Ethiopia’s war endangers ancient relics
11 March 2022 | 6:23 am
Experts have noticed a surge in online sales of Ethiopian artifacts. They fear these relics could have been looted during Ethiopia's ongoing civil war.
The fear that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could escalate to a nuclear war is real. But what happens if any of the country's 15 nuclear power reactors get caught in the crossfire?
The situation in Ukraine is the focus of the world's media. The shelling of Kharkiv has been condemned as a war crime by the EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. There has been damage across the whole of Ukraine, but the next phase of the Russian operation is expected to be even more violent. Ukrainian people say they are resolute and prepared to lay down their lives – perhaps best represented by their own president. Volodymyr Zelensky is still in Kyiv and says he is ready to fight.
FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes a closer look at the cultural consequences of the war in Ukraine, as dissident Russian artists speak out at home and abroad. Boycotts in the film industry are also hitting home, with Disney, Sony and Warner Brothers movies on pause in Russia and film festivals targeting Russian productions.
The International Criminal Court has announced that it will open an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. There are specific international standards for war crimes.
The cultural world has reacted swiftly to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Artists and performers have been cancelling shows in Russia, while cultural institutions are under growing pressure to cut ties with Russian oligarchs. The country will also no longer be represented at major international events, including the Eurovision Song Contest. We're joined by Ukrainian artist Nikita Kravtsov, who's also one of the organisers of "Support Ukraine" in France. He denounced a "genocide" in his country and called for the West to implement a no-fly zone over Ukrainian skies.
The humanitarian situation in the Ukrainian capital is stable but there is growing fear with regard to heavy shelling in other cities. Last night, Kyiv came under Russian attack again. DW's Alexander Savitsky reports.
Solidarity for Ukraine was front and centre during US President Joe Biden's State of the Union address this week. Biden reiterated that American troops will not fight in Ukraine, but warned that NATO territory would be defended. He also announced that US airspace would be closed to Russian planes and warned oligarchs that their assets would be seized. To find out more about the effectiveness of such sanctions, we speak to Daniel Tannebaum, who's Global Head of Sanctions at Oliver Wyman and a former compliance officer with the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Treasury Department.
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military has spurred Europe’s worst security crisis in decades. But while most analyses are currently looking at how the war will end, here are most likely easy immediate ways to solve the situation.
Russia's wealthiest men have lost some $80 billion in wealth since Vladimir Putin launched his war on Ukraine. This may be only the beginning, as Western powers seek to identify and seize their hidden assets. Also, markets tumble amid fears of intense fighting around Europe's largest nuclear plant, located in the south of Ukraine, and spiking commodity prices threaten already battered supply chains.
Vladimir Putin insists Russia's invasion of Ukraine is going "exactly as planned." But as the war now stretches into its second week, some military analysts say otherwise. Russian casualties are likely much higher than the Kremlin expected, and Moscow's troops have thus far failed to make major advances in the east and on the capital Kyiv. General Dominique Trinquand, the former head of France's military mission to the UN, joined us for Perspective to share his insights.
Sweden and Finland have stayed outside of NATO due to their military nonalignment policy. That's been supported in the past by majorities of both Finns and Swedes. But the war in Ukraine has changed that.
The video-sharing app TikTok has become a tool in the hybrid war in Ukraine, but fake news and scams connected to the conflict also abound on the platform. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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