Hypocrisy is par for the course

Ukraine is angry with Russia. It’s not just the war that makes them angry. It transpires that through all the fighting till now, Russia continues to transit its supplies of natural gas through Ukraine to countries in Europe. Russia has now been cutting back on these supplies and Ukraine is upset because this means less … Read more

Can diplomacy bring an end to the war in Ukraine? | Inside Story – Al Jazeera English

Can diplomacy bring an end to the war in Ukraine? | Inside StoryAl Jazeera English Can diplomacy bring an end to the war in Ukraine?Al Jazeera English Russia-Ukraine War: Putin Is Winning But the US and Europe Must ActBloomberg Ukraine is fighting a grim war of attrition. Only NATO can help change thatThe Guardian View … Read more

Russia Prez Vladimir Putin dismisses ‘stupid’ Western sanctions ‘blitzkrieg’

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Friday of colonial arrogance and trying to crush his country with “stupid” sanctions that amounted to an economic “blitzkrieg”. Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, a showcase event being held this year with almost no Western participation, he returned time and time again to the theme … Read more

Trump teases 2024 run, complains about Jan. 6 hearings

By Jill Colvin | Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Making his first public appearance since the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection began its hearings laying bare his desperate attempts to subvert democracy and remain in power, former President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the committee as he continued to tease his … Read more

Miami To Supply Ukrainians With Residents’ Guns Through Buyback

The United States of America is home to the greatest proliferation of civilian-owned guns of any nation on the planet. At an estimated 393.3 million firearms owned by US residents as of 2018, there are more guns than there are people in our great nation. So, what’s a subtropical municipality to do with all the … Read more

Blatter, Platini finally heads to court

By Graham Dunbar | Associated Press GENEVA – Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday – finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. The fallout from the case ousted Blatter ahead of schedule as president of FIFA and ended Platini’s campaign to … Read more

Dax Shepard on Fighting Putin, Officiating a Wedding & LOVING Top Gun: Maverick – Jimmy Kimmel Live

Dax Shepard on Fighting Putin, Officiating a Wedding & LOVING Top Gun: MaverickJimmy Kimmel Live

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns – and those that stayed are not

The almost 1,000 companies that have opted to pull out of Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are not just benefiting from a reputational boost. They are also being rewarded by financial markets, while those who remain behind are being punished. “We find that equity markets are actually rewarding companies for leaving Russia while … Read more

Putin seems to grip table during meeting amid cancer rumors

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to cling to the table during a very spaced-out meeting, just days after speculation that he had undergone surgery to remove fluid from his abdomen. The Kremlin strongman looked bloated as he sat across from Sergey Chemezov, CEO of state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, in Moscow in the new footage released … Read more