Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder allegations

Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats following a court ruling that Moscow had ordered the 2019 murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock made the announcement of the expulsions. The German court found that Russian citizen Vadim Krasikov had murdered Tornike Khangoshvili, an ethnic Chechen of Georgian nationality, in a … Continue reading Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder allegations

‘Russia won’t give up on Ukraine,’ Putin warns the US

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had no room to retreat in a standoff with the United States over Ukraine and would be forced into a tough response unless the West dropped its "aggressive line". Vladimir Putin Putin addressed the remarks to military officials as Russia pressed for an urgent U.S. and NATO … Continue reading ‘Russia won’t give up on Ukraine,’ Putin warns the US

COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

It has become clear at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland, that the climate challenge is perceived as global. Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com The tone has changed, as noted by Youssef Nassef, director of the UN Adaptation Division of the UN Framework Convention … Continue reading COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid

In the years ahead, Ukraine will be the geopolitical black hole of Europe, which will only serve to strengthen the American position in the negotiations with Russia. Ukrainian-President-Volodymyr-Zelensky The final phase of the geopolitical reorganization of the world has begun, in which, unfortunately, nothing but painful cuts, birth pangs and extreme uncertainty can be expected. … Continue reading Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid

Russia slams the US for ‘provocative’ Black Sea moves

Russia on Friday dismissed as inflammatory a media report suggesting Moscow might be weighing an attack on Ukraine and accused the United States of making a series of aggressive moves in the Black Sea. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Washington has raised concerns about a potential Russian attack on Ukraine with its European Union allies, … Continue reading Russia slams the US for ‘provocative’ Black Sea moves

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Journalists Maria Ressa, of the Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov, of Russia, have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, recognised “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression”, which the prize-giving committee described as being under threat worldwide The two were given the prestigious award “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines … Continue reading Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Russia's embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in, the RIA news agency reported. Ashraf Ghani Ghani, whose current whereabouts are unknown, said he left Afghanistan on Sunday as … Continue reading Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions. Joe Biden, President of the … Continue reading Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

For the second time a Russian court has fined Facebook and Telegram for not taking down content banned by Russia. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Facebook will be forced to pay $235,000 while Telegram must pay $138,000, the Moscow court ruled. At the sentencing, it was not revealed what type of content had remained posted. … Continue reading Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

Why Biden wants to meet Ukrainian president

resident Joe Biden has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a White House visit this summer. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden extended the invitation during a phone call on Monday with Zelenskyy, who has publicly raised concerns about the U.S. president’s plan to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and about a nearly … Continue reading Why Biden wants to meet Ukrainian president