cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/16299740
MOSCOW, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Russian businessman Yury Antipov was questioned by police on Monday in a fraud case connected to the alleged illegal privatisation of metals assets...
TASS had earlier said that Antipov had been detained on fraud charges...
The move comes after Russian news agencies reported that a regional arbitration court in Sverdlovsk had ruled in favour of prosecutors seeking to nationalise three assets important to the defence industry that they said had been illegally privatised in the 1990s.
From the "no matter how bad you think it is, it's worse" department.
The U.S. government should block the import of low-cost Chinese autos and parts from Mexico, a U.S. manufacturing advocacy group said on Friday, warning they could threaten the viability of American car companies.
[...]the Biden administration mounted a sustained pressure campaign aimed at Brazil's military, which began as early as 2021. The effort, as first reported in Folha de São Paulo and also covered by Foreign Policy, involved explicit public warnings by U.S. senators about not respecting election results as well as continuous back-channel conversations to make clear that a democratic rupture would leave Brazil isolated on the international stage—and lead to a downgrade of U.S.-Brazil security cooperation, which is highly valued by Brazil's military establishment.
The campaign involved the U.S. White House, State Department, CIA, Senate, and—notably—the Pentagon. In retrospect, including that last agency may have been the Biden administration's most decisive move. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was employed as Biden's chief public emissary to Brazil's generals. It was a natural choice given the tense relationship between Biden and Bolsonaro, the latter of whom followed Trump's lead in parroting falsehoods about supposed fraud during the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Austin was also a more credible interlocutor since Brazil's military was the intended target of the U.S. campaign.
The sheer number of U.S. actors involved in the campaign meant that, for much of 2022, many Brazilian government officials visiting Washington received an unambiguous message from the U.S. government about the need for Brazil's military officers to respect the electoral process. Shortly before Brazil's election, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution calling on Brazil to ensure the vote is "conducted in a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful manner." In order to minimize the risk of a coup, Biden, along with numerous Western allies, publicly congratulated Lula for his victory in the hours after the official results were made public.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.crimedad.work/post/57650
Here's hoping that the rest of the world's nuclear arsenal is practically non-functional as well.
Israeli officials have accused Brazil’s president of antisemitism following his comparison of Israeli violence to that of the Nazis
"For a foreign ministry to address a head of state from a friendly country in this way is unusual and revolting. It is a shameful page in the history of Israel's diplomacy," the Brazilian diplomat went on to say, adding that Israel is trying to cover up its crimes in Gaza with a smokescreen
The Grayzone has obtained a private letter authored by ADL director Jonathan Greenblatt threatening to weaponize the Nazi past of the BMG music company unless executives terminated a major deal with Roger Waters. BMG has publicly denied Israel lobby influence on its decision to nix Waters’ contract.
Vladimir Putin has decorated Valery Boyarinev, the deputy director of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), with the rank of colonel general. The accolade comes just days after opposition leader Alexey Navalny died in prison.
An Indian trade union that operates at multiple ports across the nation has refused to load or offload ships carrying weapons to Israel, days after the announcement of New Delhi sending Hermes 900 “killer” drones to Tel Aviv.
AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants
As firms increasingly rely on artificial intelligence-driven hiring platforms, many highly qualified candidates are finding themselves on the cutting room floor.
Companies knew for decades recycling was not viable but promoted it regar
Palestinian women and girls have reportedly been arbitrarily executed in Gaza, often together with family members, including their children, according to information received.
Many have reportedly been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, denied menstruation pads, food and medicine, and severely beaten.
On at least one occasion, Palestinian women detained in Gaza were allegedly kept in a cage in the rain and cold, without food.
We are particularly distressed by reports that Palestinian women and girls in detention have also been subjected to multiple forms of sexual assault, such as being stripped naked and searched by male Israeli army officers.
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