Agree to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT

BERLIN – The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and the European Commission agreed to impose new “tough financial sanctions” on Russia, including disconnecting some of its banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system,… Read More

11 PH crew of bombed bulk carrier safe, unhurt

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that all 11 Filipinos on board a bulk carrier bombed Thursday 50 miles southof Ukraine’s port city Odessa are safe.Citing the personnel relations officer of the Marshall Islands-flagged Yasa Jupiter, “all crew members on board,… Read More

Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jets, aircraft: Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine has shot down two Russian fighter jets, an IL-76 aircraft and a helicopter, Ukrainian officials said Saturday.The head of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, Serhiy Borzov, said on social media that Ukraine shot down a Russian SU-25 fighter jet near Kalynivka… Read More

UK closes airspace to Russian planes

LONDON– The British government closed its airspace to all Russian aircraft late Friday.The closure to all Russian jets follows a similar ban by Moscow against UK aircraft and is intended to increase pressure on the Russian government following its invasion of Ukraine.“(Russian President… Read More

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