Glastonbury 2022: Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at festival

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky urged revellers to band together to try to stop the conflict with Russia. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday put in an appearance at the Glastonbury music festival, urging revellers to band together to try to stop the conflict with Russia. Zelensky made his appeal in English in a recorded video … Read more

J.K. Rowling falls victim to Russian pranksters on Zoom call

The Harry Potter author has appeared on a disastrous Zoom call promoting her charity work, as she slammed the “distasteful” interaction. J.K. Rowling has fallen victim to notorious Russian pranksters who fooled the famed author into thinking she was speaking with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a 13-minute Zoom call posted to YouTube, the 56-year-old … Read more

Detained Americans caught fighting Russia in Ukraine were involved in ‘illegal activities’, Kremlin says

The Kremlin has said two Americans detained in Ukraine while fighting on the Ukrainian side of the war were mercenaries who endangered the lives of Russian servicemen and should take responsibility for their actions. Key points: Family members claim the pair traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters and disappeared This is the first official acknowledgment … Read more

Russian doubles star Natela Dzalamidze dodges Wimbledon ban, Belarusian players, invasion of Ukraine

The tennis world has been divided by Wimbledon’s plan to ban Russian and Belarus players, but one star has found a way around the rules. A Russian tennis player has avoided a Wimbledon ban on all competitors from her country by changing her nationality to Georgian, according to a report by The Times newspaper. Natela … Read more

Is excessive funding from the US escalating the conflict with Russia in Ukraine?

The war in Ukraine is now over 100 days old, displacing an estimated 13 million Ukrainians with no end in sight. Key points: Since Marsh, the United States has stepped up its aid and services to Ukraine after the passage of two bills Joe Biden continues to replenish stocks as lethal US aid to Ukraine … Read more

How an army of US ‘nerd warriors’ are hitting Putin where it really hurts

A team of “targeters” tapping at their keyboards deep within the bowels of the Treasury Department are key to the United States defence against Russia. They are the backbone of the sanctions program behind key decisions like seizing oligarch assets and shattering Russian supply chains. In the video above Russia claims it’s destroyed masses of … Read more

Eurovision 2023 cannot go ahead in Ukraine due to war, talks to hold contest in the UK instead

The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest cannot be held in Ukraine given the ongoing war in the country, the European Broadcasting Union says, adding it was in talks with the BBC to host it in the United Kingdom. Key points: Ukraine’s public broadcaster says they cannot fulfil the security and operational guarantees to host the contest … Read more

2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine helping in the war against Russia have not been heard from in days and are missing, members of the U.S. Congressional delegation said Wednesday. State. Relatives of Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, of Trinity and Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa have been … Read more

US funds VPN firms to help Russians evade censors and access Western media about war in Ukraine

The US government has given new and increased funding to three tech companies since the start of the conflict in Ukraine to help Russians circumvent censorship and gain access to Western media, according to five people familiar with the situation. Key points: nthLink, Psiphon and Lantern Receive Funding as Part of U.S. Government Initiative to … Read more

Greece, Turkey vie for US goods — at the other’s expense – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ATHENS — Competing bids from Greece and Turkey for US attention, money and weapons are rocking the region, with war already raging alongside. The longtime Mediterranean rivals have suddenly found themselves in a prominent position as the United States and its Western allies reorient their military forces to … Read more