London does not expect Putin to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine


According to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he does not expect Russian President Vladimir Putin to apply tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Ukraine. This is reported by Sky News.

Thus, when asked by Talk TV whether there is a threat that Putin will use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine if his army does not succeed, Johnson replied: “No, I don’t think so.” .

The British prime minister explained that Putin in Russia is supported by the majority of citizens, and he also has “a fairly large political space to retreat, to leave.”


Defense Ministry accuses London of provoking Ukraine to attack Russia

James Hippie

The direct provocation of Ukraine by the UK to strike at Russia in the event of an attack will lead to a proportional response, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

We are talking about the words of the Deputy Minister of Defense UK James Hippie. Previously, he declared about the “legitimacy” of possible strikes by Ukraine on military targets in Russia to disrupt the supply of the Russian army with Western weapons.

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Gazprombank issued a license to operate in London

Gazprombank received a general license from the UK Treasury until May 31. The document allows a Russian bank included in the sanctions list to conduct financial transactions. This is reported by TASS with reference to the British Financial Sanctions Authority.

The license will be valid from April 21 to May 31 of this year. London explained that they took such a step, taking into account the interests of a number of companies from the European Union that make payments through this Russian bank.

Gazprombank is one of the largest universal banks in Russia, ranked third in the list of banks in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of equity capital. He came under sanctions on March 24.

Recall that earlier the British Foreign Office reported that more than 60% of Russia's foreign exchange reserves – over $350 billion – were frozen as a result of Western sanctions as a response to a special operation in Ukraine.< /p>


London explained the departure of the delegation from the G20 meeting during Siluanov’s speech

During the speech of Russian representatives at the G20 meeting, the British, American and Canadian delegations left the hall in solidarity with Kyiv, they said in London. According to WP, representatives of Ukraine and the head of the ECB also left. “London explained the departure of the delegation from the G20 meeting during Siluanov's speech” />

Delegations from the UK, the United States and Canada left the G20 meeting in Washington during an online speech by representatives of the Russian delegation, led by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, from -for what is happening in Ukraine, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said on Twitter.

“We are united in our condemnation <…> and we will insist on closer international coordination to punish Russia, — wrote Sunak.

Earlier on April 20, The Washington Post, citing three people familiar with it, reported that a number of delegations left the G20 meeting at the same time as the Russian representatives began to speak.

Representatives of Ukraine, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde left the hall, among others.

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A report from the Ministry of Finance of Russia about the meeting received by RBC says that Siluanov took part in the G20 meeting remotely, ministers and central bank governors discussed the state of the world economy, record inflation rates and levels of public debt.

< p>“The excessively loose budgetary and monetary policy pursued in recent years in developed countries created inflationary pressure last year, and the sanctions imposed against Russia not only further strengthened it, but also led to new risks in the economy,” ; said Siluanov.

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The Russian minister also stressed that Russia does not refuse to fulfill its obligations even under the condition of “artificial containment”, but this provokes a sharp rise in prices. Siluanov also urged to avoid politicization of the G20 meetings, pointing primarily to the “economic” format of G20 meetings.

An interlocutor of The Washington Post in the US Treasury said earlier that Yellen will miss a number of meetings within the G20 as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine due to the presence of Russian representatives. These data were then confirmed by the White House. “[U.S. President Joe Biden] has made it clear that we should not operate as usual. And he clearly expressed his concerns about their [Russia's] participation in the G20,— said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

At the same time, according to Reuters, Yellen intends to participate in the meeting, the theme of which will be the reduction in production in Ukraine due to hostilities, even if there is a Russian delegation there. An agency source in the US Treasury added that she plans to call on members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to increase pressure on Russia, and her ministry will deal with non-compliance with sanctions or help Moscow to circumvent them.


In early March, diplomats from a number of countries left the UN conference room during a speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Human Rights Council. According to the AFP agency, diplomats from Venezuela, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria and Algeria were among those who remained in the hall.



London will continue to support Kyiv after Russian sanctions against British ministers


The British government does not intend to abandon support for the Ukrainian authorities even after Moscow imposed a ban on the entry of a number of British ministers to the territory of Russia.

The UK Foreign Office reported that London and its international partners are united in condemning the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

Earlier, Russia announced the introduction of retaliatory measures against the Prime British Minister Boris Johnson. He is denied entry into the country, as are the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss and Ben Wallace, respectively.

In total, 13 people were on the list. In particular, there is Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel, as well as MP from the Conservative Party, former British Prime Minister Theresa May.


Bia and J. Cole take a trip down the River Thames in their “London” video

Bia and J. Cole take a trip down the River Thames in their “London” video
Take a trip to England for the rapper’s latest video.

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Bia takes a tour of the English capital city in her “London” video, taking in both sides of the city: a shopping trip in the bouji west end and a chicken shop in the east. She’s joined by J. Cole who gets into the spirit of things, namedropping Heathrow Airport, Ringo Starr, The O2 Arena, and The Queen as he cruises down the River Thames in a boat. You can see the video, which includes cameos from Unknown T and model Leomie Anderson, above.


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London imposed sanctions against the Lokomotiv player and number 4 of the Forbes list

Boris Rotenberg is the son of the co-owner of SMP Bank, the “fourth number” in the rating of the richest Russians, Leonid Mikhelson is the head of NOVATEK. In total, eight people have been added to the British sanctions list. against the Lokomotiv player and number 4 of the Forbes list” />

Boris Rotenberg

The United Kingdom has tightened sanctions against Russia by adding a number of heads of Russian companies to the sanctions list. An updated list is available on the UK Government website.

