The Daily Populous

Thursday March 30th, 2023 day edition

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The United States is now the biggest supplier of crude oil to the European Union.

In December, 18% of the bloc’s crude imports came from America, EU data office Eurostat said Tuesday.

Russia was until recently the bloc’s top supplier of crude, accounting for as much as 31% of total imports until the end of January 2022, according to Eurostat.

EU states slashed their imports of Russia’s energy, and the bloc imposed sanctions on the country’s oil and coal exports.

By the end of the year, “the EU’s biggest suppliers of crude oil were the United States, Norway, and Kazakhstan, showing that the EU managed to adapt to the changing oil market landscape and virtually remove its dependence on Russian oil,” Eurostat said.

Russia has found new buyers for its oil keen to snap up barrels at a steep discount — Moscow’s Urals crude is currently trading at $54 a barrel, compared with $78 a barrel for Brent crude, the global benchmark.

India and China, in particular, have ramped up oil imports from Russia since the invasion of Ukraine. »

FDA approves over-the-counter Narcan. Here’s what it means

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It can reverse overdoses of opioids, including street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl and prescription versions including oxycodone.

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf in a statement encouraged Emergent to make the drug available “at an affordable price.”.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. »

Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War

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If Xi says he is readying for war, it would be foolish not to take him at his word.

And riffing off a speech that Xi made to Chinse military leaders in October 2022, it made lightly veiled jabs at the United States:.

Xi is now intensifying a decadelong campaign to break key economic and technological dependencies on the U.S.-led democratic world. »

5-year-old fatally shoots 16-month-old brother at Indiana apartment

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A 16-month-old boy was fatally shot by his 5-year-old sibling Tuesday at a northwestern Indiana apartment, authorities said.

The shooting at the Romney Meadows apartment complex in Lafayette was reported around 3 p.m., Lafayette Police Lt. Matt Gard said.

The child was found dead from the gunshot wound inside the apartment, according to the news release. »