Former Wagner commander: ‘I am sorry for fighting in Ukraine’

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was scared of being executed by his own side Wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters he wanted to … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey positive on Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Turkey looks positively on Finland’s application for NATO membership, but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but it is not positive on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO applications in a speech to his AK Party deputies in … Read more

Norway wealth fund posts record $164 billion loss

Loss in 2022 exceeds previous record from 2008 Inflation, geopolitical tensions remain risk factors Record inflow of money from the oil and gas industry OSLO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Norway’s wealth fund, one of the world’s largest investors, posted a record loss of 1.64 trillion crowns ($164.4 billion) for 2022, bringing to an end a … Read more

Blinken begins Middle East trip amid spate of violence

CAIRO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Egypt on Sunday at the start of a three-day visit to the Middle East as violence flares between Israelis and Palestinians, and with Iran and Ukraine high on the agenda. Blinken heads on Monday to Jerusalem, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new … Read more

Cassandro, Bad Behavior, Michael J. Fox

(Clockwise from left:) Cassandro, You Hurt My Feelings, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, Sometimes I Think About Dying, Bad Behavior (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)Graphic: The AV Club Temperatures remain frigid here in the shadow of Park City’s mountains, but the 2023 Sundance Film Festival is only heating up. The first weekend saw the … Read more

More snow on tap for Maine Sunday Night into Monday, expect tricky travel conditions – WGME

More snow on tap for Maine Sunday Night into Monday, expect tricky travel conditionsWGME Moderate snowstorm rolls into the region SundayWRGB Next storm is trending snowier and that will mean problems with the Monday commute…NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Heavy, wet snow arriving Sunday night, continuing into Monday morningWNYT NewsChannel 13 View Full Coverage on Google News

Nuclear Power Stocks Are on the Rise. Why the Industry Could See More Gains.

Text size Nuclear power accounts for about 70% of France’s electricity production. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images Nuclear energy is getting some positive attention—including in a new movie by Oliver Stone that screened at Davos—and some of the stocks in the industry have been on the upswing. The role of nuclear energy in the energy transition could … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialed down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Former Wagner commander seeks asylum in Norway after fleeing Russia

Andrei Medvedev says he’s in fear of his life Says he saw killing, mistreatment of prisoners Says he crossed the Russian Arctic border into Norway MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fought in Ukraine said he has fled to Norway and is seeking asylum in fear for … Read more

Russia produces first set of Poseidon super torpedoes – TASS

Russia moves closer to Poseidon deployment Poseidon nuclear capable torpedoes ready – TASS Poseidon could be an autonomous nuclear weapon New type of nuclear weapon outside arms treaties MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Russia has produced the first set of Poseidon nuclear capable super torpedoes that are being developed for deployment on the Belgorod nuclear … Read more