India To Keep Purchasing Russian Oil After Sanctions Go Into Effect

India To Keep Purchasing Russian Oil After Sanctions Go Into Effect

India said that it would continue to purchase Russian crude oil even after the embargo and price cap go into effect on December 5, an official in the Indian Oil Ministry said on Friday. India has consistently stated its intention to continue to purchase whatever crude oil makes the most financial sense for the import-heavy … Read more

Russia assembles ‘shadow fleet’ of tankers to help blunt oil sanctions

Russia assembles ‘shadow fleet’ of tankers to help blunt oil sanctions

Russia has quietly amassed a fleet of more than 100 ageing tankers to help circumvent western restrictions on Russian oil sales following its invasion of Ukraine, according to shipping brokers and analysts. Shipping broker Braemar estimates Moscow, which relies heavily on foreign tankers to transport its crude, has added more than 100 ships this year, … Read more

IRS inspector general says intensive audits of former FBI Director Comey and deputy were random

IRS inspector general says intensive audits of former FBI Director Comey and deputy were random

CNN  —  An inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service said this week that significant tax audits conducted for 2017 and 2019 – years where former FBI Director James Comey and then-deputy Andrew McCabe have said they were audited – were randomly selected and did not show misconduct by the IRS. The report does not … Read more

Cameroon scores late winner against Brazil at Qatar 2022 but fails to qualify for knockout stages

Cameroon scores late winner against Brazil at Qatar 2022 but fails to qualify for knockout stages

CNN  —  Soccer can be harsh sometimes, just ask Cameroon. The Indomitable Lions became the first team to score against Brazil at Qatar 2022 on Friday, but its famous 1-0 win against the tournament favorite was still not enough to see it through to the knockout stages. Vincent Aboubakar’s header in stoppage time may have … Read more

China’s Xi acknowledges Covid frustration caused protests and hints at relaxing rules, EU official says

China’s Xi acknowledges Covid frustration caused protests and hints at relaxing rules, EU official says

CNN  —  Chinese President Xi Jinping has acknowledged the frustration within China amid his government’s unrelenting zero-Covid strategy, a European Union official told CNN, in his first known remarks on the protests that have erupted across the country in recent days. Xi told visiting European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing on Thursday that the … Read more

A hospital patient was “disturbed” by the sound of her 79-year-old roommate’s ventilator. So she allegedly shut it off — twice.

A hospital patient was “disturbed” by the sound of her 79-year-old roommate’s ventilator. So she allegedly shut it off — twice.

A 72-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly switched off a hospital roommate’s ventilator — twice — because she was annoyed by the sound it made, authorities in Germany said Thursday.  The woman was jailed on suspicion of attempted manslaughter following the incident at a hospital in the southwestern city of Mannheim on Tuesday evening. … Read more

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

CNN  —  More than a dozen letters containing explosives or animal parts have been sent to Ukrainian diplomats around the world, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba. “This campaign is aimed at sowing fear,” Kuleba told CNN’s Matthew Chance in an exclusive interview in Kyiv on Friday. There have been 17 cases of embassies … Read more