The Daily Populous

Sunday October 16th, 2022 night edition

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A Norweigan court on Friday ordered a 50-year-old Russian national held in custody for two weeks as he admitted to flying two drones over the country, potentially over critical energy infrastructure.

In recent weeks, there have been numerous drone sightings near the country's offshore oil and gas platforms.

Security has been ratcheted up following explosions that targeted gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last month.

Authorities also seized four terabytes of data, some of it encrypted.

As European states seek to reduce reliance on Russian energy sources, Norway has become a key source of natural gas for those countries.

Last month, explosions ripped up two gas pipelines running through the Baltic Sea that had been built to bring Russian gas to Germany.

On Thursday, police responded to a threat phoned in against the Nyhamna gas plant, among Europe's largest facilities for exporting energy. »

‘I’m Sorry ... Mr. Snowflake’: Trump Gets Stark Reality Check From Rep. Jamie Raskin

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on Friday dismantled former President Donald Trump’s 14-page response to a subpoena from the House select committee investigating last year’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

Raskin, a member of the committee, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Trump was already “playing his silly games” in the written reply from earlier that day.

And in fact, Trump uses that too in this enormously revealing letter, where he says lots of people ‘feel’ that there was fraud,” he added. »

A 140-Year-Old Pair of Levi’s Was Found in a Mine Shaft. They Just Sold for Over $87,000.

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A pair of vintage Levi’s discovered in an abandoned mine shaft in the American West recently sold for $87,400 at an auction in New Mexico.

This particular pair, which are apparently still in a wearable condition, features splatters of wax from the candles miners used to light the narrow tunnels.

In 2018, a pair from 1893 sold for nearly $100,000 through a private sale to a buyer in Asia. »

Russia using rape as ‘military strategy’ in Ukraine: UN envoy

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Russia is using rape and sexual violence as part of its “military strategy” in Ukraine, a UN envoy said this week.

The claim follows data released by a panel of UN experts recently that verified “more than a hundred cases” of rape or sexual assault incidents reported in Ukraine since February.

CNN has spoken with Ukrainian women, one of them a pregnant 16-year-old, who shared harrowing accounts detailing sexual assault. »