1. Barter is the name of the game. The EU has set up a special-purpose vehicle to do trade with Iran without using dollars. So...
      


  2. According to the Islamic Republic's ministry of intelligence, two large caches of bombs, explosives and ammunition have been found in eastern and western Iran....
      


  3. The European Parliament elected Italian socialist lawmaker David Sassoli on Wednesday as its speaker for the next 2-1/2 years, completing the round of appointments...
      


  4. Instagram is now blurring out images of women at gun ranges, saying the photos violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.” FULL ARTICLE https://www.zerohedge.com/political/instagram-now-banning-photos-people-gun-ranges-claiming-they-promote-violence   Recall that many on...
      


  5. In a hit to the Trump administration, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that cases litigating the Clean Water Act should be heard by federal district...
      


  6. 17 awkward questions about Pelosi's Impeachment Inquiry.  Rep. Jim Jordan has been among the most outspoken critics of the farce that is the Democrats' "impeachment...
      


  7. Authored by Charles Hughes Smith, a humorously cantankerous old fart, whose musings I tend to enjoy reading. Taxing the air is apparently the last refuge...


  8. South Korea is investigating a second vessel it suspects of illegally transferring oil for shipping to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, maritime...
      


  9. Oops, sorry.  Google brought me here, I must have misclicked. I seem to be on an oil forum. Carry on. 
      


  10. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile’s former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country’s...
      


  11. Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but said it would not be drawn...
      


  12. An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yuri Ushakov, said U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but...
      


  13. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  14. Talk now is that Iran and Iraq are working to set a start to start oil exports from Kirkuk. They'll have to transport by...
      


  15. Ken Isaacs, Trump’s nominee  for running the International Organization for Migration (IOM) , came last in the race for the top U.N. migration job...


  16. The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone...
      


  17. President Trump rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over...
      


  18. Saw this news from official Iranian press.  Note that I am about as skeptical of Iran's Mehr News as I am with USA's CNN...
      


  19. The New York Times published a list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump. Many of the questions...
      


  20. Iraqis will be swapping 60,000 of their 'new' Kirkuk oil with Iran--in return for Iranian crude for one year ... wonder how the Iraqi...
      


  21. Vision 2030, the Aramco IPO, the purge of business elite ... things are happening fast right now in Saudi Arabia because rumor has it...
      


  22. A series of mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has...
      


  23. What does it mean for Rosneft that it's had to borrow record amounts on its domestic bond market this year to fund oil?   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Rosneft-Takes-On-Record-Debt-As-US-Sanctions-Weigh.html    
      


  24. Now that Doug Ford and the Conservatives demolished the Ontario Liberal Party, grinding it into the dust, from 57 seats down to 7, the...
      


  25. "An assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, has found that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the ‘NotPetya’...
      


  26. Economic growth in the eurozone cooled in the first quarter to the weakest pace since mid-2016, according to figures released on Thursday that confirm...
      


  27. Some of the European Union countries said they may follow the U.K.’s lead in expelling Moscow’s diplomats. At a summit in Brussels, the 28...
      


  28. The European Union will consider imposing import tariffs on U.S. orange juice, peanuts, cranberries, and--wait for it--bourbon. That's in response to the steel and...
      


  29. any truth in this? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/business/tax-bill-offers-last-minute-breaks-for-developers-banks-and-oil-industry.html


  30. Europe’s heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington...