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US celebrates ‘momentous step’ in Kiev

The American embassy resumed its operations after being closed for three months The US Embassy in Kiev officially resumed its operations on Wednesday after a three-month closure prompted by the ongoing Russian military offensive in Ukraine.…

US puts ‘disinformation board’ on hold

The government’s Disinformation Governance Board has reportedly been paused after a tide of online criticism The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has “paused” its Disinformation Governance Board, the Washington Post claimed in a…

Messi camp responds to rumors of US move

Reports claimed that the Argentine will buy a stake in the Inter Miami franchise before switching to the US in 2023 Lionel Messi's agents have dismissed rumors that the Argentine superstar will buy a 35% stake in Inter Miami before…

World as vulnerable as before Covid – WHO

An international panel on pandemic readiness has published a gloomy assessment  When it comes to future pandemics, a lack of progress on international health regulation coupled with economic woes may have left the world in a “worse place”…

Rare disease spreads in Europe

Previously detected in the UK and Portugal, monkeypox has reportedly infected gay men in Madrid Health authorities in Spain have issued an alert over a potential outbreak of monkeypox – a rare and incurable viral infection – in Madrid. The…

EU seeks to sanction ex-chancellor and former FM – media

MEPs demand European politicians with ties to Russian businesses such as former German Chancellor Schroeder resign or face sanctions European politicians still holding ties to Russian businesses, such as Germany’s former Chancellor Gerhard…

Seizing Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine illegal – US

The US cannot legally confiscate funds for the reconstruction of Ukraine, US Treasury Secretary says US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that it would not be legal for the United States to seize frozen Russian central bank…

UK families warm themselves at McDonald’s – Guardian

Britons are ‘way past energy-saving tricks’ to handle skyrocketing costs, a charity CEO told the paper Struggling UK families are spending their evenings at McDonald’s to cut energy costs, The Guardian reported on Wednesday. They do so amid…

Israel to simulate attack on Iran – media

The exercises cover potential Iranian retaliation to the shelling of its nuclear facilities For the first time, the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) major ‘Chariots of Fire’ exercises will include practice drills for a “wide-scale strike in Iran,”…

SC upholds validity of National Green Tribunal

New Delhi, May 18 The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of Section 3 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 that empowers the Central Government to establish the NGT. A Bench led by Justice KM Joseph said it was not a case of…

US issues dire warning for global economy

The world is facing a potential slowdown amid rising inflation, Janet Yellen says US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that higher food and energy prices were having ‘stagflationary’ effects, namely depressing output and…

Russia bans Canadian state media

Moscow has canceled the CBC’s accreditation in retaliation for Ottawa’s ban on RT Russia has shuttered the Moscow offices of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and revoked the visas and accreditations of its journalists. The move…

Debt default will hardly impact Russia – US Treasury

Janet Yellen has confirmed that Washington is likely to block Moscow’s bond payments US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday confirmed that Washington was unlikely to extend an exemption that allows Russia to make bond payments on…

Russia World Cup hero ‘pauses career’ to return to Brazil

CSKA Moscow defender Mario Fernandes announced the news on Wednesday Footballer Mario Fernandes – the Brazilian-born defender who starred for Russia at the 2018 World Cup after being granted citizenship – has announced that he is “putting…

US Tibet envoy in Dharamsala to meet Dalai Lama

Dharamsala/New Delhi, May 18 In another step that indicates a rolling back of India's policy of going soft on Tibetan issues in order not to antagonise Beijing, senior US diplomat and US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya…

US soccer strikes ‘historic’ equal pay deal

The US Soccer Federation has reached a ruling proclaimed as a landmark The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has reached agreements that will see members of its men's national team (USMNT) and women's national team (USWNT) paid equally, which is…
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