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Russia's foreign ministry summons German ambassador

Russia's foreign ministry summons German ambassador

Russia's foreign ministry summoned the German ambassador on Monday, the TASS news agency reported, citing an unidentified source, after Russian media published an audio recording of a meeting of senior German military officials. In the purported call, German officers were heard discussing weapons


After Red Sea mission, Greece seeks key role in EU defence

After Red Sea mission, Greece seeks key role in EU defence

Greece, host of the headquarters of the EU operation to shield ships from Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, hopes to play a more central role in ensuring security of the 27-nation bloc, the defence minister said. "We have to be able to defend ourselves," Nikos Dendias told Reuters, adding that the Eu

German recording shows intent to strike Russia: Kremlin

German recording shows intent to strike Russia: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Monday a purported recording of German military discussions showed Germany’s armed forces were discussing plans to launch strikes on Russian territory, and questioned whether Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in control of the situation. Russian media last week published an audi

G7 still working on ways to tap frozen Russian assets: Yellen

G7 still working on ways to tap frozen Russian assets: Yellen

The United States and its allies will keep seeking options to tap $300 billion in frozen Russian sovereign assets, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said after days of rancorous talks failed to seal a deal to aid Ukraine's war effort. Yellen told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that any actio

Alexei Navalny to be buried in Moscow amid tight security

Alexei Navalny to be buried in Moscow amid tight security

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny will be buried in Moscow on Friday amid tight security and fears of a police crackdown two weeks after he suddenly died at the age of 47 in an Arctic penal colony. Navalny's allies - who have promised to livestream the day's events online - have accused

Ukraine says it identified 511 war crime suspects, convicted 81

Ukraine says it identified 511 war crime suspects, convicted 81

Ukraine has identified 511 people suspected of war crimes since Russia's Feb. 2022 invasion and has already handed down 81 convictions, its prosecutor general said in Kyiv on Thursday. Andriy Kostin was speaking at a war crimes conference alongside the chief prosecutors of Poland, Lithuania, Roman

One dead, five injured in Norway helicopter crash

One dead, five injured in Norway helicopter crash

One person died and five were injured when a helicopter crash-landed in the ocean off western Norway, police said on Thursday, leading to a temporary halt in transport to and from the country's offshore oil and gas platforms. The Sikorsky S-92 aircraft operated by Bristow Norway was on a search an

Alexei Navalny's funeral to be held on Friday in Moscow

Alexei Navalny's funeral to be held on Friday in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's funeral service and burial will take place in Moscow on Friday, his spokesperson said, after a search for a hall to allow his supporters to bid farewell to him failed. Kira Yarmysh, his spokesperson, posted on X that a service for Navalny would be held on

British lawmakers question their safety over Gaza

British lawmakers question their safety over Gaza

It was 10 minutes of shouted accusations of being a "genocide enabler" and having "blood on your hands" that made a British lawmaker fear for his safety over his decision to voice support for Israel in its war with Hamas. Almost touching noses with his accuser before walking away and warning he wo

10 suspected guerrilla group members held in Greece

10 suspected guerrilla group members held in Greece

Greek police said Tuesday that 10 Greeks were arrested on suspicion of links to two domestic urban guerrilla groups during a counter-terrorism operation. Six were detained in raids on their residences in Athens and the other four were already in prison serving sentences for other cases, reports Xi