Russia has lost more than 90% of its European oil market share

Russia has already lost more than 90% of its previous top European market – Northern Europe – as shipments have fallen below 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) in recent weeks from more than 1.2 million barrels per day ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according from Bloomberg estimates. The EU embargo on Russian crude oil … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022: England vs Iran reaction, analysis

One image should send chills to the rest of the world. As England went absolutely 4-1 against Iran during the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate looked to his bench. Most teams in Qatar could only dream of the weapons the Three Lions have in reserve. In the 71st minute, England introduced Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden … Read more

Russia: Firebrand Putin ally Vladimir Solovyov brutally stopped in rare live TV rebuke

One of Vladimir Putin’s commanders-in-chief has been brutally knocked out on his own TV talk show after a guest called his warmongering remarks “obscene.” Vladimir Solovyov is a leading commentator in Russia with his own primetime chat show. Known as “the voice of Putin,” Solovyov has spent much of the war in Ukraine mimicking the … Read more

Samantha Armytage reveals a close friend’s cancer diagnosis

Former Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage has made an impassioned plea for her followers after receiving devastating news about a close friend of the family. The journalist revealed on Monday that teenager Maggie Banyard, from Coledale in Illawarra, Sydney, had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The teen, who was described by Armytage as a “beautiful … Read more

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

PARIS, Nov. 20 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of running anti-French propaganda in Africa to serve “predatory” ambitions in troubled African countries, where France has suffered military setbacks in recent years and a greater loss of influence past. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of francophone countries in Tunisia, Macron was asked … Read more

China is stepping up efforts to control Western infrastructure, key industries – NATO

BRUSSELS, Nov. 21 (Reuters) – Western countries should be careful not to create new dependencies on China as they wind down Russia’s energy supply amid Moscow’s war against Kiev, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday. “We see increasing Chinese efforts to control our critical infrastructure, supply chains and key industrial sectors,” he said during a … Read more

F1 2022: Mick Schumacher told in brutal scenes after last race, Abu Dhabi, donuts, message to team

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a bittersweet end to the season with four drivers set to disappear from the grid next season. Aussie Daniel Ricciardo and outgoing four-time champion Sebastian Vettel may have attracted the most attention, but it was also the end of the line for Haas Mick Schumacher and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi. … Read more

Dollar Rises as China COVID Concerns Boost Safe Haven Buying

SINGAPORE/LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The US dollar was solidly higher against major currencies on Monday as rising COVID-19 cases in China led to new restrictions there and weighed on global investor sentiment. China is battling numerous COVID flare-ups. Two deaths were reported in Beijing on Sunday and the city’s most populous district urged residents … Read more

FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Day 2: Live updates, news, England vs Iran, Senegal vs Netherlands, USA vs Wales

It was a dramatic opening day of the World Cup in Qatar and day two looks set to follow a similar path. Qatar and Ecuador opened the tournament with the South Americans claiming a 2-0 win to make the hosts the first home nation to lose their World Cup opener. Watch every practice, qualifying and … Read more

German house prices fall 3.5% next year as buyers feel the pressure – Reuters poll

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – German house prices are set to fall 3.5% next year as the cost of living and rising borrowing costs hit consumers, but the likelihood of an outright crash is slim, according to a Reuters poll of property market experts . Harmonized consumer price inflation in Europe’s largest economy hit 11.6% … Read more