G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

G-7 joins EU on -per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. Europe … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, December 2

A GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive in Union Pacific livery, is seen ahead of a possible strike if there is no deal with the rail worker unions, as a Metrolink commuter train (right) arrives at Union Station in Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters Here are the most important news items that … Read more

Putin fell down stairs, soiled himself amid health woes: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs and soiled himself this week amid mounting speculation that his health is declining, an anti-Kremlin Telegram channel with apparent links to his security team reported. Putin, 70, suffered the unfortunate fall at his Moscow official residence on Wednesday evening, according to the Telegram channel “General SVR,” which … Read more

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin says Europe ‘too dependent’ on technologies, energy from authoritarian states

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has used a speech in Sydney to warn that democracies must build “common lifelines” to wean themselves off critical technologies and energy from authoritarian states like Russia and China. Key points: Sanna Marin has been a vocal critic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rallying Western countries to enact sanctions Ms … Read more

EU edges closer to $60-per-barrel Russian oil price cap

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union was edging closer to setting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil — a highly anticipated and complex political and economic maneuver designed to keep Russia’s supplies flowing into global markets while clamping down on President Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund his war in Ukraine. EU nations sought to … Read more

How Europe lets Iran and Russia get away with murder – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — On a balmy September evening last year, an Azeri man carrying a Russian passport crossed the border from northern Cyprus into southern Cyprus. He traveled light: a pistol, a handful of bullets and a silencer. It was going to be the perfect … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s Cronies Melt Down Over Crimea Threat from Ukraine in Russian Media

Ukrainian officials have been warning for months that—in addition to kicking Russia out of territories seized this year—they also intend to take back territories stolen before the war, including Crimea, the peninsula illegally annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014. And though Ukraine’s messaging on the matter is simple—that Ukrainian victory is about taking … Read more

US considering designating Russia’s Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization

CNN  —  The Biden administration is considering designating the Wagner Group, a Russian private military group, as a foreign terrorist organization amid ongoing efforts to impose costs on Russia for the Ukraine war, a US official said. No final decision has been made, and it is unclear how far out the administration is from potentially … Read more

Target Crimea – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV — In Crimea, the war is drawing ever closer, and nerves are on edge. In conversations via secure communications, people in Crimea describe growing tension across the Black Sea peninsula as they increasingly expect the advent of direct hostilities. They say saboteur and … Read more

Russian experts assess Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Leaders meeting in Yerevan on November 23, 2022. Karen Minasyan | Afp | Getty Images When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, nobody in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is believed to have expected the war to last more than a few months. As the … Read more