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Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

Beijing increases imports from Russia sharply

China has spent more than $6 billion on Russian energy products, increasing purchases by 75% compared to last year's level, Bloomberg reports. It is noted that the total volume of liquefied natural gas supplies in China has …

Gas supplies from Russia to Finland to be cut starting May 21

Gas supplies from Russia to Finland to be cut starting May 21

Finland's Gasum has informed that imports of natural gas from Russia will be cut on Saturday, May 21, at 7:00 am local time (coincides with Moscow time), according to a respective statement published on the Finnish state-owned gas …

First monkeypox case detected in France

First monkeypox case detected in France

France confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country on Friday in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris. The 29-year-old man isn’t in a serious condition and is self-isolating at home, according to a statement from …

Russia records 5,089 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia records 5,089 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 5,089 over the past day to 18,283,706, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Friday. In relative terms, the growth rate reached 0.03%. As many as 2,081 people were …

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense chiefs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member-countries will discuss new challenges and security threats at a meeting on May 24, the CSTO press service said on Friday. The meeting to be held by video conference …

Russia’s gas revenue may top $100 bln - report

Russia’s gas revenue may top $100 bln - report

Russia may receive a record $100 billion for gas supplies to Europe this year against the backdrop of surging prices for the blue fuel, claims a columnist for the French newspaper Les Echos, citing data from Citi analysts. …

Kyrgyzstan to host First Eurasian Economic Forum

Kyrgyzstan to host First Eurasian Economic Forum

The Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek will host the First Eurasian Economic Forum on May 26, 2022, according to Kabar. The main theme of the Forum is "Eurasian Economic Integration in the Era of Global Changes. New opportunities …

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

U.S. President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday. “I wouldn't be surprised if, in the coming weeks, …

UAE discovers three new oil reserves

UAE discovers three new oil reserves

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Thursday announced three oil discoveries including one at Bu Hasa, Abu Dhabi’s biggest onshore field, with a crude oil production capacity of 650,000 barrels per day (bpd), the company said on …

Croatia on course to meet euro criteria

Croatia on course to meet euro criteria

High inflation should not stop Croatia from meeting the convergence criteria and joining the eurozone next January, the governor of the Croatian National Bank, Boris Vujčić, said , according to poslovni.hr. In …

Charles Michel urges to form geopolitical European community

Charles Michel urges to form geopolitical European community

European Council President Charles Michel has called for the creation of a European Geopolitical Community that will include the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans. Michel made this proposal on 18 May, speaking at the European …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 19 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 19 terrorists in northern Syria

Some 19 PKK terrorists have been neutralized in the scope of the Operation Olive Branch, Operation Peace Spring and Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish Defense Ministry has said. “Nineteen terrorists opening …

 Famed film composer Vangelis passes away

Famed film composer Vangelis passes away

Vangelis, the Greek prog-rocker and Oscar-winning composer for films like Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, has died at the age of 79. The law firm representing the composer said he died late on Tuesday, without giving a …