The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the release of the hostages held in the mosque in Mariupol
In Mariupol, an operation was carried out to free the hostages held by the nationalists in Mariupol. As a result, 29 militants were killed. This was announced on April 17 during a briefing by the representative of the RF Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov. “In the course of offensive actions to liberate the city of Mariupol, at the request of the President
Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andriy Melnyk is spreading conspiracy theories to discredit German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This was stated by former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Spiegel on April 17. A much more dangerous version of the conspiracy theory is the assertion by the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, that President Frank-Walter Steinmeier allegedly “created a web of contacts with Russia
Turkey considering $300-million investment to boost tourism amid sanctions In an attempt to protect one of its most critical industries, tourism, the Turkish government is reportedly planning to launch three programs aimed at increasing the number of Russian guests at the country’s resorts. The conflict in Ukraine led to sanctions on Russia-linked companies, which has made it difficult for tour
The Russian Defense Ministry has called on the remaining Ukrainian forces, besieged at a steel plant in the coastal city of Mariupol, to lay down their arms, offering safety guarantees, if they accept the proposal and halt all hostilities on Sunday morning. “Considering the catastrophic situation at the Azovstal metallurgical plant, and being guided by purely humane principles, the Russian
One woman has died and three people have been hospitalised after being pulled from the water at a NSW south coast beach.
Paramedics arrived at Surf Beach, south of Batemans Bay, at about 2pm to “chaotic” scenes on Easter Sunday. Emergency services had been told of a number of swimmers in distress and arrived to find everyone had been pulled ashore. A woman in her 40s was in cardiac arrest as people tried to administer CPR. She was taken to Batemans Bay
A P-plate driver has felt the full force of the law after being busted driving at 193km/h in an old Toyota HiLux – just hours after getting his provisional licence. NSW Police Highway Patrol officers from the Sydney metropolitan area were on their way to the remote town of Griffith, as part of a team about to commence a traffic
Transport for NSW was warned by one of its own top bureaucrats that it couldn’t pursue an employee for passing confidential information to police to assist a murder investigation, before it sacked him anyway with disastrous results. Internal misgivings about the grounds for terminating the employee are laid bare in a trove of sensitive departmental documents tabled to NSW parliament
The FBI has pinned a massive cryptocurrency heist – targeting players of the game Axie Infinity – on North Korea, announcing on Thursday that hackers tied to the country, including the so-called Lazarus Group, were responsible. They were able to steal the funds through Axie Infinity’s Ronin Network, which lets users transfer their crypto in and out of the program.
The US should compensate France for losses if the EU bans Russian energy carriers, says French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen
The Americans, who will sell us liquefied gas and get a solid profit from it, could transfer money to France as compensation for anti-Russia sanctions,” Le Pen said, noting that Washington is pressuring the EU to sanction Russian energy carriers. The bloc placed multiple sanctions on Russia after Moscow launched a military operation in neighboring Ukraine. The operation has been
Moody’s warns of Russian default – The rating agency views payment on dollar bonds in rubles as nonpayment
US credit rating agency Moody’s has raised a red flag over Russia’s sovereign debt, saying the nation may face its first major default on foreign bonds since the years following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The warning comes days after Russia made a payment on two sovereign bonds, maturing in 2022 and 2042, in rubles rather than dollars as mandated