London has extended restrictions to:

  • Sergey Ivanov, President of AK ALROSA
  • Boris Rotenberg , defender of the Moscow football club Lokomotiv, son of co-owner and member of the board of directors of SMP Bank Boris Rotenberg,
  • Andrey Akimov, chairman of the board of Gazprombank,
  • Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Board and CEO of PJSC Gazprom Neft,
  • Sergey Kogogin, CEO of PJSC KamAZ,
  • Andrey Guryev, main owner of PhosAgro,
  • Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK,
  • Vyacheslav Kantor, the main owner of the mineral fertilizer producer Akron.

Sanctions provide for a ban on entry into the UK and the blocking of all assets located on British territory.

Britain last imposed sanctions on Russian businessmen on March 15. Then the list included former members of the board of directors of the British investment group LetterOne Peter Aven, Mikhail Fridman, German Khan (they had previously left the board), as well as the chairman of the board of directors of Severstal; Alexey Mordashov, Dmitry Pumpyansky (after the EU sanctions, he left the beneficiaries and the board of directors of the Pipe Metallurgical Company), President of the Marathon Group (the largest shareholder of the Magnit retail chain) Alexander Vinokurov, Andrey Melnichenko (against the background of EU sanctions, he ceased to be the owner of the Siberian Coal Energy Company and Eurochem), Dmitry Mazepin (after European sanctions, he sold a controlling stake in Uralchem ​​and left the post of CEO) and cellist Sergei Roldugin.

In total, more than 370 Russian citizens and companies have been subject to British sanctions since March 15. In addition, a number of “political allies” fell under the sanctions. Vladimir Putin, among whom the British Foreign Office included, in particular, Deputy Head of the Russian Security Council and former President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov and Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova received a special mention.

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In addition, the Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia» Andrey Turchak, head of the National Guard Viktor Zolotov, Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan, TV presenter Olga Skabeeva and others.

On March 31, Britain imposed sanctions against Russia's leading TV channel. Sergey Brilev, head of the National Defense Control Center of Russia, Mikhail Mizintsev, general director of the Gazprom-Media company; Alexander Zharov, Rossiya Segodnya agency, TV-Novosti, which owns the RT brand, as well as a number of RT and Sputnik employees.

Britain also introduced a ban on flights of all Russian aircraft in March and a criminal responsibility for their landing on the territory of the country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the Western sanctions illegal and said that the country intends to work with Iran and China to find ways to bypass them. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev noted that the sanctions would return to Western countries like a boomerang without achieving results. According to him, the world economy is also suffering because of the restrictions against Russia.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov previously stated that Moscow was subjected to “the biggest sanctions burden in history”, the “madness” continues sanction hobbies».

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Peskov: all the “trash” is going to London

Dmitry Peskov. Photo: Frame from video.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said on the TV channel “Russia 1” that London is “an oasis for criminals.”

“All the trash is gathering in London, which has stolen money somewhere,” – he said in an interview with Pavel Zarubin, adding that this trash has been gathering there for the past 20 years.

Peskov noted that as soon as someone stole money, he sent it to London, there was honor and respect. “You sit and spend the stolen money. No one is going to give it away,” the head of the presidential press service emphasized.


Peskov called London “an oasis for criminals”

According to Peskov, in the last 20 years in the British capital “all the trash that has stolen money somewhere” has been gathering; law enforcement agencies of this country do not want to cooperate with Russia and extradite criminals

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Western countries constantly criticized Moscow and deliberately worsened relations with it, at the same time, the UK refuses to cooperate with Russian law enforcement agencies and extradite criminals who have arrived there, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on the air of the Russia 1 channel.

Answering a journalist's question, when they began to “undermine” relations between Russia and the West, Peskov remembered the former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 in the UK. “I remember very well: the press conference with anguish, the questions from journalists, which means they poisoned Litvinenko. What are we doing here?»— he wondered.

According to the press secretary, over the past 20 years, “all the trash has been gathering in London that stole money somewhere.” “Stole money— in London. Honor and respect, honorary thief, sitting, spending stolen money. No one is going to extradite, no one is going to cooperate with our law enforcement agencies. Well, here is such an oasis for criminals, & mdash; said Peskov.

Litvinenko left Russia with his family and came to the UK in 2000 after several criminal cases were brought against him. He died in London in 2006. According to British law enforcement agencies, he was poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium-210, which was added to his tea during a meeting with businessman Dmitry Kovtun, his former FSB colleague, and Andrei Lugovoi, who later became a State Duma deputy. They deny the accusations and claim that they themselves were victims of poisoning.

In September last year, the ECHR issued a verdict according to which the guilt of Lugovoi and Kovtun was not questioned, and ordered Russia to pay €100,000 to Litvinenko's widow Maria Carter (Marina Litvinenko). Peskov called the charges “unfounded”, noted that the results of the investigation into the death Litvinenko is still gone, and said that Moscow would not comply with the decision of the ECtHR.

Many defendants in criminal cases initiated in Russia, whose extradition was demanded by Moscow, moved to the UK. London refused to extradite the former CEO of LogoVAZ, a partner of Boris Berezovsky, Yuli Dubov, the founder of Hermitage Capital, William Browder, the former CEO of Togliattiazot; Evgenia Korolev and others.

In 2017, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office announced that the British authorities were the first in many years to satisfy the request of Russian law enforcement officers to extradite a Russian to bring him to criminal responsibility— Stanislav Dzgoev, who was convicted of robbery in Irkutsk.

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Times learned about London’s intention to transfer weapons against ships to Kiev

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Boris Johnson

Great Britain intends to supply anti-ship missiles to Ukraine. This was stated to ministers by the head of the British government, Boris Johnson, at a meeting of the National Security Council, reports The Times, citing sources among officials in the kingdom.

“We have a list of what they need, and we are trying to satisfy it in in what we can,— said the interlocutor of the publication (quote from RIA Novosti).

