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UN still awaiting full access to bring aid to ‘desperate’ Tigray

Al Jazeera | 03 Dec 2022

The United Nations still cannot get unfettered access to bring humanitarian aid into Ethiopia’s Tigray, one month after the ceasefire, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The UN’s health agency said on Friday that just a trickle of aid had managed to get into the northern region which is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis after a...

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

Federal News Radio | 03 Dec 2022

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 needed to set the discounted...

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Early 20th-century Hawaii imported Russian workers

Asiatimes | 02 Dec 2022

On February 19, 1906, the mail steamer China pulled into the harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. It had made the voyage from San Pedro, California, many times before, but this trip became front-page news. Local newspapers heralded the arrival of “one hundred and ten white men, women and children, the vanguard of what promises to be an influx of settlers...

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Syrian regime takes credit for killing IS leader in October

The New Arab | 02 Dec 2022

The Syrian regime army has taken credit for killing the head of the Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in the country's south in October, state media reported on Friday. These claims could not be verified however. Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi was killed in an operation carried out in the southern province of...

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Week Ahead: Big Week For Oil Markets…

FX Empire | 02 Dec 2022

The global commodity may be injected with fresh volatility due to not only the OPEC+ meeting but developments revolving around European Union sanctions on Russian oil. Other factors like geopolitical risks, economic data and overall sentiment may play an important role in shaping the global commodities outlook for the rest of 2022. Economic...

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Germany split on Port of Hamburg deal with China

Asiatimes | 02 Dec 2022

The German government has become divided over a deal, agreed last month, which saw Chinese conglomerate Cosco invest in the Port of Hamburg. The deal had been in the works since September 2021 and was championed by the chancellor (and Hamburg’s former mayor), Olaf Scholz. Scholz’s coalition partners have been vocal in criticizing the deal. Chief...

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Parallel society: Ukrainian children in German schools

Free West Media | 02 Dec 2022

Around one million Ukrainians have left their homeland due to the war in recent months and sought refuge in Germany. Among the refugees are tens of thousands of children who are now going to school in Germany. But there are simply too many and the problems are mounting. Educators responsible for foreign children have given up telling the success...

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From solar power, to battery storage and smart electric car charging: Eco-tech star Myenergi is ...

The Daily Mail | 02 Dec 2022

‘We've still been growing, but it's been turbulent,’ says co-founder of eco-tech firm Myenergi Jordan Brompton, assessing how one of Britain’s fastest-growing businesses has fared in 2022. Brompton’s co-founder and CEO Lee Sutton agrees: ‘Demand is stronger than ever, especially since [the war] in Ukraine - we've now got lots more people thinking...

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Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Financial Express | 02 Dec 2022

Tesla said it had completed a 500-mile drive on a single charge, with the Semi and cargo weighing in at 81,000 pounds in total. Follow Us Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo without offering updated forecasts for the truck’s pricing, production plans or how much...

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‘Critically ill’ Putin falls down stairs and ‘soils himself’ while plagued with cancer, claims Kremlin ‘insider’

The Sun | 02 Dec 2022

VLADIMIR Putin has reportedly slipped and fallen down several stairs at his official residence, according to claims from a so-called Kremlin insider.. According to the report, the 70-year-old cancer hit Russian tyrant was allegedly helped to a sofa by bodyguards as his personal doctors rushed to assist him. Zuma Press Vladimir Putin is said to be...

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IAEA chief hopes to find solution for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant by year-end

FX Empire | 02 Dec 2022

MILAN (Reuters) – The International Atomic Energy Agency hopes to reach an agreement with Russia and Ukraine to create a protection zone at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant by the end of the year, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog was quoted as saying. The nuclear plant, Europe’s biggest, provided about a fifth of Ukraine’s electricity...

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What to expect as India assumes G20 presidency for 2023

Al Jazeera | 02 Dec 2022

India has begun its yearlong presidency of the Group of 20 (G20), taking over from Indonesia at a time of geopolitical tumult and uncertainty over post-pandemic economic recovery. “Today, we do not need to fight for our survival – our era need not be one of war. Indeed, it must not be one,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a declaration...

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Elon Musk’s company aims to test brain implant in people

Belfast Telegraph | 02 Dec 2022

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon. In a presentation which was livestreamed on Wednesday night, Mr Musk said his team is in the process of asking US regulators to allow them to test the device. He said he thinks the company should be able to put the implant in a...

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Hungarian filling stations running out of price-capped fuel

The News-Gazette | 02 Dec 2022

MARTONVASAR, Hungary (AP) — Drivers in Hungary are increasingly running into gas and diesel shortages at filling stations as a government-imposed price cap squeezes the operators of independent stations and leaves the state energy company struggling to keep up with demand. At hundreds of fuel stations across Hungary, a confusing mosaic of paper...

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Russia’s Largest Bank Announces Compatibility With Ethereum, Integrates MetaMask

Bitcoinist | 02 Dec 2022

The largest bank in Russia, Sber, has announced that its proprietary blockchain platform will be compatible with Ethereum. In a press release, the bank, whose majority shareholder is the Russian government with a “50% + 1 share” option, announced the new capabilities for its proprietary open blockchain platform. The announcement was...

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

Financial Express | 02 Dec 2022

EU nations sought to push the cap across the finish line after Poland held out to get as low a figure as possible, diplomats said on Thursday. Follow Us The European Union was edging closer to setting a USD 60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil — a highly anticipated and complex political and economic maneuver designed to keep Russia’s...

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Ukraine to limit Moscow-linked religious groups: Zelensky

Urdu Point | 02 Dec 2022

Kyiv, Ukraine, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2022 ) :Ukraine will move to impose limitations on religious organisations in the country which have links to Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky...

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Malaysia PM Anwar says cabinet line-up to be announced on Friday -report

FX Empire | 02 Dec 2022

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will announce his cabinet line-up on Friday, state news agency Bernama reported. The report did not state what time the announcement would be made. Anwar was appointed as premier by Malaysia’s king last week, after an election that saw no...

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Biden announces massive step to end war

US President Joe Biden has announced he would be willing to speak to Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Ukraine invasion if the Russian leader truly wants to end the war. ......

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NASA Prepares for Pair of U.S. Spacewalks Outside International Space Station Today

Space Coast Daily | 02 Dec 2022

NASA & SPACE NEWS Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a pair of U.S. spacewalks in December to install rollout solar arrays to increase electrical power in support of station operations and scientific research. (NASA image) (NASA) – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a pair of U.S. spacewalks...