Apple takes down Russian social network VK’s app from the App Store

Apple has taken down Russian social network VK’s app from its App Store globally. The social media company the VKontakte app is not “not available for download and update in the App Store.” However, apps that are already installed on Apple devices will continue to work but there might be some issues with payments and … Read more

Russian Crude Is Slowly Being Squeezed Out of Europe

(Bloomberg) — Russia’s seaborne crude exports to Europe are being compressed, with the bloc’s sanctions only about two months away. Shipments in recent weeks have been little more than half pre-invasion levels and will come under increasing pressure as the import ban nears. Most Read from Bloomberg Customers in northern Europe in particular have slashed … Read more

Days after cautioning Putin on war, India may skip Russian ESPO crude oil import

Indian refiners may skip buying Russia’s ESPO blend of crude oil in September, apparently due to high freight charges. India imports a from Russia, namely the Urals, Siberian Light, CPC blend, and ESPO crude. However, the share of ESPO crude is smaller in the mix. Read more Importing ESPO crude oil is costing $5-$7 a … Read more

Mike Grier clarifies Sharks’ stance on Czech guidelines for Russian players

originally appeared on Editor’s note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California’s Sharks coverage. You can read more of his coverage on , listen to him on the , and follow him on Twitter at . Two weeks before the ’ season-opening visit to Prague, GM Mike Grier made his stance clear on the possibility of … Read more

Venezuela is a conduit for Russian propaganda, says disinformation watchdog

Venezuela has become a conduit for Russian Spanish-language propaganda in Latin America, according to a media watchdog that is releasing a new tool that seeks to dispel misinformation in the country and region. On Thursday, NewsGuard, an organization created by journalists to monitor disinformation and assess the credibility of news and information websites, launched a … Read more

UPDATE 1-German president urges Mexico to stand against Russian invasion

(Adds detail, quote) MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday urged the Mexican government to stand with Europe in opposing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, invoking the spirit of one of Mexico’s legendary leaders in his appeal. In a speech to the Mexican Senate following a meeting with President Andres … Read more

German president urges Mexico to stand against Russian invasion

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday urged the Mexican government to stand with Europe in opposing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, invoking the spirit of one of Mexico’s legendary leaders in his appeal. In a speech to the Mexican Senate following a meeting with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Steinmeier said … Read more

Biden to Release 10 Million Oil Barrels Ahead of EU-Russian Ban

(Bloomberg) — The Department of Energy will offer additional US reserve crude for sale ahead of plans by the European Union to ban most Russian oil in December. Most Read from Bloomberg The agency will offer 10 million barrels of low-sulfur crude for supply in November from storage caverns in Texas and Louisiana, according to … Read more

Trudeau calls Ukraine mass graves Russian ‘war crimes’

STORY: Trudeau, in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, told reporters that he had met with British Prime Minister Liz Truss and that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was at the top of their agenda. “Obviously the UK and Canada have been two of the strongest countries in standing up in support of Ukraine … Read more