[495] Pink Moon – News Headlines from February 2023

Completion Date: 01 March 2023
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 51 x 76cm (20 x 30 inches)

News headlines (and random thoughts) spanning the month of February 2023.

01 February
S&P500: 4,076
Bitcoin: 23,093
CO2: 420.14
FTSE100: 7,771
USD/GBP: 1.23
Fed Funds Rate: 4.33
Biden: 42.1%

28 February
S&P500: 3,969
Bitcoin: 23,409
CO2: 419.65
FTSE100: 7,935
USD/GBP: 1.21
Fed Funds Rate: 4.57
Biden: 43.6%

01 Feb
Ukraine says Russia planning spring escalation

02 Feb
US secures deal on bases to complete arc around China

03 Feb
US tracking suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

04 Feb
Pentagon: Second spy ballon spotted

05 Feb
US shoots down China balloon over Atlantic

06 Feb
Over 5,000 die in Turkey/Syria quake

07 Feb
Russians reinforcing east ahead of offensive

08 Feb
Biden uses State of the Union speech to give warning to China
Turkey/Syria quake toll passes 11,000

09 Feb
Turkey/Syria quake toll passes 20,000

10 Feb
US shoots down high-altitude object off Alaska

11 Feb
Russia missile barrage continues

12 Feb
US and Canada shoot down new unidentified object

13 Feb
Mystery surrounds objects shot down by US military

14 Feb
Chinese balloon sensors recovered from ocean, says US

15 Feb
Tensions mount at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border

16 Feb
Biden says last three objects were not related to China spy programs

17 Feb
Zelensky rules out territory deal with Putin

18 feb
South Africa risks backlash for Russian naval exercises

19 Feb
China may give Russia weapons for Ukraine war US warns

20 Feb
Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine

21 Feb
Putin plus out of nuclear arms treaty with US

22 Feb
Top Chinese diplomat to meet Putin ahead of Ukraine anniversary

23 Feb
China’s war neutrality claim fades with Moscow visit

24 Feb
First anniversary of Ukraine war marked

25 Feb
Zelensky wants to meet China’s Xi to discuss peace plan

26 Feb
China refuses to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion during G20 deadlock

27 Feb
Tens of thousands protest overhaul of Mexico’s Election Agency

28 Feb
Britain and E.U. secure N-Ireland trade deal