Exclusive: Western buyers freeze Russian payments over dirty oil outage

Total and ENI have stopped payments to the Russian firms who sold them contaminated oil and said they will only pay when compensation is agreed, trading sources said, upping the stakes in what they say is the worst disruption to Russian oil supply.
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Gov. Cuomo orders full investigation into massive Twitter hack
New York is launching a “full investigation” into the massive Twitter hack that targeted big names including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The probe will be run through the state’s Department of Financial Services. “Foreign interference remains a grave threat to our democracy and New York will continue...
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