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Germany’s Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Greens said on Sunday they planned to use their strength in the upper house of parliament to sharpen a government climate protection package that disappointed many activists. FILE PHOTO – Baden-Wuerttemberg’s state Premier Winfried Kretschmann attends a demonstration flight round of an electrical air taxi at the Daimler museum in Stuttgart, Read More

Gastech: Permian oil growth could transform US’ second-wave LNG-export market

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Houston — Permian Basin oil producers could become the driving force behind the US’ second wave of LNG supply. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now That was the seemingly contrarian wisdom of a panel of chief executives at Gastech, the annual global conference held this week in 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

Trump names new national security advisor to replace Bolton

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President Donald Trump has named Robert C. O’Brien – a hostage affairs envoy he sent to Sweden to try and negotiate the release of jailed rapper A$AP Rocky this summer – as his new National Security Advisor Trump announced O’Brien’s nomination on Wednesday, saying that he has “worked long and hard with Robert.” I am Read More

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports. It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, Read More

Pentagon readying a public show of evidence in Saudi attacks

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By Tony Capaccio on 9/17/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Pentagon is preparing a report on who was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities and intends to make it public within 48 hours, a U.S. defense official said. The official couldn’t confirm or deny a CBS News report that the U.S. has identified Read More

He’s a great political survivor of the age – but is this the end of Netanyahu?

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Israelis return to the polls with the world asking: is this the end of the Netanyahu era? Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. If he wins it will be his fifth term in office. He is one of the great political survivors of his age, but this time Bibi, as his supporters call him, Read More

The end is near? Google outage triggers existential crises as panicked users scramble for alternative info sources

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A Google search outage had users panicked around the world as their search queries returned “internal server errors,” forcing them to use DuckDuckGo or (shudder) Bing – or take to social media to complain. Internet users worldwide found themselves plunged into unexpected darkness as their Google queries returned…nothing. Only a mysterious server error where once Read More

Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan is vile attempt to win votes at expense of peace – Turkey

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu blasted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for his pledge to annex parts of the West Bank ahead of the elections and warned “foreign powers” against giving Israel a “blank check.” “This embarrassing statement is a vile attempt to win a few more votes in the coming election at the expense of Read More

Indian’s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart’s festive season sale

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon’s local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country’s foreign investment rules for online retail. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, Read More