Moscow/Beijing: Russia has sold crude oil to Beijing at a discounted rate, making it the biggest supplier of oil to China.
New York: As the UN marks the International Day of Family Remittances on Thursday, there is concern that economic contraction and job losses in Russia - likely to now rise further as a result of sanctions imposed since the invasion of Ukraine - are already having an impact on remittance-dependent communities in Central Asia, according to experts with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
New York: The UN’s top rights official expressed her concern on Wednesday at reports that Ukrainian children have been “forcibly deported” from the country’s embattled eastern regions, and taken to Russia for adoption.
Brussels/IBNS: Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand, during her participation in the United States-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, announced that her country would provide military aid valued at approximately $9 million to Ukraine with 10 replacement barrels to enable the sustainment of M777 howitzer artillery guns.
Moscow: Russia is witnessing several changes since the start of war with Ukraine earlier this year and one such move is surely revamping a popular US icon like McDonald's to give it a Moscow-twist.
Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The world's major banks - US JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs - have suspended operations on servicing Russia's debt obligations, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.
New York: The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday.
Ottawa/IBNS: The federal government of Canada has announced its biggest single donation of $98 million in military aid for Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion.
Tokyo/ New Delhi/UNI: United States President Joe Biden Tuesday came down heavily upon Russia at the start of the Quad Leaders' Summit saying Russia's Ukraine war is not merely a European but "a global issue and Russia is trying to extinguish a culture hitting schools and museums."
Ottawa: The Canadian government has decided to impose a ban on trade in luxury goods with Russia, a nation currently earning global criticisms for the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
New York: Amid new claims by Moscow of a covert biological weapons programme in Ukraine, the Director of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) affirmed on Friday that the UN is not aware of any such programme and has neither the mandate nor the technical operational capacity to investigate it - a message first delivered to the Security Council on 11 and 18 March, by High Representative Izumi Nakamitsu.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday said it had ordered 10 Romanian and one Bulgarian diplomat to leave the country in response to the expulsion of its diplomats last month.
New York: The UN Human Rights Council met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has again sparked speculations over his health as he covered his legs with a thick green blanket as he sat between senior dignitaries and World War II veterans at Victory Day celebrations in Moscow's Red Square, media reports said.
Kyiv: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Kyiv, Ukraine, where he met President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, amid the ongoing Russian invasion.