Russia slams sanctions

Posted on   12:58 pm

Moscow pressed the West to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products due to the conflict.

Earthquake shakes southern Peru

Posted on   12:53 pm

The US Geological Survey said a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook southern Peru on Thursday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Shakira to face trial in Spanish tax fraud case

Posted on   12:52 pm

A Spanish court has dismissed an appeal from Colombian singer Shakira and ratified a prior decision, which saw sufficient evidence to send her to stand trial over alleged tax fraud, a court document showed on Thursday. Prosecutors claim the Hips Don’t Liesinger failed to pay up to 14.5 million euros ($15.54 million) in tax on income earned between 2012 and 2014.