Turkey’s Erdogan offers solution to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant standoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during 28th Mukhtars (local administrators) meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on October 19, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered on Saturday to mediate in the standoff over a Russian-occupied nuclear power station … Continue reading Turkey’s Erdogan offers solution to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant standoff

Pilot lands plane after threatening to crash into Walmart

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com A pilot of a small plane who threatened to crash into a Walmart store in Mississippi has landed without any injuries and was taken into custody, Governor Tate Reeves has said. “Thankful the situation has been resolved and that no one was injured,” Reeves said on Twitter on Saturday. … Continue reading Pilot lands plane after threatening to crash into Walmart

NATO Show of force as B-52s fly over Stockholm (Video) American B-52 bombers symbolically flew over Stockholm at low altitude on Friday, as part of the intensification of joint exercises organised after Sweden applied to join NATO.  Accompanied by Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters, two US Air Force B-52s flew over the Nordic capital around … Continue reading

FOOTBALL SCANDAL: Paul Pogba, the witch doctor and an armed blackmailers

An armed extortion gang, a witch doctor, and a scandal that has sent familiar whispers across France. French prosecutors have confirmed that they are investigating claims by World Cup-winning footballer Paul Pogba that he has been targeted by organised gangs for millions of euros. The affair -- seemingly stemming from a family dispute -- has … Continue reading FOOTBALL SCANDAL: Paul Pogba, the witch doctor and an armed blackmailers

FIFA World Cup 2022: What do we expect from the hosts?

FOOTBALL NOW is a show that brings to light some of the global game's biggest issues, challenges, and debates. After 12 long years, the wait is almost over. It's just a matter of months until Qatar hosts the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East. The country is buzzing with anticipation. Hosting this tournament has already … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2022: What do we expect from the hosts?

Russia adds rock star and Navalny ally to ‘foreign agent’ list

Alexey Navalny Russian authorities on Friday designated a beloved rock musician, a key ally of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny and four other people as "foreign agents," alleging they engaged in unspecified political activities while receiving funding from Ukraine. Among the new names added to the online "foreign agent" register maintained by Russia's justice ministry … Continue reading Russia adds rock star and Navalny ally to ‘foreign agent’ list

Russia’s Sberbank to sell off sanctions-hit Swiss subsidiary

The Swiss financial markets watchdog said Friday that Sberbank, one of Russia's largest banks, is selling its Swiss subsidiary, which had come under pressure because of international sanctions on Russian interests over the invasion of Ukraine. Sberbank (Switzerland) AG, which focuses on trade finance in commodities, was already facing liquidity problems after the first round … Continue reading Russia’s Sberbank to sell off sanctions-hit Swiss subsidiary

G7 to impose sanctions on Russian oil

Group of Seven discuss Russian oil and gas price caps amid energy crisis concerns Finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrial powers on Friday pledged to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil in a bid to limit the Kremlin's revenues and ability to fund its war in Ukraine, while also curtailing … Continue reading G7 to impose sanctions on Russian oil

Russia blames the West for Nord Stream 1 problems

Gazprom claims it can't fix a leak in Nord Stream 1, BUT its Western service partner disagrees. Russia has scrapped a Saturday deadline to resume flows via a major gas supply route to Germany, deepening Europe's difficulties in securing winter fuel, after saying it had found faults in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline during maintenance. Nord … Continue reading Russia blames the West for Nord Stream 1 problems

UN investigators visit Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine

Members of International Atomic Energy Agency mission stand by UN vehicles before heading to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant [Gleb Garanich/Reuters] Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant went offline, Russian-appointed authorities claim Europe's largest nuclear plant has stopped supplying Ukrainian-held territories with electricity as a team of inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog continued their mission at the … Continue reading UN investigators visit Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine

Mourners pay last respects to Gorbachev in Moscow, Putin missing

Thousands of mourners lined up Saturday to pay tribute to the eighth and final Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, lauded in the West for helping end the Cold War, in a farewell burial snubbed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin's refusal to declare a state funeral reflects its uneasiness about the legacy of Gorbachev, who remains … Continue reading Mourners pay last respects to Gorbachev in Moscow, Putin missing