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The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) on Friday said that the Tutor, a Greek merchant vessel that was attacked by Houthi rebels, has been evacuated and left adrift in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred on Wednesday when Houthi militants fired missiles at the cargo ship. The Iranian-backed Houthi militants have been attacking merchant [...]

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The Swedish Armed Forces on Saturday issued a statement after a Russian military aircraft violated their airspace the previous day.  Commander of the Swedish Air Force, Jonas Wikman, called Russia’s act ‘unacceptable’ and said that the aggravated act showed a lack of respect for Sweden’s territorial integrity. The Russian SU-24 fighter plane violated Swedish airspace [...]

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The Finnish Border Guard stated on Friday that it suspects four Russian military planes violated Finland’s airspace on Monday. This comes after Finland’s Ministry of Defence suspected the airspace violation of one Russian military plane on Monday. The suspected violation violated Finland’s airspace by 2.5 km and involved a four-plane division. The Finnish Border Guard [...]

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Chiquita’s money helped buy weapons and ammunition used to kill innocent victims. —US Government sentencing memo, 2008 In 2007, Chiquita — one of the world’s largest banana producers — admitted that for years it had been knowingly paying a Colombian terrorist organization to protect its operations in the country. The consequence was predictably violent, allegedly [...]

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The UK Government announced Thursday its latest sanction package on Russia, the first to target Russia’s”shadow fleet” of oil ships, in a bid to hinder President Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund the country’s war against Ukraine. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made clear that the UK stands in support of Ukraine and that the sanction [...]

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Russia employed starvation as a method of warfare during their 85-day siege of Mariupol in 2022, said a report published on Thursday by Global Rights Compliance (GRC). The report, titled ‘The Hope Left Us: Russia’s Siege, Starvation, and Capture of Mariupol City,” was published by the GRC Starvation Mobile Justice Team, as part of a [...]

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The governments of Canada, the UK and the US released a joint statement condemning Russia’s alleged involvement in Moldova’s upcoming October presidential elections as subverting the country’s free and fair elections. The three countries allege that Russia has been employing various means including “lies, deceit, corruption and disinformation to undermine sovereignty and democracy,” and obtain [...]

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The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a UK-backed resolution on the situation in Sudan, demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces halt its siege of El Fasher, the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control. This comes as the UN Secretary-General delivered reports on Sudan and South Sudan [...]

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The Indian government has asked the Russian government to return the Indian citizens recruited by its army on Tuesday, with foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra confirming the request on Wednesday. This follows the death of two Indian citizens in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, as announced by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday. The Indian embassy [...]

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The US Department of Treasury sanctioned Hong Kong companies under Executive Order (EO) 14024 on Wednesday in response to the companies’ alleged support of Russia’s economy amid the War in Ukraine. This comes after the US unveiled nearly 300 sanctions on May 1, including sanctions that target entities in Hong Kong for their support of [...]

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