What next for Iran and Russia ties after Raisi-Putin meeting? | Vladimir Putin News

Tehran, Iran – Before leaving for Moscow this week, Ebrahim Raisi expressed hope that the visit, the first by an Iranian president in nearly five years, would lead to a “turning point” in his country’s relations with Russia. In the Russian capital, Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin supported the improvement of bilateral ties … Read more

Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval exercises in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state television said. Admiral Mostafa Tagouldini, a spokesman for the exercises, told state television that the naval forces of the Iranian armed forces and the Revolutionary Guards are participating in the “Maritime Security Belt 2022” exercise … Read more

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

Serbia revokes Rio’s licenses to explore for lithium Stock prices drop as cancellation is seen as a major setback Cancellation means greater lithium shortage – Analyst MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Shares tumbled in Rio Tinto on Friday after Serbia revoked licenses to explore for lithium over environmental concerns, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s ambition to become Europe’s … Read more

Roman Protasevich: US charges Belarusian officials for diverting flight carrying dissident journalist

Leonid Churo, director of the state air navigation agency, Belaeronavigatsia Republican Unitary Air Navigation Services Enterprise, and three others have been charged with one count of conspiracy to hijack aircraft, for issuing a false bomb threat to Minsk air traffic control and then covering up speeding the move by ordering air traffic controllers to falsify … Read more

Russia to hold major navy drills involving all its fleets

Training of marines of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy in the obstacle course during military exercises at the Khmelivka firing ground in the Kaliningrad region, Russia, November 24, 2021. REUTERS / Vitaly Nivar Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia announced on Thursday that its naval … Read more

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia on Thursday revoked Rio Tinto (RIO.L)’s lithium exploration licenses, bowing to protesters who opposed the development of a giant Anglo-Australian mining project on environmental grounds. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government’s decision followed requests from various green groups to halt the $2.4 billion Gadar lithium project which, if completed, … Read more

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austria’s parliament voted on Thursday to introduce a mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine for adults from February 1, the first of its kind in Europe, with maximum fines of up to 3,600 euros ($4,000) for people who do not do so. Compliance after a series of reminders. Lawmakers voted 137 to 33 in favor of … Read more

Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Rises After Entering Correction Territory, Bond Yields Fall

Text size Stocks have struggled as investors face tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Stocks rebounded on Thursday, with tech names leading the way. Investors bought the dip with bond yields falling from recent highs. In the afternoon discussions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 255 points or 0.7%, after the … Read more

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-plagued Johnson in power

Senior lawmaker said lawmakers were targeted Johnson vows to keep fighting Not aware of any evidence, says Downing Street LONDON (Reuters) – A senior Conservative MP accused the British government on Thursday of intimidating and trying to “blackmail” lawmakers suspected of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Johnson, who won a … Read more

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

“He has been informed of the facts,” said lawyer Martin Bosch, as law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl announced the results of an investigation into the historic sexual abuse in the Diocese of Munich over several decades. The report was commissioned by the church itself. “We believe he can be charged with misconduct in four cases,” … Read more