“Putin’s Palace” Near Black Sea Refashioned Into A Church: Report

Vladimir Putin has denied he owns he Black Sea palace. A mansion on the Black Sea coast, often linked to Russian president Vladimir Putin, has been refashioned to include a church equipped with a throne, according to a report by Russian investigative outlet Proekt. It published the videos of “Putin’s palace”, which were recently renovated. … Read more

China’s economic forays in Central Asia gives rise to discomfiture in Moscow

China’s economic forays into resource rich Central Asia, a region which shares deep historical, political and economic ties with Moscow, has created certain discomfiture in the Russian establishment. In a recent trade meet in Uzbekistan a Russian trade official emphasised that Russia and China were “equal partners with an equal share in trade turnover” in … Read more

How Western sanctions are strangling Vladimir Putin’s Arctic gas ambitions

Russia’s fortress economy has proved remarkably resilient to an onslaught of Western sanctions. Two years after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, it continues to fund a costly war and to prop up President Vladimir Putin. But there’s at least one spot where the pain is very real. The Novatek PJSC-led Arctic LNG 2 facility, on … Read more

Billionaire who wants off Canada’s Russia sanctions list denounces Putin – National

A billionaire trying to get off Canada’s Russia sanctions list denounced Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine war in a private statement to the government, but it didn’t work, Global News has learned. Igor Makarov, an oil and gas magnate whose assets were frozen by Ottawa in 2022 in response to the invasion of Ukraine, condemned … Read more

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Burns Tucker Carlson With 1 Stinging Question

At HuffPost, we believe that everyone needs high-quality journalism, but we understand that not everyone can afford to pay for expensive news subscriptions. That is why we are committed to providing deeply reported, carefully fact-checked news that is freely accessible to everyone. Whether you come to HuffPost for updates on the 2024 presidential race, hard-hitting … Read more

Japanese PM Kishida says the U.S. must play leading role in the world

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) applaud as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2024. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged the U.S. Thursday to continue playing a leading role in … Read more

panama papers: ‘Panama Papers’ trial starts. 27 people charged in the worldwide money laundering case

The trial of 27 people charged in connection with the worldwide “Panama Papers” money laundering started Monday in a Panamanian criminal court. Those on trial include the owners of the Mossack-Fonseca law firm that was at the heart of the 2016 massive document leak. The Panama Papers include a collection of 11 million secret financial … Read more

Putin makes bizarre push for Russian games console to rival PS5 and XBOX | World | News

Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to look into creating a games console to rival the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S, as the Russian leader seeks to satisfy the country’s vast community of gamers, according to reports. Putin has ordered the government to “consider the issue of organising the production of stationary and … Read more

In the aftermath of the Moscow concert hall attack, is a harsher era under Putin in the works?

Video and photos of suspects in a mass shooting show them apparently being brutalised by Russian security forces – without any rebuke from authorities. A top Kremlin official urges that hit squads be sent to assassinate Ukrainian officials. Senior lawmakers call for restoring capital punishment, abolished decades ago. The aftermath of the Moscow concert hall … Read more

Hungary’s Orban, a long-time Trump ally, rocked by political scandals

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives to attend a European Council summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 21, 2024. Sameer Al-doumy | Afp | Getty Images Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has run into political trouble ahead of European parliamentary elections in June, with his ruling party shaken by two political scandals … Read more