The Daily Populous

Sunday March 27th, 2022 day edition

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar expressed regret on Saturday at a lack of attention to Middle East conflicts, as the West pushes them to show more solidarity with Ukraine.

Neither oil kingpin Saudi Arabia nor gas-rich Qatar, both close to the West but with ties to Russia, have taken a strong position for or against Moscow since it invaded Ukraine last month.

Europe and the US hope the two countries will boost oil and gas production to help reduce Western reliance on Russian supplies.

“The future of Europe rests with your efforts,” he told the audience that included the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan appeared to support the Qatari position.

“The engagement of the global community… now and then, it’s quite different,” he said at the forum.

But I think you have to have a much better conversation with the rest of the global community,” he said, addressing US and European officials at his side. »

Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death, Colombian official says

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system when he died, Colombia's attorney general said Saturday in a statement.

Among the drugs found by a urine toxicological test performed by officials were marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines, the statement said.

Tributes poured out on social media for Hawkins, ranging from Ozzy Osbourne to Miley Cyrus to Smashing Pumpkins. »

Rammstein/Faith No More/Agnostic Front members unite to cover The Beatles for Ukraine charity single

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Artists playing on the single include Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe, Faith No More bassist Bill Gould, and Agnostic Front's Roger Miret.

Released under the project name Lifeline International, as Come Together (We Will Stop You), the single is available for purchase on Bandcamp now.

"Let’s ALL “Come Together” and show the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe that we hear them and that we truly care. »

Russian troops ‘drive tank over commander’ amid anger at high casualties

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Makariv has now been recaptured from the Russians by Ukrainian troops.

It came amid western and Ukrainian claims, refuted by the Kremlin, that between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian service personnel were killed in action in the first month of the war.

Col Medvedev is said to have been airlifted to Belarus for emergency treatment and awarded a Russian military honour following the attempt on his life. »

UK to fund 2 mln pounds of food supplies for encircled Ukrainian cities

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LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday it would fund 2 million pounds ($2.6 million) worth of vital food supplies for areas of Ukraine which are encircled by Russian forces following a direct request from the Ukrainian government.

Worst hit has been the eastern port of Mariupol, a city of 400,000 under siege since the war's early days.

Tens of thousands of people are still believed to be trapped inside with no access to food, power or heating. »