Month: March 2022

GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer Shrugs Off Trump Seeking Dirt on Biden From Putin, Says ‘Donald Trump Is Donald Trump’ – The Daily Beast

A Republican lawmaker insisted on Thursday that former President Donald Trump was just being sarcastic and tweaking the media when he brazenly called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to release dirt on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. “Donald Trump is Donald Trump,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) shrugged during an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily. In …

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European Leaders Again Reject Russia’s Demand to Be Paid in Rubles For Gas – The New York Times

European leaders on Thursday pushed back against President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest threat that all natural gas imported from Russia must be paid for in rubles starting Friday — or risk having the supplies shut off. Mr. Putin said in a TV address that companies purchasing gas from Russia would need to open ruble accounts …

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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai’s production pause extended to April 2: report – Teslarati

By Simon Alvarez Posted on March 31, 2022 It appears that Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai will be reopening a bit later than initially expected. As per an internal notice reportedly from the electric vehicle maker, Giga Shanghai is now looking to return to operations on April 2, one day later than the company’s previous target.  Earlier …

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Ukraine in fresh effort to evacuate Mariupol after Red Cross warnings – The Guardian

Ukraine has launched a fresh attempt to rescue civilians from Mariupol after warnings from the Red Cross that thousands of lives depend on the successful evacuation of people trapped in the besieged city by Russian forces. A total of 45 buses were en route to the nearby southern coastal town of Berdyansk, the Ukrainian deputy …

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Global energy crunch stirs hope of oil reboot in Peru’s Amazon – Reuters Canada

NUEVO ANDOAS, Peru, March 31 (Reuters) – Peru’s government wants to ramp up oil production in some of its dormant Amazonian fields as global crude prices soar on supply fears linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Among the areas prime for a reboot is Block 192, the Andean country’s largest – and leakiest – field. …

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Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent – Reuters

Street lights to be turned off, trading hours shortened Government unable to pay for fuel imports Crisis induced by pandemic, tax cuts COLOMBO, April 1 (Reuters) – Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst …

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Ukrainian gives account of treatment at Russian ‘filteration camp’ – Business Insider

A Ukrainian woman gave a harrowing account of what is happening at a Russian “filtration camp.” Russian troops have been accused of forcing Mariupol residents to relocation camps. A woman told the Washington Post she was photographed, interrogated, fingerprinted, and had her phone confiscated. LoadingSomething is loading. A Ukrainian woman gave a harrowing account of …

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Ukraine War: Russia’s ‘Withdrawal’ May Foreshadow Major New Offensives – Newsweek

Russia’s announced withdrawal from around Kyiv and the city of Chernihiv to the capital’s northeast could yet prove to be the beginning of new offensives in the east and south, rather than measures to enable further peace talks, Ukrainians believe. Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said this week Moscow would reduce hostilities around Kyiv …

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Biden Activates ‘Wartime’ Resources in Scramble to Stem Inflation, Push Energy Transition – Townhall

In his Thursday remarks on gas prices that hit their all-time high earlier in March, President Biden singled out oil and gas companies in another attack on their industry before he denied any responsibility for skyrocketing fuel prices and announced measures he claimed will help Americans feeling pain at the pump. The root cause of …

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