Explosions pound Russian air base in Crimea

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / August 10, 2022 22:52 / Ukraine

Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said.

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Hungary ready to veto EU oil sanctions proposal

Author: Richard Richard / May 06, 2022 23:26 / Economy

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán on Friday said the EU's proposed oil embargo is a red line for his country.

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A major fire at the oil depot in Bryansk after the Ukrainian attack.

Author: Richard Richard / April 26, 2022 13:41 / Ukraine

A major fire broke out early on Monday at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, adding that no one was hurt.

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Germany’s energy woes are a fiasco of its own making

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 15, 2022 17:39 / Europe

MUNICH – Germany long regarded its energy transition as cutting edge, compared to other Western industrialized countries. Policymakers expected that the country would be able to secure its energy supply entirely from renewable sources, so they resolved to phase out coal and nuclear energy simultaneously. The last three of Germany’s 17 nuclear power plants are set to be shut down this year.

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European Natural Gas Futures Trading Hit New Highs in March on Russia, Ukraine Volatility

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 14, 2022 18:00 / Economy

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) said Wednesday that natural gas futures trading in Europe set new records last month amid volatility sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing threat it has posed for the continent’s energy supplies.

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War in Ukraine raises fears over crime threat in Europe

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 14, 2022 17:45 / Europe

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has raised fears over a possible rise in crime and criminal activity in the EU, prompting its agencies to step up efforts. An internal EU document, recently warned of the increased risk of human trafficking and sexual abuse, cyberattacks, infiltration of criminals, and circulation of weapons, drugs and illegal cigarettes.

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What we can expect from Russia's new commander in charge of Ukraine invasion

Author: Richard Richard / April 12, 2022 21:40 / Ukraine

General Aleksandr Dvornikov was the man Vladimir Putin turned to when the Syrian regime was on the brink of collapse in 2015.

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France top destination for US LNG in March amid Europe supply disruption fears

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 06, 2022 19:35 / Europe

France was the top destination for US LNG cargoes in March as Europe began refilling storage after inventories bottomed out and as Russia's war in Ukraine raised fears of pipeline gas disruptions.

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Top US General Says More Bases in Europe Could Be Needed Amid 'Turning Point' in Continent's History

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 06, 2022 19:18 / World

The U.S. military's top general on Tuesday endorsed building new permanent American bases in Eastern Europe to deter Russia, calling its invasion of Ukraine the most 'historical turning point' in the Continent's security since World War II.

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Ursula von der Leyen says pressure on Putin must be increased: "Let's look at oil"

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 06, 2022 15:16 / Europe

Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, said on Wednesday that the European Union would impose new sanctions on Russia, probably on gas and oil. "At this critical time in the war, we need to increase pressure on Putin again," von der Leyen was quoted as saying in the European Parliament.

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