US Redoubles Efforts to End Dependence on Russian Nuclear Fuel

“We are going to get Congressional support in a bipartisan way for us to make our own fuel cycle supply chain independent, certainly of Russia,” Granholm, 63, said in an interview at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. “We’ve got to make this happen for our own independence and national security.”

Porsche Rises in Landmark IPO Weathering Tough Markets

Porsche’s listing is a bold move into public markets, which have been largely shut to IPOs for most of the year, with companies shying away from seeking new listings because of the European energy crisis, rising interest rates and record inflation. The sale will help Volkswagen raise funds to plow into its electrification push, while … Read more

Putin Gives Russian Citizenship to US Fugitive Edward Snowden

Putin, who started the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and has suffered recent setbacks on battlefield, last week ordered the mobilization of 300,000 troops. The decision triggered sporadic protests throughout the country, amid fears the government will close the border for draft-aged men.

UK Market Plunge Sparks Talk of Emergency BOE Rate Hike

“The market is giving very strong signals that it is no longer willing to fund the UK’s external deficit position at the current configuration of UK real yields and exchange rate,” Saravelos wrote in a note, adding the view is his own, rather then the view of Deutsche Bank economists. “The policy response required to … Read more

Oil Set for Fourth Weekly Loss With Rate Hikes Darkening Outlook

West Texas Intermediate was steady near $84 a barrel, and down almost 2% for the week. The Federal Reserve gave its clearest signal yet that it’s willing to tolerate a US recession as the necessary trade-off for regaining control of inflation, while the UK, Norway and South Africa also followed with hikes.

Turkey Seeks to Be First NATO Member to Join China-Led SCO

“What Ankara is doing is not pursuing alternatives to the West, but establishing balanced relations with all over the world,” Cagri Erhan, a professor of international relations who is also a member of the Turkish president’s security advisory board, said on Twitter. “It also aims to help the West to see more clearly who its … Read more

Disney Pulls Star Wars Film ‘Rogue Squadron’ From 2023 Release Calendar

The picture is one of two the company removed from its schedule next year, according to a statement Thursday. The other was an untitled live-action movie. Disney added one film, “Next Goal Wins,” from its smaller Searchlight label. Another picture, “Haunted Mansion,” was delayed until Aug. 11 from its original March 10 release date. 

Russian Defenses Crumble in Kharkiv as Ukraine Retakes Territory

The Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think take, said Ukraine was likely to capture Izyum in the next day or two “if they have not already done so.” Ukraine’s troops have indeed taken Izyum, Mykyta Karakay, a national guard serviceman and former deputy of Izyum council, said on national television. The claim … Read more