Kyiv hails Dutch court decision to return Crimean treasure to Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed a “long-awaited victory” on Tuesday after a Dutch court ruled a collection of archaeological objects from the disputed Crimean peninsula should be returned to Kyiv. The Ukrainian leader said he was “grateful to the court for a fair decision.” “After the “Scythian gold’, we’ll return Crimea,” he added. Russia annexed … Read more

Russian navy stops pirates hijacking Panamanian ship off coast of Nigeria

An attempt to hijack a Panama-registered container ship has reportedly been thwarted by the Russian navy. The MSC Lucia was boarded by armed pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of Nigeria. It was en route from Lome, Togo’s capital, to Douala in Cameroon, when pirates tried to seize the vessel. However the … Read more

EU energy ministers to spar over gas strategy

Press play to listen to this article EU energy ministers on Tuesday morning will discuss how to avoid future repeats of the gas-led energy price spike assailing the bloc. It’s a touchy time: Governments are struggling to fight off a popular backlash from fed-up consumers, mitigate knock-on effects like soaring food costs, protect its climate … Read more

Gas explosion at residential building in central Russia injures six

A gas explosion in central Russia has partially destroyed a five-story residential building, officials say. At least six people –including two children — were pulled alive from the rubble, according to the regional emergencies ministry. More than 30 others were evacuated from the scene. The blast occurred on Monday evening in the city of Naberezhnye … Read more

Russian agency behind Solarwinds still targeting US: Microsoft

The company said the latest wave of attacks were by the same agency responsible for SolarWinds hacks. The Russian-based agency behind the enormous SolarWinds cyberattack that targeted an array of United States federal agencies last year has continued to target hundreds more US companies and organisations in its latest wave of attacks, the Microsoft company has … Read more

Russia and China hold first joint patrol in the western Pacific, Russian defense ministry says

The patrols involved a total of 10 warships, five from each nation, and lasted a week, from Sunday, October 17 to Saturday, October 23, covering 1,700 nautical miles, according to the Ministry. The objective of the joint patrol was to “demonstrate the state flags of Russia and China, maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific … Read more

The EU’s impotent rage at Putin’s gas games

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is happily needling the EU over sky-high energy prices, but the bloc doesn’t really have any instruments to force a change of behavior in Moscow. Putin’s latest jab came earlier this week during the Valdai conference in Sochi, where he ridiculed the EU for … Read more