Ben & Jerry’s objects for sale of its ice cream in West Bank

Ben & Jerry’s objects for sale of its ice cream in West Bank

A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry’s ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream maker’s protest of Israeli policiesaccording to Unilever, the company that owns the brand. But it’s unclear if the product, which would only be sold with Hebrew and … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Boost for luxury London property prices as Russians locked in

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine is making it hard for even unsanctioned Russians to sell exclusive residential property in Britain, adding to a shortage of supply that has helped drive up house prices in prime locations, real estate sources say. Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern oil barons and billionaire Chinese entrepreneurs have … Read more

Apple TV Plus workplace comedy lacks bite

Maya Rudolph and Joel Kim Booster in lootphoto: Apple TV+ Apple TV+’s loot is designed to poke fun at, and eventually ruminate over, its protagonist’s ridiculously extravagant lifestyle. After all, Molly Novak’s (Maya Rudolph) splashy entry includes John (Adam Scott), her rich douchebag tech husband, gifting her a massive yacht. It has several floors and … Read more

Russia widens Europe gas cuts and halts Dutch, Danish and German contracts

A 3D printed natural gas pipeline is placed in front of displayed Gazprom logo in this illustration taken February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register Gazprom says it cuts off supply to GasTerra, Orsted and Shell Russians cite refusal to pay in rubles Move a day after … Read more

Exclusive: China quietly increases purchases of low-priced Russian oil

SINGAPORE, May 20 (Reuters) – China is quietly ramping up purchases of oil from Russia at bargain, according to shipping data and oil prices who spoke to Reuters, filling the vacuum left by Western buyers backing away from business with Russia after its invasion of Ukraine in February. The move by the world’s biggest oil … Read more

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision – POLITICO

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical competition Eurovision. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a popular record vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional plea for the bombed … Read more

Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports puts global food supply at risk

The Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports risks causing a global food crisis, given that Ukraine is one of the world’s top agricultural exporters. Analysts say this shows how Russia is weaponising food in its geopolitical games – but it’s a weapon the EU plans to neutralize by creating a land corridor to Poland’s … Read more

Five US states order halt to NFT sales by metaverse casino with alleged Russia ties

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its Russian … Read more