How Much Is China Helping Russia Finance Its War In Ukraine?

How Much Is China Helping Russia Finance Its War In Ukraine?

China’s growing appetite for discounted Russian oil has made it the leading financier of the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine by giving Moscow a reliable revenue source that blunts the impact of tough Western sanctions against its economy. Four months after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, China has overtaken Germany as the biggest single buyer of Russian … Read more

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches-but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 – allowing for … Read more

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches-but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 – allowing for … Read more

Biden heads to Europe to keep allies united against Russia as a grinding war in Ukraine takes its toll

Biden heads to Europe to keep allies united against Russia as a grinding war in Ukraine takes its toll

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN – President Joe Biden departed Saturday for a week of summits in Europe, where the grinding war in Ukraine – entering its fifth month and fading from Americans’ attention – will be thrust back to the forefront. Biden hopes to announce new sanctions and military assistance alongside European allies during his visits … Read more

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Jakub Porzycki Nurphoto | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

HBO doc ‘Chernobyl’ exposes lies told by Soviet government

HBO doc ‘Chernobyl’ exposes lies told by Soviet government

It was the fall of 1986, some six months after the catastrophic Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, and a group of soldiers suited up to enter the radiation-riddled site. Their task: Clean hundreds of tons of expelled, highly radioactive, nuclear fuel from rooftops near the reactor. Dressed in what appears to be foul-weather gear, one … Read more

War in Ukraine reached pivotal moment

War in Ukraine reached pivotal moment

Washington CNN – Ukraine’s military is burning through Soviet-era ammunition that fits older systems as the country pleads with the West to send more heavy weaponry and Russia amasses a significant artillery advantage around two strategically important cities in eastern Ukraine. Western intelligence and military officials believe Russia’s war in Ukraine is in a critical … Read more

Average US gas price hits $ 5 for first time

Average US gas price hits $ 5 for first time

New York CNN Business – For the first time ever, a gallon of regular gas now costs $ 5 on average nationwide, according to AAA’s Saturday reading. The record is hardly a surprise. Gas prices have been rising steadily for the last eight weeks, and this latest milestone marks the 15th straight day that the … Read more