“Honestly, I don’t understand any American siding with” the Russian president, the former U.S. secretary of state, added.
An OPEC+ panel recommended Wednesday that the oil cartel keep its current output reduction strategy unchanged after heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia vowed to maintain their cuts to prop up prices.Oil prices recovered in recent months and approached $100 per barrel last week as top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken millions of barrels off the market.
"As he pocketed items, I’d surreptitiously scan our surroundings, mortified, hoping nobody else had noticed."
The European Union said Wednesday that it had "sufficient evidence" of illegal Chinese electric car subsidies as it officially launched an inquiry that has enraged Beijing."The Commission is in possession of sufficient evidence tending to show the existence of subsidisation, threat of injury and causal link required for the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation," the notice of initiation published in the EU's official journal said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ended long-running speculation Wednesday by announcing he was scrapping part of a massive high-speed rail scheme, during a keynote speech closing his ruling Conservatives' annual conference."I'm ending this long-running saga," Sunak told delegates to loud applause and cheering, confirming that he was cancelling the northern leg of the HS2 train line -- a highly contentious move that has overshadowed the yearly event.
EU states on Wednesday agreed to the final part of an overhaul for rules on how they handle asylum seekers and irregular migrants, setting up a push to make it law by elections next year.European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas called the text the "last missing link of the package" and urged EU states and parliament to now forge ahead with the protracted negotiations to make it law.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's drug regulator has found that a cough syrup and an anti-allergy syrup made by Norris Medicines are toxic, according to a government report, months after Indian-made cough syrups were linked to 141 children's deaths worldwide. The medicines were contaminated either with diethylene glycol (DEG) or ethylene glycol (EG), the same contaminants found in the cough syrups that caused the deaths in Gambia, Uzbekistan and Cameroon since the middle of last year. This is the first time in at least two years that the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has flagged any DEG and EG contamination in its monthly reports as the country tries to crack down on its $42 billion drug industry dominated by small players.
The 2024 GOP presidential candidate said the country has more important issues to worry about than who will replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.
The Indian army said Wednesday that 23 soldiers were missing after a flash flood caused by intense rainfall tore through a valley in the mountainous northeast Sikkim state."Due to sudden cloud burst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim, a flash flood occurred in the Teesta River... 23 personnel have been reported missing and some vehicles are reported submerged under the slush," the army said in a statement.
Stock markets diverged Wednesday with investors on edge as US and German bond yields jumped over fears that interest rates will stay high for longer.Treasury bond yields are seen as a proxy for US interest rates and are closely watched.
“You’ve got folks right now blaming Democrats for ousting Kevin McCarthy. And I’m like, wait a minute,” Michael Steele said.
A Turkish opposition TV channel editor went on trial on Wednesday over on-air comments about jailed Kurdish insurgency leader Abdullah Ocalan that could put him behind bars for more than 10 years."Abdullah Ocalan is not someone to be taken lightly," Yanardag added.
A trio of US-based researchers on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for developing tiny "quantum dots" used to illuminate TVs and lamps, hours after a prematurely sent statement revealed their names.The chemistry award is the third Nobel of the season after the medicine prize and the physics prizes were announced earlier in the week.
Pope Francis warned Wednesday the world "is collapsing" due to global warming, urging participants of the upcoming COP28 climate talks to agree to binding policies on phasing out fossil fuels.But he said the next round of UN climate talks opening in Dubai on November 30 "can represent a change of direction", if participants make binding agreements on moving from fossil fuels to clean energy sources such as wind and solar.
As a child, Alfredo Colato cooked eggs on this southern Italian volcano.As children, he and his friends would wrap eggs in foil and bury them to cook in the Solfatara field, among the plumes of volcanic gases that rise from the soil.
The Kremlin on Wednesday said the Russian government was closely involved in tackling problems at state nanotechnology company Rusnano, which this week warned of its inability to make debt repayments and possible bankruptcy without state support. "Given the size of accounts payable in the form of loans and bonds to be repaid by the end of 2023, fulfilling Rusnano's debt obligations in full solely at the expense of its own funds is objectively impossible," Interfax quoted the report as saying. Rusnano said it was currently demonstrating signs of insolvency and warned that bankruptcy was possible should its shareholders - the Russian state - fail to adopt measures to improve its financial situation, Interfax reported.
EU states on Wednesday sought a deal on the final part of an overhaul for rules on how they handle asylum seekers and irregular migrants, ahead of a push to make it law by elections next year.The EU states and parliament will have to hammer out the final legislation in protracted rounds of negotiations.
The test of the national emergency alert system will actually trigger a society-wide, vaccine-induced zombie apocalypse… according to some weird corners of the web.
Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday vowed "preventive measures" after a shooting at a Bangkok shopping mall left two people dead and raised fresh questions about the kingdom's gun control.The Siam Paragon shooting came just days before the anniversary of a massacre at a nursery in northern Thailand that left 36 people dead.
Pope Francis opened a major congress on the Catholic Church's future Wednesday, vowing open doors to "everyone" despite tensions with conservatives on issues from LGBTQ faithful to the treatment of divorcees.- 'Doubts, confusion, error' - Even before the proceedings began however, five conservative cardinals asked Francis to reaffirm Catholic doctrine on the treatment of gay couples and the ordination of women.
More than a thousand migrants rode atop a freight train to the edge of the US border on Tuesday after dodging authorities on a 10-day journey through Mexico.Their journey started in the central State of Mexico, pitting them against fatal accidents and injuries that are common on similar journeys.