The Daily Populous

Sunday November 13rd, 2022 night edition

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Turkey jailed a bakery union head for "publicly insulting the Turkish nation" on Nov. 9, state media reported, after he said society's "stupid" fondness for bread explained why it had elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's governments for two decades.

Union for Bread Producers Chair Cihan Kolivar made the comments to broadcaster Haberturk on Monday as he spoke about the rising price of bread and Turkey's soaring inflation.

"Bread is the staple food for stupid societies.

"Since our society eats their fill with bread, such rulers have been ruling it for 20 years.".

An Istanbul court on Wednesday remanded him in custody pending trial, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

Critics blame Turkey's economic ills on Erdoğan's unorthodox monetary policies, which he says are aimed at boosting exports, investment and jobs.

"In addition to insulting our nation and bread, this person's statements show that he is an element of the politics of hostility, the politics of hatred," Çelik said. »

Watch: Massive blast after Russians bomb dam near Kherson during retreat

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Retreating Russian forces have partially destroyed a dam near the city of Kherson, a sabotage that environmentalists had warned could flood downstream towns and villages.

A black and white video uploaded onto the website of the pro-war Russian newspaper Izvestia showed the moment a huge blast hit the Nova Kharkova dam.

In the video, the dam appears to be operating as normal when there is a blast and a flash of light. »

5 months after the worst school shooting in Texas history, Greg Abbott easily triumphed in Uvalde County

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Greg Abbott won the race to remain governor five months after the worst school shooting in Texas.

Just five months after the Robb Elementary School school shooting in Uvalde, the worst school shooting in Texas history, the pro-gun Gov. Greg Abbott won the race to keep his post by a landslide.

He'd previously accused Abbott of inaction following the Uvalde shooting, saying, "You are doing nothing. »

Former WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki said Donald Trump is a 'loser' who cost seats for Republicans in the midterms

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Jen Psaki said former President Donald Trump is a "loser" after Tuesday's disappointing GOP results.

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said former President Donald Trump is a "loser" who cost the GOP seats in the midterm elections and is losing support among Republican leaders.

He cost seats for the Republicans in the House and Senate," Psaki said, noting that Trump is "still winning among Republican primary voters.". »

“Dark ships” emerge from the shadow of the Nord Stream pipeline mystery

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New analysis seen by WIRED shows that two large ships, with their trackers off, appeared around the leak sites in the days immediately before they were detected.

Once SpaceKnow identified the ships, it reported its findings to officials at NATO, who are investigating the Nord Stream incidents.

To detect the ships, Javornicky says, the company scoured 90 days of archived satellite images for the area. »