U.N. experts warn Venezuela it could be in breach of North Korea sanctions: documents

NEW YORK U.N. investigators monitoring compliance with sanctions on North Korea are looking into a possible military and technology deal between Pyongyang and Venezuela and have warned Caracas that it could be in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.     In two previously unreported letters to Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador, Samuel Moncada – sent in…

Portugal selects multi-billion post-coronavirus hydrogen projects

LISBON Portugal’s government has selected more than 30 multi-billion euro hydrogen projects interested in building production units of so-called “green” energy in the country after the coronavirus pandemic. The selection comes as Portugal prepares an application to Europe’s Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) scheme for hydrogen, part of a strategy to speed…

Foundation run by Kremlin critic Navalny fined under ‘foreign agent’ law

MOSCOW A Moscow court fined Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation on Tuesday after finding it guilty of violating a “foreign agent” law. The foundation specialises in publishing high-impact investigations into what is says is official graft. Those targeted have sometimes disputed its findings and taken successful legal action against it. The two…