Among other things, London plans to supply Harpoons anti-ship missiles, Switchblades disposable drones, and anti-tank guns capable of hitting fired artillery shells, the newspaper writes.

In late March, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced the intention of London, together with the allies, to transfer more heavy weapons to Kiev. He clarified that we are talking about air defense systems, ammunition and long-range artillery.

He also pointed to the inexpediency of supplying Ukraine with new weapons systems that would require a long training process for military personnel. “The main focus should be on helping Ukrainians upgrade or find Russian or Soviet equipment that they already have in their inventory,” then added the minister. At the same time, he called the British Starstreak man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems ready for deployment in Ukrainian troops, since a number of representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already been trained to use them.

The British authorities have coordinated the supply of arms to Ukraine before. At the end of March, Johnson announced the transfer of £25 million and 6 thousand anti-tank and high-explosive missiles to Ukraine.

A day earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again asked the United States to provide missiles, aircraft and other heavy weapons instead of body armor and a helmet. “Give me something with which I can protect my country,” — he called.

The Russian embassy in the United States has repeatedly criticized the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine. At the end of March, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov called such actions threatening the stability of Europe and the world. “Pumping up the Kiev regime with weapons and throwing foreign mercenaries into Ukrainian territory is irresponsible and extremely dangerous,” — considers the diplomat. Antonov said that a significant part of the weapons supplied to Kiev falls into the hands of “Nazis, terrorists and criminals”, and when they return home, they can use the experience they have gained in any way.

Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin explained that such a measure was forced because of the “genocide” from the Ukrainian authorities of civilians of Donbass. Russian forces will carry out “denazification” and the demilitarization of a neighboring country, he added. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that they strike only at the military infrastructure of Ukraine, there is no threat to civilian objects.

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Abramovich was unable to pay tax on a house in London

Due to sanctions, he cannot pay the rent of the plot

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is unable to pay the rent of the plot on which his house stands in the prestigious Kensington district of London.

Photo: ru.wikipedia.orgMarina Lystseva

According to RBC, formally the land plot on which the businessman's mansion stands, belongs to the monarch. Abramovich has to pay 10,000 pounds (1.4 million rubles) to the British treasury annually for land lease.

However, now the billionaire cannot pay the rent, as his assets in the UK were frozen due to sanctions .

This is an elite mansion built in 1848, which is located in the gardens of Kensington Palace, not far from the home of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.

It is noted that in the event of rent arrears the billionaire risks losing his property.

On March 10, the UK imposed sanctions against a number of Russian businessmen, including Abramovich. They froze assets in the country, banned transactions with British individuals and legal entities, and banned entry into the territory of the kingdom.

The businessman was also affected by the ban on owning, registering, moving and using sea and air vehicles.


LCD Soundsystem announce London live residency

LCD Soundsystem announce London live residency
James Murphy and co. will play four dates at O2 Academy Brixton this summer.

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Media: billionaire Roman Abramovich is selling Chelsea and real estate in London

One of the oligarch's mansions costs more than 22 billion rubles.

The media report on the hasty sale of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Against the backdrop of Russia's military operation in Ukraine and the EU sanctions imposed, the oligarch decided to sell the Chelsea club and real estate in London.

According to Bloomberg, referring to British MP Chris Bryant, Abramovich is afraid of sanctions. For sale, he will put up a mansion at Kensington Palace Gardens, which has five rooms. The cost of the house is almost 150 million pounds (22 billion rubles).

In 2018, the billionaire bought a 3-storey penthouse on Chelsea Embankment in London for 22 million pounds. He will also sell it.

In addition, Abramovich will sell the Chelsea football club. The media also named a possible buyer – Hansjorg Wyss. The Swiss billionaire received an offer to buy FC. He lives in the US and is considered the most powerful Swiss in the world, ranked 558th in the Forbes ranking of the richest people in the world.

At the same time, Wyss's fortune is two times less than that of Abramovich – $5.1 billion vs. $12.7 billion

“Like all the other oligarchs, he too is in a panic. Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England”, – says Wyss in a comment to Blick.

The offer to buy Chelsea, in addition to Wyss, was received by two other businessmen. The Swiss said that the deal could be profitable, but Abramovich “asks too much”, the oligarch wants to play for time.

By the way, the club owes £2 billion to the former owner – the buyer will be obliged to pay this amount to Abramovich.


For how much Chelsea want to sell is unknown. Wyss said he was ready to buy the club, but with 5-6 investors.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Roman Abramovich is not yet on the list of individuals subject to EU sanctions. The oligarch's plane immediately after the start of the special operation in Ukraine flew to Switzerland. Also, insiders reported that Abramovich participated in Russian-Ukrainian negotiations in Minsk. He was invited by the Ukrainian side.


Telegraph learned about the arrest of the alleged Rotenberg house in London

Telegraph: alleged Rotenberg house in central London may be arrested in Britain

A house in central London allegedly associated with Russian businessman Roman Rotenberg may be arrested by British authorities. The Daily Telegraph found out about this.

According to the publication, the house in the London Borough of Belgravia was acquired in 2007 for £3.3 million ($4.5 million) through Loktan Services, a company registered in Cyprus, end whose beneficiaries could not be identified. According to the newspaper, “official records indicate that this property is associated with Roman Rotenberg.” (son of businessman Boris Rotenberg— RBC).

Daily Telegraph writes that at the moment the house, apparently, is empty. According to the newspaper's experts, its current market value is £8 million ($11 million).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not comment on the information about the arrest of the property.

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Saakashvili told about four secret meetings with Lukashenka in London

Saakashvili met with Lukashenka in London to prevent him from recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia According to Saakashvili, at these meetings politicians discussed the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The former president of Georgia spoke about this in court: there is a hearing on the case of embezzlement of state funds

Mikheil Saakashvili

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili said at a court session that during his presidency he met secretly four times with Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in London. This is reported by “Georgia Online”.

