39 times UK govt said no rules were broken in first two weeks after the partygate allegations broke

Coronavirus regulations were breached in lockdown-busting parties in Westminster, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed, as it issues the first set of fines relating to the row. However, opposition MPs argue that this flies in the face of what Boris Johnson and his team said when the news first broke. This could be almost as serious … Read more

UK police to issue first set of fines for multiple lockdown-busting bashes at Downing Street, Whitehall

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Leon Neal/Getty Images The first set of “partygate” fines will be issued by the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday. Around 20 fixed penalty notices are expected to be issued for lockdown-busting parties. Downing Street previously said it will confirm if Boris Johnson is fined for attending a party. For more stories … Read more

Russia labels German state broadcaster ‘foreign agent’ — RT World News

Germany’s state-sponsored broadcaster Deutsche Welle is now considered a “foreign agent” under Russian law after the Ministry of Justice in Moscow included it on the register on Monday. “Following the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Justice included Deutsche Welle into the register of foreign media outlets acting … Read more

China announces another massive lockdown — RT World News

Some 26 million residents of China’s economic capital of Shanghai will be confined to their homes as Beijing imposes a massive citywide lockdown starting on Monday in a bid to maintain a ‘zero-Covid’ policy. The lockdown will be conducted in two phases. First, Shanghai’s Pudong financial district and nearby areas will be quarantined from Monday … Read more

Inside London’s ‘Red Square,’ where some of Russia’s most powerful oligarchs have bought homes

Between 2008 and 2015, more than 3,000 people, including 705 Russians, were granted investor visas in the UK, according to The Guardian. Wealthy people were allowed to enter the country if they invested at least £2 million. In February, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the immediate closure of the scheme due to Russia’s unprovoked … Read more

A defiant Ukrainian town took to streets in protest, forced Russian troops to release abducted mayor

Demonstrators protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Slavutych, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. Reuters Mayor Yuri Fomichov was abducted by Russian forces in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych. The mayor was released hours later after residents came out to protest. Fomichev said that Russians had agreed to withdraw if there was no Ukrainian military in the … Read more