Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN – A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to shipping sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN – A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to shipping sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed … Read more

Five US states order halt to NFT sales by metaverse casino with alleged Russia ties

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials say Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its … Read more

Five US states order halt to NFT sales by metaverse casino with alleged Russia ties

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials say Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its … Read more

Ukrainian Town of Rohan Makes Mockery of Russian Troops and Vladimir Putin’s Pathetic Arsenal

ROHAN, Eastern Ukraine — The sound of thunder fills the sky as dozens of rockets soar over our heads. “Stay here!” Leila, a young Ukrainian officer, tells us while she points out a nearby farmhouse to use for cover should the Russians return fire. In front of the farmhouse is a wrecked tank with the … Read more

Fears Of An Economic Slowdown Drag Oil Prices Lower

Reader Update: Whether you are new to the oil and gas industry or an energy market veteran, you will regret not signing up for Global Energy Alert. Oilprice.com’s premium newsletter provides everything from geopolitical analysis to trading analysis, all for less than a cup of coffee per week. Chart of the Week – Russian crude … Read more

Russian State Television Admits Vladimir Putin’s Army Has Been Totally Embarrassing in Ukraine War

In his speech preceding the Victory Day celebrations across Russia on Sunday, President Vladimir Putin continued to promote the idea that his troops in Ukraine are fighting “to liberate their native land from the Nazi filth with confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours . ” His portrayal of Ukrainians as Nazis rings … Read more

Stocks Plunge As Growth Worries Accelerate; Tech Leads Declines

Updated at 4:07 pm EST Dow closes down 653 points, or 2%, at 32,245.70 Nasdaq down 521 points, or 4.3%, at 11,623.25 The S&P 500 slides 132 points, or 3.2%, at 3,991.34 10-year notes trading at 3,034% WTI crude futures down $ 7.33 at $ 102.44 per barrel VIX index + 16.1% to 35.03 points … Read more

Putin Sounded Like a Loser In His ‘Victory Day’ Speech

Victory Day, commemorating the triumph of the USSR over the Nazis, was once again a source of great fanfare and attention in the countries of the former Soviet Bloc. The day brought, as it has in the past, military parades and solemn commemorations. And, as has often been the case in the past, it brought … Read more

Linda Thomas-Greenfield Putin ‘has recognized he has no victory to celebrate,’ US ambassador to UN says

CNN – Vladimir Putin “has recognized he has no victory to celebrate,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told CNN in response to the lack of a major escalatory announcement in the Russian President’s “Victory Day” speech Monday. But the Russian leader also gave no indication that he plans to end the war … Read more