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‘People who hate Maduro often need humanitarian aid the least’ – Max Blumenthal

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The narrative about dictator Maduro starving his own people aims to split a polarized Venezuela where the poor still support the government, while those backing the opposition are cashing in on the crisis, Max Blumenthal told RT. Despite mainstream media painting a dire picture in which the entire Venezuelan society –of course, besides Maduro himself Read More

Israel's chief geologist says latest bidding round offers changes and upgrades

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By Kurt Abraham, Editor-in-Chief, World Oil on 2/22/2019 HOUSTON — The history of Israel’s gas and oil development can be subdivided into two distinct periods: 1955 to 1995, and 1999 to today. In the first period, roughly 450 wells were drilled onshore and offshore Israel. The onshore Heletz oil field was discovered in the 1950s, Read More

Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing “any and all weapons technologies.” A Microsoft store is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo The organizing effort, described to Read More

Oil hits 2019 highs on U.S.-China trade hopes, but U.S. output weighs

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices touched their highest since mid-November on Friday and posted weekly gains for the second week in a row, boosted by hopes that U.S.-China trade talks would soon produce a deal, although new record U.S. oil supply limited gains. FILE PHOTO: A Canadian Natural Resources pump jack pumps oil out Read More

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle over the details of structural reform commitments by China, increasing the likelihood of extending the March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Read More

Pakistan vows 'full force' response as tensions with India escalate

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Pakistan’s military has promised to respond with “full force” if the country is attacked by India, following a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in Kashmir.  Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters his message to their neighbour was: “Don’t mess with Pakistan. “We have no intention to initiate Read More

Russia to supply Be-200 amphibious aircraft to India

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Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to deliver Be-200 amphibious airplanes meant for India’s domestic market, the aircraft’s manufacturer has announced. “UAC plans to supply Be-200 planes for organizing domestic Indian flights,” Chief Executive Officer of Beriev Aircraft Yuri Grudinin told media on Thursday. “We are holding talks with potential partners.” The Beriev Be-200 is Read More

Saudi Arabia inks $10 billion refinery deal with China as crown prince visits Beijing

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Oil major Saudi Aramco and Chinese companies have signed an agreement to develop a joint Refining and petrochemical complex worth more than US$10 billion during Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s two-day trip to Beijing. Aramco and China North Industries Corporation, officially abbreviated as Norinco, along with Panjin Sincen, agreed to create “the largest Sino-Foreign” joint Read More

Warm winter pushes LNG to 17-month low in biggest market

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By Stephen Stapczynski on 2/22/2019 SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) — Liquefied natural gas prices in North Asia, the world’s biggest market for the fuel, have slumped to the lowest in 17 months as the peak demand season ends with a whimper.  Benchmark LNG Japan/Korea Marker futures have tumbled 31% since the start of the year as a Read More

Oil hits new 2019 high on U.S.-China trade talk hopes

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by OPEC’s ongoing supply cuts and hopes that Washington and Beijing may soon end their trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: A Canadian Natural Resources pump jack pumps oil out of the ground near Dorothy, Alberta, Canada, June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo International Brent crude futures scaled Read More