European gas prices surge as Gazprom hits supply hopes

Russia’s Gazprom has damped hopes for additional gas exports to Europe next month as the continent struggles with record prices, despite recent hints from President Vladimir Putin that more could be forthcoming.

UK and European gas prices surged as much as 18 per cent on Monday after a keenly awaited pipeline capacity auction showed no increase from Russia either through the Ukrainian pipeline system or lines passing via Poland to north-west Europe. Source FT

Joint patrols begin on Serbia-Hungary border

Joint Serbian-Hungarian border police patrols started on Friday (October 15) to increase surveillance along the border and to intensify the fight against irregular immigration.

The interior ministers of Serbia and Hungary, Aleksandar Vulin and Sandor Pinter, on Friday inspected joint Serbian-Hungarian border patrols at the Horgos-Razske crossing. The patrols started Friday morning to bulk up border control and step up the fight against irregular immigration. Source InfoMigrants

China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

  • The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week.
  • It said they were threatening peace and stability in the region.
  • China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei.  Source CNBC