Europe

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa

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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

Street Child World Cup: ‘I lived on a train, surviving on leftover food’ | Jo Griffin

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For three boys in the Kenyan team, taking part in the Street Child World Cup in Moscow has meant swapping their prison shirts for football kit. The teenagers were released from a juvenile detention centre to play in the tournament and will serve out the short time left on their sentences back in Mombasa. Their Read More

Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital

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Moscow has demanded a meeting with Sergei Skripal, the Russian former spy poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, following his discharge from hospital. Vladimir Putin said he was pleased Skripal had been released from hospital on Friday, more than 10 weeks after the poisoning, and wished him well. “God grant him good health,” the Read More

‘Deny, distract and blame’: how Russia fights propaganda war

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The Twitter account of the Russian embassy in London has been busy over the past two months, offering numerous explanations for the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. All hint at a dark and sprawling British conspiracy. Since the Skripals were found stricken on a park bench, Downing Street has stuck to one Read More

Syria crisis has brought cold war back with a vengeance – UN

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Relations between the west and Russia have deteriorated sharply amid concerns about a US-led military strike in the Middle East, prompting the United Nations secretary general to declare “the cold war is back with a vengeance”. Adding to tensions on an extraordinary day of tit-for-tat exchanges, the UK published previously classified intelligence making fresh claims Read More

Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital after Salisbury attack

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Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, has been discharged from hospital, doctors have said. Just over a month after she and her father were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire, after being poisoned with a nerve agent, medics confirmed she had left Salisbury district hospital. Skripal, 33, Read More

Is Blockchain Incompatible With GDPR?

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Within the framework of the new data privacy rule in Europe, blockchain might be at risk since the technology allows its users to store personal information, a concept that is essentially opposite of what the upcoming European law will be seeking. A think tank in Washington DC, Coin Center, stated on Friday April 6th that Read More

Russian embassy seeks meeting with Johnson over Skripal attack

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The Russian embassy has requested a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss the attack on the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, saying that its dealings with Britain over the issue had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office confirmed that a request had been received, but a spokeswoman countered that it was Read More

Alice in Wonderland and Midsomer Murders: Moscow’s alternative theories for Skripal case

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Moscow’s explanations for the Salisbury nerve agent attack last month have been irreverent and numerous; Russian officials appear to have hurled alternative versions of events at the wall just to see what sticks. Russian polemics at the UN security council have alluded to Alice in Wonderland and the TV series Midsomer Murders, suggesting that Sweden Read More

Trump administration hits 24 Russians with sanctions over ‘malign activity’

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The Trump administration announced new sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and 17 top government officials on Friday, in a move that targets Vladimir Putin’s inner circle for “malign activity” including meddling in the 2016 US election and other aggressions. The new economic sanctions represent the most forceful action yet taken by the Trump administration against Read More