“This is the first time I'm talking about this. It was secret diplomacy. The fact that Lukashenka has not yet recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia— this is the result of my trips to London,»,— Saakashvili said.

On February 7, the President of Belarus announced that the republic could recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states, and Crimea— part of Russia, “if he understands” and if Russian President Vladimir Putin “says there is a need for it.” Press Secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov then said that Moscow did not see the need to send signals to Minsk about the need to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as well as Crimea as a region of Russia.

In 2019, Lukashenka said that he was ready was following the example of Moscow to recognize the independence of Abkhazia, but such a step would lead to the imposition of sanctions against Belarus. According to him, the Russian authorities were not ready to compensate for the damage caused by these sanctions.

The trial of Saakashvili is ongoing in the case of embezzlement of about $ 3 million of state funds for personal needs. Four more criminal cases were initiated against the ex-president of Georgia:

  • about illegal border crossing (it was initiated after his return from Ukraine to Tbilisi on October 1, 2021);
  • about beating the former MP Valery Gelashvili in 2005;
  • about the murder of an employee of the United Bank of Georgia, Sandro Girgvliani (according to the prosecutor's office, Saakashvili tried to interfere with the investigation of this crime);
  • on abuse of power during the dispersal of an opposition rally in 2007 and the invasion of special forces into the office of the Imedi television company.

Saakashvili was President of Georgia in 2004-2013. After that, he came to Ukraine, received a passport of this country and in 2015 headed the Odessa region, but in November 2016 he was fired by the then President Petro Poroshenko. The politician went into opposition and in 2017 was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship. In 2018, Saakashvili was deported, he lived in the Netherlands for several years.

In May 2019, the new President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, returned his citizenship to him, Saakashvili returned to the country.

On October 1, 2021, Saakashvili for the first time in eight years he came to Georgia, where he was detained. According to the politician, he returned to Tbilisi ahead of the October 2 local elections. Saakashvili called on the people of the country to participate in the voting, and the next day after the elections, come to the Freedom Square in the capital.

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Times learned about London’s plans to freeze the assets of Russian energy companies

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The UK may impose sanctions against Russian energy companies in the event of an invasion of Ukraine, British government sources told The Times.

< p>Restrictions may also affect other sectors of the economy, the newspaper writes. The UK authorities are preparing a plan according to which the assets of people and organizations of “strategic significance” will be frozen. For Russia. Those on the list will be banned from entering the UK.

The draft sanctions document is expected to be presented to MPs as early as 31 January.

On Sky News, Truss said that in accordance with the upcoming draft of tougher sanctions, the property of “Russian oligarchs” in London may be confiscated. The bill, she said, would allow Britain to “hit a wider range of targets.” The current legislation of the country allows sanctions to be imposed only against people and organizations directly related to the situation around Ukraine, and the new document will allow extending restrictions to any companies “of interest to the Kremlin.” serve as a pillar of the Russian state» and who are targeted by the bill, “you won’t be able to hide,” the minister stressed.

In response to a question about whether such measures would not hit the British investor, Truss said that “democracy and freedom are more important than momentary financial interests.”

Earlier, The Telegraph learned that the UK can support Russia's disconnection from SWIFT and sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline; because of the situation around Ukraine.

The Financial Times reported that the EU countries and the UK, with US support, are developing a package of sanctions against new Russian gas projects in the event of an invasion. According to sources of the publication, the measures will be aimed at reducing funding and supply of technology in this area. The newspaper noted that such sanctions could also harm Western companies that invest in Russian gas projects.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to discuss the situation around Ukraine with the Russian President in the coming days Vladimir Putin. During the conversation, Johnson will again state about the “need for Russia to back down and act diplomatically.”

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Times learned about London’s fears because of Russia’s gas supplies to Europe

Times: Britain fears restrictions on Russian gas supplies to Europe due to sanctions British officials believe that sanctions against Russia over Ukraine will lead to a reduction in Russian gas supplies to Europe, which, in turn, will negatively affect prices

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British government officials fear that possible Western sanctions against Russia over the situation around Ukraine will lead to a reduction in Russian gas supplies to Europe, The Times reports, citing sources.

According to the newspaper, the British Cabinet expects that in the event of the introduction of sanctions, Russia will be able to use its natural resources as a “weapon” and will limit supplies.

According to the sources of the publication, members of the government previously participated in a meeting at which they assessed how the reduction in supplies would affect the United Kingdom. There is no direct risk of gas shortages, they said, but the conflict will push fuel prices to new record levels.

“Unlike some countries, the UK practically does not import Russian gas, — said one of the interlocutors.— But, like all countries, we are at risk of rising wholesale prices, which will become a serious problem if Russia further restricts supplies.

About half of the gas entering the British market is produced offshore the North Sea, about a third is exported from Norway, the Times notes. The rest— supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Britain's fears are that they will rise in price.

In 2020, the UK received less than 3% of gas from Russia, a government spokesman told the newspaper. Other European countries are much more dependent on Russian fuel, the newspaper writes: the share of deliveries to Germany is about 40%, and countries such as Sweden and Finland are “almost completely dependent on it.”

The EU has previously warned that due to the geopolitical situation, Europe will soon face “unusually high energy prices.” invade” to Ukraine (the Russian authorities have repeatedly denied this). Among the restrictions being considered in the US are — measures against the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

However, the sanctions that Europe will impose in the event of Russian “aggression” will not affect the pipeline, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said. “We in Europe are to a certain extent dependent on energy from Russia. <…> We can't change that overnight if we suddenly need heat and electricity,” — he explained.

