Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell attends her sentencing hearing in a courtroom sketch in New York City, US June 28, 2022. Maxwell was convicted on December 29, 2021 on five of the six counts she faced for helping the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuses underage girls. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg Register now … Read more

The ‘Big Package’: How Russia was driven to default

The ‘Big Package’: How Russia was driven to default

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for the European Union leaders summit, as EU’s leaders attempt to agree on Russian oil sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels, Belgium May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s … Read more

G7 leaders to discuss Iran nuclear talks revival, French official says

G7 leaders to discuss Iran nuclear talks revival, French official says

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France’s President Emmanuel Macron attends a round table for their first working session of … Read more

Prince Charles accepted suitcase with 1 million euros from Qatari sheikh, Sunday Times reports

Prince Charles accepted suitcase with 1 million euros from Qatari sheikh, Sunday Times reports

According to the Sunday Times, the suitcase containing €1 million in cash was one of three lots of cash he personally received, totaling €3 million, from former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani between 2011 and 2015. CNN has not independently verified The Sunday Times report. “Charitable donations received from … Read more

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

KYIV, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine has detained a senior government official and a business leader suspected of being part of an alleged Russian spy network, the Security Service of Ukraine said on Tuesday. The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

The Energy Crisis Has Been A Boon For Argentina’s Dead Cow Shale Patch

The Energy Crisis Has Been A Boon For Argentina’s Dead Cow Shale Patch

The US, UK, and European Union’s ban on Russian oil imports sparked by President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has sent global energy prices soaring. The international Brent benchmark has gained a whopping 64% since the start of 2022 while natural gas had surged by a stunning 105%, which has been a boon for a … Read more

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

COPENHAGEN, June 17 (Reuters) – A Russian warship early on Friday twice violated Danish territorial waters north of the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm where a democracy festival attended by senior lawmakers and business people was taking place, the Danish Armed Forces said. Denmark called the action an unacceptable provocation. The Russian warship entered Danish … Read more

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any territorial concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its … Read more