‘I’ve paid everything’, Shakira denies evading tax

‘I’ve paid everything’, Shakira denies evading tax

Earlier this year, Spanish authorities announced that they would be seeking a prison sentence of eight years and two months against famous singer Shakira for allegedly evading taxes from 2014 to 2016. Shakira is daring them to go ahead.  What’s she saying?  In a recent interview, the Colombian star stated that she would be fighting…

Putin threatens use of nuclear weapons

Putin threatens use of nuclear weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin fully committed to his new role as world enemy number one on Wednesday, ordering the mobilization of Russian reservists and bringing the threat of the nuclear option to the table in the same speech. The escalation comes as Russia’s invasion loses gas in Ukraine, facing manpower shortages and territorial losses. “Russia…

A recap of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

A recap of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Monday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades. Leaders of almost 200 countries and territories, including roughly 90 presidents and Prime Ministers, flew in to attend. Many of them did not get royal treatment, however.  How do you mean?  Japan’s Emperor and other Heads of State arrived at…

Florida has no space for immigrants

Florida has no space for immigrants

 Florida governor Ron DeSantis has reiterated his position that there’s no space for migrants in the state, and he’s ready to exhaust the $12m budget for relocating migrants from the state.  There’s a budget for that?  Yes, there’s a provision for $12m in the state’s 2022 budget for transporting “unauthorized aliens”. On Friday, DeSantis disclosed…

Don’t risk self-destruction, South Korea warns neighbour 

Don’t risk self-destruction, South Korea warns neighbour 

The government of South Korea has warned its North Korean counterpart against using its nuclear weapons, to avoid “self-destruction”.  Did North Korea threaten to use its nukes?  The tension between the two countries was aggravated last week as the North Korean parliament adopted legislation on the rules for the use of its nuclear arsenal. The…

King Charles III pledges total commitment to serve the UK

King Charles III pledges total commitment to serve the UK

Britain’s new monarch, King Charles the third has promised to carry on his late mother’s legacy of “lifelong service” to the nation as he is set to be proclaimed the new ceremonial Head of State of the United Kingdom, following the death of Queen Elizabeth the second. In his first address to the nation as…

E.U imports of Russian aluminum increased by 13% in Q2
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E.U imports of Russian aluminum increased by 13% in Q2

Despite multiple waves of international sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, the E.U. and U.S. have both increased their imports of Russian industrial metals compared to 2021. What are the figures?According to a report by Reuters, E.U. imports of Russian aluminum increased by 13% in the March-June period of this year, while U.S….