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Belt and Road to make Russia-China trade more balanced – experts to RT

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Russia and China complement one another economically, according to political scientist Joseph Cheng. He said the two countries’ trade could become even more balanced with the help of the Belt & Road Initiative. Speaking to RT ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s arrival to Beijing on Thursday, he said that Russia’s role is very important, Read More

French ship ‘illegally’ enters Chinese waters, gets warned off – MoD

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China had to deploy navy ships to escort off a French vessel which “illegally” entered the Taiwan Strait, the country’s defense ministry said. “China’s military sent navy ships in accordance with the law to identify the French ship and warn it to leave,” defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said. The official did not specify the Read More

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

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MORONI (Reuters) – Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth approaches the coast of Mozambique in this April 25, 2019 handout satellite image. NASA/Handout via REUTERS In Read More

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. Declares 3.75% Increase in Quarterly Distribution

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Houston, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) announces that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution of $0.4150 per limited partner unit for the first quarter of 2019. This represents an increase of 3.75 percent over the previous quarterly distribution of $0.4000 per unit Read More

Death toll in South Africa rains approaching 70, official says

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DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Almost 70 people have been killed in South Africa after torrential rains along the eastern coast, an official said on Thursday, and rescuers are still recovering bodies. A wreckage of a vehicle remains after a body was recovered from under the mud after heavy rains caused by flooding in Marianhill near Durban, Read More

Russian oil imports to Europe halted due to contamination

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By Aliaksandr Kudrytski and Maciej Martewicz on 4/25/2019 MINSK and WARSAW (Bloomberg) — Russian oil flows to parts of Europe were halted after customers complained of unusual impurities in the crude, adding another disruption to the global oil market and pushing prices in London above $75/bbl. Poland, which receives oil through a northern section of Read More

Putin holds press conference after meeting Kim Jong-un for very first time

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Published time: 25 Apr, 2019 09:21 Edited time: 25 Apr, 2019 09:27 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is meeting reporters in the aftermath of his first-ever summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The talks took place in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok on Thursday. Kim’s first ever state visit to Russia has been shrouded Read More

Flooding and mudslides kill at least 60 in South Africa

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Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 60 people on South Africa’s eastern coast, officials have said. Most of the deaths were in KwaZulu-Natal province, where many homes collapsed, and at least three people died in neighbouring Eastern Cape. Rescuers were digging through the collapsed buildings on Wednesday after days of heavy rain hit areas Read More

Martin Midstream Partners Announces Strategic Initiatives

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KILGORE, Texas, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) (the “Partnership”) announced today strategic initiatives designed to strengthen the balance sheet by reducing leverage and allowing the Partnership to retain earnings to fund growth opportunities.  These initiatives consist of: The previously announced marketing of the Partnership’s gas storage assets. The active Read More

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

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DURBAN (Reuters) – At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa’s eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lays a wreath at a debris of a house destroyed after massive flooding in Chatsworth near Read More