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‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

FRO – Frontline Ltd and Golden Ocean Group Ltd invest in Bunkering Joint Venture with Trafigura

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Frontline Ltd. (“Frontline”) (NYSE and OSE: FRO) and Golden Ocean Group Limited (“Golden Ocean”) (NASDAQ and OSE: GOGL) (together, the “Companies”) today announced that they have entered into a non-binding term sheet agreement with Trafigura Group (“Trafigura”) to establish a leading global supplier of marine fuels (the “JV”). Frontline and Golden Ocean will acquire 15 Read More

Trafigura and Buckeye Receive First Deliveries of Crude Oil From New Permian Pipeline Construction

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HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trafigura Trading LLC, (“Trafigura”) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) (NYSE: BPL) announced today that Trafigura has received its first delivery of Permian crude oil from Plains All American’s Cactus II pipeline at the Buckeye Texas Partners terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. Trafigura and Buckeye have worked together to Read More

‘Signs of terrorism’: Beijing warns Hong Kong rioters, while airport grounds all departures

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Violent anti-government marchers in Hong Kong are showing signs of terrorist activity, China has warned. The protesters, meanwhile, have flooded the city’s airport, causing all flights from Hong Kong to be cancelled. Yang Guang, spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office in Beijing, blasted the protestors for undermining the city’s “rule of law Read More

U.S. has lost 24 million acres of natural land in 16 years: independent report

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FILE PHOTO: Timber clear cuts inside the Elliott State Forest in southwest Oregon, U.S. on July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Johnson (Reuters) – The United States has lost the equivalent of nine Grand Canyon national parks, or 24 million acres (9712455.41 hectares) of natural area, between 2001 and 2017 due to agriculture, energy development, housing sprawl Read More

Hong Kong protest and strike brings city to a standstill

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Hong Kong protesters have brought the city to a standstill after a pro-democracy movement called for a general strike. At least 100 flights have been cancelled and metro services widely disrupted as demonstrators blocked train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says Read More

Poisoning that shaped 15 years of Ukraine politics never happened – prosecutor on Yushchenko case

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Former president of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko was not poisoned during the 2004 campaign, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor said in an interview, casting fresh doubts on the narrative shaping Kiev politics for the past 15 years. At the time, Yushchenko led a Western-backed coalition against the incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, whom they accused of being Read More

Greece offers opportunity for Turkey if drilling disputes are resolved

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7/19/2019 WASHINGTON – Greece’s foreign minister said his country could work together with Turkey to exploit natural resources while urging Ankara to settle its dispute with the European Union over offshore drilling in the Mediterranean. Nikolaos Dendias said in an interview in Washington that there are a wide range of issues where Greece could cooperate Read More

Libya’s warring governments fight on battlefield… and in DC lobbying halls

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The escalating violence in Libya poses a challenge to Washington, which seems unable to decide who the bad guy in this conflict is. DC lobbyists are enrolled by both sides to help politicians answer that question. The NATO-backed militant uprising in Libya in 2011 was meant to bring peace and prosperity to the North African Read More

As Iran is pushed to step further away from nuclear deal, what’s next?

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Pushing back against US sanctions and European inaction on trade, Iran is stepping up its uranium enrichment. How far will Tehran go to apply pressure on the West, and how will the Europeans respond? The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran Deal) set a uranium enrichment cap of 3.67 percent. Tehran sailed Read More