Austrian chancellor concludes ‘tough’ talks with Putin in Moscow
16 April 2022 | 1:13 pm
Karl Nehammer is the first European leader to visit Moscow since the conflict in Ukraine began. He said the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin gave him "no optimistic impression."
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The American reporter Evan Gershkovich who was detained by Russian authorities on espionage charges in March met with US consular officials a second time at the Lefortovo prison in Moscow.
Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed that Russia is more united than ever. The event was Putin's first multilateral summit since a short-lived insurrection.
A study shows that only 17% of Western firms with local Russian units prior to the invasion of Ukraine have exited Russia. Those that remain are paying Moscow billions in taxes, indirectly bankrolling the Ukraine war.
Elena Milashina is in a "difficult" condition in a Moscow hospital, her editor and Russian Nobel peace laureate Dmitry Muratov has said.
The Wagner chief's uprising has been seen as the biggest challenge to Putin since the Russian president came power. Wagner commanders are said to have been offered "alternative options for employment."
Heavy rains brought destructive floods to northern India, triggering landslides and damaging houses. People are warned not to venture outside, as weather experts warned more rain is expected.
Speaking at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the International Criminal Court, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said "no one should be able to lead a war of aggression and get away with it in the 21st century."
International pressure on South Africa has eased now that the Russian leader will attend the BRICS summit via video link only. The decision leaves ties between the only African nation in the alliance and Russia intact.
There are fears that Moscow's termination of the Ukrainian grain export deal could make famines in poorer countries worse.
The pledge comes after Moscow pulled out of a grain deal that had allowed the transport of millions of tons of Ukrainian food exports through the Black Sea.
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