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Russia’s Blackship missile ship sank when it was towed to port after an explosion in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Following Ukraine’s claim on Wednesday that its military had attacked Moscow with anti – Neptune anti-ship missiles, it diverted its crew by a drone, which began to sink and forced a crew of 500 to abandon the ship.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday: “The cruise ship Muskwa, which was towed to port, has lost its stability due to a fire from the ship’s ammunition, which damaged the ship’s hull. Under storm sea conditions, the ship sank.

  • Is Russia’s claim of a “storm” true? The claim that bad weather was a factor was questioned by the audience. “Looking at the weather report outside Sevastopol, the wind was blowing at 4 mph today with 40 degrees. [4C] Temperature and light rain, ”the former US military commander in Europe told CNN.

  • What is the significance? The sinking of Moscow – the pride of its navy and the most valuable ship engaged in the war against Ukraine – is a symbolic blow to the Kremlin.

  • What does this mean for Russian strategy? CIA Director William Burns warned of “frustration” from Russian President Vladimir Putin that he could use a tactical or low-yield nuclear weapon as a result of his country’s military setbacks.

Russia has warned that if Sweden and Finland join NATO, there will be nuclear weapons in the Baltic region

The meeting was chaired by Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Photographer: Mikhail Clementiev / AB

Moscow has said that if Finland and Sweden join NATO, including maintaining nuclear weapons, it will be forced to strengthen its security in the Baltic region.

With the leaders of the two Nordic countries claiming that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed Europe’s entire security landscape, Finland and Sweden are considering abandoning decades of non-military involvement in NATO.

Lithuania downplayed the threat, saying Russia already has nuclear weapons in its Baltic Kaliningrad region. That request has not been independently verified.

  • What Should we expect the next as the war enters its seventh week? Ukraine is ready for a powerful offensive in the east.

  • What obstacles does Volodymyr Zelenskiy demand? The Ukrainian president has been urging the West this week to impose major sanctions, such as halting all Russian oil purchases. He also wants diplomats to return to Kiev.

Former British citizen convicted in Beatles Islamic State kidnapping trial by US arbitral tribunal

El Shafi'i Elsheikh, seen here in 2018.
El Shafi’i El Sheikh was convicted of taking part in a hostage-taking scheme. He will be seen here in 2018. Photo: Hussain Malla / AB

A member of the Islamic State group that beheaded American hostages in Iraq and Syria, nicknamed the Beatles for their British accents, has been convicted in US court of terrorism.

Following a trial in Alexandria, Virginia, an arbitral tribunal found El Shafi’i El Sheikh, a 33-year-old former British citizen, guilty of eight counts.

The arbitral tribunal debated the most important case against a member of the Islamic State in the United States for four hours before coming to a verdict. Elshak stood motionless and made no obvious reaction when the verdict was read. He faces up to life in prison.

  • What was the charge against him? El Sheikh was accused of plotting to assassinate American citizens – journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and his staff, Peter Kasik and Kyla M முller – and a terrorist organization.

  • Did the survivors recognize him? No. Although the Beatles had distinctive accents – the survivors identified them as John, George and Ringo – they were always very careful to cover their faces. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

In other news

Actor Amber Heard sits with her team of lawyers during Johnny Depp's defamation suit in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia on Thursday.
Actor Amber Heard sits with her team of lawyers during Johnny Depp’s defamation suit in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
  • Boris Johnson’s plan to send unauthorized asylum seekers to Rwanda on a one – way ticket was rejected by protesters. Johnson was criticized by senior Conservatives for calling the UK government’s plan inhumane, costly and deadly.

  • Defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Dr. Laurel Anderson, the couple’s marriage counselor, describes their relationship as slipping into “mutual abuse.”

  • An archeological excavation under the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Discovered an extraordinary treasure Statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of the original wooden screen from the 13th century.

  • Govt cases are on the rise in the Northeastern United States Many Americans travel for spring vacations and religious holidays. This increase is driven by the high conductivity Omicron variant, BA.2.

  • A Mexican woman who tried to climb the U.S. border wall in eastern Arizona has died in “unconscious tragedy.” The sheriff’s office said his leg and leg were trapped when he tried to go down. She is 32 years old.

  • An Ohio man has been sentenced by an arbitral tribunal for allegedly “following only the president’s orders” of Donald Trump when he attacked US capital. The jury took less than three hours to dismiss the defense of 38-year-old Dustin Byrne Thompson.

As of that day: anyone who pays $ 2.9m to NFT gets only $ 6,800.

Cina Estawi, CEO of the Crypto Exchange Bridge Oracle.
Cina Estawi, CEO of the Crypto Exchange Bridge Oracle. Photo: Mehran Harathi / Reuters

Crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi, who paid $ 2.9m to NFT in March last year with the first tweet from Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, is likely to lose everything on the property. As of Thursday, Estavi had received just $ 6,800 in the top bid for a fungus-free token; He expects $ 48 million. But the owner’s confidence in the NFT was not shaken. “This is the Mona Lisa of the digital world,” he told Reuters, adding that he should not sell it.

Do not miss this… Tacos, Treehouse, Virtual Golf: Top companies try to bribe workers.

A man playing golf in an office
It’s virtual game time. Photo: People Images / Getty Images / iStockphoto

Since the onset of the Govt epidemic, millions of workers around the world have traveled far and wide. Now employers are offering special desserts to anyone who wants to step back. Virtual golf, free tacos, everything from “pet scholarships” and more. Google pays American employees for electric scooter subscriptions. Goldman Sachs plays live music outside the offices. But in a tight labor market, it remains to be seen whether the tactics will work.

Climate check: Canada ignores warnings about virus affecting farmed and wild salmon

Salmon swimming in the river during the spawning season in British Columbia, Canada.
Salmon swimming in the river during the spawning season in British Columbia, Canada. Photo: edb3_16 / Getty Images / iStockphoto

In 2012 Canada was warned by its scientists that a virus could affect farmed and wild salmon. But successive governments have ignored the advice of experts, saying the risks to salmon have been low for years. The 2012 report was finally released in March this year after a multi-year access-information war. The industrial salmon industry has been accused of relying on the government to “cover up their sins”.

One last thing … Experience: A cactus saved my life

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown: ‘The slope was steep and hard, and there was nothing to reach it.’ Photo: Gareth Evan Jones / The Guardian

Matthew Brown says that when I lived in Chile when I was 18, we hiked in the wildlife valley of Cajan del Maibo in the mountains south of Santiago. The narrow path fell steeply and hard and dangerous without being very clean. I noticed that some of the rocks on the edge of the drop were turning slightly. As I was doing this, the ground below my hiking boots gave way. ‘That’s it,’ I said, accelerating faster and starting to roll down the valley. Then I came to a sudden stop …

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