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EU Proposes $141 Billion Taxes On Energy Firms to Tackle Soaring Prices

On Wednesday, the EU unveiled proposals to tax energy firms by up to $140 billion euros ($141 billion) to alleviate the burden of soaring prices for households and businesses across the bloc. EU chief Ursula von der Leyen presented the...

US Senator Menendez Warns Turkey Over Supply of Russian Missiles

Turkey's possible purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia would be a violation of US sanctions, Senator Menendez said on Thursday.

The Uncanny Parallels Between the Cyprus and Ukraine Invasions

As Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of July 20, 1974, many are highlighting the uncanny parallels with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greek and Cypriot communities question why Turkey got off nearly scot-free after its invasion...

$700 Million Superyacht Linked to Putin Seized by Italy

A giant superyacht linked to Vladimir Putin was seized by Italian authorities on Friday after they recommended it be impounded as part of sanctions against Russia. Authorities in Italy said the $700 million superyacht, called 'The Scheherazade,' which is more...

Russia’s Patriarch Kirill in EU’s Sanctions List

It emerged on Thursday that Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia's Orthodox Church, is included in the European Union's sanctions list. The 75-year-old Kirill has backed Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, calling on supporters to rally to fight Moscow's "external...

EU Plans to Ban Oil Imports from Russia by the End of 2022

The EU Commission announced plans on Wednesday to ban the import of oil from Russia by the end of 2022 and to sanction Russians who committed war crimes in Ukraine. "Putin must pay a high price for his brutal aggression,"...

Greece Seizes Russian Tanker as Part of EU Sanctions

Greece's authorities say they have seized a Russian tanker in the Aegean Sea as part of European Union sanctions imposed against Russia. The Hellenic Coast Guard said the Russian-flagged Pegas, an oil tanker with 19 Russian crew members on board,...

Zelensky Calls on Cyprus to Tighten Russia Sanctions, Omits Reference to Turkish Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called on Cyprus to close its ports to all Russian ships and to deny “privileges” to Russian nationals but omitted any reference to the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. He was speaking...

Russian Embassy in Greece Says Bank Accounts of Citizens Frozen

The Russian Embassy in Greece said Wednesday it was “concerned” about reports it had received from Russian citizens in the country who said that their bank accounts have been frozen, “without any warning or written notification.” “In some cases, families...

Germany Seizes Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov’s Superyacht

A superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov was seized by German authorities in Hamburg on Wednesday, according to Forbes. The German government has seized the Dilbar, Usmanov’s 512-foot yacht, the publication said, citing three unidentified industry sources. Built in...