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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 11/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Italy’s Eni transfers first oil from Venezuela after US sanction relief

An oil tanker chartered by Italian oil company Eni SpA to carry 650,000 barrels of diluted crude oil supplied by Venezuelan state-run PDVSA arrived on Friday in Venezuelan waters, according to a document from the state-run firm.

. AFP (FRANCE)

Greek court rules Iran’s oil seized by Greece from Russian tanker must be returned

A regional Greek court has ruled that Iranian oil seized from a Russian-flagged tanker in April must be returned, a Greek government official said Thursday.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

China will ‘start a war’ if Taiwan declares independence, says defence minister

Beijing will “not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost” if Taiwan declares independence, China’s defence minister, Wei Fenghe, was reported as telling his US counterpart, Lloyd Austin, as they met on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore.

. AP (US)

North Korea appoints first woman foreign minister as Kim doubles down on arms buildup

North Korea named Choe Son-hui as the nation’s first female foreign minister, state-run media reported on Saturday, amid speculation the country may soon carry out its seventh nuclear test.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Putin’s price hike hitting America hard – Biden

United States President Joe Biden stated on Friday that “Putin’s price hike is hitting America hard” resulting in rising prices of food and energy in the US.