The US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is sure that Russia will not be able to cut off gas to Europe in response to sanctions, since this is not in the interests of Moscow itself. The Kremlin has repeatedly said that Russia does not use gas as a weapon.

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London threatened Moscow with sanctions without invading Ukraine

Minister Raab: Russia is waiting for sanctions when trying to establish a puppet regime in Ukraine Earlier, the British Foreign Office announced Moscow's intentions to bring to power in Ukraine a leader loyal to her. The Deputy Prime Minister of the country said that in this case there would be “serious consequences” for Russia

Dominic Raab

There will be “very serious consequences” for Russia if it tries to install a “puppet regime” in Ukraine, British Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab told Sky News.

“We will support them [Ukraine] in protecting themselves, as well as the international community, NATO allies in West. We stand shoulder to shoulder and declare that Russia will face very serious consequences if it tries to invade and also establish a puppet regime,— he declared.

At the same time, Raab noted that sending the British military “extremely unlikely” in case of “invasion” Russia. The Deputy Prime Minister, however, recalled that Britain is participating in training programs for Ukrainian military personnel.

Earlier, the British Foreign Office said that, according to its information, the Russian government is looking for an opportunity to bring a leader loyal to Moscow to power in Ukraine. At the same time, the Kremlin is considering the possibility of “invading Ukraine and occupying it,” the ministry added.

One of the possible candidates for this role in the Foreign Ministry was the ex-deputy of the Rada Yevgeny Muraev. In addition, the ministry's message listed the former first vice-premiers of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov and Andriy Klyuyev, ex-prime minister Mykola Azarov and ex-deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Volodymyr Sivkovich. They, according to the Foreign Ministry, “keep in touch” with Russian intelligence, including employees “who are now involved in planning an attack on Ukraine.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the statement, calling on “stop spreading nonsense” about the situation around Ukraine. They called the message of the British Foreign Office disinformation and considered it evidence that “it is the NATO countries, led by the Anglo-Saxons, who are escalating tensions around Ukraine.” which has been under Russian sanctions since 2018. “Since 2018, I have been under Russian sanctions due to a conflict with Medvedchuk (chairman of the Opposition Platform“ For Life ”party, loyal to Russia. — RBC). My family's assets have been seized there. As with the British intelligence services and the Foreign Office, this is combined with the fact that Russia allegedly wants to appoint me the head of the “occupation government,” — this is a question for Mr. Bean (the hero of the British comedy series. — RBC)»,— he said.

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Belarusian Foreign Ministry announces attack on embassy in London

MFA of Belarus: the embassy in London was attacked by a “radical emigrant group” One of the Belarusian diplomats was beaten, the facade of the building of the embassy was “spoiled”, according to Minsk. The British attorney was summoned to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry in connection with the incident

In London, a group of people attacked the Belarusian embassy, ​​the Belarusian Foreign Ministry claims. According to Minsk, representatives of the 'radical emigrant group' were involved in the incident.

“ First, a group of people damaged the facade of the building of the foreign establishment, and then the Belarusian diplomats who arrived at the scene were physically attacked. One of them was seriously injured and required urgent medical attention. In a healthcare institution, a nose fracture, mild concussion and a traumatic tooth fracture were diagnosed, '' & mdash; According to the statement of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

The attackers tried to escape, but some of them were detained by the police.

The Charge d'Affaires of Great Britain was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus in connection with the incident.

“ This attempt at reprisals, committed against persons who, through their duty, protect the interests of Belarusian citizens and work to improve interstate relations, once again eloquently demonstrates the true face and methods of action of the fanatics, whom a number of countries of the collective West are persistently trying to pass off as peaceful protesters. '' , & mdash; stated in the Foreign Ministry.

Belarusian diplomats say the attackers were believed to be affiliated with the 'radical émigré group' Nadzeya. There is no mention of an organization with such a name in open sources. From 1994 to 2007, the Belarusian Women's Party Nadzeya existed in Belarus, but it was liquidated by a decision of the Supreme Court.

The Belarusian People's Embassy organization; in the UK, formed by supporters of the opposition, on her Twitter said that a protest rally in support of political prisoners in Belarus had taken place at the building the day before. The message does not mention any conflict with the embassy security.


Tadeusz Gichan, a Belarusian journalist and ex-editor of the Nexta Telegram channel, posted an alleged recording of the conflict on Twitter. The recording, made at night, recorded a conflict involving a group of men, one of whom kicks his opponent.

The London police told RBC that law enforcement officers received a call at about 19:40 on Sunday, December 19. They were informed of the incident at the embassy, ​​and the diplomatic officer said that he was attacked. “ One man was arrested nearby and taken into custody. Investigation continues '', & mdash; added to the police.

The Belarusian authorities have repeatedly argued that the protests in the country, which began after the presidential elections in 2020, were provoked from abroad and that a number of countries, including Lithuania and Poland. The opposition refuses to recognize the elections as legitimate, believing that their results were falsified.

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Left at London narrates a suspenseful thriller on new single “Bloodlust”

Left at London narrates a suspenseful thriller on new single “Bloodlust”
Singe-songwriter Left at London steps out of her own perspective to narrate a haunting thriller.

By Larisha Paul

December 15, 2021

Seattle, Washington-based musician and artist Nat Puff a.k.a. Left at London is used to building songs out of her own experiences. Her debut album t.i.a.p.f.y.h documented the tumultuous and uncertain journey of healing from trauma and mental illness. But looking inward can come with its own pressures. To step away for a bit, she crafted her latest single “Bloodlust,” a suspenseful double-murder thriller set over the course of just over three minutes.


“Normally I write songs in my perspective,” she tells The FADER, “so writing a story about something that’s never happened to me was a unique and fun songwriting exercise that ended up being so good, I wanted to release it as a standalone single.” It’s the same notion that garnered Puff viral fame on the now-defunct Vine and its indirect successor TikTok where she amassed a cult following doing impressions of famous musicians like Mitski, Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator. However, where those creations were playful, “Bloodlust” offers sinister new insights into Left at London’s creative vision.

