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Winning or losing? MSM can’t decide if Putin is all-powerful or failing miserably

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Mainstream media reporting on Russia is not exactly known for its nuance – and, depending on who you ask, on any given day, the massive Eurasian state may be about to crumble to a pile of dust or take over the world. In this black and white universe, Russian President Vladimir Putin is either an Read More

Why Ninja’s Mixer move is a big deal, and not just for gamers

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As Fortnite mega-streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins makes waves with his move from streaming giant Twitch to the obscure Mixer, we look at a once-nerdy pastime whose following now rivals that of traditional sports. Throughout the past week, all eyes in the gaming world have been on mega-popular videogame streamer Ninja, after he announced his divorce Read More

‘Those playing with fire will perish by it’: Beijing sends warning to Hong Kong protesters

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The Chinese authorities slammed the violence and riots seen in the massive protests over a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong. The activists, however, vow to stay on the streets. Beijing warned protesters to not underestimate the “immense strength of the central government” and said that all rioters will “eventually be punished.” We would like 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

Hong Kong flight cancellations could affect North Asian jet market if prolonged

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Singapore — The impact of large scale cancellation of flights in Hong Kong on jet fuel/kerosene spot market could depend on the duration of the strikes, traders said Monday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Over 200 regional flights were cancelled at Hong Kong International Airport, as Read More

Osama bin Laden’s son and heir Hamza ‘dead’

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By Courtney Kube, NBC News The US has obtained intelligence that Osama bin Laden’s son and potential successor as al Qaeda leader is dead, according to three US officials. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the US played a role in his death. It is Read More

US grants 90-day waivers to nations participating in Iran’s civilian nuclear program – Bolton

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Washington will hold off introducing more secondary sanctions against Iran, which would have affected Russian, Chinese and European entities helping Tehran with the upkeep of its nuclear sites. In a prerecorded interview with Fox Business channel on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has announced that the US would not slap Read More

If Greta Thunberg worries about end of the world, why does she pose with status quo politicians?

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After nearly a year of her endless tour through parliaments and conferences, the climate activist must by now realize that she is little more than a feelgood photo op and an advert for train travel. Is Greta Thunberg OK with this? In France on Tuesday, the 16-year-old delivered her stenciled masterclass of rhetoric presented as Read More

Old habits die hard: Saudi Arabia struggles to end oil addiction

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DUBAI (Reuters) – When Saudi Aramco was on the verge of a deal last year to buy a stake in an Indian oil refinery, its boss quickly boarded a company jet in Paris and flew to New Delhi. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H. Nasser attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March Read More

Little drama for OPEC meeting as Russia is the real power behind the scenes

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After so much hype and anticipation, it seems that the OPEC meeting in Vienna was all but over before it had even begun. Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend the OPEC+ production cuts by six to nine months. The production levels remains unchanged, but the timing could be extended through the first quarter Read More