Sanctioned Russian oligarch yacht in Dubai as pressure grows

The Madame Gu superyacht, owned by Russian parliamentarian Andrei Skoch, is docked at Port Rashid terminal, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, June 23, 2022. The sleek $156 million yacht belonging to Skoch, a sanctioned Russian oligarch and pa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A sleek $156 million superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch and parliamentarian is now docked in Dubai, the latest reminder of how the skyscraper-studded sheikhdom has become a haven for Russian money amid Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The 98-meter (324-foot) Madame Gu, which has a helicopter pad, gym, beach … Read more

MetaDecrypt Holds First Web3.0 Summit At Museum Of Future In Dubai UAE

MetaDecrypt Holds First Web3.0 Summit At Museum Of Future In Dubai UAE

MetaDecrypt is holding the first dedicated Web3.0 Summit 2022 in Dubai UAE on July 2n/a and 3rd 2022 at the Museum of the Future. It aims to bring the universe to the metaverse by reimagining the future. The event will be the first to hold Web3.0 master classes that cover Money 3.0, creator’s Economy, NFTs … Read more

Turkey’s flag flies high as Erdogan’s Dubai trip marks reset

Turkey's flag flies high as Erdogan's Dubai trip marks reset

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s red flag illuminated buildings in the United Arab Emirates and flew high in a ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spent a second day in the once adversarial country mending relations and deepening commercial ties. The new page in UAE-Turkey relations points to a … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv rules out concession to Moscow | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv rules out concession to Moscow |  Russia-Ukraine war News

blinking-dotLive updateslive updates, Kyiv rules out ceasefire or territorial concessions as Moscow hits military targets in Ukraine’s east and south. Ukraine rules out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia steps up its attack in the country’s east and south. Kyiv extends the period of martial law and general mobilization in the … Read more

Exclusive: Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin’s war in Ukraine

Exclusive: Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin's war in Ukraine

“We were dirty and tired. People around us were dying. I didn’t want to feel like I was part of it, but I was a part of it,” the officer told CNN. He said he went to find his commander and resigned his commission on the spot. CNN is not naming the officer or including … Read more

Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Seoul CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a White House official said, after the bill was flown to Seoul. The Senate passed it following Biden’s departure from Washington. The confirmation that Biden had signed the bill came as the President attended a state dinner with South … Read more

Michael Sussmann trial: Testimony from ex-FBI official bolsters Durham’s case against Clinton campaign lawyer

Michael Sussmann trial: Testimony from ex-FBI official bolsters Durham's case against Clinton campaign lawyer

CNN — A former top FBI official tested Thursday that he is “100% confident” that Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann told him he wasn’t providing a tip about Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia on behalf of the campaign or any client, critical testimony that bolsters special counsel John Durham’s claims that Sussmann illegally … Read more

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

The State Department reopened the US embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday — more than three months after shutting down operations ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that Ukraine’s stunning initial success in fighting off Moscow’s drive at the capital allowed for the embassy to reopen. “Today … Read more

Russia expels dozens of diplomats from France, Italy and Spain | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia expels dozens of diplomats from France, Italy and Spain |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia said it was expelling a total of 85 embassy staff in response to similar moves from the three European nations. Moscow has kicked out diplomats from France, Italy and Spain in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from European countries as part of a joint action against Russia’s campaign in Ukraine. Russia’s foreign … Read more

He says he was tortured by Russian soldiers, shot in the face and buried alive. This is one Ukrainian man’s tale of survival

He says he was tortured by Russian soldiers, shot in the face and buried alive.  This is one Ukrainian man's tale of survival

By the side of a remote road in the northern Chernihiv region of Ukraine, Mykola shows the unmarked grave in which he and his two brothers were buried three-and-a-half weeks after the war began, in land seized by Russian forces. All three had been shot; he was the only one to survive. “It’s like being … Read more