The bouncing production serves as a hefty foundation to set the stage for Puff’s narrative, which starts off relatable and quickly descends into mayhem. Puff shares: “The song follows the narrator at an event where someone they dislike is also attending. So, in a crime of passion, they murder this person because they ‘don’t want nobody else hurting for you, because they adore you’ (take that however you will).”


But the chaos doesn’t end there. “Once the murder happens,” Puff adds, “it is revealed that there has been a witness to the murder, an unknown to either of them. The logical conclusion the narrator makes is ‘Well, now I gotta kill THIS motherfucker too’ so they do exactly that, killing the witness and the original target.”

The third verse of “Bloodlust” is written to imply a jump in time, fast forward far past the time frame of the original heinous act just in time to set up a grand finale. “The narrator proclaims ‘I may be a little bit new to this, but I won’t be a bitch about it… So come on in and welcome, it’s your turn to die’ ending the song on a cliffhanger,” Puff adds of the haunted conclusion. “Does our antihero make it out alive? Do they die in a tense standoff with authorities? Either way, in this universe, ‘Bloodlust tastes a little like justice…’”


Thumbnail photo by Mariangela Abeo of Faces of Fortitude

London accused Russia of neglecting security in space


Russia neglected to ensure safety in space during testing of anti-satellite weapons, says British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace. In his opinion, due to the actions of the Russian side, potentially dangerous space debris has formed in Earth's orbit.

“The devastating test of an anti-satellite missile by Russia demonstrates complete disregard for safety and long-term stability in outer space,” he said.

In his opinion, the resulting debris will now threaten satellites and spacecraft for many years.

Earlier, the US State Department accused Russia of testing anti-satellite weapons that threatened the ISS.


London allowed the transfer of Russian tanks to the border with Ukraine

British experts argue that the movement of military equipment in the Voronezh region is associated precisely with the strengthening of the grouping on the Ukrainian border. In Kiev, they said before that they did not fix the concentration of Russian forces

At least the battalion of Russian T-80U tanks, which were loaded onto railway platforms in the Voronezh region, can be transferred to the border with Ukraine, Bloomberg reports from referring to the British company Jane's, which specializes in the analysis of military information. Its experts suggest that military equipment, presumably, will be sent to the Pogonovo training ground in the Khokholsky district of the Voronezh region.

Jane & # 39; s noted that, unlike the situation in the spring of 2021, when the movement of Russian forces also caused concern in the West, this time the equipment is being deployed secretly, at night.

Previously, Jane & rsquo; s reported about the appearance of additional tanks and artillery also in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, which border Ukraine.

RBC sent a request to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

On November 7, the press secretary of the Ukrainian president, Sergei Nikiforov, said that Kiev had no data on the concentration of Russian troops on the border “ above the normal level. '' He wondered why information about the movement of military equipment was spread by The Washington Post, which referred to American and European officials.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said that the movement of Russian military equipment and army subdivisions on the territory of the country & mdash; this is exclusively a matter of Russia, and the latest publications about their appearance near the border of Ukraine are “ not even worth commenting. ''

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense called the “ military development of Ukraine ''; the upcoming joint exercises of the American fleet and units of Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia and Ukraine in the Black Sea. The military department suggested that we are talking about the study of the alleged theater of military operations against the background of Kiev's preparation of a military operation in the southeast of the country. Subscribe to VK RBC Receive news faster than anyone


​​alt-J – U&ME Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Summer holiday, having fun
Happiness is between two buns
Feeling funky on a rolling boil
Smiles bend all over, can’t control how I feel

It’s just you and me now

[Verse 2]
Round of Kiminos for my girls in the sun
Sending videos to friends in London
Strut like Stellan Skarsgård to and from the bar
Playin’ my candied tangerine Telecaster

It’s just you and me now
It’s just you and me now
It’s just you and me now
It’s just you and me now

[Verse 3]
Two hot palms pressing down on my face
Dragged by my sockets to a better place
Flashing in the dark, my luminescent tongue
Summer holiday, having fun

It’s just you and me now
It’s just you and me now

Ooh, hangin’ on to the memory of that day for the rest of my lifе
Hangin’ over to the memory of that day for thе rest of my life
Hangin’ over to the memory of that day for the rest of my life

Alt-J – You & me

Summer holiday, having fun
Happiness is between two buns
Feeling funky on a rolling boil
Smiles bend all over,
Can’t control how I feel

It’s just you & me now

Round of Kiminos for my girls in the sun
Sending videos to friends in London
Strut like Stellan Skarsgaard to and from the bar
Playin’ my candied tangerine Telecaster

It’s just you & me now
It’s just you & me now
It’s just you & me now
It’s just you & me now

Two hot palms pressing down on my face
Dragged by my sockets to a better place
Flashing in the dark, my luminescent tongue
Summer holiday, having fun

It’s just you & me now
It’s just you and me now

Ooh, hangin’ on to the memory of that day for the rest of my lifе
Hangin’ over to the memory of that day for thе rest of my life
Hangin’ over to the memory of that day for the rest of my life.

[“The Dream 2022” release]

Fugees reunite for The Score anniversary tour

Fugees reunite for The Score anniversary tour
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will celebrate the 1996 album later this year.

By David Renshaw

September 21, 2021

Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel of Fugees pose backstage at the BET Awards 2005 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.


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Fugees have reformed for a world tour, set to kick off later this year. The group, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel, have not performed together for 15 years and this run of shows will be their first international tour in 25 years. The shows will mark the 25th anniversary of the group’s 1996 album, The Score.


