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#Breaking144 – Finland closing border for Russian tourists on Friday including Schengen Visa Holders


The Finnish government decided on Thursday to close the border for Russian tourists, including Schengen visa holders, on Thursday.

Published: Sept.29: 2022: https://en.interfax.com.ua/

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#Breaking144 – Two people are killed in Iranian cross-border strikes against military bases in Iraqi Kurdistan belonging to the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran, the KDPI says.


““The forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran attacked the bases and headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran with missiles and drones” in Koysinjaq, east of Arbil, the KDPI, which operates rear bases in Iraqi Kurdistan, announces in a statement. “Two people have been killed, while several peshmergas have been wounded,” it says, referring to fighters.”

Published: Sept.28: 2022: https://t.co/wXOnPTTs54

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#Breaking144 – Turkish Banks Suspend Russia’s Mir System Under ‘Unprecedented’ US Pressure, Kremlin Says


“MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow considers the decision of Turkish state-owned banks to abandon the use of Russia’s payment system Mir as forced, as it was made under “unprecedented” US pressure and Washington’s threats of imposing secondary sanctions against Ankara, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.”

Published: Sept.28: 2022: https://ift.tt/Q0mDCS6

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#Breaking144 – #Taliban Says ‘Provisional Deal’ Signed With Russia for Crisis-Hit Afghanista n to Get Wheat & Fuel according to Sputnik Int


“The tentative deal is one of the first commercial pacts to have been announced by the Taliban* since it came to power in Kabul last August. The US and its allies have refused to engage politically or economically with the new gov’t, despite Afghanistan facing a humanitarian crisis over a shortage of funds.”

Published: Sept.28: 2022: https://ift.tt/FDRa9OM

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#Breaking144Update – Death toll in Bangladesh pilgrim boat capsize rises to 66 with 15 still missing


“DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers in northern Bangladesh on Tuesday found more bodies from an overcrowded boat with Hindu pilgrims that capsized in one of the country’s worst recent river disasters, pushing the death toll to 66, officials said.”

Published: Sept.27: 2022: https://t.co/ZXvzdpdfrL

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#Breaking144 – India is set to launch 5G services next month. PM Modi will reveal the details about the 5G rollout at the upcoming India Mobile Congress, which will start on October 1.


“India and Russia can collaborate in advanced technology including 5G use cases and 6G technology, Indian Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said during bilateral talks with Russian Deputy Minister of Digital Development Bella Cherkesova in Romania on Tuesday.”

Published: Sept.27: 2022: https://ift.tt/Hw9FM5R

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#Breaking144 – TikTok faces a potential £27 million (€30 million) fine in the UK over a possibl e breach of the country’s data protection law.


“It refers to an alleged failure to protect children’s privacy when they are using the app, and is just the latest in a series of privacy concerns regarding the video-sharing platform.”

Published: Sept.27: 2022: https://t.co/W5JrwethfY

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#Breaking144 – A Spanish court has ordered Colombian music star Shakira to stand trial over alleged tax fraud, newly released court documents show.


“Prosecutors in Barcelona said in July they would seek a prison sentence of more than eight years against the singer and a fine of nearly €24 million after she rejected a plea deal over accusations of tax evasion.”

Published: Sept.27: 2022: https://t.co/0xSX4blXIT

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#Breaking144 – Paul Gicheru was accused of tampering with witnesses in favor of President William Ruto, whose trial at The Hague collapsed in 2016. The cause of death is not yet known.


“NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan lawyer on trial at the International Criminal Court on charges of witness tampering in a case linked to President William Ruto was found dead at his home in a suburb of the capital, Nairobi, his family and the police said on Tuesday.”

Published: Sept.27: 2022: https://ift.tt/RdHD75X

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#Breaking144 – Rihanna to headline 2023 Super Bowl halftime show


Rihanna last performed publicly at the Grammy Awards in 2018, so it’ll be a long-awaited return to the stage for the best-selling artist.

Rihanna to headline 2023 Super Bowl halftime show