Russia slams fines on several foreign firms over alleged data storage violations

A Moscow court said it had fined video streaming service Twitch, social network Pinterest, holiday rental company Airbnb and United Parcel Service (UPS) on Tuesday for refusing to store Russian citizens’ personal data in Russia. Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data and local representation in a simmering dispute that has erupted… Read More Russia slams fines on several foreign firms over alleged data storage violations

Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Western nations on Monday pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, including more sanctions on Moscow and much-needed air defence systems, as Russian forces closed in on the last big city still held by Ukrainian troops in eastern Luhansk province. Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies, meeting at a summit… Read More Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said more than 1,000 people were in the mall at the time of the attack, which witnesses said caused a huge fire and sent… Read More Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Two dead, fourteen injured following shooting at nightclub in Norway

Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway’s capital Oslo, police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters. The suspect was known to authorities, public broadcaster NRK reported, adding he was not cooperating with police.… Read More Two dead, fourteen injured following shooting at nightclub in Norway

Belgium hands over tooth of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba to his family

Belgium handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during at a ceremony in Brussels on Monday. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960, but alarmed the West with overtures to Moscow… Read More Belgium hands over tooth of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba to his family

UK approves U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks’ release of vast troves of confidential U.S.… Read More UK approves U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Northern Irish police charge man for attack on Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney

A prominent Northern Irish loyalist community worker was charged with firearms offences on Saturday having been arrested by detectives investigating the hijacking and placing of a suspect device in a van that targeted Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. Detectives from Northern Ireland’s terrorism investigation unit charged Winston Irvine, 46, with possession of a firearm and… Read More Northern Irish police charge man for attack on Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney