The Daily Populous

Monday October 10th, 2022 evening edition

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LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Ukraine had carried out "terrorist acts" against Russia and pledged to react forcefully if they continued.

In televised remarks, Putin said Moscow had launched long-range missile attacks against Ukraine's energy, military and communications infrastructure on Monday in retaliation for an attack on a vital bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula over the weekend.

"It is obvious that the Ukrainian secret services ordered, organised and carried out the terrorist attack aimed at destroying Russia's critical civilian infrastructure," Putin said of the bridge explosion.

Ukrainian officials were exultant after the blast but Kyiv has not claimed responsibility.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said: "Putin is a terrorist who talks with missiles.".

Putin said Russia would respond "harshly" to any further attacks by Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the rush hour attacks appeared to have been deliberately timed to kill people as well as to knock out electricity. »

The Right’s Anti-Vaxxers Are Killing Republicans

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A new study has concluded what many Americans have long suspected: The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more Republicans than Democrats.

The study found that death rates from Covid-19 were only slightly higher for Republicans than Democrats during the early days of the pandemic, before vaccines became available.

That opposition led many Republicans to deny that the vaccines worked and to refuse to get the shots. »

Star Citizen Has Been Purchased by 1.7 Million Players; Playtime Statistics & More Revealed

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Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is hosting CitizenCon 2952, and the event began with a report from founder and creative director Chris Roberts.

We learn that of the over 4.1 million registered accounts, 1.7 million players have purchased the game.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total recently passed $501 million and it’s currently sitting on $501,772,387. »

Kyrgyzstan cancels Russian-led military drill on its land

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According to earlier reports, the exercises were set to involve army personnel from CSTO members Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and focus on securing ceasefires.

Failure to engage in numerous security crises among its members over the years has prompted analysts to question its viability.

Last spring, the bloc looked on impassively as two members, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, were engaged in a bloody border dispute. »