Some Russians flee Ukraine conscription as Moscow remains defiant at U.N

Reuters 09/23/2022

KYIV/NEW YORK  – Some draft-age Russians rushed to leave the country on Thursday to escape their country’s biggest conscription drive since World War Two, as world powers at the United Nations demanded Moscow be held accountable for alleged…

Tearful Rybakina shrugs off Russia questions after Wimbledon triumph

Agence France Presse 07/10/2022

Newly crowned Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina broke down in tears on Saturday after she was again confronted by questions over her Russian roots. Rybakina, born in Moscow but representing Kazakhstan after switching allegiances in 2018, defeated Ons…

Zelensky to Moscow: ‘This is the time to meet

Agence France Presse 03/19/2022

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called again for talks with Moscow on Saturday, saying they were the “only chance for Russia to minimise the damage done with their own mistakes” after invading. The two sides…

Russians brace for sanctions as their favorite shops close

Agence France Presse 03/08/2022

MOSCOW — Yulia Shimelevich hurries to stock up on imported food for her cat and dog as it may soon disappear from Moscow shelves with the onslaught of sanctions from Western capitals on Russia over Ukraine. “My…

Kyiv girds for assault, mayor says some Russians have entered

Reuters 02/25/2022

KYIV  – Russian missiles pounded Kyiv on Friday, families cowered in shelters and authorities told residents to prepare Molotov cocktails to defend Ukraine’s capital from an assault that the mayor said had already begun with saboteurs in the…

Russia’s Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

Agence France Presse 02/24/2022

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday and called on soldiers there to lay down their arms, defying Western outrage and global appeals not to launch a war. Putin made…

Cebu business leaders delegation in Russia

PR 07/17/2017

  MEMBERS of Philippine-Russia Business Assembly (PRBA) joined the over 200 business delegation of President Duterte to the Philippines and Russia Business Forum last May 25 in Moscow. Some PRBA members who joined their chairperson, Honorary Consul…

LA is world’s most clogged city

02/21/2017

DETROIT — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak…

Fighting shakes Aleppo as ceasefire expires

10/25/2016

ALEPPO, Syria — Clashes and air strikes shook the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, leaving three civilians dead as heavy fighting resumed after the end of a three-day ceasefire declared by government ally Russia. The unilateral…

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