Oil prices surge towards $100/barrel on Russia tensions
23 February 2022 | 3:08 pm
Victoria Scholar, head of investment at Interactive Investor, says the geopolitical volatility and limited supplies mean oil prices will continue to rise and are likely to pass well beyond the symbolic $100 per barrel level.
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The accounts of the German cultural organization Goethe-Institut have been blocked in Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry had previously threatened countermeasures after Germany froze accounts of "Russian House" in Berlin.
Vladimir Putin declared a new foreign policy strategy, designating the United States as the greatest threat facing Russia and highlighting Moscow's alliance with China.
UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk has said the number of civilian casualties in Russia's invasion of Ukraine far outstrips official figures.
This week, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou was on a trip through China as a private citizen, at the same time that Taiwan's current president, Tsai Ing-wen, was in the United States. Tsai's unofficial visit sparked diplomatic anger from Beijing, which considers the self-ruled, democratic island as part of its territory. We take a closer look.
Talking Europe interviews Tytti Tuppurainen, Finland's minister for European affairs, following the Hungarian parliament's ratification of Helsinki's application to join NATO. Finland and Sweden both applied nearly a year ago, in what was seen as a huge shift in European security.
The oil production cuts will total more than a million barrels per day — the biggest reduction since OPEC slashed two million barrels a day in October.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi reiterated that the hijab is the law for women's dress, after a video of two unveiled women being attacked with a tub of yoghurt went viral.
Moscow will hold the UN Security Council's rotating presidency for the month of April. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has vowed to increase munitions supplies to Russian forces in Ukraine. DW has the latest.
The governor of Sudan's Darfur region has urged citizens to arm themselves amid fears of escalating violence. A shaky nationwide truce is due to expire tomorrow.
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