Russia

Nike halts sales to retailers in Russia

(AFP) — Nike will not renew licensing agreements in Russia, the company said Wednesday, joining a growing list of Western companies pulling back from the country following the invasion of Ukraine. The move affects licensed retailers as Nike shuttered company-owned stores…

Putin says sanctions hurting West more than Russia

(AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Western countries were worse hit by sanctions imposed on Moscow over Ukraine than Russia, which he insists has been resilient in the face of “external challenges”. Western countries have slapped Russia with…

Russian TV cuts Putin mid-speech

(AFP) — Russian state television cut President Vladimir Putin’s speech mid-sentence as he was addressing tens of thousands of supporters at Moscow’s main football stadium on Friday.  As the Russian leader was addressing crowds, state television switched to showing a…