US Air Force announces successful hypersonic weapon test
21 May 2022 | 4:08 pm
The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.
A post on Telegram with more than 1.5 million views claims that Russian soldiers found the passport of an alleged US mercenary who died fighting in Ukraine. The "mercenary", Cesar Quintana, is in fact alive and well. We tell you Quintana's real story, involving an international custody battle, in this edition of Truth or Fake.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is hosting allies at Ramstein Air Base to discuss Ukraine's security needs. Germany pledged to send anti-aircraft tanks to Kyiv at the start of talks.
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The publication of a leaked document that could overturn a landmark abortion rights ruling in the US has sparked angry demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court. The decision would change a bedrock of American law.
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The central bank has announced a 0.5% interest rate hike — its highest increase in more than 20 years. The US move comes as a number of other countries cut lending rates to deal with rising prices.
In this week's show, we take a look at why the constitutional right to abortion in the United States appears to be in the crosshairs of the Supreme Court. This happened after a leaked draft showed the Court may be ready to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which ruled that the constitution protected a woman's right to legal termination. Our international commentator Douglas Herbert will break down the implications of this event.
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