Before committing $2 billion to Mr. Kushner’s fledgling firm, officials at a fund led by the Saudi crown prince questioned taking such a big risk.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/04/10/us/jared-kushner-saudi-investment-fund.html
Russia has made a “massive strategic blunder” as Finland and Sweden look poised to join NATO as early as the summer, The Times reported on Monday, citing officials.
— Read on www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-sweden-set-join-nato-soon-summer-times-2022-04-10/
Nearly 200 Afghan children brought here without family by the U.S. government during the haphazard military pullout are languishing in federal custody.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/these-children-fled-afghanistan-without-their-families-theyre-stuck-in-u-s-custody
Japan reacted angrily on Tuesday after Russia withdrew from peace treaty talks with Japan and froze joint economic projects related to the disputed Kuril islands because of Japanese sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
— Read on www.reuters.com/world/russia-halts-japan-peace-treaty-talks-over-sanctions-2022-03-21/
Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by right-wing billionaire Charles Koch, has numerous ongoing business operations in Russia. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Koch Industries has given no indications that those business operations have been suspended. On the contrary, the limited public comments made by Koch subsidiaries operating in Russia indicate that their business activities have continued.
— Read on popular.info/p/koch-industries-continues-doing-business
The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.//La Cour pénale internationale (CPI) mène des enquêtes et, le cas échéant, juge les personnes accusées des crimes les plus graves qui touchent l’ensemble de la communauté internationale : génocide, crimes de guerre, crimes contre l’humanité et crime d’agression.
— Read on www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx
Reuters reports that Meta sent internal emails to Facebook and Instagram content moderators confirming a change in its hate speech policy. “As a result of the Russian…
— Read on www.techspot.com/news/93739-facebook-temporarily-allow-posts-calling-violence-death-against.html
A Moscow journalist describes what life is like inside Russia’s parallel universe.
— Read on www.vox.com/22967223/ukraine-russia-war-putin-propaganda-reallity
The Russian Embassy in Dublin has been the site of peaceful protests against the war in Ukraine, with people laying Ukrainian flags at the site, painting graffiti on the walls, and sitting on the exit path to prevent embassy staff leaving the grounds by car. On Monday, the protest became a bit less peaceful, when […]
— Read on www.thepoke.co.uk/2022/03/08/russian-embassy-dublin-lorry-response-deeply-ironic/
A cyberattack has hit Europe, toppling down 5,800 wind turbines offline, which result in a huge-scale internet outage.
— Read on www.techtimes.com/articles/272624/20220305/europe-cyberattack-results-massive-internet-outage-5-800-wind-turbines.htm
In a bid to thwart censorship attempts, the BBC News website is now available via Tor.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/technology-50150981
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— Read on edition.cnn.com/2022/03/02/media/rt-propaganda-network/index.html
The Justice Department said Wednesday it is launching a special unit to help enforce sanctions against Russian government officials and oligarchs, targeting their yachts, jets, real estate and other assets.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2022/03/02/politics/yachts-russian-oligarchs/index.html
Spain will supply “military hardware” to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of its pro-Western neighbour, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told parliament on Wednesday.
— Read on www.barrons.com/news/spain-to-send-military-hardware-to-ukraine-resistance-01646211006
Treasury Prohibits Transactions with Central Bank of Russia and Imposes Sanctions on Key Sources of Russia’s Wealth | U.S. Department of the Treasury
— Read on home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0612