Jitters in Europe as Russia shows no sign of increasing gas supplies

Putin ordered supply increase once domestic storage full No physical flows between Poland, Germany on Yamal-Europe pipeline Gazprom makes no additional requests via Ukraine Russia showed no sign on Monday of carrying out an order by President Vladimir Putin to pump more gas to Europe, deepening European concerns about tight supplies, high prices and energyContinue reading “Jitters in Europe as Russia shows no sign of increasing gas supplies”

China urges citizens to stock up before winter, prompts confusion and panic buying – Al Jazeera

The Chinese government has asked people to stockpile daily necessities after weeks of supply disruptions caused by COVID-19 outbreaks and extreme weather. But it’s also sparked confusion and panic buying. Experts say China’s emergency food reserves and mechanisms are generally in good shape. But while there isn’t a shortage in supply, price hikes and supplyContinue reading “China urges citizens to stock up before winter, prompts confusion and panic buying – Al Jazeera”

The UK Government admitted it has no way to measure if Brexit is a success. Critics say it is a smokescreen for its failure.

UK government documents seen by Insider show how officials judge key policies. Most have metrics that can end in success or failure, but not “seize the opportunities of Brexit”. Anti-Brexit campaigners have long contended that leaving the EU will harm the UK. The UK Government proposed no measurable way to assess the success of Brexit,Continue reading “The UK Government admitted it has no way to measure if Brexit is a success. Critics say it is a smokescreen for its failure.”

Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump. It bore similarities to another attack months earlier that seemed to directly challengeContinue reading “Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country”

Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis

Moldova to seek cheaper natural gas from Europe after traditional supplier Russia hiked prices. Moldova’s parliament has approved a government-requested state of emergency until November 20 as it tries to ease gas shortages amid soaring world energy prices. The eternal flame at a World War II monument in the capital Chisinau has been extinguished dueContinue reading “Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis”

Lebanon: Deadly chaos erupts during Beirut blast probe – WION

Armed clashes have broken out in Beirut during a protest, people were seen protesting against the lead judge who was investigating the last year’s massive blast in the city’s port.

Thousands at Risk in Lebanon As Hospitals Face Closure – VICE News

The collapse of Lebanon’s economy is one of the worst ever recorded, and nowhere can it be felt more than in the ER of Beirut’s main public hospital.

Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down

Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage. The power grid “completely stopped working at noon today” and was unlikely to restartContinue reading “Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down”

‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown

A once-famed Beirut hospital is now pleading for international aid to avoid running out of essential resources. The American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, is making an urgent appeal to the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Health Organization and the U.N. Children’s Fund, to supply the hospital with fuel beforeContinue reading “‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown”

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