World weatherwatch: Spring brings wildfires, storms and ash plumes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thunderstorms have killed at least five in the mainland US, while fires plague eastern Russia and volcanic activity has been disrupting aviation in Hawaii Eastern Russia has been experiencing widespread and intense spring wildfires, thanks to a drier than normal autumn and winter, leading Läs mer…

Yulia Skripal says her world has 'turned upside down' – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:30 In a statement, her first since her discharge from hospital, Yulia Skripal, daughter of double agent Sergei, said she wished to return to Russia some day despite the nerve agent attack on her and her father, which she described as life-changing. Läs mer…

Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to have survived assassination attempt'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sergei Skripal Daughter of double agent says she would like to return to Russia ‘in the longer term’ Play Video 1:30 Yulia Skripal says her world has ‘turned upside down’ – video Yulia Skripal has said she wishes to return to Russia “in the Läs mer…

Trump escalates attacks on FBI as he fights back against Mueller inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump President wields authority as weapon to discredit agency as he claims, without evidence, that it planted informant in campaign ‘If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country,’ the president said. Photograph: Oliver Contreras / Pool/EPA Läs mer…

Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Georgia Tbilisi also alleges human rights violations in closing evidence at European court A Russian armoured vehicle in South Ossetia. Georgia says Russian troops poured into the breakaway province when the conflict erupted. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Georgia has accused Russia of war crimes, human Läs mer…

US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trump-Russia investigation Files reviewed by Guardian shed new light on ties between Columbus Nova, Viktor Vekselberg and Kremlin-allied bankers Viktor Vekselberg, shown in 2017 with Vladimir Putin, is one of Russia’s richest men. Columbus Nova is the US affiliate of Renova Group, a Moscow-based Läs mer…

UK urged to sanction ‘top Putin oligarchs’ as new powers take effect

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Follow US lead and seize assets of Russians accused of human rights abuses, say campaigners Britain should target high-profile Russians with economic sanctions soon after so-called Magnitsky powers passed by parliament come into force, according to campaigners and MPs who supported the introduction of Läs mer…

Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Foreign secretary says Nord Stream 2 could leave Europe reliant on ‘malign’ Russia The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has joined the US in condemning “divisive” German plans to press ahead with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Läs mer…

Boris Johnson hints at tougher action against Russian oligarchs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Foreign secretary says he has noted that harder US sanctions have had marked effect Boris Johnson has hinted that the UK could seek to take tougher action against Russian oligarchs in the wake of the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal, saying he Läs mer…

Hillary Clinton shows off Russian hat in jab at Donald Trump – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hillary Clinton takes swipe at US president over alleged Russian election interference during a graduation speech at Yale university. She made the speech on a day that students traditionally wear ‘over the top hats’ Continue reading… The Guardian RSS

Russian activity in City of London faces further scrutiny by MPs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Foreign policy Second select committee to examine issue as UK law firm criticised for advising oligarch Oleg Deripaska has said he will resign from his company’s board in a bid to get US sanctions on his company removed. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters A second select Läs mer…

Is Abramovich at last paying the price for being too close to Putin?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Roman Abramovich Chelsea’s owner is vulnerable to UK retaliation because of his proximity to Russian president Abramovich is said to have played a key role behind the scenes in the early years of Putin’s presidency. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA There is a compelling, two-word explanation Läs mer…

Roman Abramovich thought to be caught up in UK visa crackdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Roman Abramovich No 10 confirms it is taking fresh look at investor visas, as Kremlin attacks UK’s ‘unfair and unfriendly’ practices Roman Abramovich’s visa is understood to have expired in April and has not yet been renewed. Photograph: Anthony Anex/EPA The Chelsea football club Läs mer…

Trump attacks New York Times over report on son’s campaign meeting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; President lashes out over reported offer of overseas assistance Nader and Zamel cooperating with investigation, lawyers say Trump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario Puzo Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest son and other aides met Läs mer…

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Roman Abramovich Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new one Roman Abramovich was not at Wembley to see his team win the FA Cup. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA British authorities have not yet issued a Läs mer…