Russia halts gas supply to Finland over refusal of rouble payment

Russia’s Gazprom has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from Saturday morning, Gasum said on Friday, after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in roubles. Gazprom Export has demanded that European countries pay for Russian gas supplies in roubles because of sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of… Read More Russia halts gas supply to Finland over refusal of rouble payment

U.S. authorizes $100million military aid to Ukraine

President Joe Biden’s administration authorized $100 million of additional military aid to Ukraine on Thursday, the latest in a series of transfers to help Kyiv repel Russia’s invasion, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. The new transfers will be the tenth time that Biden has used his Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) to help Ukraine… Read More U.S. authorizes $100million military aid to Ukraine

McDonald’s to sell its Russian restaurants to local operator

McDonald’s Corp is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will rebrand them under a new name, ending more than three decades of the “Golden Arches” in the country, the fast-food company said on Thursday. The world’s largest burger chain owns 84% of its nearly 850 restaurants in Russia.… Read More McDonald’s to sell its Russian restaurants to local operator

New York grand jury indicts Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron

A New York grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old white man accused of killing 10 people in a livestreamed shooting at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, prosecutors said on Thursday at a brief court hearing. Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah adjourned the hearing after a few minutes and scheduled the suspect,… Read More New York grand jury indicts Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron

U.S. reopens embassy in Kyiv following three-month closure

The U.S. embassy in Kyiv reopened on Wednesday after a three-month closure due to Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine. “We are officially reopening operations,” spokesperson Daniel Langenkamp said shortly before the U.S. flag was raised above the embassy. He said a small number of diplomats would return initially to staff the mission. Consular operations… Read More U.S. reopens embassy in Kyiv following three-month closure