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Crude oil futures gain on rising geopolitical tensions; Libya

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Singapore — Crude oil futures kicked off the week on a stronger note in mid-morning trade in Asia Monday, buoyed by renewed supply concerns on mounting geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, after Iran seized a UK chemical tanker and briefly detained a UK-owned VLCC in the Strait of Hormuz Friday. Not registered? Receive daily Read More

‘Stronger than ever’: India set to launch rescheduled Moon mission

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India will attempt to send its spacecraft to the Moon on Monday after it was forced to cancel last week’s scheduled launch at the last minute. The Chandrayaan 2 is now due to launch at 2:43pm local time (9:13am GMT) on Monday. The first scheduled launch was due to take off on July 15 but Read More

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the Read More

Who ‘owns’ the Moon 50 years after mankind’s 1st ‘giant leap’

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Humans first set foot on the Moon half a century ago, but it remains largely unexplored and uncolonized to this day, and humankind cannot agree on how to do business there. After all, who “owns” the Moon? Fifty years after Neil Armstrong made “one small step” on the surface of the Moon on July 20, Read More

Shale boom architect Mark Papa named new Schlumberger chairman

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7/19/2019 HOUSTON – Schlumberger is tapping as its chairman an executive who earned a reputation for building shale producers that bypass oil service companies. Mark Papa, 72, who will take over as chairman of the world’s biggest oilfield service provider next month, helped give birth to the U.S. shale boom a decade ago by building Read More

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a National Soccer Day Cerenomy in Brasilia, Brazil July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July. “I am Read More

French forests scarred as heatwaves bring bark beetle infestation

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(Reuters) – Long spells of hot, dry weather have brought the worst bark beetle infestation in two decades to eastern France, ruining conifer forests and causing timber prices to plummet as forestry firms fell trees before they are damaged. An employee of the ONF (French national forests office) looks at the trunk of a tree Read More

Analysis: DME Oman benchmark move backfires as open interest stalls

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Highlights Questions about underlying appeal of DME Oman as a benchmark Open interest on DME Oman forward curve has flat-lined Scratch trades underpinning DME Oman volumes, say traders London — Almost a year since Saudi Arabia picked Dubai Mercantile Exchange’s Oman benchmark to help set official selling prices for crude in Asia, open interest in Read More

As ‘superstar’ cities keep winning, worrisome U.S. divide widens

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) – In the depths of the financial crisis, when the world was shunning debt and battening down for the worst, city officials here zagged in what seemed a preposterous direction and spent $600 million on a new convention center. The Space Needle is seen on the skyline of the Puget Sound port Read More

Fed rate cut bets lift stocks, dollar steadies

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday as investors firmed up bets on a U.S. interest rate cut at the end of July after a speech by a top Federal Reserve official further cemented expectations for one, fuelling appetite for risky assets and capping the dollar. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX Read More