Renault hands Russian assets to Moscow in first nationalisation since war started

French automaker Renault has handed over its Russian assets to the Russian government, both parties announced Monday, marking the first major nationalisation since the onset of sanctions over Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine. Renault controlled 68 percent of AvtoVAZ, the largest carmaker in Russia with the country’s top brand Lada, but was under pressure to … Read more

Finland announces ‘historic’ NATO bid, as Sweden holds key meet

Finland has officially announced their intention to join NATO. The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s 75-year-old policy on military non-alignment. Sweden is expected to follow with a similar announcement. The Finnish government officially announced its intention to join NATO on Sunday, as Sweden’s ruling party held a decisive meeting that could pave the … Read more

Palestinian militant dies of wounds, days after clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian gunmen, brother of a prominent militant in the occupied West Bank, died in an Israeli hospital on Sunday, two days after being wounded in clashes with Israeli forces. The Palestinian Health Ministry announced Daoud Zubeidi’s death, citing information from Israeli authorities, and armed groups vowed revenge. He was the brother of Zakaria Zubeidi, … Read more

In blast-hit Lebanese capital, voters want new faces

After voting in Lebanon’s elections Sunday, Beirut blast survivor Nessrin hoped the ink on her finger would be a toe in the door of parliament for new candidates fighting corruption. The capital’s Karantina district where she cast her ballot was one of the worst hit by the August 2020 explosion that killed more than 200 … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter’s legal team told him he broke his NDA by revealing its sample size for fake accounts

Elon Musk says Twitter’s legal team told him he breached his NDA. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed that Twitter’s sample size to review fake accounts is 100. Musk “violated” his NDA by revealing the sample size, he claims he was told by Twitter’s legal team. Twitter users are “being manipulated” by its algorithm … Read more

Act of ‘racially motivated violent extremism’: US gunman kills 10 in live-streamed supermarket attack

A gunman in the US was arraigned hours after shooting and killing 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The 18-year-old suspect drove from several hours away to a predominantly black neighbourhood and live-streamed the attack. Authorities said the attack would be investigated as both a hate crime and as an act … Read more