WNBA's Griner says poor translation clouded arrest in Russia
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified Wednesday at her drug trial in Russia that a language interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during her questioning and officials instructed her to sign documents without providing an explanation. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February. She acknowledged in court earlier this month that she had vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage when she arrived in Russia but contends she had no criminal intent and packed the cartridges inadvertently.
© Reuters The former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, here photographed in 2018, is the subject of critical food in Germany and Europe since the start of the war in Ukraine Because of its proximity to Russian power.
The former German Chancellor returned to Russia and met Vladimir Putin at the end of July. He confirms and refuses to apologize. His explanations and proposals for good offices for a peace in Ukraine raise a new wave of criticism.
After a first visit in March, just after the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine , former German Chancellor Social Democrat (SPD) Gerhard Schröder, whose proximity to the power of Moscow already made the 'Object of strong criticism, persists: without having warned his government led by Olaf Scholz (SPD), he stayed three days in Moscow at the end of July. He explains this week in an interview with Stern magazine.
Germany to send Ukraine 16 bridge-laying tanks, adding to its arsenal of Western weapons, as it wages a new offensive against the Russian invasion
Germany plans to send Ukraine Biber bridge-layer tanks to help its forces "overcome water or other obstacles in battle," the ministry said Friday.Throughout the buildup to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NATO countries, including the US, insisted they would not send troops to the region amid concern that the presence of their personnel on the ground would lead to a dangerous escalation of the conflict.
Revenue from his holidays in Moscow, the one who was at the head of the German executive from 1998 to 2005 confirms that he met Vladimir Putin and refuses to apologize. He takes up the position of the Kremlin saying that Moscow wants to negotiate a solution for the war in Ukraine. Maybe we could gradually build a ceasefire? He wonders, without forgetting to put pressure on its own country: obviously, Germany and its government have a particular responsibility (in the conflict, note), in partnership with France.
Remember Donbass, Crimea
for the former 78 -year -old leader, Ukraine should resolve to give up the Donbass where a solution on the model of the Swiss cantons would be found ", and a fortiori in Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, for which he believes that Ukrainian reconquest ideas do not hold water.
Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries
BERLIN (AP) — Rising concern over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff is fueling the debate in Germany over whether the country should switch off its last three nuclear power plants as planned at the end of this year. The door to some kind of extension appeared to open a crack after the Economy Ministry in mid-July announced a new “stress test” on the security of electricity supplies. It's supposed to take into account a tougher scenario than a previous test, concluded in May, that found supplies were assured.
A proposal for a negotiated solution deemed disgusting on Thursday August 4, by the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Read also. Germany. Faced with pressures, ex-chancellor Gerhard Schröder gives way ... a little
Faced with the problems of Russian gas deliveries, Gerhard Schröder advocates, without surprise, the simplest solution: the start-up of Nord Stream 2, frozen since The outbreak of war ... and which he chairs the board of directors. In May, under pressure from criticism he had to abandon his role as leader of the Russian oil producer Rosneft but he obviously remains a lobbyist active in the Russian Gazprom giant giant.
In Germany, criticisms are raining: his commitment, privately, during his retirement as a lobbyist for a Russian state company was criticized by me and by others. It is even more unacceptable since the war in Ukraine, reaffirmed the deputy SPD, former vice-president of the Ralf Stegner party. We must not follow the fantasies of a man who places his personal financial interests above the interests of the country, "said Thorsten Frei, one of the leaders of the parliamentary group of Democrats Christians (CDU) in the Bundestag.
Poland: 'Huge' amounts of chemical waste dumped into river .
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons of dead fish have been seen floating or washed ashore on the Oder's banks over the past two weeks but the issue only erupted into a major scandal late this week. PrimeTons of dead fish have been seen floating or washed ashore on the Oder's banks over the past two weeks but the issue only erupted into a major scandal late this week.