Energy giants set to break annual profit records

Energy giants set to break annual profit records

US President Joe Biden previously pointed the finger at Exxon Mobil for making “more money than God” last year. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies are poised to report record annual profits, raking in extraordinary revenues after a year of volatile fossil fuel prices amid Russia’s assault … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it had “informed and reminded” players and those around them of the tournament’s “flags and symbols policy” on Thursday after a video of Novak’s father emerged on Wednesday. Djokovic, Srdjan, pictured at a protest with fans holding Russian flags, expressing support for Russia. In a video posted to … Read more

Russia. NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine | Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia.  NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine |  Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia says delivery of NATO battle tanks to Ukraine is proof of ‘direct and growing’ US and European involvement in war, analyst suggests supplier nations could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany said on Wednesday they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks in its fight against Russian … Read more

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a private Russian mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, and imposed a series of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The US State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions intended to … Read more

The United States asked Israel for its Hawk missiles to send to Ukraine

The United States asked Israel for its Hawk missiles to send to Ukraine

Israeli officials stand next to a Hawk system in Jericho in 1993. Photo: Esaias Baitel/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The Biden administration has asked Israel for the old Hawk anti-aircraft missiles it has in stock in order to transfer them to Ukraine, three Israeli and American officials told Axios. Why is this important: Israel has so … Read more

Ukraine confirms withdrawal from eastern town of Soledar to ‘preserve staff lives’

Ukraine confirms withdrawal from eastern town of Soledar to ‘preserve staff lives’

Kyiv, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern Donbass region, an official confirmed on Wednesday, in what amounts to a rare but modest triumph on the Kremlin battlefield after a series of setbacks in its invasion which began nearly 11 months ago. The Ukrainian army withdrew from the … Read more

Kyiv says its forces are outnumbered and fighting ‘intensifying’ Russian attacks near Bakhmut

Kyiv says its forces are outnumbered and fighting ‘intensifying’ Russian attacks near Bakhmut

The United States and Germany have announced plans to send dozens of advanced battle tanks to Ukraine following intense debate and pressure from NATO allies to respond positively to calls from Kyiv for up to 300 tanks to help repel Russia’s 11-month large-scale invasion. Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live briefing gives you … Read more

Spanish police arrest suspect in Ukraine embassy letter bomb mystery

Spanish police arrest suspect in Ukraine embassy letter bomb mystery

Spanish authorities have reportedly nabbed a suspect behind a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the Ukrainian ambassador and the Spanish prime minister: a 74-year-old man described by police sources as “lonely” and “strange”. The news, reported by local media El Pais, ABC and La Sexta, comes more than a month after the … Read more

Russia claims to have carried out a hypersonic missile exercise in the Atlantic

Russia claims to have carried out a hypersonic missile exercise in the Atlantic

This photo taken on April 21, 2019 shows the Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arriving in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province. Str | AFP | Getty Images The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that one of its frigates carrying hypersonic missiles had conducted “hypersonic missile drills” in the western part of the Atlantic … Read more

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is about to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is about to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

CNN — Germany is set to send its wanted Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported Tuesday night, attributing to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to deliver the battle tanks after “months of debate”, according to the German media’s exclusive report. The German parliament is … Read more