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UK response to Salisbury poisonings 'indulged' Russia, says Irish PM

Sky News Wednesday, 25 May 2022
UK response to Salisbury poisonings 'indulged' Russia, says Irish PMThe British response to the Salisbury poisonings "indulged" Moscow and demonstrated European complacency about the security threat posed by Vladimir Putin, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has said.
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Brittney Griner’s Trial Is Scheduled by Russian Court [Video]

Brittney Griner’s Trial Is Scheduled by Russian Court

Brittney Griner’s Trial , Is Scheduled by Russian Court. CNN reports Griner's lawyer has confirmed that the WNBA star's trial will start July 1. CNN reports Griner's lawyer has confirmed that the WNBA star's trial will start July 1. The Russian court also ruled in favor of Griner's detention being extended by six months pending the outcome of the trial. The Russian court also ruled in favor of Griner's detention being extended by six months pending the outcome of the trial. The 31-year-old basketball player has been detained in Russia since being arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17. The 31-year-old basketball player has been detained in Russia since being arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17. She had cannabis vaping cartridges in her luggage, resulting in smuggling charges since marijuana is classified as a narcotic substance in Russia. She had cannabis vaping cartridges in her luggage, resulting in smuggling charges since marijuana is classified as a narcotic substance in Russia. The offense is punishable by up to a decade in prison. . The offense is punishable by up to a decade in prison. . In May, the U.S. State Department classified Griner as "wrongfully detained.". CNN reports that over 40 organizations have signed a letter calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris to negotiate for her release. . CNN reports that over 40 organizations have signed a letter calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris to negotiate for her release. . Advocates worry she may be used as a political pawn amid Russia's war with Ukraine. . Advocates worry she may be used as a political pawn amid Russia's war with Ukraine. . According to a U.S. official, an American diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will appear at Griner's hearing on July 1. According to a U.S. official, an American diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will appear at Griner's hearing on July 1

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Nike Joins Other Major Western Brands, Quits Russia Over War With Ukraine [Video]

Nike Joins Other Major Western Brands, Quits Russia Over War With Ukraine

Nike Joins Other , Major Western Brands, , Quits Russia Over War With Ukraine. Nike has announced that the global sportswear brand will completely pull its business from Russia. . 'The Independent' reports that the news comes three months after Nike halted its business with Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine. According to Nike, the company will scale down its operations in Russia over the "coming months.". Nike, Inc has made the decision to leave the Russian marketplace. Our priority is to ensure we are fully supporting our employees while we responsibly scale down our operations over the coming months, Nike statement, via 'The Independent'. While making the announcement, Nike also stressed that the company gets less than 1% of its revenue from Ukraine and Russia combined. According to 'The Independent,' Nike operates about 100 stores in Russia. In May, the company announced that it would not renew a contract with its largest Russian retail franchisee which operated 37 Nike stores. . The announcement comes on the heels of other major Western brands' decisions to pull out of Russia. Google, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and McDonald's have all made similar announcements since Russia's war with Ukraine began. Google, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and McDonald's have all made similar announcements since Russia's war with Ukraine began. 'The Independent' reports that the companies' exits may also have to do with new laws set to be passed in Moscow that would allow the government to seize assets and impose penalties. 'The Independent' reports that the companies' exits may also have to do with new laws set to be passed in Moscow that would allow the government to seize assets and impose penalties. Meanwhile, governments worldwide have unleashed damaging economic sanctions on Russia, including on President Vladimir Putin

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Where is Kaliningrad - Russia's exclave in Europe - and how will Lithuanian sanctions affect Western relations?

Russia has warned that Lithuania's decision to stop goods getting from its neighbouring exclave of Kaliningrad to Moscow will have a "serious negative impact on..
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How the West is fighting Moscow under the threshold of all-out war

A move by Lithuania to hurt Russia by barring the rail transit of certain goods to a Russian exclave is evidence of how the West is fighting Moscow under the..
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ECHR fines Russia for branding human rights groups as 'foreign agents' [Video]

ECHR fines Russia for branding human rights groups as 'foreign agents'

The court in Strasbourg has ruled that Moscow breached the European Convention of Human Rights for designating NGOs and media outlets as foreign agents.

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PM: Russia's attack on shopping centre is utter barbarism [Video]

PM: Russia's attack on shopping centre is utter barbarism

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described Russia's attack on a shopping centre as "utter barbarism" adding G7 leaders were shocked at what Vladimir Putin is capable of. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Ukraine Shopping Mall in Flames After Russian Missile Strike, At Least 3 Dead

Vladimir Putin is showing no mercy ... disgustingly firing missiles into a Ukraine shopping mall, and video following the attack shows the building -- with..
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Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt Following Sanctions [Video]

Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt Following Sanctions

Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt , Following Sanctions. Fox News reports Russia failed to make two payments by June 26, . resulting in the country defaulting on its foreign debt for the first time since 1918. However, the country is saying the default is artificial since it has the funds to pay, . but its foreign currency reserves have been frozen due to sanctions imposed over its war with Ukraine. There is money and there is also the readiness to pay. , Anton Siluanov, Russian Finance Minister, via Fox News. This situation, artificially created by an unfriendly country, will not have any effect on Russians’ quality of life, Anton Siluanov, Russian Finance Minister, via Fox News. Fox News reports that Russia owes close to $40 billion in foreign bonds, half of which is due to foreigners. Before sanctions were imposed on the country, it held about $640 billion in foreign currency and gold reserves. . Fox News reports that the international community came to Russia's aid in the 1990s when it defaulted on domestic debts. but considering much of the world disapproves of Putin's war with Ukraine, such help seems unlikely today

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G7 Leaders Mock Putin: ‘Show Them Our Pecs’ [Video]

G7 Leaders Mock Putin: ‘Show Them Our Pecs’

G7 leaders began talks in Bavaria, by mocking Russian president Vladimir Putin. The world leaders referenced the Russian President’s penchant for ultra-macho, topless official photographs. They suggested they remove their jackets for a photograph, to show that they are ‘tougher’ than the Russian leader. Report by Braybrooks. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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G7 leaders under pressure to stand together and not buckle in face of Putin's aggression

We've got to show them our pecs, the prime minister told his fellow G7 leaders after suggesting their take their clothes off.
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