The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 13rd, 2022 evening edition

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Russia is ready to sell oil to "friendly countries" in "any price range," the country's energy minister said.

India and China have been buying cargoes of cheap Russian oil.

Russian energy minister Nikolai Shulginov said the country is ready to sell oil and oil products to "friendly countries" in "any price range," the Izvestia newspaper reported on Wednesday.

He told the outlet crude oil prices could reach $80 to $150 a barrel in principle, although Russia was more focussed on ensuring the functioning of the oil industry.

Shulginov didn't specify which "friendly countries" he was referring to, but India and China have been buying cargoes of cheap Russian oil.

India, the world's third-largest consumer of oil, purchased about 12 million barrels from Russia last year, making up only 2% of its total imports.

Meanwhile, China's large state oil refineries are not signing new Russian oil contracts, although smaller independent refiners are still buying Russian oil discreetly, Reuters report last week. »

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Nintendo has greenlit the release of another hentai game on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

As noted by a 2021 Nintendo Life report, Hentai Uni isn’t the first game approved for Nintendo Switch based on the sexualised manga genre.

Nintendo has noted that parents can use the parental control function on Switch to ensure their children don’t play games aimed at adults. »

How the West got Russia and China Wrong | Aaron Friedberg

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China and Russia seem ready for a new period of intense and aggressive rivalry with the West.

Engagement would help Russia and China grow richer and stronger faster than they could otherwise have done.

This strategy for incorporating Russia and China into a truly global, liberal order has now clearly failed. »