Tag Archives: NEUTRAL

Russian strategic bombers escorted by US F-22 over neutral Arctic waters – MoD

Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers were escorted by US F-22 fighter jets for 40 minutes during a routine flight over neutral waters in the Arctic Ocean, the MoD said. US-Canadian military said the jets never entered US airspace. The Tu-95MS planes, together with Tu-142 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, were conducting planned training flights over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the ...

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Switzerland v Soviet Union: Secret files reveal neutral nation’s covert resistance plan

The release of a long-delayed report into an anti-communist paramilitary group that operated in Switzerland during the Cold War has revealed secret plans to combat a Soviet invasion of western Europe. READ MORE: Swiss fly-tippers plague French towns to escape waste charges The ‘Cornu’ report into Projekt-26, a stay-behind army charged with countering a possible invasion of Switzerland, had been ...

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German anthem may soon go gender neutral

Germany might not be the “Fatherland” for much longer, as the country’s equality boss reportedly wants to tweak the national anthem by removing any male-specific language in the pursuit of gender neutrality. The equality commissioner at the Family Ministry, Kristin Rose-Moehring, has called for the lyrics of Germany’s national anthem to become more inclusive, German media reported Sunday, citing her ...

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IOC approves neutral parade uniform for ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 16:31 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 16:44 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the parade uniforms for ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ who will compete at the 2018 Winter Games, following the decision to ban Russia from participating. The uniforms will be produced by Russian clothing company Zasport. “We have received an official letter from ...

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British military will remain neutral in future conflicts… gender neutral

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:39 British soldiers have been ordered to use gender-neutral terms to make women and people from the LGBT community feel included. New guidelines ban troops from using terms such as ‘chap.’ The guidelines, found pinned to the walls of toilets at the defense academy at Shrivenham, call on personnel to stop using gendered terms amid ...

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‘Olympic athletes from Russia’– What do we know about the status of Russia’s ‘neutral’ competitors?

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 18:48 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked on an un unprecedented course of action Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While Russia will be prohibited from sending an official team to the Games, ‘clean’ Russian athletes who have never been convicted of doping ...

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New York subway ditches ‘ladies and gentlemen’ for gender neutral announcements

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 20:58 New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is replacing all “ladies and gentleman” references in its announcements with gender-neutral phrases. Passengers on New York’s subway and buses will now hear terms such as “passengers,”“everyone,” and “riders” in announcements and pre-recorded messages. “We’re fundamentally changing the way we talk with riders to give them better and ...

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Yankees might play Rays at neutral site as Hurricane Irma looms

BALTIMORE — Joe Girardi remains uncertain as to what the Yankees and Rays will do next week as Hurricane Irma looms. But one thing the two teams won’t do is flip-flop their home dates. The Bombers face Tampa Bay on Sept. 11-13 at Tropicana Field. The Yankees and Rays will then play in the Bronx Sept. 26-28. It’s possible they ...

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China would 'STOP US attack on North Korea but remain NEUTRAL if Kim Jong-un hits first'

North Korea‘s most important ally and trading partner said it would prevent any attempt to overthrow Kim Jong-un’s regime after Donald Trump warned the dictator should be “very, very nervous” if he threatened the United States. China’s state-run Global Times said: “If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change ...

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