An employee holds a sample of crude oil at the Yarakta oilfield, owned by Irkutsk Oil Co, in the Irkutsk region, Russia on March 11, 2019.

Pakistan Suspends Russian Crude Imports Citing Quality Concerns

The South Asian country blamed the quality of Russian crude for suspending the imports. It noted the refining process of Russian oil yielded more furnace oil than petrol. Refineries in Pakistan have also reportedly refused to process any more Russian crude.
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A security surveillance camera overlooking a street is pictured next to a nearby fluttering flag of China in Beijing

Millionaire Tech Mogul Accused Of Helping Spread Web of Chinese Propaganda Globally

"I think we're very far from really understanding the scope of Chinese propaganda in the world. In our research work, every time we do a new research project, we unveil more and more projects, funds and initiatives aimed at spreading Chinese propaganda abroad," said Marius Dragomir, the Founding Director of the Media and Journalism Research Center.
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India Starts Rupee Trade With Bangladesh, After Similar Agreement With UAE

"Piloting rupee trade with India's most important partners in the immediate neighborhood, both economic and strategic, is of great significance to bring in predictability and assurances in long-term trade," Dr. Sabyasachi Saha, associate professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said.


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