Officials say the move aims to cushion the country against the looming energy crisis amid the conflict in Ukraine and help turn the country into a net energy exporter in the coming decades.
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven have condemned Moscow's partial mobilisation of reservists, nuclear rhetoric and plans to hold referenda in the Russia-controlled regions.
Liz Truss beats her rival Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after a summer-long internal contest sparked by Boris Johnson's resignation in July.
Afghanistan's defence minister demands Pakistan not allow its airspace to be used by the US military, while Islamabad denies the accusation and cites a lack of evidence.
Ukraine's southern command says more than 100 Russian soldiers and seven tanks were destroyed in fresh fighting.
Japan's annual defence document assesses global security risks and specific threats to the Asian country as it weighs increasing military spending.
Azerbaijan currently delivers around 8 billion cubic metres of gas per year to the EU, and is expected to expand its capacity to 20 billion cubic metres by 2027.
The missiles slammed into an apartment building and a recreation centre in the town of Serhiivka about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of the Black Sea port of Odessa, a strategic flashpoint in the conflict.
The United Nations World Food Programme said that resilience and livelihood activities and school feeding and nutrition programmes will cease for 4 million people due to funding gap and inflation.
While the Ukrainian defence has disrupted Moscow’s plans, it does not guarantee a return to the status quo ante.
Russia has failed in Ukraine’s north, and this does not bode well for the future of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and other members of the ruling elite.
The conflict shows that the regional order, particularly around the South China Sea, may not be sustainable if agreements are viewed as “mere words” on a piece of paper.
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