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Putin to stop gas exports to 'unfriendly' nations unless they pay in Russian rubles
“Unfriendly countries” must start paying for Russian gas in rubles, or their supplies will be cut, Moscow has said.
The decree, published on Thursday by state media, came a day after the leaders of Italy and Germany said they received assurances from President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Putin talked tougher, saying that starting from Friday, Russia will start accepting ruble payments for Western countries that imposed sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.
He said contracts will be stopped if buyers don’t sign up to the new conditions, which include opening ruble accounts in Russian banks.
Sweden and Finland formally apply to join Nato
Sweden and Finland have formally submitted their applications to join Nato, in one of the biggest geopolitical consequences to date of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nato secret...
UK inflation soars to 9%, the highest level in more than 40 years
Headline CPI rate fuelled by increase in household energy bills plus rising food and transport costs
US Congress: Rashida Tlaib introduces Nakba resolution
Congresswoman says measure aims to recognise forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state.
Senior Twitter engineer says the social media giant is "censoring the right" and that he and his co-workers are communists.
A senior Twitter engineer has been secretly recorded admitting that the social media giant is “censoring the right” — and that he and his co-workers are “Commie as f–k. “Twitter...
Dozens injured in Israeli police attack on Palestinian funeral
Walid al-Sharif’s funeral was attacked just days after an Israeli attack on journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral.
51 Dining Rooms That Connect With Light And Nature
Modern dining rooms that connect with light & nature, including botanical, boho, rustic & industrial style dining room decor, courtyards & outdoor dining rooms.
US plan to remove Kahanist group from ‘terror’ list draws concern
Advocates say US should include more far-right Israeli groups on ‘terrorism’ blacklist, not delist Kahane Chai.
What are Elon Musk’s options in the Twitter takeover deal?
The Tesla chief says the deal cannot go ahead unless the platform proves that fewer than 5% of users are bots
Ukraine war: Israel treads careful line as public blames Russia
While PM Bennett is trying to mediate peace, many Israelis with backgrounds in former Soviet nations are against Moscow’s invasion.
Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely
Libya’s Bashagha says will base his rival gov’t in Sirte
His remarks came after attempting to enter Tripoli but was pushed back by forces aligned with UN-recognised PM Dbeibeh.
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