Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni died suddenly today in the Arctic prison where he has been held since last December, Russia's prison services said.
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Gabriela Sommerfeld admitted that his country sold useless Russian-built weaponry to the United States in exchange for operational arms to wage the South American country's war against drug trafficking gangs. The measure was adopted despite Moscow's advice against it, it was explained.
Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela held a telephone conversation Thursday during which they agreed on the need for a fair multipolar order, it was reported. They also discussed the territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region.
Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said that Venezuela's latest actions regarding the dispute over the Guaiana Essequiba were a regional threat and hoped Nicolás Maduro's regime would not act in an adventurous and very irresponsible manner.
The European Commission has urged Member States to immediately repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes and to ensure strong checks are in place to address the risks posed by investor residence schemes. The Commission has frequently and consistently raised its serious concerns about investor citizenship and residence schemes and the inherent risks they pose. The latest recommendation forms part of the Commission's broader policy to take determined action on these schemes. The current context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine is once again highlighting these risks.
Uruguayan Defense Minister Javier García Tuesday suggested in Buenos Aires that the II Latin American and Caribbean Conference on United Nations Peace Operations should condemn Russia's military deployment in Ukraine.
This week Johannesburg is hosting the 15th summit of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) when a historic decision is expected, reconfiguring the group with the access of new country members.
Russia's 's central bank hiked its key interest rate to 12% on Tuesday. The 3.5 percentage point rise represents a bid to fight high inflation and the sharp depreciation of the country's currency against the US dollar.
Ukraine and Croatia have reached an agreement for Croatian ports on the Danube and Adriatic Sea to be used for the export of Ukrainian grains, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after talks with his Croatian counterpart on Monday (July 31).
Russia has destroyed Ukrainian grain warehouses on the Danube River and injured seven people in a drone strike this week, expanding the target area of an air campaign launched last week after it pulled out of the Black Sea grain deal, the Kiev government said.