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Oil

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs – Associated Press

Photo: People charge their phones at a heating tent, a “Point of Invincibility,” a government-built help station that serves food, drinks and warmth, in Kherson, Ukraine Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country’s oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada,

Opinion

Opinion: Empires Strike Back? – Inside Sources

A new age of empires has begun, which isn’t based on the sovereignty of nations but between big continental blocs in competition with each other economically, technologically and militarily — according to one of Europe’s most seasoned politicians. Indeed, this global conflict has already begun in the view of Guy Verhofstadt, formerly Belgium’s prime minister

Ukraine Invasion

Blast on bridge to Crimea hurts Russian supply lines, pride

An explosion Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and hitting a towering symbol of Russian power in the region. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people. The speaker of

Ukraine Invasion

Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military – and Putin’s strategy of deflecting blame – The Conversation

Russian soldiers patrol a theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 12, 2022. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images  Christopher Michael Faulkner, US Naval War College Ukrainian forces are gaining ground in the war against Russia. Since early September 2022, they have launched a massive counteroffensive in Ukraine’s northeast region of Kharkiv, reclaiming large swaths of territory.

Opinion

Opinion: The Soul of The Nation Is the Constitution – Harlan Ullman

President Joe Biden faces what he calls two possibly existential conflicts. The first is the struggle between autocracy and democracy. The second was declared last week in Philadelphia: the fight for the soul of the nation against Trump “MAGA Republicans.” This column disagrees that the great struggle is between democracy and autocracy. The crucial question

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Winners and Losers From the Ukraine War – Patrick Buchanan

“There never was a good war or a bad peace,” wrote Ben Franklin at the end of the American Revolution. But that depends on the war-makers and the causes for which they fight. Six months into the war in Ukraine, launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24, when he could not get the

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