This week, the United States and the European Union imposed new sanctions against Russian officials in connection with the situation around jailed Russian opposition vlogger Alexei Navalny. Last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Washington alone has already slapped Moscow with over 90 rounds of restrictions in recent years.
The Akademik Cherskiy, a Russian-flagged pipelayer ordinarily stationed in Russia's Far East, journeyed thousands of nautical miles around the world to the Baltic Sea to take part in the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Since then, the ship has remained curiously unused, spending most of its time sitting in a German port.
Relations between Tehran and Tel Aviv are notoriously poor, with Israeli officials accusing the Islamic Republic of pursuing nuclear weapons and of setting up proxies on its borders. Iran denies having any plans to build a nuclear bomb, and has pointed to Israel’s status as the only power in the Middle East with an actual (suspected) nuke arsenal.
On 23 February, The Associated Press broke that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), the one that is running the official Black Lives Matter website, had raised more than $90 million in 2020.
Two earthquakes near Fillmore, Utah, in September 2018 and April 2019 measured 4.0 and 4.1 on the Richter scale, their sequences recorded by seismometers within the Utah Regional Seismic Network, which is focusing scientists' attention on the Black Rock Desert.
North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has been in power since 2011. This decade has been marked by turbulent relations with neighbouring South Korea and high profile meetings with presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Only days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ‘tell-all’ interview with Oprah Winfrey is about to be aired, The Times published a report claiming that Meghan Markle was accused of “bullying” staff in the royal household during her time at the Kensington Palace. The couple’s lawyers deny the accusations.
The move comes as Beijing aims to reduce dependence on key US technologies amid Washington's ongoing trade war with China, and ahead of a major policy meeting for the mainland's economic and development direction up to 2025, Chinese media reported on Thursday.