Russia expands U.S. sanctions list to include Biden's wife and daughter

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ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia on Tuesday expanded its U.S. ‘stop-list’, including in it the wife and daughter of President Joe Biden as well as other prominent figures. The step was taken “as a response to the ever-expanding U.S. sanctions against Russian political and public figures,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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A 'default' when flush with cash: Five signs Russia ain't sinking yet

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Reuters UKBy Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) — Russia may have defaulted for the first time on foreign bonds since the Bolsheviks refused to pay on a vast debt pile after the 1917 Revolution, but its $1.8 trillion economy is showing no sign of sinking just yet. The sanctions imposed by the West over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine delivered the biggest external shock to Russia’s economy since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, but the economy has — so far — been remarkably resilient. Russia’s 2022 “default”, announced by the United States on Monday but rejected by the Kremlin, is very different to debt …

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Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

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ReutersBy Gloria Dickie LONDON (Reuters) — Extreme weather events — from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours — have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding in Bangladesh, and brutal heatwaves seared parts of South Asia and Europe. Meanwhile, prolonged drought has left millions on the brink of famine in East Africa. Much of this, scientists say, is what’s expected from climate change. On Tuesday, a team of climate scientists published a study ht…

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Biden urges G7 to stay together as leaders target Russian gold, oil price

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ReutersBy Matthias Williams and Thomas Escritt SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden told allies “we have to stay together” against Russia on Sunday as G7 leaders gathered for a summit dominated by war in Ukraine and its impact on food and energy supplies and the global economy. At the start of the meeting in the Bavarian Alps, four of the Group of Seven rich nations moved to ban imports of Russian gold to tighten the sanctions squeeze on Moscow and cut off its means of financing the invasion of Ukraine. But it was not clear whether there was G7 consensus on the plan, with Europe…

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Johnny Depp 'trying to settle' lawsuit

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BANG Showbiz EnglishJohnny Depp is reportedly trying to settle an alleged assault case before it goes to court. Gregg ‘Rocky’ Brooks filed court documents back in 2018, in which he accused the actor of “maliciously and forcefully” punching him twice in his ribs on the set of ‘City of Lies’ before saying he’d pay the location manager $100,000 to “punch in the face” in April 2017. The case is scheduled to go up before the courts next month, but sources told RadarOnline.com that Johnny’s legal team have been “deep in negotiations” with the location manager’s team up until late this week in a bit to settle the …

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Biden: G7 powers to impose ban on import of Russian gold

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DPAG7 powers will ban the import of Russian gold, US President Joe Biden said on Twitter on Sunday. The move, set to be officially announced at the G7 three-day summit taking place in the Bavarian Alps, will impose “unprecedented costs on Putin to deny him the revenue he needs to fund his war against Ukraine,” Biden wrote. The US leader described it as a “major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia.” “The measures we have announced today will directly hit Russianoligarchs and strike at the heart of Putin’s war machine,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he arrived…

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G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

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Reuters UKBy Sarah Marsh and Philip Blenkinsop SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany (Reuters) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies on Sunday to a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps overshadowed by the war in Ukraine and its far-reaching consequences, from energy shortages to a food crisis. The summit takes place against a darker backdrop than last year when the British, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Japanese and U.S. leaders met for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic and vowed to build back better. Soaring global energy and food prices are hitt…

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EU's Borrell in Tehran for talks on reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear pact

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ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday, Iranian state TV reported, as the bloc seeks to break an impasse between Tehran and Washington over reinstating a nuclear pact. The United States said earlier in June it was awaiting a constructive response from Iran on reviving the 2015 deal — under which Iran restricted its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions — without “extraneous” issues. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian last week called on Washington, which exited the deal and then imposed crippli…

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Russian shelling hits chemical plant where civilians trapped, says Ukraine

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ReutersBy Max Hunder and Tom Balmforth KYIV (Reuters) -Russia launched artillery and air strikes on the twin cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk on Saturday, hitting a chemical plant where hundreds of civilians were trapped, a Ukrainian official said. Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said Russian forces attacked Sievierodentsk’s industrial zone and also attempted to enter and blockade Lysychansk. “There was an air strike at Lysychansk. Sievierodonetsk was hit by artillery,” Gaidai said on the Telegram messaging app, adding the Azot chemical plant in Sievierodonetsk and the villages…

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'Guns have more rights than women': Kim Kardashian hits out at US abortion law ruling

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BANG Showbiz EnglishKim Kardashian has condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to terminate the constitutional right to abortion in the US. Lawmakers in the US caused uproar across the globe after the landmark Roe v Wade ruling — which makes terminations illegal for millions of American women — was overturned on Friday (24.06.22). Joining the protest, the SKIMS founder posted to her Instagram Story: “In America, guns have more rights than women.” The 41-year-old reality star and businesswoman — who is also known for her prison reform work and passed her baby bar law exam — then shared a series of reactions to the …

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