Natural-Gas Prices Soar in Europe After Russia Sanctions Energy Companies

Natural-gas prices in Europe shot higher Thursday, a day after Russia unveiled a set of sanctions on energy companies operating on the continent that could further threaten supply. Among the companies sanctioned by Moscow were former subsidiaries of Russian state gas giant Gazprom PJSC in the European Union and the Polish owner of a key … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN – A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to shipping sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed … Read more

Ukraine Reduced Russian Gas Flowing to Europe Through Key Pipeline

Ukraine reduced flows of Russian natural gas through its territory to Europe, sending prices higher amid the continent’s still-precarious reliance on Russian fossil fuels. Within hours, though, enough gas was moving through an alternative route that prices fell back down again, ending essentially flat on the day. The continued flow suggested some gas had been … Read more

Five US states order halt to NFT sales by metaverse casino with alleged Russia ties

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials say Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its … Read more

Five US states order halt to NFT sales by metaverse casino with alleged Russia ties

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials say Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its … Read more

Ukrainian Town of Rohan Makes Mockery of Russian Troops and Vladimir Putin’s Pathetic Arsenal

ROHAN, Eastern Ukraine — The sound of thunder fills the sky as dozens of rockets soar over our heads. “Stay here!” Leila, a young Ukrainian officer, tells us while she points out a nearby farmhouse to use for cover should the Russians return fire. In front of the farmhouse is a wrecked tank with the … Read more

Senate to push for Russia to be named terrorism sponsor

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. Mikhail Metzel | Sputnik | Reuters Two senators unveiled a resolution Tuesday calling on the Biden administration to designate … Read more

National Intelligence Director Avril Haines Warns Vladimir Putin Could Take Extreme Steps to Win Ukraine War

The US intelligence community has assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to dig his heels in the war in Ukraine and let it drag on for some time — and along the way, Putin might start resorting to extreme measures to ensure Russia wins out in the end, top US spies warned Tuesday. … Read more

Boris Johnson’s plan to save… Boris Johnson – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – Never mind Partygate – we’re getting on with the job. That’ll be UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pitch to voters Tuesday as he tries to convince them – and his restive MPs – that he’s more interested in governing than he is in torrid headlines (and … Read more

Russian State Television Admits Vladimir Putin’s Army Has Been Totally Embarrassing in Ukraine War

In his speech preceding the Victory Day celebrations across Russia on Sunday, President Vladimir Putin continued to promote the idea that his troops in Ukraine are fighting “to liberate their native land from the Nazi filth with confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours . ” His portrayal of Ukrainians as Nazis rings … Read more