Natela Dzalamidze: Russian-born tennis player changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban

Natela Dzalamidze: Russian-born tennis player changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban

CNN — Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze has changed her nationality to Georgian to avoid the ban Wimbledon imposed on all Russian players following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The doubles specialist, ranked No. 43 in the world, is now officially listed as having Georgian nationality on the WTA website and is eligible to compete … Read more

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the end of “the era of the unipolar world” in a combative speech that lambasted Western countries at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people who have no responsibilities – … Read more

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection holds its first prime-time public hearing on Thursday and is expected to give an overview of their findings from the past year. The hearings are expected to shine a spotlight on the nine-member committee, which features seven Democrats and two Republicans. … Read more

Not Even $100 Oil Can Rescue Colombia’s Ailing Oil Industry

Not Even 0 Oil Can Rescue Colombia’s Ailing Oil Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Latin America particularly hard. Some countries in the region, aside from experiencing high mortality rates and case counts, saw their fiscally vulnerable economies and extractive industries devastated by the fallout from the disease. Colombia’s oil-dependent economy and hydrocarbon sector were heavily hit. Not only did the strife-torn country’s gross domestic contract … Read more

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

Washington CNN — The House select committee is planning to present live testimony during its first public hearing Thursday night from two people who interacted directly with the Proud Boys on and around the events of January 6, 2021, according to three sources familiar with the committee’s hearing agenda. The panel is expected to call … Read more

After 100 days of war, Putin’s counting on the world’s indifference

After 100 days of war, Putin’s counting on the world’s indifference

CNN — Rewind the clock to February 23, the day before Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine, and one might be tempted to guess that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s days in office were numbered. After all, Russia’s military outspent that of Ukraine by roughly ten to one. Moscow enjoyed a twofold advantage over Kyiv … Read more

Ukraine farm thefts: Russians steal vast amounts of grain and equipment, threatening this year’s harvest

Ukraine farm thefts: Russians steal vast amounts of grain and equipment, threatening this year’s harvest

CNN — Russian forces are stealing farm equipment and thousands of tons of grain from Ukrainian farmers in areas they have occupied, as well as targeting food storage sites with artillery, multiple sources have told CNN. The phenomenon has accelerated in recent weeks as Russian units have tightened their grip on parts of the rich … Read more

In Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east, Putin’s war is tearing families apart

In Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east, Putin’s war is tearing families apart

Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — The warm spring air is coming to eastern Ukraine. The roads are lined with red tulips, and people are reopening their summer kitchens, small buildings outside traditional homes used to isolate the heat and smells of cooking in the hotter months. It was in her elderly mother’s wood-frame summer kitchen that … Read more

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

Washington CNN — The volume of investigations involving former President Donald Trump, the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the finances of the Trump Organization is staggering. Here’s an updated list of notable investigations and lawsuits and latest developments: Public hearings will begin on June 9 … Read more

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

CNN — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was confronted in court on Friday over past social media posts advocating violence against Democrats. At the hearing in Atlanta, to determine if Greene is constitutionally barred from running for re-election because of her alleged role in the January 6 insurrection, the congresswoman repeatedly said she … Read more