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
The gas cuts came amid guarded hope of resuming exports this week of another key commodity — Ukraine's grain — under a breakthrough deal that was called into question by a strike by Moscow on the key port of Odessa.
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.
Russia halted gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route on Wednesday, intensifying an economic battle between Moscow and Brussels and raising the prospects of recession and energy rationing in some of the region’s richest countries. European governments fear Moscow could extend the outage in retaliation for Western sanctions
A referendum on a constitutional provision to recognise the Indigenous people in Australia seems to be facing rough weather despite it being passed in the House of Representatives, the lower House. The referendum is to be held later in the year. An opinion poll showed that about 46 per cent said ‘yes’ to the move, and 43 per cent
In his first week on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis repeatedly hit his chief rival, Donald Trump, from the right. “This is a different guy than 2015, 2016,” DeSantis told a conservative radio host before slamming the bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation Trump championed as
Elon Musk’s Neuralink received approval last month from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct human clinical trials, which one former FDA official called “really a big deal.” I do not disagree, but I am skeptical that this technology will “change everything.” Not every profound technological advance has broad social and economic
Rishi Sunak is blocking the release of WhatsApp messages to the Covid inquiry because he fears they could show his plots against Boris Johnson, according to allies of the former prime minister. The claims — rejected as “total nonsense” by the Sunak camp — come as Johnson was warned he could lose taxpayer-funded legal support