The Daily Populous

Sunday March 20th, 2022 evening edition

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A group of influential people who oppose President Vladimir Putin and who plan to assassinate him, is forming among the Russian business and political elite, according to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

Quote: "A part of Russia's political elite sees Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov as Putin's successor.

The official reason for the FSS leader's downfall is fatal miscalculations in the war against Ukraine.

It was Bortnikov and his department who were responsible for analysing the views of the Ukrainian population and the capacity of the Ukrainian army.

It is known that Bortnikov and some other influential members of the Russian elite are considering various options for removing Putin from power.

It is possible that these processes are connected with the recent "leak" of the location of Chechen units in the north of Kyiv. »

World passes 1TW of solar installations – enough to power the whole of Europe

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Calculations based on BloombergNEF figures by photovoltaics publication PV Magazine estimated that the world’s solar capacity passed 1TW on Tuesday, meaning “we can officially start measuring solar capacity in terawatts”.

Driving the growth of solar energy harvesting are China, Europe and the US, with the three regions accounting for more than half of installed solar capacity globally.

Record growth was seen in 2021 for residential installations, typically through rooftop solar panels, while commercial and industrial systems also saw significant increases as solar electricity generation becomes more energy efficient and cost effective. »

House strips Russia of trade status, despite some GOP opposition

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But the legislative branch also has work to do, and as NBC News reported, the Democratic-led House easily passed one such bill yesterday, suspending normal trade relations with Russia.

The House is often divided along partisan lines, but not on this: The bill passed 424 to 8.

As for the Venn diagram, how many House GOP members voted against the non-binding resolution, the ban on Russian oil imports, and the suspension of normal trade relations with Russia?. »

Zelenskyy calls for Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, as Russians bomb Mariupol art school sheltering 400 residents

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Key points: Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia has not collected the bodies of its dead in some places.

He also said the siege of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russia's military.

Russian news agencies said buses had carried hundreds of people Moscow calls refugees from Mariupol to Russia in recent days. »

At least 1 dead, multiple people injured in shooting at Arkansas car show

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A person was killed and at least 24 people were injured in a shooting at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, on Saturday night, police said.

“One suspect is in custody and a search is continuing today for others who may have been firing into the crowd,” Arkansas State Police said in a statement.

Troopers, highway patrol officers and investigators were dispatched about 7:25 p.m. to a business where the car show was taking place, police said in an earlier statement. »