OPEC and Russia have agreed to increase oil production amid an ongoing rise in global energy prices. During a meeting on Thursday, OPEC+ agreed to add 650,000 barrels per day to their current output quotas.
The US plans to urge the United Nations to impose further sanctions on North Korea if the hermit nation performs a nuclear weapons test in the future.
The European Union agreed to ban almost 90 percent of Russian oil by the end of this year. The council reached a consensus on the latest sanctions at its summit in Brussels on Tuesday.
While the mainstream media is trying to focus on Ukraine and abortion rights, Democrats are hoping Americans won’t notice how destructive their policies have been on the nation. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more.
Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) said Hunter Biden poses a national security risk due to his business ties in China, Russia and Ukraine. In an interview Monday, the Kentucky Republican said Hunter Biden was taking money from companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party and he received payments from at least two wealthy Russian businessmen.
Mutual trade between Russia and China surged in March in response to Western sanctions. According to Chinese customs data, Russian-Chinese trade rose to an equivalent of $38.2 billion last month, which is a 28 percent increase from a year ago.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says democratic principles are on the decline around the world while human rights abuses are on the rise. The US State Department issued a dire warning about the state of democracy in several countries.
White House National Security advisor Jake Sullivan seemed to poke the bear as the Biden administration wrestles with how to dissipate Russian forces from Ukraine. On several corporate news networks Sunday, Sullivan echoed Joe Biden’s claims that Russia’s attacks on civilians are “war crimes.”
Congress voted to strip Russia and its ally Belarus of “most favored nation” trade status. House lawmakers passed the measure in a 420-to-three vote Thursday.