Sex, lies and video cams: Andrew Tate turned women into slaves, prosecutors say

BUCHAREST, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The woman from Moldova thought it was love. Internet celebrity Andrew Tate had offered her a new life. They’d even discussed marriage. He asked for only one thing: absolute loyalty. “You must understand that once you are mine, you will be mine forever,” Tate told her on Feb. 4 last … Read more

Targeting Iran, the US tightens Iraq’s dollar flow, causing pain

BAGHDAD (AP) – For months, the United States has restricted Iraq’s access to its own dollars, trying to stamp out what Iraqi officials describe as rampant money laundering that benefits Iran and Syria. Iraq is now feeling the crunch, with a drop in the value of its currency and public anger blowing back against the … Read more

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while top European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaches its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue crews searched for survivors … Read more

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN – Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old greengrocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he’ll be able to afford the fuel he needs to heat his home and keep his family warm. “All we’re being told by the government is that things are going to … Read more

Russia and Ukraine battle daily in the sky. So where are the pilots? : NPR

A woman walks past graffiti depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a missile, in Kyiv on Jan. 25. The Russians are fighting an intense air war, but it mostly involves missiles, drones and anti-aircraft systems. Traditional air strikes by piloted war planes have been relatively rare. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption SERGEI … Read more

Chad’s president meets with Netanyahu and Mossad chief ahead of embassy opening

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday with Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, who is visiting Israel to open the central African nation’s embassy to the Jewish state. “We see these relations as extremely important – with a great country at the heart of Africa,” Netanyahu said when the two met in Jerusalem. “These are … Read more