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Venezuela and Chevron sign oil deal in Caracas

CNN — The Venezuelan government and American oil company Chevron signed an agreement in Caracas on Friday to resume operations in Venezuela, the country’s state broadcaster VTV said. “This contract aims to continue production and development activities in this energy sector, enshrined in our constitution and Venezuelan laws that regulate oil activities in the country,” […]

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Ukraine welcomes oil price cap meant to ‘destroy’ Russia’s economy

Ukraine on Saturday welcomed a $60 price cap on Russian oil agreed by the EU, the G7 and Australia, saying it would “destroy” Russia’s economy. The price cap previously negotiated at political level between the G7 group of wealthy democracies and the European Union comes into force with an EU embargo on Russian crude oil […]

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Australian MP delegation visits Taiwan

A group of Australian lawmakers will set off on a five-day visit to Taiwan on Sunday, a spokesman for one of the politicians said on Saturday, risking China’s wrath just as Beijing-Canberra ties seemed to be thawing. The bipartisan trip will be the first such visit to Taiwan in more than three years, a period […]

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Julian Assange appeals against US extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights against his extradition from the UK to the US. A UK court has approved Mr Assange’s extradition to the US, but he has appealed to the High Court in London. Mr Assange’s appeal could potentially block extradition. He is wanted on 18 […]

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‘No government visit’: Anthony Albanese says he will not take part in MPs’ trip to Taiwan

Important points A delegation of politicians, including members of the opposition, has traveled to Taiwan. Anthony Albanese is not taking part in the historic trip. The prime minister told reporters he had “no idea” of his intention. A delegation of federal lawmakers heading to Taiwan on a five-day de facto goodwill mission will travel without […]

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Gas giant Santos loses appeal in federal court

Gas company Santos has lost an appeal in federal court over insufficient consultation with traditional landowners. The company did not have adequate discussions on its Barossa gas projects in the Northern Territory. Upheaval is expected to take place in Australia’s offshore gas and oil industry.

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Good news: Space travel promises human advancement, hope for the paralyzed and more…

Hola, that’s your summary of the good news. These are the positive developments of this week: Meat from thin air could reduce world hunger and combat climate change; NASA is heading back to the moon after 50 years, promising many advances for the people of Earth beyond space knowledge. People With Complete Paralysis Can Walk […]

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The Times Podcast: Why the US is cracking down on rail strikes

Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify stapler Google Podcasts This week, Congress passed legislation that effectively enforced an agreement between railroad workers and their companies, prohibiting a strike. Politicians feared any work stoppage would cripple the US economy for the holiday and cost the country trillions of dollars. advertising Today we […]

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Ukraine should restrict religious organizations linked to Russia and counteract Russian influence in the country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that his government would impose restrictions on religious organizations with ties to Russia in order to increase national security. “The National Security and Defense Council directed the government to propose this [parliament] a draft law banning activities in Ukraine of religious organizations linked to centers of influence in Russia,” Zelenskyy […]

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How the Russian Oil “Price Cap” Works

European Union diplomats have agreed on a $60-per-barrel limit on the price at which Russian oil can be traded outside the bloc, the latest attempt by Western allies to withhold funds from Moscow to fund its war in Ukraine. But there are serious questions about whether such a plan can be implemented and whether Russia […]

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