European Union to reduce purchasing of Russian oil by 90%
Russia is a critical supplier to European nations, supplying over 40% of the EU’s natural gas.
Stoltenberg discusses global food crisis due to war in Ukraine at closing press conference of Madrid Summit
Since its initial invasion of Ukraine in February, Russia has implemented a total blockade on all Ukrainian ports.
Stoltenberg: Allies ‘prepared for the long haul’ in war of attrition in Ukraine
Stoltenberg has repeatedly emphasized NATO’s position to avoid a “full-fledged war” against Russia, providing “support to Ukraine” but remaining “not part of the conflict.”
NATO unveils its 2022 Strategic Concept in efforts to coordinate the fight against Russia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the 2022 Strategic Concept at the NATO Summit in Madrid earlier today. Stoltenberg declared that “We face a radical change to our security environment, and strategic competition is rising around the world.”
Ukraine makes surprise appearance at Madrid NATO Summit
Klistschko warned that Russia’s actions could be a slippery slope and that “Russia’s going to launch something new.”
Finland, Sweden, and Türkiye sign NATO membership Agreement
Türkiye's primary objection stemmed from Finland’s and Sweden's support for Kurdish groups that Ankara considers terrorist organizations.
NATO Secretary General opens historic Madrid Summit with public forum
In his opening remarks, Stoltenberg stressed the need for unity under the threat of Russian aggression.
Happy Pi Day 2022!
On Pi Day, not only do MIT students celebrate the mathematical constant Pi, we celebrate the anniversary of our acceptances to MIT as well! Many dormitories, living communities, and offices baked and gave out pies to lift the mood of campus.
After brief round of showers, beautiful weekend in store
This week, Bostonians have been reminded of how nice it is to be above average in something that isn’t snowfall! Since Sunday, we’ve enjoyed daily high temperatures 5–10°F above average and abundant sunshine, with more on the way this weekend.
Nor’easter to bring heavy rain
Another nor’easter is poised to strike the Eastern Seaboard today, bringing high winds and a mix of wintry precipitation to the Institute. The storm, which as of Monday night was beginning to form off the coast of the Carolinas, will quickly intensify as it moves up the coast this afternoon, with the center of the storm forecast to move onshore over New England overnight tonight. While nor’easters often mean big snowstorms for the Boston area, the track of this particular storm, combined with its insufficient access to early-season Arctic air, will turn it into a mostly-rain event for most of our region. While today may start out with a mix of rain, snow, and sleet, the precipitation will change over to all rain as the day progresses and the temperature climbs into the 40s (°F). Rain and wind will become heavy at times this afternoon as the storm strengthens and moves toward shore. In fact, total liquid precipitation from the storm may be in excess of 2 inches. As such, the National Weather Service had issued a Wind Advisory, Flood Watch, and Coastal Flood Advisory for the Boston area as of this writing.
Rainy weekend in store
It will be mild and rainy throughout the day tomorrow, with up to an inch of precipitation expected to fall. The rain is likely to start a couple of hours after midnight tonight, and continue into the early morning on Sunday. Colder temperatures will return on Sunday and continue into the early part of next week, with a chance of rain or wet snow on Monday and Tuesday.
Nor’easter to impair Thanksgiving travel
Those waking up to temperatures hovering around 60°F (16°C) this morning might be hard pressed to believe that the Institute is in for a bout of wintry weather tomorrow afternoon. It’s true, however: Temperatures are as many as 20°F (11 K) colder behind a frontal boundary that will pass over New England today. This dramatic drop in temperatures will set the stage for a Nor’easter to bring gusty winds and wintry precipitation to the Eastern Seaboard tomorrow.
Chilly weather after a soggy start to the week
The sun stayed hidden all day yesterday as Cambridge was soaked by nearly continuous rain associated with a low pressure system tracking up the coast. As of 5:00 p.m. yesterday, Boston Logan Airport had already received 0.82 inches of rain, with even more rain occurring throughout the overnight hours as the low pressure moved out of Southern New England.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 48 people were killed and dozens more were wounded Sunday evening after a suicide bomber set off his explosives at a border post in eastern Pakistan, police officials said.
A chilly start to November
We had a cold and soggy weekend thanks to the close passage of coastal low pressure system on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday morning, the low temperature at Boston Logan Airport dropped to 34°F (1°C) — this is about 8°F (4.5°C) below the average low temperature for this time of year! Additionally, if you looked out your window Sunday during the late morning/early afternoon, you would have seen the first snowflakes of the season. All told, Boston received just under an inch of rain (with a few snowflakes mixed in) from this system.
Unidentified drones are spotted above French nuclear plants
PARIS — Security officials are investigating a mysterious wave of drone flights that have buzzed illegally over more than a dozen nuclear plants across France, raising security concerns around the country’s primary energy source.
Iraqis prepare attack against Islamic State with US help
WASHINGTON — Iraqi security forces, backed by U.S.-led air power and hundreds of advisers, are planning to mount a major spring offensive against Islamic State fighters who have poured into the country from Syria, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials. Such a counterattack is likely to face an array of logistical and political challenges.
US oil prices fall below $80 a barrel
HOUSTON — The benchmark American oil price fell below the symbolic $80-a-barrel threshold on Monday, swooning to two-year lows, after Saudi Arabia aimed to shore up its dwindling exports to the United States by cutting its selling price for the American market.
Investigators focus on tail booms in crash of space plane
The Virgin Galactic space plane that broke apart over the Mojave Desert on Friday shifted early into a high-drag configuration that is designed to slow it down, federal accident investigators have said.