At least 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea strikes, Ukraine says – National

At least 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea strikes, Ukraine says – National

Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s blasts — or that any attack took place. … Read more

From Coal To Gas And Back: How Europe Is Easing Its Energy Crisis

From Coal To Gas And Back: How Europe Is Easing Its Energy Crisis

Last year in November, the UK, together with key partner Italy, hosted the COP26 climate summitan event many believed to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control. A key outcome of the summit was that dozens of nations pledged to end deforestation, curb CO2 and methane emissions and also … Read more

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.STRINGER/Reuters 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 … Read more

Ukraine calls on West to impose travel ban on Russians as Moscow steps up assault

Ukraine calls on West to impose travel ban on Russians as Moscow steps up assault

A Ukrainian commander on the front line near Pokrovske in Ukraine’s Dnipro Region, Aug. 5, 2022.DAVID GUTTENFELDER/The New York Times News Service Ukraine’s president called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians, an idea that has found support among some EU member states but angered Moscow which pressed on with a … Read more

China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China’s crude oil imports rose slightly in July amid a general improvement in commodity imports during that month, Bloomberg reported, citing official data released by Beijing on Sunday. Crude oil imports stood at 37.33 million tons last month, the data showed, although an increase from a four-year low booked earlier in the year was still … Read more

More Ukrainian ships cleared to leave Black Sea coast as experts warn of Russia’s next move – National

More Ukrainian ships cleared to leave Black Sea coast as experts warn of Russia’s next move – National

Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the ports to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive. The body overseeing an international deal intended to get some … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two key eastern Ukraine cities

Russian forces begin assault on two key eastern Ukraine cities

An elderly woman makes her way through rubbles near a market in Bakhmut on August 4, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to … Read more

Dodgy Demand Data? The Oil Price Collapse Conspiracy

Dodgy Demand Data?  The Oil Price Collapse Conspiracy

WTI crude oil prices fell to their lowest point since early February on Thursday, giving up virtually all gains since Russia invaded Ukraine. WTI crude for September delivery tumbled -1.5% to close at $89.26/bbl while Brent crude for October delivery fell -2.1% to $94.71/bbl. WTI crude has lost ~9.5% over the course of the week, … Read more

Ukraine: Amnesty International’s chapter head resigns

Ukraine: Amnesty International’s chapter head resigns

KYIV, UKRAINE — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas. In a statement posted Friday night on Facebook, Oksana Pokalchuk accused her former employer … Read more

Wrongful conviction: DNA links two men in prison to cold case from 1983

Wrongful conviction: DNA links two men in prison to cold case from 1983

Two men serving life sentences for murder in a Florida prison have been linked to two other murders with the help of newly discovered DNA samples, which led to the exoneration of another man who wrongfully served 37 years in prison for the rape and murder of Barbara Grams in 1983. Amos Robinson and Abron … Read more