Russia Reportedly Seizes More Than $20m From Google as Turnover

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Bailiffs in Russia have reportedly confiscated more than 7.7 billion rubles ($123.2 million) from Alphabet’s Google, which had been compelled to pay a fine based on its turnover. According to the Federal Bailiff Service’s (FSSP) data, the enforcement actions to …

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Iran Summons Swiss Envoy Over US Seizure of Iranian Oil In Greek Waters

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned Charge d’affaires of Switzerland in Tehran, which represents US’s interests in the country, and lodged a protest against the US seizure of Iranian oil ship near Greek waters. “We express our deep concern and …

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China and Russia Veto US Plan for More UN sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia have vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea after a spate of missile launches this year. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the vote was a “disappointing day” …

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UK Approves Sale of Abramovich Owned Chelsea Football Club

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U.K. Sports Minister Nadine Dorries said the British government “is satisfied the proceeds of the sale will not benefit Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned individuals.”   “Given the sanctions, we placed on those linked to Putin and the bloody invasion …

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United Nations To Vote on US Request for More North Korea Sanctions

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The United Nations will vote Thursday on the United States’ request to impose more sanctions on North Korea after it launched another intercontinental ballistic missile. The US condemned North Korea’s three missile test launches, saying it has violated multiple United …

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New Ukraine Law Allows Selling Russian Assets To Fund War Efforts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on Monday, allowing the sale of Russian assets to fund Ukraine’s war efforts. The law would sanction any individual or organization threatening Ukraine’s national security, sovereignty, or territorial integrity. It also covers people …

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Starbucks To Exit Russia

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Starbucks announced it would leave Russia after suspending all its business activities in early March. In a statement Monday, the coffee company said it would no longer have a brand presence in the Russian market. Starbucks said it would still …

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US Treasury Ends Waiver That Allowed US Bondholders to Accept Russian Payments

The United States has cut off another financial conduit for Russia to pay its international debts, putting the country at risk of default. In a statement on Tuesday, the Office of Foreign Assets Control under the Department of the Treasury …

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Lithuania Announces Total Independence From Russian Oil

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The Lithuanian government announced Saturday it had achieved total independence from Russian oil and energy sources. Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys announced on Twitter that the government had cut off all Russian energy supply imports, including oil and natural gas. …

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Russia to Cut Finland Gas on Saturday

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Gasum, Finland’s state-owned gas wholesaler announced that Russia will stop delivering gas supplies starting Saturday. “On the afternoon of Friday, May 20, Gazprom Export informed Gasum that natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract will be cut on …

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