The Daily Populous

Friday August 26th, 2022 evening edition

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"It's a war against NATO, a war for our country's survival," Solovyov said, adding that Russia "decided finally to finish the eight-year war," referencing Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the war in Donbas.

"Over the first six months of the special military operation, with minimal human losses, we're fighting with less than 15 percent of our peacetime army," he said.

Six months on, there's no suggestion that state media are preparing Russians for a scaling-back of the Kremlin's ambitions in Ukraine.

Solovyov says Russia is fighting a war against Nato for its survival and has "liberated" over 10 million Ukrainians from their "Nazi government" — Francis Scarr (@francis_scarr) August 25, 2022.

He also invoked alleged American talking points that Russian forces have "disabled more than 200,000 Ukrainian Nazi servicemen" in terms of both dead and wounded soldiers.

An anonymous Pentagon official earlier this month said Ukrainian troops have surprised Putin and allies worldwide, combating aggression in a manner "we might not have thought [was] possible.".

Newsweek reached out to NATO and the defense ministries of Russia and Ukraine for comment. »

Xbox responds to PlayStation’s price hike

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Since that announcement, Xbox fans and commentators from across the gaming sphere have wondered if Microsoft would follow suit with the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. Microsoft has won a lot of ground in the current console generation by focusing on value via Xbox Game Pass, and the more affordable Xbox Series S, which targets 1080p while bringing next-gen speeds.

Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (£250, €300) the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500).”.

While this isn’t a hard guarantee that we will never see a price hike for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, it’s certainly an encouraging sign that Microsoft has no intentions to do so in the short term. »

The truth behind Xi's Zero-Covid plan

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But regular Chinese citizens have not been the only ones staying at home—China’s top leaders are staying at home too.

Xi declined to travel to Europe for the 2021 G20 and COP26 climate meetings in person, opting to instead attend via video.

To be sure, these restrictions are symptomatic of a distinct control element of Zero-Covid in terms of restricting influence from abroad: it is a politically convenient way to screen incoming and outgoing people and ideas. »

Now CNN wants to be less "partisan": Will the media never learn its lesson?

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The mainstream media was compelled to act shocked and amazed at the potentially serious crimes the former president may have committed.

In response to this investigation, Donald Trump is now claiming that he is a "victim" of a political "witch hunt."

Last week, journalist Brian Stelter's CNN show "Reliable Sources" was abruptly canceled by Chris Licht, the network's new CEO. »

Texas judge overturns state ban on young adults carrying guns

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The challenge to the Texas statute that bans young adults not in active military service from having handguns in public was filed in 2021 by the Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun owners’ rights group.

Judge Mark Pittman of the US district court in Fort Worth ruled on Thursday that there was no historical tradition of stopping young adults from carrying guns in public in an opinion that repeatedly cited the new supreme court ruling.

The Firearms Policy Coalition said it was challenging similar restrictions on young adults carrying guns in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, California and Georgia. »