The group will play a show tomorrow, September 22, with a pop-up show in New York City at an undisclosed location. The 12-city international tour will then begin in earnest on November 2 at United Center in Chicago. Further shows in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Paris, and London will follow before the trio arrive in Africa, with the final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana.

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In a statement, Hill said: “The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world.”


Wyclef, meanwhile, added: “As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music we would be a movement. We would be a voice for the un-heard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”

Fugees released two albums, 1994’s Blunted on Reality and The Score. “Killing Me Softly,” “Ready or Not,” and “Fu-Gee-La” all feature on The Score. The group began solo projects in 1997with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill arriving a year later. Their last performance together came as part of a European tour in 2005.

See below for dates. Tickets for all dates go on sale from 10 A.M. local time on September 24.


Digga D – 2K17 Lyrics

Baow, baow, come on
Free the guys, everyone, you get me? (Bluuwuu)
Brr, you know the vibes
He di-did it, he di-did it, he di-did it, he di-did it, doing it (Haha)
Yo, free the guys, you get me?
Rollin’ (Rollin’)

I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazine (Grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yeah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout, care ’bout what it—
I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap, bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazinе (Grr, grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yеah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout what it means (Hahaha)

[Verse 1]
If you tell me one man, just one man, that you shot, then I’ll never rap again
I don’t wanna hear that cap again
Roll up, lift the pole up and slap at them (Grr, grr, rollin’)
No bells for the nina, bring the dagger dem
Yo, I don’t know who them boy think they’re badder than (What?)
Get me mad again (What?), get me mad again
So I can ching mans chest and back again (Yeah, yeah)
Too real for the scene, they ain’t seen what I seen
Whistle on pistol with the beam (Bo-boom)
Crib Session, I had the machine
Daily Duppy, I went with a full magazine (Grr, grr, grr)
Four-fizzy on FRE
The four-five if man don’t free up the C.R.E.A.M (Yo, gimme that)
We slammed out ****, then ****, they’re callin’ us robbery team
Please stop botherin’ me, did I hit that stain? Well, obviously
Jokes, I ain’t do none of that, B
Cah these niggas snitchin’ anonymously
Drill, I’m runnin’ it prominently
Man bully these rappers, that’s dominancy (Yeah)
I’ll go to a show with a dotty on me
Fucked up, tell them boy “Stop copyin’ me”

I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazine (Grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yeah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout what it, care ’bout what it—
I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap, bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazine (Grr, grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yeah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout what it means (Yo, hahaha)

[Verse 2]
I ain’t done one show, mans high risk (No)
I ain’t goin’ Wireless fireless (No)
I just pray I get through with this .19
I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout no COVID virus
Mask on BHA, press on the nine
Fuck killin’ them with kindness (Yeah)
It was ****, but now one of them’s minus
Fire still walks on their block in sliders (Real)
They keep sayin’ we’re wet
Come test the waters and find it out (Yeah)
He didn’t mind his mouth
So, they guys got mad and they slimed him out (Brr)
Whoever’s the king better hide that crown
If I swing my ching, I’ma knife that down
Tell my **** get stuck and I lie that down
If he still talks crud, I’ma slide back ’round (Skrrt)
Gamble your life, blud, bet it (Bet it)
Roll the dice and see if man tek it (Tek it)
Load the nine with bine and selek it (‘lek it)
Aim the wap at his wig and press it, press it
Stepped in the room, clocked two scrum
I instantly backed my dick out (Woo)
I pray that she got a big mouth
Yo, gyal, both of you two take your tits out

I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazine (Grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yeah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout what it, care ’bout what it—
I feel like I’m Double Tap in 2k17 (Bap, bap)
The difference is this machine got a long arse magazine (Grr, grr, grr)
I know you see this hunting knife that’s poking through my jeans (Yeah, yeah)
We had London screaming T******, they don’t care ’bout what it means (Yo, hahaha)

[Verse 3]
It don’t make no sense why R***** tried to hop the fence (Nah)
F**** don’t like us ’cause we borred up all his friends
They must think I’m cheeky if I can’t go back to the ends
But when my license finish, I’ma circle ’round them, circle ’round them

Bap, bap, bap, bap

Future & Drake Performed ‘Way 2 Sexy’ & ‘Life Is Good’ At Wireless Festival

Future performed at the Wireless Festival at Crystal Palace Park in London and shocked fans when he called out collaborator Drake to hit the stage with him.

It’s probably not that much of a surprise that Drake was in London, having posted on his Instagram stories recently that a large entourage had arrived to pick up him and members of his team from their private jet.

Fans were surprised, however, to see the Certified Lover Boy artist up close personal as the stage allowed as he and Future performed a number of their bangers, including their recent “Way 2 Sexy” and the double platinum-certified “Life is Good.”

A projector behind Future read “Hey Wireless, The Boy is home,” prior to Drake coming out on stage. It’s Drake’s first time in front of an audience this size since the pandemic began a year ago and since the rapper reportedly had Covid and also suffering a leg injury causing his CLB album to be delayed.

Friday night was also the first time Drake and Future performed the hilarious “Way 2 Sexy,” which is one of the songs ‘Certified Lover Boy’ getting heavy rotations on streaming platforms.

Future brings Drake out at Wireless Festival 2021!

— CGuk (@CreativeGenUK) September 10, 2021

Meanwhile, Drake also blessed fans with a performance of his own, “Laugh Now, Cry Later.” The OVO artist has been basking in the success of his latest album, which is set to surpass first sales record bigger than any other artist, even Kanye West’s Donda.

Future and Drake have been close friends for years and often collaborated on each other’s albums. In 2015 the two collaborated on a joint mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, comprising of 11 songs including “Big Rings” and “Digital Dash.” The project has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Future brings out Drake at #WirelessFestival in London and they perform Way 2 SEXY.

