1. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said  that a trade war with China is “on hold.” Chinese state media also reported that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off on...
      


  2. Is it just knock on or natural domino effect that the US Trade War with China is conveniently causing serious economic problems with Cuba and...
      


  3. Same status quo as before. Just like the new NAFTA deal. No major changes.  Trump will sell it as a big victory.  A good thing...


  4. Toyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency. The decision comes more than a month after EPA...
      


  5. What will happen to Total (FRA) Investments in venezuela? Petrocedeno is at all unemployed. 
      


  6. Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured, and said responsibility for what is likely...
      


  7. https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50765773 Britain's Boris Johnson will stay in power to assure a slow Brexit for the majority who voted for it years ago. The swindlers lose...
      


  8. Populists Lead Ranking of Most Influential EU Parliament Politicians 143 https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/11/populists-lead-ranking-of-most-influential-eu-parliament-politicians/ New European Union Party expected to garner one third of votes. 
      


  9. If true, this has enormous geopolitical implications, especially with regards to Iran / Saudi rivalry.  And OPEC. Top Saudi Diplomat to Israeli Paper: ‘Age of...


  10. This week's top global oil and gas news intersected with political risks worldwide: 1.) President Donald Trump announced U.S. decission to reimpose sanctions on...
      


  11. This week's top global oil and gas news intersected with political risks worldwide: 1.) President Donald Trump announced U.S. decission to reimpose sanctions on...
      


  12. A top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran would immediately withdraw its “military advisers” from Syria and...
      


  13. https://tsarizm.com/opinion/2018/12/18/too-many-vested-interests-against-peace-with-russia/
      


  14. Alongside Brexit, the future of the U.K. Labour Party and whether moderate lawmakers choose to resign is the “big political question” over the next...
      


  15. US from 173 to 320 , 127 new cases China from 80,552 to 80,651, 99 new cases, Italy from 3,858 to 4,636 , 778 new cases Again...
      


  16. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/world/americas/venezuela-oil-maduro.html   To Survive, Venezuela’s Leader Gives Up Decades of Control Over Oil Faced with a severe economic crisis, the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, is letting foreign...
      


  17. Because of tariffs on Chinese goods imported to United States, goods are often transshipped through third countries and labelled as originating from these countries....
      


  18. AFGHANISTAN: Timely and Innovative Intelligence Tradecraft Is the Need of the Day to Save the Afghanistan Peace Deal By: Kagusthan Ariaratnam - Guest Correspondent While the...
      


  19. This is so good, I thought it deserved it's own post. It's all about time and exposure: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/coronavirus-covid19-exposure-risk-catching-virus-germs/   Dosage: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/24/21233226/coronavirus-runners-cyclists-airborne-infectious-dose Superspreader lessons: https://quillette.com/2020/04/23/covid-19-superspreader-events-in-28-countries-critical-patterns-and-lessons/


  20. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for 3½ hours as both sides try to defuse tensions between...
      


  21. well, well... the POTUS deems his citizens to be thugs, after the police state murdered an unarmed man who gave no resistance. Protests ensued,...
      


  22. The three leaders will discuss measures to consolidate the truce regime in Syria, ensure the operation of de-escalation zones and address the humanitarian problems...
      


  23. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating” response from Iran, accusing them of...
      


  24. Donald Trump will regret it if he pulls out of the nuclear deal with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, warning the U.S....
      


  25. I thought I would give this topic it's own thread. There are a lot of astute people on this forum, and I am curious...


  26. For want of an aardvark.... (The butterfly of doom effect). https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButterflyOfDoom https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ForWantOfANail


  27. Okay kids, the gloves are off and Russia and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a full-on price war (aka pissing contest). The price...
      


  28. South Korea apparently seized a ship illegally transferring oil to North Korea, and it was a Hong Kong-registered ship ... 
      


  29. The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in...