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Germany, Japan seek economic cooperation

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During their first-ever high-ministerial government meetings, held in the midst of concerns over global supply chains and the economic repercussions of the war in...

New Russian offensive underway in Ukraine, says NATO

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KYIV: Days before the first anniversary of Moscow’s invasion heavy artillery bombardment was being directed at the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. As the...

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

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FRANKFURT Germany: In an effort to reduce its reliance on Moscow for energy and as retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine. Europe put a...

NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activity

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Romania’s BUCHAREST: NATO announced that it would send three surveillance aircraft to Romania the next week. The purpose is to conduct reconnaissance flights and...

EU faces big subsidy rift before facing US

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Sweden’s KIRUNA: There are growing concerns that the continent’s heavyweights may benefit at the expense of the smaller member states. As the European Union...

EU approves new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war

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BRUSSELS: The European Union announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a fresh round of sanctions meant to increase the pressure on Russia...

EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions.

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BRUSSELS: As part of a fresh wave of sanctions meant to increase pressure on Moscow over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. The...

Oil prices climb after Opec+ keeps output cut targets, China eases...

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As a result of OPEC+ countries maintaining their output objectives in advance of a European Union ban. The start of a price restriction on...

Biden approves $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

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WASHINGTON USA: In anticipation of a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, President Joe Biden approved an $800 million package of military assistance. Including...

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership

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HELSINKI Finland: European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages. On their way to possible NATO membership. As the Finnish government issued a...

S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

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BOSTON USA: The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its assessment of Russia’s ability to repay foreign debt. Signaling rising prospects that...

The US doubts the new Russian war chief can end Moscow’s...

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WASHINGTON USA: Russia has tapped a new Ukraine war commander to take centralized control of the next phase of the battle. After its costly...

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

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ROME ITALY: Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels. Everlast month largely because of Russia’s war in Ukraine...

Europe agrees to ban Russian coal but struggles with oil, gas

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The European Union nations have agreed to ban Russian coal the first sanctions on the vital energy industry over the war in Ukraine. But...

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body. Over allegations of horrific rights violations...

Germany seeks to boost renewable energy and cut Russian imports.

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BERLIN Germany: The German government unveiled a major package of reforms. To boost the production of renewable power, and meet its climate goals. And...

UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated...

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east.

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ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine: The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000. As Ukraine...

The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

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WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia. That President Joe Biden said would place a...

Asia’s US$350bil gas projects intensify the clean energy debate.

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SINGAPORE: Asia is pumping billions of dollars into new gas infrastructure. Making the region pivotal in a debate over the role of fossil fuels...

Wins for pro-Putin leaders buttress autocracies in Europe.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary: After two nationalist European strongmen won overwhelming victories in elections on Sunday. One of the first foreign leaders to congratulate both were...

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports and urges the EU to...

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VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely from gas imports from Russia. Apparently becoming the first of the European Union’s 27...

Cyberattack in Ukraine war affected thousands across Europe.

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A cyberattack targeting a satellite network used by Ukraine’s government and military agencies shortly after Russia’s invasion also knocked offline tens of thousands of...

Intel unveils $88B chipmaking expansion plan for Europe.

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LONDON UK: U.S. chipmaker Intel unveiled plans on Tuesday to invest up to 80 billion euros ($88 billion) across Europe. As part of an...

Russia’s invasion drives NATO rethink of Europe force stance.

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Brussels, Belgium: In an underground archive below NATO’s headquarters lies a key document. That sets out the vision of both NATO and Russia about...