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US destroyer famous for ‘self-defense strikes’ on Yemen redeploys to Saudi coast as Pentagon prepares more purely defensive assets

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The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Nitze, armed with surface-to-air and Tomahawk cruise missiles, has been redeployed off the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia, as part of US effort to ‘plug the holes’ in its ally’s air defenses. Under the pretext of a “dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression,” the Pentagon announced the deployment of additional troops Read More

US destroyer famous for ‘self-defense strikes’ on Yemen redeploys to Saudi coast as Pentagon readies more reinforcements

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The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Nitze, armed with surface-to-air and Tomahawk cruise missiles, has been redeployed off the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia, as part of US effort to ‘plug the holes’ in its ally’s air defenses. Under the pretext of a “dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression,” the Pentagon announced the deployment of additional troops Read More

‘We will do whatever it takes’: Saudi minister on Iran threat

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The Saudi minister for foreign affairs has told Sky News his country will do whatever it takes to defend itself against Iran. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir also confirmed that Saudi Arabia is consulting with the UK about military support. “We have a responsibility Read More

Trump approves deployment of US forces in Saudi Arabia

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following the attack on two oil facilities in the country. Troops and military equipment will also be sent to neighbouring United Arab Emirates, a Saudi ally. The Pentagon described the deployment as “moderate”, adding that forces will be Read More

Germany agrees ‘art of the possible’ climate action plan without blowing budget

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups which had hoped it would go further. (L-R) Defence Minister and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Read More

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

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OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, Norway(Reuters) – Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. FILE PHOTO: Kathryn Bennett, a postgraduate student Read More

Permian ‘child’ wells may cut oil recovery up to 20%, bank says

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By Rachel Adams-Heard and Kevin Crowley on 9/20/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) – Oil producers drilling so-called parent-child wells in the Permian Basin are risking the loss of 15% to 20% of the crude that can ultimately be recovered from those wells by spacing them too close together, according to a Houston-based investment bank. Frac spread in Read More

‘Catastrophic flooding’ threatens heart of Texas oil industry

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Flooding from a tropical storm hit the Houston area on Thursday, with some calling the situation worse than Hurricane Harvey. Heavy rainfall inundated the Texas coast, flooding Houston and Beaumont, home to massive oil refining, petrochemical and export facilities. The storm was downgraded to just a tropical depression, but those classifications only measure wind speed. Read More

Shaman on trek to expel ‘demon’ Putin arrested

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent A Siberian shaman walking across Russia on a mission to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has been arrested by armed police. Aleksandr Gabyshev was six months and 3,000km (1,864 miles) into an epic journey he claimed was divinely inspired. He was arrested near Lake Baikal in Siberia at a Read More