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Gorbachev faces lawsuit over killings

The families of six people who lost their lives amid a Soviet crackdown against Lithuania’s pro-independence government have filed a lawsuit in the capital, Vilnius, against the USSR’s last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. The lawsuit, which was initiated on Thursday on the 31st anniversary of the event, seeks undisclosed damages for …

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America’s national symbol faces slow death

A new study has found the bald eagle population in the US has taken a significant hit from lead poisoning, eaten by the animals from left-behind ammunition from hunters. The study, from the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at Cornell University, found the bald eagle population growth has decreased …

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Facebook faces $3bn+ legal action over dominance

Social media giant Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a class action lawsuit in Britain, seeking at least £2.3 billion (over $3.1 billion) in damages, over allegations the company had exploited users’ data for profit. The case is being brought by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s …

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Australia cancels Djokovic visa as star faces deportation

World number one Novak Djokovic has been refused entry into Australia after arriving in the country expecting to be granted permission to compete at the Australian Open with a medical exemption. Hours after Djokovic arrived at Melbourne Airport late on Wednesday night local time, the Australian Border Force (ABF) issued …

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Europe faces full-blown energy crisis

European prices for natural gas exceeded $2,150 per 1,000 cubic meters on Tuesday for the first time in history, according to Intercontinental Exchange’s London clearing house. The price at the Dutch TTF hub in the Netherlands, the benchmark gas price for Europe, soared some 27% in one day to nearly …

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Russian billionaire faces $7 billion divorce claim

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Vladimir Potanin faces a new legal battle with his former spouse in a civil suit filed in London. British judges have previously been known to divide a couple’s assets equally in such cases. Potanin is worth around $30 billion, according to Forbes, much of it …

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Republican lawmaker faces backlash over Christmas family photo

Massie tweeted the photo on Friday in the form of a Christmas card, showing himself and other family members armed with military-style rifles. The caption said, “Merry Christmas! P.S.: Santa, please bring ammo.” Massie is shown holding an M60 machine gun, while his youngest daughter holds what appears to be …

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Bitcoin faces ban in another major country

The bill would create a framework for an official digital currency and “prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India,” according to Tuesday’s announcement by the Lok Sabha, India’s house of representatives. It will be on the legislature’s agenda when it convenes for the winter session on November 29. India’s previous ban …

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