US basketball star Brittney Griner, who was given nine years in prison in Russia, was released by Russia after 10 months in exchange for the notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was serving a 25-year sentence in the US.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been named Person of the Year by the US magazine Time for his resistance to the Russian invasion of his country.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wants to work with India to advance the fight against climate change, the diplomat said on Tuesday.
Iranian activists have called for a new wave of protests starting Monday with the aim of inflicting economic damage to the Islamic republic, which has been beset by nationwide unrest for more than two months.
Imports of Russian crude oil are prohibited in the European Union from Monday, with limited exemptions, as an embargo agreed in June has now entered into effect.
Support from the Russian public for the war in Ukraine “is falling significantly,” Britain’s Defence Ministry said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, citing recent polling in Russia.
The $60 price cap for Russian oil, agreed upon by the EU on Friday, is too high, Ukraine has said.
The Kremlin has ruled out withdrawing Russian troops from Ukraine in response to calls by US President Joe Biden to end the invasion.