A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km southwest of Minsk. Reuters
The economic fallout of the Russia-Ukraine war in Europe, especially in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries seems to be deepening. With Russia closing the Nord Stream I gas line, which supplies gas directly to Germany, the fears of energy crunch in the winter, of rising electricity prices have risen. Swedish Prime Minister
In a memo, state-controlled Russian giant Gazprom said it was cutting Poland and Bulgaria off from its natural gas because they refused to pay in Russian rubles, as President Vladimir Putin had demanded.
Russian energy giant Gazprom on Saturday suspended gas supplies to Latvia following tensions between Moscow and the West over the conflict in Ukraine and sweeping European and US sanctions against Russia.
Trouble began for the second largest Chinese real estate company, China Evergrande in 2021 when it defaulted on its payments, but survived because of the short duration in spurt in the property segment of the economy. But it has reached a deeper critical point as it is unable to offer international creditors a
Three of my favourite things came together as I read Erin Zhurkin’s debut novel, “Plus-Size in Paris.” First, having lived in Pau, in the Pyrenees, and Paris for two very important years of my life — at 12 with my family and 20 as a university student — j’adore la France. Second, one of the most enjoyable times of my
Today I had one of those jarring, uncomfortable moments when I realised I was complicit in the mistreatment of another person. What am I on about? I’m on about my immediate response to the video of Britney Spears dancing with knives that she posted to Instagram. I saw it, and — if social media is anything to
Last spring, my tween was begging for more independence, starting with being allowed to walk home from school alone. The mile-plus walk involves crossing a few busy streets. I was hesitant; she doesn’t have a phone, so she had no way to contact me if something went wrong. But we practiced a few times (with me