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

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

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

Historic town in Ukraine added to UNESCO’s ‘endangered’ list

Historic town in Ukraine added to UNESCO’s ‘endangered’ list

CNN — The historic center of the Ukrainian port city of Odessa and sites in Yemen and Lebanon were added to the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday. All three sites were simultaneously added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. UNESCO’s founding Convention obliges … Read more

Lemekani Nyirenda: Zambian student who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine buried

Lemekani Nyirenda: Zambian student who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine buried

CNN — The Zambian student who died in combat in Ukraine was buried in a private ceremony in his home country on Wednesday, a family spokesperson told CNN. Lemekani Nathan Nyirenda died on the front lines of the war in Ukraine while fighting for the Russian mercenary group Wagner in September last year. Her family’s … 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

Ukraine fires key officials in anti-corruption purge

Ukraine fires key officials in anti-corruption purge

Kyiv on Tuesday announced the sacking of a dozen top officials in its biggest political shake-up following the country’s first major corruption scandal linked to the Russian invasion. Ukraine has long suffered from rampant corruption, but Moscow’s full-scale war that has lasted nearly a year has overshadowed the government’s efforts to root out corruption. Western … Read more

‘Time out’ needed in NATO membership talks with Turkey

‘Time out’ needed in NATO membership talks with Turkey

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto arrives in Bucharest, Romania on November 30 Daniel Mihailescu AFP | Getty Images Finland calls for a ‘time out’ in talks with Turkey over Finnish and Swedish NATO membership, after a series of events between Turkey and Sweden spark new tensions and acrimony. “A time out is needed before we … Read more

Ukrainian Zelenskyy renews war on corruption amid scandals | Corruption News

Ukrainian Zelenskyy renews war on corruption amid scandals |  Corruption News

The president promises changes to the government after reports of corruption in the defense and infrastructure ministries. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will make changes to the government and security services as part of a new crackdown on corruption, nearly a year after Russia invaded the country. In his Monday night video address, … Read more