US: Biden meets relatives of Americans jailed in Russia
17 September 2022 | 9:03 am
Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan were sentenced to jail time by Russian courts on charges that the US deems "unacceptable". President Joe Biden reassured their families that he was working on bringing them home.
Relatives of the Israeli Olympic team members killed by Palestinian terrorists call for a boycott of the commemoration ceremony. The bereaved have called Berlin’s compensation offer 'an insult. '
Russian energy giant Gazprom said due to maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline there would be no gas flow to Germany between August 31 and September 3. Berlin has accused Moscow of weaponizing energy supplies.
Biden said that there is no need for assault-style weapons "outside of a war zone" and stated his will to "keep dangerous firearms out of dangerous hands."
The war in Ukraine attracts thousands of foreign fighters from all over the world. Who are they? Why do they risk their lives? Our reporter wants to know more and joins them on their way to Ukraine.
The revamped vaccines by Moderna and BioNTech-Pfizer specifically target the currently dominant BA.4/BA.5 omicron subvariants. The jabs are part of a fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days.
Aid organizations say tens of millions of people are facing extreme hunger in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They are dependent on grain imported from Ukraine and also from Russia. Cary Fowler is the U.S. special envoy for global food security and is on the line.
Deportation, agonizing interrogations and detention: Human Rights Watch has accused Russia of using a "filtration system" and other violations of international humanitarian law on Russian-held territory in Ukraine.
A potential deal to supply weapons to Taiwan has been approved by the US State Department. It includes the sale of anti-ship and air-to-air missiles as well as a radar surveillance system.
In Russia, artists who speak out against the invasion of Ukraine are being blacklisted. A State Duma commission formed to investigate "anti-Russian cultural activities" is targeting artists, musicians and other prominent figures in the cultural sphere.
Russia has so far avoided an economic meltdown from the Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine war. Some think Moscow will run out of cash in two years, while others believe the country remains in a strong position.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the US will support the restructuring of Sri Lanka's debt and will extend financing assurances to the country. This as Sri Lanka suffers its worst economic crisis in seven decades. We report on how fishermen are having to use oars instead of motors to set to sea. But first, we look at the EU's proposed plan to cope with the energy crisis, as well as discouraging data from China's export sector.
Putin accused the West of attempting to "subordinate" Russia with sanctions during a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. He also announced new deals with China and Myanmar regarding gas and oil.
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