Europe

Putin arrives late for Helsinki summit with Trump – live updates

3 days ago kakp2 0
Trump is reported to be on his way to the presidential palace. Mark Knoller, from CBS, sets out what to expect next. Mark Knoller (@markknoller) Now that Putin has arrived, Pres Trump is on his way to the Presidential Palace. There’ll be a guest book signing and official welcome. Also a photo op at the Read More

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

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Simon Jenkins asks where the evidence is to support the allegation that the Russian state was responsible for the poisonings in Wiltshire (Why wait for evidence when you can just accuse Russia?, 6 July) Perhaps it is worth reiterating some facts. We know that Russia invented and developed the nerve agent used in Salisbury. We know Read More

Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning

2 weeks ago kakp2 0
The Kremlin has said it is “deeply concerned” by the poisoning of a British couple with the nerve agent novichok but has claimed Russia had nothing to do with it. It was the highest-level response yet to Wednesday’s poisoning, which Russian officials said on social media would be “dumb” for Moscow to have carried during Read More

The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial

3 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial
It is easier to assert that Britain needs a modern military capability than it is to say what that means. The existence of dangers – from terrorism and cyberwarfare to nuclear proliferation and a pattern of Russian provocations – is beyond question. But to identify a threat is not the same as knowing how to handle it Read More

Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger
The first day of the 2018 World Cup went off almost without a hitch for the hosts, Russia, with a barnstorming victory after a brief but polished opening ceremony which even a rude gesture by Robbie Williams could not derail. The biggest worldwide event held in Vladimir Putin’s Russia began with a contest between the Read More

Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’
Isabel Oakeshott – a long-standing Brexit supporter who has close links to the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft – has, by her own admission, been aware of emails linking Arron Banks to Russian officials and businessmen since the end of last year. “It was always my intention to publish this information,” Oakeshott has insisted, in the Read More

Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain
Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, has been released following his arrest in Spain on Wednesday morning under a Russian warrant. The anti-corruption campaigner wrote on Twitter that he was freed from custody in Madrid after the Interpol general secretary in Lyon had advised them not to honour the Russian arrest warrant. He Read More

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa
Roman Abramovich’s UK visa has expired and British authorities have not yet issued him with a new one, according to Russian media reports and people who know the businessman. The Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea football club, who is the 13th richest person in Britain with a net worth of £9.3bn, according to the Read More