American basketball star detained in Russia pleads guilty – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – MOSCOW, July 07 – American basketball player Britney Grenier, who was arrested in February in Russia, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking. “I would like to plead guilty to all charges,” he told the court, adding that he had “no intention of violating Russian law.” Athlete was arrested for possession of cannabis oil … Read more

Ukraine and Latvia restore compulsory military service

(ANSA) – RIGA, July 06 – Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks announced yesterday evening that the Baltic state will restore compulsory military service, in the wake of rising tension with neighboring Russia over Moscow’s war in Ukraine. “The current military system in Latvia has reached its limits. In the meantime, we have no reason to … Read more

Born, China Challenges Our Values ​​and Interests – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – ROME, June 29 – China’s proclaimed coercive ambitions and policies “challenge our interests, security and values. The People’s Republic of China uses a wide range of political, economic, and military tools to increase its global influence and power project, while remaining ambiguous about its strategy, intentions and military build-up.” Moreover, “deepening the strategic … Read more