Rich Russians fleeing sanctions are pumping up Dubai’s property sector

Rich Russians fleeing sanctions are pumping up Dubai's property sector

Dubai is seeing its hottest real estate market in years, with sales in the sector up 45% year on year in April and 51% in May, according to the Dubai Land Department. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The team at Dubai property firm Mira Estate have reason to celebrate. The luxury real estate company just … Read more

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

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

Ukraine rules out ceasefire in war as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire in war as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, as Polish President Andrzej Duda prepared to address the Ukrainian parliament on Sunday. After ending weeks of resistance by the last Ukrainian fighters in the strategic southeastern city of Mariupol, … Read more

Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid as Zelensky hints at ceding territory

Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid as Zelensky hints at ceding territory

President Biden signed the bill granting $40 billion in aid to Ukraine while attending a state dinner in South Korea, as Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky hinted he may be willing to cede territory to Russia to save civilian lives. The legislation, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, includes $20 billion in military assistance and intelligence … Read more

Vladimir Putin Could Actually Win the Battle for Luhansk in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin Could Actually Win the Battle for Luhansk in Ukraine

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine​​—The last road into the Ukrainian city of Luhansk was in flames. A huge bonfire raged on a parking space where a group of civilians and military vehicles had parked just minutes before. Anton, our military driver, pushed the accelerator to the floor as we drove past at around 140 kilometers an hour. As … Read more

Ukraine says US has plan to destroy Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Ukraine says US has plan to destroy Russia's Black Sea Fleet

The US is working on a plan “to destroy the Black Sea Fleet” with powerful missiles in order to unblock Ukraine’s ports, according to a high-ranking Ukrainian official. “The effective work of the Ukrainians on warships convinced (the US) to prepare a plan to unblock the ports,” Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs adviser Anton Geraschchenko … Read more

What does Russia’s war mean for global climate goals?

What does Russia's war mean for global climate goals?

A group of Ukrainian women demonstrate to call for further action against Russia near the headquarters of the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Reflecting on energy markets just over one month into Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia’s top energy official said: “Look at … Read more

Captured Ukrainian medic’s footage depicts war-torn Mariupol

Captured Ukrainian medic's footage depicts war-torn Mariupol

A Ukrainian medic chronicled her life-saving efforts in war-ravaged Mariupol using a tiny data card later smuggled out of the country inside a tampon by daring reporters. Yuliia Paievska, who was ultimately captured by Russian soldiers, was given the body cam originally to film a Netflix documentary on the Invictus Games, an international sporting event … 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