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Iraq Says March Oil Exports Stand At $11BN, Highest In 50 Years

Iraq’s oil ministry says country exported more than 100 million barrels for revenues of $11.07bn, the highest since 1972.

Iraq’s oil ministry says it exported $11.07bn of oil in March, the highest level in 50 years, as crude oil prices soared in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The record oil export, which accounts for more than 90 percent of Iraq’s income, is a big boost to the state coffers.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

Caricom Split On Jamaica’s Nomination For Post Of Commonwealth Secretary General

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda has described as a “monumental error” the decision by Jamaica to announce the nomination of its Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General.

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

Biden Commissions Submarine He Says Will Enhance US Security

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — In a public ceremony delayed two years by the pandemic, President Joe Biden on Saturday commissioned the USS Delaware, a nuclear attack submarine, saying it would enhance national security, though he made no reference to the global turmoil from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“As the commander in chief. I believe it is our sacred obligation as [a] nation to prepare and equip those troops that we send into harm’s way and to care for them and their families when they return home,’’ he told a crowd of invited guests and dignitaries assembled on a sunny but chilly spring day on a restricted part of the dock in Wilmington.

Read more at — Voanews.com

Xi Jinping: China, EU Should bring More Stability To A Turbulent World

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China and the European Union (EU) should bring more stability to a world plagued by a protracted COVID-19 pandemic, a faltering global recovery and the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Xi made the remarks when meeting with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen via video link at the 23rd China-EU Leaders’ Meeting.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

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