Mali to suspend French news outlets RFI and France 24

Mali will suspend broadcasts by French state-funded international news outlets RFI and France 24 in an unprecedented clampdown on foreign media over what the ruling military junta said were false allegations of army abuses. Comments by the head of the United Nations rights commission Michelle Bachelet and rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) accusing the… Read More Mali to suspend French news outlets RFI and France 24

Former Russian deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich quits post at tech foundation following condemnation of Ukraine war

A former Russian deputy prime minister who spoke out against the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine has quit as chair of a prestigious foundation after a lawmaker accused him of a “national betrayal” and demanded his dismissal. Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister from 2012 to 2018, became one of Russia’s most senior establishment figures to question… Read More Former Russian deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich quits post at tech foundation following condemnation of Ukraine war

Russian forces fire missiles at airport near Ukrainian city of Lviv

Russia fired missiles at an airport near Lviv on Friday, a city where hundreds of thousands found refuge far from Ukraine’s battlefields, as Moscow tries to regain the initiative in its stalled campaign against Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden was due to talk with Chinese president Xi Jinping later on Friday, in an attempt to… Read More Russian forces fire missiles at airport near Ukrainian city of Lviv