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China & 3 EU nations still helping finance Putin’s Ukraine war. Finnish study explains how – ThePrint

While Russia has become India’s “second-biggest” oil source since the start of the war in Ukraine, following its $25 per barrel discount to India and supply chain disruptions since the war, data collected by the Finnish think tank, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), also shows that India has been Russia’s eighth largest importer of fossil fuels, at 3.4 billion euros worth of imports since the beginning of the war.

Meanwhile, China and Germany rank as Russia’s primary importers of fossil fuels, at 12.6 billion and 12.1 billion euros, respectively, according to the CREA data. Italy and Netherlands come next, with 7.8 billion euros worth of imports each, with Turkey not too far behind at 6.7 billion. As a whole, 61 per cent of Russia’s fossil fuel exports between 24 February and 3 June went to the European Union, the CREA report added.

Uncertainty for thousands of Greek workers as ‘COVID-19 contracts’ end – CGTN

“That’s the logical thing to say – ‘I signed a contract, it came to an end and now I leave,'” acknowledges Armaos. “But most of the regions and municipalities nowadays have told us that we cover fixed and permanent needs, with many mayors coming out in public and stating that in order for our municipality to run smoothly, without any problems, we really need these workers.

“So I don’t understand why lay us off and hire others that you will need to train, when we already know the job.”

Is the West now trying to bully Turkey? – CGTN

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, October 25, 2021. /Getty Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, is often credited with popularizing the phrase “a storm in a teacup,” which is commonly understood as blowing a trivial matter out of proportion. This is how some are describing Turkish President Recep …

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After thumbing his nose at China, Prague’s mayor has this advice for Canada. ‘Their power is overrated’ – The Star

VANCOUVER—When Prague’s Pirate Party posted a rebuttal on its Facebook page to threats of economic action against the historic city from China’s diplomats in the Czech Republic, people laughed. It was cheeky. The post featured a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping next to a picture of Winnie-the-Pooh and a message mocking the Chinese government …

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U.S. encourages Canada to hit China with sanctions over Uyghurs – The Globe and Mail

What is taking place in Xinjiang meets at least one of the UN’s criteria for genocide, said Adrian Zenz, a U.S.-based scholar and senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

“It is, in my view, very shameful that Western nations, including Canada, have not yet bothered to embark on the process of determining whether Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang meet the legal definitions of crimes against humanity or genocide.”

As Uygurs exit Indonesian jail, China-Turkey repatriation tussle brews – South China Morning Post

Indonesia jailed three Uygurs in 2015 for attempting to join an Isis-linked terrorist group and entering the country illegally.The fate of the men, who were holding fake Turkish passports during their trial, remains uncertain. Three Uygurs in Indonesia who were jailed five years ago for attempting to join a local militant group have been freed and are …

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‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants – South China Morning Post

‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants. China’s love for fast fashion sees 26 million tonnes of clothes and footwear thrown away every year, less than one per cent of which is reused or recycled. Only charities in China can sell used clothing, …

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