Mrs Crimea beauty queen is convicted of ‘discrediting’ Putin’s army by singing pro-Ukraine song

A Mrs Crimea beauty queen winner has been convicted of ‘discrediting’ Vladimir Putin’s army by singing a pro-Ukrainian song. Olga Valeyeva, 34, posted a video of her and a friend singing Chervona Kalyna, an anthem of Ukrainian resistance, to her Instagram account. Valeyeva won the Mrs Crimea crown this year, but the clip landed the mother-of-two … Read more

Italian Air Force warplanes scrambled to intercept four Russian fighter jets flying into Nato airspace

FOUR RUSSIAN warplanes have been intercepted after they flew into Nato airspace as tensions continue to rage between Vladimir Putin and the West. Italian Air Force fighter planes were scrambling after Putin’s jets were detected straying into airspace belonging to Poland and Sweden from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. 4 The Italian Air Force scrambled … Read more

Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche And French Peers Cut Hair In Support Of Iranian Women

Actors Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert and around 50 other French artists cut their hair in support of Iranian women engaged in mass protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for not wearing her hijab. Posted Wednesday on the Instagram account @soutienfemmesiran, which translates to “support Iranian women,” the symbolic … Read more

Top EU official vows to ‘stress test’ pipelines after leaks

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm vowed Wednesday to introduce checks on key EU infrastructure, including energy, after the suspected sabotage of natural-gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the damage last week to the Nord Stream pipelines linking Russia and Germany has “shown … Read more

Putin ‘hiding in bunker and planning launch of tactical nuclear strike’

Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Vladimir Putin is ‘not bluffing’ over the threats (Picture: EPA/ Reuters) Rumours have spread through Russia that Vladimir Putin will soon make ‘key decisions about launching a tactical nuclear strike’ from a secret bunker. The Kremlin leader has reportedly warned his closest family – including gymnast partner Alina Kabaeva – of … Read more

Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to 3 scientists for ‘snapping molecules together’ – National

Three scientists from the United States and Denmark were jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to design better medicines. Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless were cited for their work on click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, which are … Read more