Indonesia waiting to see Putin will attend the G20.

Indonesia waiting to see Putin will attend the G20.

Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Thursday that differences over Ukraine had made preparations for the meeting particularly fraught and that they were waiting to see if Russian President Vladimir Putin would attend. The war in Ukraine has overshadowed Indonesia’s presidency of the G20 this year, with the world’s 20 most powerful economies disagreeing about how … Read more

Grain shipments in the Black Sea will resume, says Turkey.

Grain shipments in the Black Sea will resume, says Turkey.

Turkey’s president said Wednesday that he had secured Moscow’s commitment to resurrect a deal to protect Ukrainian grain shipments, which has been crucial to sustaining food supplies to developing nations. The deal, known as the Black Sea Grain Initiative, was brokered by Turkey and the United Nations in July to guarantee the safe passage of … Read more

Poland has razor wire on the border with Russia.

Poland has razor wire on the border with Russia.

Polish soldiers began laying razor wire along Poland’s border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Wednesday after the government ordered the construction of a barrier to prevent another migration crisis. The Defense Minister said that a recent decision by Russia’s aviation authority to start flights from the Middle East and North Africa to Kaliningrad … Read more

Ukraine is facing a winter humanitarian crisis.

Ukraine is facing a winter humanitarian crisis

Ukraine faces a winter humanitarian crisis unless it can prevent a collapse in its electricity supply, according to the national grid’s chief executive. Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the chief executive of Ukrenergo, said that virtually all of the country’s large non-nuclear power stations had been hit. The energy boss said that Ukraine asked western countries for spare … Read more

Republicans have gained ground in unexpected places.

Republicans have gained ground in unexpected places.

With a week to go until the elections, a number of Republican candidates are gaining ground in states that lean Democrat. With a number of Governor races still seemingly going to the wire, there are some races in California, Connecticut, and New York that are starting to take unexpected turns, while it is still essentially … Read more

Saudi Aramco reported a $42 billion profit 

Saudi Aramco reported a $42 billion profit 

Oil giant Saudi Aramco on Tuesday reported a $42.4 billion profit in the third quarter of this year, 39% more than in the same period last year, thanks to higher global energy prices that have filled the kingdom’s coffers but helped fuel inflation around the world. The profits of the oil firm will be used … Read more

A diesel shortage in America could get worse.

A diesel shortage in America could get worse.

Diesel shortages have been building since the start of the epidemic, and fuel inventories have fallen below emergency levels.  Two weeks ago, the Energy Information Administration said that the US had 25 days left of diesel reserves. Since 2008, stockpiles have been hovering below marks. “How did we get here?” I asked Matt Smith, the … Read more

What to Know About Denmark’s Election

What to Know About Denmark’s Election

The country heads to the polls on Tuesday in a vote that was precipitated by a scandal about a government-mandated mammal kill. The general election in Danes was precipitated by anger over the government’s decision to kill animals during the Pandemic and accusations against the prime minister of misleading the public. The Danes are known … Read more

The UK interior minister denounced asylum seeker 

The UK interior minister denounced asylum seeker 

The arrival of asylum seekers was described as an invasion by British Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Her comments came after a man used firebombs to attack an immigration processing centre. Braverman, who is fighting to save her job after she admitted breaching security rules, told parliament on Monday that she was working to stop the … Read more

Ben-Gvir as Far-right key player in Israel elections

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There was a fringe Palestinian-hating religious far-right provocateur named Itamar Ben-Gvir. He will become a key player in the country’s fifth vote in less than four years as Israelis vote on Tuesday. One of the most radical settlements in the occupied West Bank, Kiryat Araba, has been found guilty of inciting racism, destruction of property, … Read more