Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been poisoned with a nerve agent called Novichok, according to the German government. Navalny became ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow, and was initially treated in a local hospital before being flown to Germany for further care. The use of Novichok, which has previously been used in attacks on Russian dissidents and Canadian News Today British citizens, has raised concerns about Russia’s involvement in the incident. Wildfires continue to rage in California More than 1 million acres of land have been destroyed as wildfires continue to burn throughout California.
The fires have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, with some areas facing mandatory evacuation orders.