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International Criminal Court Will Prosecute Russian War Crimes in Ukraine
News, Russia, Ukraine

International Criminal Court Will Prosecute Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague wants to prosecute Russians for war crimes committed during the conflict in Ukraine. The New York Times reports this on Monday. So there would already be two files ready. Earlier this month, after a visit to Ukraine, ICC prosecutor Karim Kahn said the alleged child abductions were "the subject of a priority investigation". Several Ukrainian children were reportedly taken to Russia and placed for adoption or placed in re-education camps. According to The New York Times, the Court will focus primarily on that and the allegations of targeted attacks on public infrastructure, such as electricity and hydroelectric power stations, and civilian targets. According to the newspaper, the ICC plans to apply for arrest warrants against ...
Poland will Deliver the Remaining 10 Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine This Week
News, Poland, Ukraine

Poland will Deliver the Remaining 10 Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine This Week

This week, Poland will deliver ten Type 2A4 Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said this on Tuesday before flying to Stockholm, where he attends a meeting of European defence ministers. Poland promised to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv at the end of January. Four had already been delivered on February 24, the anniversary of the Russian invasion. So now the remaining ten follow. Blaszczak also said that Poland would set up a maintenance centre for the tanks used in Ukraine. He wants to discuss the matter in Stockholm with German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius. "The fundamental issue we will discuss is the low availability of spare parts for the Leopard tanks," said Blaszczak. "I count on Minister Pistorius to use his influence on German indu...
One Dead After Panic Breaks Out During a Performance by Rappers in the United States
News, US

One Dead After Panic Breaks Out During a Performance by Rappers in the United States

At a performance in Rochester, New York, several people were injured, presumably after panic broke out. A 33-year-old woman has died of her injuries, local media report. News channel ABC reports one dead and eight injured. Two of the injured are still in life-threatening condition. The incident occurred at a performance by rap star GloRilla and rapper Finesse2tymes. The police had to arrive on Sunday evening after reports of gunshots that would have echoed in the concert hall. Several were found injured, but none had sustained gunshot wounds. There is no evidence that shots were actually fired. However, presumably panic has broken out, the police reported, among other things, to the CBS channel. Therefore, a large group of people tried to reach the exit as quickly as possible...
Richest Russians Lost $67 Billion in One Year of War
Business, News, Russia

Richest Russians Lost $67 Billion in One Year of War

The war between Russia and Ukraine weighs on the wealth of Russian billionaires. After one year of the war, the 23 richest Russian oligarchs have lost a combined $67 billion, about one-fifth of their combined wealth, according to the Bloomberg news agency figures. They suffered a tremendous loss at the beginning of the invasion, but sanctions from the European Union and other countries also had an effect. A balance sheet from the Bloomberg news agency has revealed how much the war costs Russian billionaires. For the 23 Russians who are part of the top 500 of the world's wealthiest people, their wealth was compared on February 23, the day before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the situation one year later. As of February 23 last year, the 23 richest Russians had a net wo...
The European Union Wants a Faster Roll-Out of 5G and is Looking at Sharing Costs
Business, Europe, News, Tech

The European Union Wants a Faster Roll-Out of 5G and is Looking at Sharing Costs

The existing internet infrastructure in the European Union no longer meets today's requirements. According to the European Commission, there is an urgent need for more bandwidth with higher speeds so that citizens, companies and governments have better access to smarter and more innovative services such as artificial intelligence (AI), data spaces and virtual reality. The day-to-day EU administration will also consult the sector about the costs of the investments required for this. “New technologies require a different internet architecture,” said European Commissioner Thierry Breton (Industry). “And that will not happen in five years, but now.” So the commission is amending a 2014 guideline to accelerate the roll-out of 5G and fibre optic networks by tackling red tape and cumbe...
Iran Denies That It Has Enriched Uranium Beyond 60 Percent
Asia, Iran, News

Iran Denies That It Has Enriched Uranium Beyond 60 Percent

Iran denied on Monday that it would have enriched uranium to 84 percent. The country is responding to reports on Sunday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in talks with Iran after it discovered uranium with enrichment levels just below 90 percent. A purity of 90 percent is enough to make a nuclear bomb. This information is "a distortion of the facts. So far, we have not made any attempt to enrich beyond 60 percent," Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's nuclear energy organization, said Monday, according to the official agency IRNA. He said that "the presence of particles above 60 percent does not mean enrichment (uranium) above 60 percent." According to the Bloomberg news agency, citing two diplomatic sources, IAEA inspectors have yet to determine wheth...
Innocent African-American Released After Nearly 28 Years
Africa, News, US

Innocent African-American Released After Nearly 28 Years

A court in Saint Louis, Missouri, overturned Lamar Johnson's conviction on Tuesday. So the 50-year-old African-American spent nearly 28 years innocently behind bars for murder. American and English-language media write that. Johnson walked out of court a free man. "This is unbelievable," he said. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1994 for the murder of Marcus Boyd, an accusation he has consistently denied. Boyd was shot dead on Johnson's front porch by masked men. Johnson indicated several times that he was not home at the time of the attack. Saint Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner filed a motion to secure Johnson's release in August after investigating with the nonprofit Innocence Project and believing the man was telling the truth. According to the judge who overtur...
Travel Group TUI Sees Strong Price Increases for the Summer Season
Business, News

Travel Group TUI Sees Strong Price Increases for the Summer Season

TUI, the world's largest tour operator, sees "strong price increases" for the upcoming summer holidays. According to director Sebastian Ebel, this is necessary to cover the costs. Still, the sky-high inflation and more expensive holidays are not stopping people from booking for the time being. According to TUI, the number of bookings for the summer season has now passed pre-coronavirus levels. In addition, the travel group sees that many Germans and English people, in particular, have already booked their holidays. TUI did suffer from the problems at Schiphol last quarter, Ebel said during an explanation of the results. The group already indicated last year that the chaos in aviation was hindering recovery. The results were also depressed last quarter by the depreciation of the ...
Twitter is Experiencing Technical Difficulties
News, Tech, US

Twitter is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Short message service Twitter did not work for many users for hours on Wednesday night. The crash occurred just after the launch, so subscribers could create extra-long tweets. In Turkey, the service is out for political reasons. On Wednesday night, Twitter did not function as expected for many users, Twitter reports after complaints. Tens of thousands of Twitter users reported Wednesday evening that they were experiencing technical problems and could not send tweets. Those problems are now largely resolved. The technical issues more or less coincided with the launch of a new feature for Twitter Blue subscribers: paying Twitter users now have the option to post tweets of 4,000 characters instead of the usual 280. Since Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, there are also major saving...
OnePlus Lifts the Veil of the First Tablet
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OnePlus Lifts the Veil of the First Tablet

That OnePlus will unveil its latest flagship smartphone later today has been known for some time. The manufacturer had another surprise in store. First, we glimpse the OnePlus Pad - OnePlus' first tablet in a teaser video. It will also see the light of day this Tuesday. We don't get much wiser from that teaser, by the way. Instead, we see a green tablet, the same Eternal Green of the 11 5G, with a reasonably large camera on the back. The device can also be operated with a stylus, but it is unclear whether OnePlus supplies it as standard. There is also, probably optional, a magnetic keyboard available for the OnePlus Pad. The price and other details have not yet been announced. The launch of the new devices can be followed live from 3 pm via this YouTube channel.