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Saturday February 12nd, 2022 evening edition

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Approximately 80 years after it was looted by the Nazis, an expressionist painting has been returned to the descendants of a German-Jewish couple by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.

Michel Draguet, the museum’s director, said he felt no sadness whatsoever that the work would leave the museum complex.

“This restitution, the first by the Museums of Fine Arts, is a very strong signal: even decades later, justice can triumph,” Dermine said.

The return of the painting was also “an opportunity to remind people of the horrors” to which nationalism and the far right could lead, he said.

“To repair is to remember and to remember is to avoid the return of the worst.”.

“They are delighted that at least one of the missing paintings has been identified after 80 years and has now been returned.”.

“We never bought this painting, we were never the owners, we were the custodians for the Belgian state.” »

US evacuating most Ukraine embassy staff over invasion fears

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is evacuating almost all of the staff from its embassy in Kyiv as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent.

“It isn’t just time to leave Ukraine, it is past time to leave Ukraine,” the official said.

Sullivan said Russian President Vladimir Putin could give the order to launch an invasion of Ukraine any day now. »

A Porno-Metal Song About Gay Cowboys Is Disrupting the Anti-Vax Trucker Convoy

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The term “Ram Ranch Resistance” initially stemmed from Canadian counterprotesters entering chats organized by convoy supporters on Zello, a push-to-talk walkie-talkie app somewhat similar to the voice chatting platform Clubhouse.

Katarina says that life in Ottawa — particularly in the downtown area, which is home to many low-income and unhoused populations — has been hell since the trucker convoy.

“And when we played this song to jam their communication, they’d get extremely angry because it’s an explicit and LGBTQ-friendly song.”. »

A QAnon Grifter Who Claims She Can Time Travel Is Running for Office in Ohio

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But then again, Maras, who did not respond to VICE News’ questions about her campaign, is not one for subtlety.

“As SOS of Ohio I will get rid of EVERY SINGLE ELECTION VOTING MACHINE,” Maras wrote on Telegram this week.

“Fundamentally all social and political questions are economic,” Maras wrote in a comment posted to her campaign Facebook account this week. »