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IOC restates sanctions against Russia, Belarus

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) responded to the remarks of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Stanislav Pozdnyakov on Tuesday, reaffirming its stance on sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments. “The sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments are not negotiable,” an …

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Iran vows retaliation after EU, Britain slap sanctions

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran on Tuesday strongly condemned new sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) and Britain and vowed to take retaliatory measures. Iran reserves the right to take retaliatory measures against such “failed policies” and will soon announce its new list of sanctions against the “human rights …

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Russia’s oil output up 2 pct in 2022 despite sanctions

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the country’s oil production increased by 2 percent over the past year despite Western sanctions, according to the Kremlin. “I would especially like to talk about the oil and gas sector. Despite the previously mentioned sanctions pressure, oil production …

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U.S., NATO in proxy war against Russia, says Croatian president

Zagreb, Croatia | Xinhua | Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has said that the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are engaged in a proxy war against Russia through Ukraine, Croatian media reported on Monday. “Washington and NATO are waging a proxy war against Russia through Ukraine,” Milanovic was …

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Russian revenues from oil, gas business grow 28 pct in 2022

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia’s budget revenues in 2022 from the oil and gas industry increased by 28 percent or by 2.5 trillion rubles (36.4 billion U.S. dollars) from the previous year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Monday. Despite sanctions by unfriendly countries, oil production in Russia amounted …

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2022 leaves Europe in grip of energy crisis

Valletta, Malta | Xinhua | In Slovenia, Vukadinka Marija Pavlin does not turn on radiators all the way even when the weather gets cold, and washes clothes and dishes at night when electricity is at its cheapest. Thanks to her extreme frugality with electricity consumption, she has avoided the need …

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Europe’s Russia sanctions

They are a shot to the foot as there shouldn’t have been an abrupt transition from Russian energy supplies COMMENT | Brahma Chellaney | It seems obvious that sanctions – an increasingly important tool of Western foreign policy – should inflict significant pain on the target without exacting unsustainably high costs from …

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EU new sanctions target Russia’s armed forces, drone supply

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the ninth package of sanctions against Russia that will include almost 200 individuals and entities and cut Russia’s access to drones. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement that the eight packages of sanctions introduced so …

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FUFA upholds decision to sanction SC Villa over hooliganism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | SC Villa will have to serve all the sanctions imposed on them by the FUFA Disciplinary panel earlier this month due to hooliganism. The FUFA Appeals Committee has upheld the sanctions of the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) following SC VIlla’s appeal. Earlier this month, …

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