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Bugs, mold in burgers at Russia’s copycat McDonald’s sparks outrage

Some customers of Russia’s rebranded McDonald’s are not loving it according to images by social media users of orders that have contained some unexpected ingredients. Images posted have shown what appears to be insect legs and bugs in the burgers, while other pictures document creeping mold on the buns. Another Twitter user posted a video […]

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Russia defaults foreign debt for the first time in a century: REPORT

Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time in a century. Moscow has reportedly failed to pay about $100 million in interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired on Sunday, the White House said the default showed the power of Western sanctions imposed on Russia since it invaded […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin promises Belarus nuclear capable missile systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told his counterpart from Belarus that Moscow would supply Minsk with missile systems capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the Russian foreign ministry said. At a meeting with Putin in St Petersburg, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern about the “aggressive”, “confrontational” and “repulsive” policies of its neighbours Lithuania and […]

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Russian military cargo plane crash lands South of Moscow

A Russian military cargo plane crash landed south of Moscow on Friday, killing at least four out of nine to 10 people on board, according to media reports. The Il-76 cargo aircraft crashed in the city of Ryazan 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow, officials said in a statement carried by news agencies. Reports said it […]

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Ukraine war may last for years: NATO chief warns

The West must prepare to continue supporting Ukraine in a war lasting for years, Nato’s chief has warned. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the costs of war were high, but the price of letting Moscow achieve its military goals was even greater. Mr Stoltenberg said sending more weapons would make a victory for Ukraine more likely. […]

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Google’s Russian subsidiary declares bankruptcy amid seizure of bank accounts: Report

The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet’s Google has submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, Interfax reported on Friday, citing court filings online. The subsidiary announced plans to file for bankruptcy in May after authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to pay staff and vendors. “The Russian authorities’ seizure of Google Russia’s bank account has made […]

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McDonald’s restaurants set to reopen under new branding and ownership in Russia

The new fast-food chain that will take over McDonald’s in Russia has unveiled its new logo before its relaunch. The new logo design shows a red-orange circle and two orange lines against a green background, the image reportedly represents two sticks of yellow fried potatoes and a yellow-orange burger. The green background is reported to […]

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Russia ban Boris Johnson from entering the country over the UK’s stance on Ukraine war

Russia has banned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior ministers from entering Russia over the UK’s “hostile” stance on the war in Ukraine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other senior politicians have also been barred. Moscow said the decision had been made in retaliation to the UK’s sanctions against […]

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Belarus may soon join Russia’s invasion in Ukraine: US and NATO officials warn

The US and NATO believe that Belarus could “soon” join Russia in its war against Ukraine, US and NATO officials have warned, and that the country is already taking steps to do so. It is increasingly “likely” that Belarus will enter the conflict, a NATO military official said on Monday. “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin needs […]

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Russian court extends American basketball star Brittney Griner’s arrest until May 19: REPORT

A Moscow court announced it has extended the arrest of American basketball star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to Russian state news agency TASS. “The court granted the request of the investigation and extended the period of detention of the US citizen Griner until May 19,” the court said, per TASS. According to Russian […]

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United Nations court orders Russia to ‘immediately suspend military operations’ in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Russia to cease military actions in Ukraine immediately, saying it is “profoundly concerned” by Moscow’s use of force. “The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 on the territory of Ukraine,” judges at the United Nations’ highest court said […]

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United States warns China of ‘consequences’ if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine

The United States said China will face harsh “consequences” if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, according to media reports. Multiple US news outlets reported that Russia asked China to provide military assistance after it began the invasion. The Chinese foreign ministry described the allegation as disinformation from the US. The exchanges come […]