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Trump's 'Crackdown' On Iran Oil Exports Could Backfire Badly 25.4.2019 Crooks Liars
Nafis Alam , University of Reading The US has unnerved the world oil market by ramping up the pressure in its long-running dispute with Iran. It has announced that, after May 1, it won’t renew the exemptions given to eight countries that enable them to buy Iranian oil. Those affected, which include China, India, Japan, Italy and South Korea, will face sanctions from Washington if they don’t comply. The move will likely squeeze global oil supply at a time when it is already struggling from disruptions in Venezuela , Libya and Nigeria . Indeed, the Brent crude price has already risen on the back of the announcement to US$74 (£57) per barrel, the highest since last ...
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Belt and Road: China pushes Belt and Road to world leaders 25.4.2019 BBC: Business
The leaders' summit comes as China faces growing criticism over its massive infrastructure programme.
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The deadly disease wiping out Chinese pigs 25.4.2019 BBC: World
Global pork prices could rise sharply as African swine fever decimates China's pig population.
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The secret world of Russia's North Korean workers 25.4.2019 BBC: World
North Korean migrants working in Russia are facing uncertainty due to UN sanctions.
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Improves on NAFTA 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
When NAFTA was written, Amazon didn't exist. The new North American trade agreement will modernize the alliance.
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UK gives Huawei an amber light to supply 5G 24.4.2019 techCrunch
The UK government will allow Huawei to be a supplier for some non-core parts of the country’s 5G networks, despite concerns that the involvement of the Chinese telecoms vendor could pose a risk to national security. But it will be excluded from core parts of the networks, according to reports in national press. The news […]
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PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America’s Bluff 24.4.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News The Trump administration once again has graphically…Read more →
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Iran and China Join Russia on Syria's West Coast 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia was set to extend its reach in Syria's west coast by leasing a Mediterranean seaport in Tartus, but China and Iran have also set their sights on the region's lucrative trade routes.
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Trump’s crackdown on Iran’s oil exports could backfire badly – with serious risks to global economy 24.4.2019 Raw Story

The US has unnerved the world oil market by ramping up the pressure in its long-running dispute with Iran. It has announced that, after May 1, it won’t renew the exemptions given to eight countries that enable them to buy Iranian oil. Those affected, which include China, India, Japan, Italy and Sout...

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Trump U.K. Visit Faces ‘Maximum Disruption’ 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Protesters in Britain promise to disrupt any state visit by President Donald Trump amid reports he will be invited in June by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Why Trump’s tariffs are one of the last big obstacles in U.S.-China trade talks 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The United States and China are in the final stretch of talks to resolve a conflict over American complaints about China’s unfair trading and economic practices.

Senior U.S. officials say they have reached agreement on enforcement and other key elements of the dispute, raising the possibility that...

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The Most Instagrammable Hotels in the World 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
#TravelWithFathom shares the world's most Instagrammable hotels.
Why the US-China rivalry will not end with a trade deal 22.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
As the US and China edge closer to a trade deal, analysts expect a new battle in the technology sector.
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‘Narcos’ vs. narco novelas: In Latin America’s cartel TV shows, a compelling complexity 19.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Journalist Ana María Solozábal is investigating the jailhouse activities of a notorious trafficker inside a Bogotá prison when she learns from an inmate that her father, a judge who was assassinated by the cartels when she was a young girl, may have been linked to those same cartels in unsavory...

As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let Us Remember Black Churches Also Matter 19.4.2019 Truthout.com
Over a 10-day period in one rural Louisiana town last month, three Black churches burned to the ground.

The post As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let Us Remember Black Churches Also Matter appeared first on Truthout.

Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt tries soccer with ‘French fixer-upper’ 19.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Olympique de Marseille might not have the biggest stars on its roster or have an owner with the deepest pockets, but the soul of French soccer is said to rest in this sunny Mediterranean port city.

“Marseille is in the skin of the people,” Laurent Colette, a member of the team’s executive committee,...

Why Joy Division? Henry Rollins examines Jon Savage’s oral history of the post-punk band 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Jon Savage’s “This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else” documents the formation, brief life and sudden end of the phenomenal Manchester, England, band Joy Division.

Much has been written about this band; some of the sharpest music writers have given their best trying to capture its essence....

Apple expands global recycling programs, announces new Material Recovery Lab in Austin 18.4.2019 techCrunch
Apple announced today a further investment in its recycling programs and related e-waste efforts, which includes an expansion of its recycling program for consumers and the announcement of a new, 9,000-square-foot Material Recovery Lab based in Austin, Texas, focused on discovering future recycling processes. The company also reported the success of its existing efforts around […]
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Donald Trump Is The President Of Trumpland, Not The United States 18.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
Donald Trump speaks largely just to his base, ignoring the nation as a whole. Whether this will be enough to win re-election in 2020 is an open question.
Venezuela Sanctions Don't Stop Cocaine Flow to U.S. 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Venezuela's political and economic crisis has led to a massive uptick in cocaine-carrying flights from Venezuela, bringing the drug from Colombia to the U.S.
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