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Comments: Vitol SA pleads guilty to larceny charge

Swiss oil trading firm Vitol SA pleaded guilty to connection with a scheme to pay secret kickbacks to the Iraqi government in exchange for oil under the United Nations' scandal-ridden oil-for-food program.

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An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed

China poses an existential threat to US global economic dominance, including the advancement of its Indo-Pacific military footprint.

US Economic War on China