Davos gets underway without Russia after ban over war in Ukraine

Political and business elites from around the globe have landed in Davos for the World Economic Forum which kicks off today is set to be dominated by Ukraine. Kyiv has dispatched a huge contingent of diplomats – led by foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba – as part of a charm offensive to secure new economic and … Read more

Psaki warns price rises will be ‘extraordinarily elevated’ because of the war in Ukraine

President Joe Biden‘s administration tried to get ahead of more dire inflation news, as the March consumer price index report will be released Tuesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during Monday’s briefing that the White House expected ‘headline inflation to be extraordinarily elevated due to Putin‘s price hike.’    Last month the same report … Read more

Chelsea’s Champions League tie in Lille will be shown live in Russia on a state-owned TV channel

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie in Lille will be shown live in Russia on a state-owned TV channel – with UEFA yet to make any changes to their broadcast deals after the invasion of Ukraine Chelsea’s match will be broadcast live despite Roman Abramovich’s sanctions UEFA are yet to make changes to their TV … Read more

Russian billionaire sold the Brooklyn Nets under pressure from Putin, report says

Billionaire Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov sold the Brooklyn Nets for $2.3 billion in 2019 under pressure from Vladimir Putin to prove his loyalty, according to a new report. ‘Putin strongly suggested he sell the Nets’ and Prokhorov risked losing his fortune in Russia if he refused, a source close to the situation told the New … Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s rivals mock his summit failure

Emmanuel Macron’s rivals mock his summit failure after his efforts to avoid war in Ukraine proved fruitless Emmanuel Macron was last night mocked by his political rival, Marine Le Pen  She ridiculed him over claiming he’d secured a potential negotiation with Putin  Jean-Luc Melenchon also slammed Macron’s ‘dismal record in this whole affair’ By James … Read more

HarperCollins apologises to Roman Abramovich and agrees to make changes to Putin book

HarperCollins have apologised to Roman Abramovich and settled out of court after he took legal action over claims in a book that he was ordered to buy Chelsea Football Club by Vladimir Putin. The publishing giant has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a charity and make amendments to author Catherine Belton’s book Putin’s … Read more

Donald Trump blasts his former Russia adviser Fiona Hill as a ‘deep state STIFF with a nice accent’

Donald Trump condemned Fiona Hill as ‘terrible at her job’ as he poured scorn on his former White House Russia adviser for dishing dirt on his administration in a new book. Trump unleashed his anger in an emailed statement after Hill spent the week touring TV and radio studios to promote her memoir of growing … Read more

Russia plans Arctic naval fleet as Putin celebrates birthday by tightening hold over Europe’s gas

Russia plans new Arctic naval fleet as Putin celebrates his 69th birthday by moving to ensure further stranglehold on Europe’s gas supplies Russia announced plans for a new Arctic naval fleet as Putin’s ‘birthday present’  Intended to help Russia secure the polar region’s future gas and energy supplies  Strongman has been accused of deliberately withholding … Read more

Putin orders two more ‘Doomsday’ planes that would allow him to control Russian forces

Vladimir Putin is to get two new ultramodern ‘Doomsday’ planes for use during a nuclear war. The adapted Ilyushin 96-400M’s allow the Russian leader to control troops and missiles during an atomic catastrophe. The first of the new airborne command and control planes is now under construction, said a source in the military-industrial sector. The … Read more

Russia successfully tests hypersonic Zircon missile that Putin boasted is ‘without equal’

Russia said on Monday it had successfully tested a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world. The defence ministry said in a statement that the missile had been fired from the Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located … Read more