Political News & Social Views

Month: February 2022

Gov. DeSantis Won’t Send Florida Guard for Biden’s State of the Union

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been activated to be in the nation’s capital Tuesday to provide security during President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, but Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that members of the Florida National Guard will not be among them.

Formula 1 2022: New cars gallery

After last season’s dramatic finish, Formula 1 teams have gone back to the drawing board over the winter and are now unveiling their new designs for the 2022 season, due to start in Bahrain on 18 March.

There are substantial rule changes for car design this year, which could shake up the competitive order.

But which cars lead the looks race so far?

BP to offload stake in Rosneft amid Ukraine conflict

BP is to offload its 19.75% stake in Russian state-owned oil firm Rosneft after Russia’s “act of aggression in Ukraine”.

The oil giant had come under pressure from the UK government to make the move since Thursday’s invasion.

It has held the shareholding in the Russian company since 2013.

Ukraine invasion: Russian planes face near-total airspace ban to west

Russian airlines face a near-total airspace blockade to the country’s west after an EU official said most European countries are set to impose flight bans.

A formal decision is expected on the measure later on Sunday.

Several countries have already acted, followed by Germany and Belgium, while other EU states are set to join them.

Ukraine conflict: Further false images shared online

The second day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by further false or misleading imagery on social media claiming to be from the conflict.

Some show military action taken from older conflicts, while other viral videos have proved difficult to verify.

One video clip seen by the BBC and proven to be several years old has been viewed more than 27 million times in one day, while another showed video game footage.

State of the Union 2022: How Americans view major national issues

President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The speech comes as the country approaches the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, and amid rising concerns about the economy and challenges from abroad.

Here’s a look at public opinion on some of the key issues facing the country, drawn from recent Pew Research Center surveys.