cancun, … Read more

Fears grow for missing people in Ecuador’s massive mudslides

Emergency services are still searching for survivors of Sunday’s massive landslide in central Ecuador. At least 16 people are known to have died and 16 more are injured but more are feared missing, at least seven, according to the Risk Management Secretariat (SNGR). Mud engulfed at least 163 homes in the small Andean community of … Read more

U.N. Official Heads to Ukrainian Nuclear Plant as Safety Fears Grow

The United Nation’s chief nuclear energy official met on Monday with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to discuss what he describes as increasingly dire fears about a battle-scarred nuclear plant on the front line of the war, ahead of his first visit to the plant in almost seven months. The official, Rafael Mariano Grossi, director … Read more

Last summer she turned on the tap and orangey-red water came out. Now she fears for her whole family

Mohawk, West Virginia CNN  —  Tammie Bailey worries every day that her water will turn bad. That the smell of rotten eggs and rotting meat will come out of her kitchen tap again. Worse still, that the water will be the soupy mix of sediment and contaminants that forced her to the homes of neighbors … Read more

European stock markets close sharply lower on renewed bank fears

European stock markets close sharply lower on renewed bank jitters. Markets reduced losses after European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde told EU leaders the Euro area banking sector was ‘resilient due to strong capital, liquidity positions and post-2008 reforms’. Lagarde also said the ECB toolkit was equipped to provide liquidity to the financial system if needed. … Read more

Uvalde Cops Delayed School Shooting Response Over Fears Of AR-15: Report

A new report indicates that officers who delayed their response to last year’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, did so in part because they were scared of the gunman’s rifle. “You knew that it was definitely an AR,” Uvalde Police Department Sgt. Donald Page said in an interview with investigators after the shooting at Robb … Read more

Asia Pacific stocks rise as banking concerns ease, recession fears continue ahead of Fed meeting

Hong Kong CNN  —  Stocks in the Asia Pacific region rose Tuesday as concerns about the global banking sector eased in response to a whirlwind of intervention by policymakers and industry players. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia jumped 1.3%, boosted by its AXFJ index, a measure of banking stocks, which surged 1.7%. In Hong Kong, … Read more

China Sends Military Drones to DRC Amid Fears of Regional War  – The Diplomat

China Sends Military Drones to DRC Amid Fears of Regional War 

Advertisement The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to receive attack drones from China, a move that has sparked concerns about a potential regional conflict between Rwanda and the DRC. According to Africa Intelligence, a Paris-based news site, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will soon supply the total of nine Caihong 4 (CH-4) … Read more