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Germany nationalizes energy giant Uniper as Russia squeezes gas supplies

Uniper has received billions in financial aid from the German government as a result of surging gas and electric prices following Russia’s war in Ukraine. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The German government on Wednesday agreed to the nationalization of utility Uniper as it strives to keep the industry afloat in the […]

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Asos reports weaker August sales as inflation squeezes spending power

Fast-fashion retailer Asos has reported weaker August sales and said that it was “cautious” about the outlook for consumer spending as inflation hits its customers’ spending power. The UK-based group on Friday said its full-year profit would be “around the bottom end of company guidance” of between £20mn and £60mn, but would be “in the […]

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Carol Vorderman, 61, squeezes curves into skintight leggings on holiday with Judge Rinder

Carol posted a picture of herself stretched out on the deck as she sported tight navy leggings, fingerless gloves and a pink long-sleeved top in view of her 233,000 Instagram followers. She also shared some pictures of herself on the water with a group of friends, which included the Judge Rinder star. “Lovely afternoon on […]

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German chemicals firm warns of production chain collapse as Putin squeezes gas flows

Covestro’s headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The company has adjusted its full year guidance for 2022, citing a number of factors. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images German materials giant Covestro warned Tuesday that the rationing of gas could see some of its sites shut down, as its CEO stressed the importance of reducing the […]

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EU reaches compromise over energy rationing as Putin squeezes gas supplies further

EU energy rationing only binding in an emergency The compromise reached by EU member states means that they would be binding in an emergency, but would initially exempt some nations and some industries. Here’s the key paragraph in the EU’s press release: Whereas all EU countries will use their best efforts to meet the reductions, […]

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Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia squeezes Luhansk in ‘indescribably difficult’ battles, Zelensky says

Ukrainian forces face the prospect of losing control of the eastern Luhansk region, Western military analysts say, with Russia claiming control of Lyman and its troops closing in on the critical city of Severodonetsk. In his nightly address on Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian troops are holding on but described the situation as “indescribably […]

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Ukraine looks to West for more heavy weapons, as Russia squeezes eastern strongholds | CBC News

Moscow-backed separatists pounded Eastern Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region Friday, claiming the capture of a railway hub as concerns grew that besieged cities in the region would undergo the same horrors experienced by the people of Mariupol in the weeks leading up to the port’s capture. Ukrainian officials renewed their appeals for more sophisticated Western-supplied weaponry. […]

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Celebrities

Carol Vorderman, 61, sparks frenzy as she squeezes into tight jeans and thigh-high boots

Carol Vorderman, 61, left fans stunned yesterday as she shared a throwback picture of herself, which showcased her long, toned legs. The former Countdown star posed for a mirror selfie in a pair of very tight jeans and grey thigh-high boots. In view of her 222,000 followers, Carol said in the caption: “A YEAR AGO […]

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Chinese markets fall as Shanghai lockdown squeezes supply chains

Electric carmaker Nio led Chinese markets lower on Monday as traders grappled with severe supply chain disruptions in China caused by authorities cordoning off Shanghai from the rest of the country. Nio fell as much as 14.4 per cent in morning trading in Hong Kong after saying at the weekend that suppliers in Shanghai, neighbouring […]

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Boxer Tennis Squeezes Out Win Against Concordia-Texas – Pacific University Athletics

FOREST GROVE, Ore.- The Pacific women’s tennis team continued their winning ways on Monday with a 5-4 win over Concordia-Texas.  Cassidy Binder (Sophomore/Beaverton, OR) yet again cruised to two wins on the day with a 6-0, 6-1 win at number-one singles and an 8-1 win in doubles.  Sydnie Binder (Junior/Beaverton, OR) had another dominant performance on the court […]