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) September 10, 2021

Drake and Tim Westwood backstage at Wireless Festival in London.

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) September 10, 2021

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​Baby Keem – cocoa Lyrics

Sit down and drink some champagne with me and let me rap

[Chorus: Baby Keem]
I’m balling with my friends
Staring at the money in a trance
Lil’ baby, can I be your mans?
I might have to buy her OnlyFans
Huh? She gave me pussy as just friends
I feel like nothing but a middleman
I’m done, baby, I can’t be your friend
You might give the pussy to my mans

[Verse 1: Baby Keem]
Huh? Ugh, you toxic
Ah-ha-ha-ha, you toxic
You wanna stay? Don’t stay late
Do you not like your house? Hate your place?
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom
Spent half a mil’ on Grandma house and then I zoomed
Got way more money than my peers, you would assume
In competition with myself, I cannot lose
What we gon’ eat?
I don’t do Nobu, baby, that’s him, not me
We fuck, wakе up, you go, we go too
London, we up, the top floor, еatin’ soul food
I don’t wanna eat nothin’ else
It’s new, I wanna see your room
It’s new, I wanna fix your wounds
It’s new, bitch, I’ma, ha, ooh

[Chorus: Baby Keem]
I’m balling with my friends (Hee-hee)
Staring at the money in a trance (Hee-hee)
Lil’ baby, can I be your mans? (Hee-hee)
I might have to buy her OnlyFans (Hee-hee)
Huh? She gave me pussy as just friends
I feel like nothing but a middleman
I’m done, baby, I can’t be your friend
You might give the pussy to my mans

[Verse 2: Don Toliver & Baby Keem]
I love to spend it, she coppin’ levitators (Uh-huh)
I took her out to eat, I took her out to Denny’s
She always call me plenty, drunky-drunky off the Remy (Uh-huh)
Sometimes no callback and Donny tooked off on the Henny
I’m touchin’ down in your city just to get it litty (Uh-huh)
Better check the bar when we in the strip, we throwin’ fifty (Go, yeah)
Do not be the Ghost, you can’t get too close (Nah)
Shawty be doin’ the most (Ooh), one hand better ride that roll
Xannies got me goin’ down, put me in my mode
I just ate lil’ baby up, shawty taste like cocoa
Ten feet, down deep, then I’m here and gone (Cocoa)
Got the beater out the sheets, you couldn’t keep her home
Niggas pull up to the function, whip, I leave it on (Pull up)
I leave it on, Told you that I pack a punch

[Chorus: Baby Keem]
I’m balling with my friends
Staring at the money in a trance
Lil’ baby, can I be your mans?
I might have to buy her OnlyFans
Huh? She gave me pussy as just friends
I feel like nothing but a middleman
I’m done, baby, I can’t be your friend
You might give the pussy to my mans

[Verse 3: Baby Keem]
Two freaks in the club, but they attitude trashy
Don’t fuck with broke boys, so the opps down bad
Baby Keem in the cut, she know that’s a hefty tag, huh
I just put the whole 702 on my back
You ain’t comin’ home with us, please, don’t you ask
I might throw a hundred ones, please, don’t be mad
Tit-for-tat, goin’ back and forth is not my passion
Took a trip to Paris to post another caption
It’s too much liquor, I get it, huh
Steakhouse, takin’ out, eight-hundred-dollar dinners, huh
Baby, go ahead and grab that, t-t-t-t-t-t-tease (Whew, whew, whew whew)
Bruises on your knees (Whew, whew, whew)
While I’m drinkin’ tea (Whew, whew)
She gettin’ teed, I hate when you tease
Don’t try to hide your ass, we’ll tag a picture on your back, huh
If that pussy good, there’s a chance I get attached

Joe Armon-Jones and Goya Gumbani rep for south east London in their “Fix It” video

Joe Armon-Jones and Goya Gumbani rep for south east London in their “Fix It” video
The duo’s mellow new tune gets an equally vibey accompaniment.

By David Renshaw

September 07, 2021

U.K. jazz musician Joe Armon-Jones connects with London-based rapper Goya Gumbani on new single “Fix It.” The breezy summer jam connects Ezra Collective member Armon-Jones’ jazzy keys with NYC transplant Gumbani’s warm and melodic flow. Today the duo share the video for track, shining a light on the Hither Green area of south east London both call home.


Directed by Udoma Janssen, the video catches Armon-Jones and Gumbani as they catch up with friends, hit the studio, and smoke together. It’s a small spotlight for an area filled with creativity and community with pals including Wu-Lu, Kwake Bass, Ryan Hawaii, Phoebs, and Anja Ngozi all rolling through.

Speaking about the video, Gumbani told The FADER: “We are products of our environment. Hither Green is a community that’s open and inclusive to all that walk through the area. I [Goya] spent many days and nights in Joe’s house and The Room Studios reflecting and having enlightening dialogue. The song and video for me is a statement of community and the part music plays within it.”

Thumbnail image courtesy of Udoma Janssen.


ABBA announce new album, share new songs

ABBA announce new album, share new songs
Visions will be the Swedish pop group’s first new full-length in 40 years, out November 5.

By Jordan Darville

September 02, 2021

ABBA. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


ABBA is the Swedish group responsible for some of the most timeless songs in pop — “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” and “Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie!” to name just a few — and they’re officially back after a 40-year break. On Thursday, ABBA announced a new album titled Visions, the band’s first LP since 1981’s The Visitors and shared two new songs, “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t SHut Me Down.” Hear those below via Pitchfork; Visions will be released on November 5.



Next year, ABBA will take the stage for the first time since their 2018 reunion concert in London. The group will perform the “ABBA Voyage concert,” a holographic show featuring digitized versions of the original band, at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 27, 2022.