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Elon Musk refuses to back down on crypto token

Billionaire Tesla CEO and crypto enthusiast Elon Musk has pledged to keep supporting Dogecoin, in spite of a lawsuit that was filed against him earlier this week alleging that he ran a pyramid scheme to promote the token. In a complaint filed in a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, …

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Kiev conservatory refuses to give up Russian composer’s name

The Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (UNTAM) refused earlier this week to remove the name of the iconic Russian composer from its official title. Removing links to Russia in the names of streets and various entities has become a trend in Ukraine since the launch of Moscow’s military operation …

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UN refuses to back Ukraine ‘genocide’ claims

The UN has declined to support accusations by Kiev and Washington that Russia’s actions during its military offensive in Ukraine have amounted to genocide. Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was addressed on the issue by journalists on Friday. “No, we have not documented patterns …

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Hockey commentator refuses to use name of Russia’s biggest star

A hockey commentator in Finland went two whole NHL games without saying the name of Washington Capitals star player Alexander Ovechkin at the weekend. Viasat pundit Tero Kainulainen set himself the challenge which he later referenced on Twitter. “I tried not to mention the name of the visitors’ captain,” he wrote, …

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UK refuses to pay for gas in rubles

The UK prime minister’s spokesman said on Wednesday the nation would not pay for Russian gas in rubles as Moscow demands. London is liaising with British companies who might be concerned about the issue or its impact on industries and manufacturers across Europe, he added. The statement comes as the …

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British politician refuses to define ‘woman’ (VIDEO)

With transgender issues in the news, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak was asked on Thursday, “What is a woman?” The Conservative MP refused to answer directly. “Rishi Sunak, what is a woman?” TalkRadio host Julia Hartley-Brewer asked the chancellor, to which Sunak replied, “I thought the prime minister answered …

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Biden refuses to rule out Ukrainian territorial concessions

If Ukraine wishes to give up any territory in order to negotiate an end to its conflict with Russia, Washington will respect Kiev’s choice, US President Joe Biden told reporters, in Brussels, on Thursday.  Asked if President Volodymyr Zelensky needs to cede any land to secure a ceasefire, or if such …

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Russian Olympic champion ‘refuses’ meeting with sports minister

Three-time high jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene has reportedly knocked back the chance to attend a meeting held by Russian Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin. On March 21, Matytsin will discuss measures of support for Russian athletes in the face of sanctions and their right to compete in international competitions being taken …

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Why Burger King ‘refuses’ to close in Russia

The operator of Burger King fast-food chain in Russia has “refused” to close its 800 restaurants in the country despite demands from company headquarters to shut down, Restaurant Brands International has said. “We contacted the main operator of the business and demanded the suspension of Burger King restaurant operations in …

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