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The yuan/ruble exchange rate will now set the trajectory for other currency pairs on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), including for the euro and dollar, the Bank of Russia (CBR) announced on Thursday.

US Prepares To Expand Secondary Sanctions On Russia Ladylove
by Tyler Durden
 

More than two years into the war in Eastern Europe, it's time to ask: What have Western sanctions against Russia actually accomplished?

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Afghanistan has sold 150,000 tons (1.1 million barrels) of crude oil from the Amu Darya basin for more than $80 million over the past 10 days, with Beijing’s investment in the country beginning to bear fruit. 

Webmaster addition: This is what our government is risking by provoking Russia and China! As a side note, the last bomb shown, the Tsar Bomba, was tested at 50 megaton but was designed as a 100 megaton weapon.

People’s Liberation Army fighter jets escorted a Dutch helicopter that violated Chinese airspace under the auspice of a UN mission. Beijing warned the Netherlands to avoid such incidents in the future.

The Dutch military has created a dangerous situation in the East China Sea after using a UN mission as a cover-up, Chinese Ministry of Defense representative Zhang Xiaogang has said.

He added that Beijing urges the Netherlands to limit any activities of their armed forces in the region and vowed decisive counter-measures in response to provocations near China’s territory.

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