Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Trump Tweet Sends Oil Soaring 25% – OilPrice.com

Oil prices spiked on Thursday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he spoke with the Saudi Crown Prince, and hoped and expected that Saudi Arabia and Russia would “cut back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more,” sending oil prices soaring by 20 percent. “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of…

How Russia and China Are Manipulating Coronavirus Conversations On the internet

A man walks in front of the Russian Central Bank headquarters in downtown Moscow on Feb. 19. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images This article is part of the Free Speech Project Two Doctors Log Their Days Inside NYC Emergency Rooms Do You Really Need to Stay 6 Feet Away From Others When You’re Running? I’m an Expert…

‘There is opportunity this could go even reduced.’ Oil rates plunge to 17-year lows as demand fall threatens to overwhelm storage facilities.

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Crude oil prices tanked on Monday as continued fears about the coronavirus pandemic slammed energy demand. West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark, dropped below $20 a barrel in Asian trading, while Brent crude hit $23.03, its lowest price since 2002. The price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia and concerns about storage capacity…

Trump and Putin to talk of ending sanctions, ‘whole [Russia] factor turned out to be a hoax.”

Trump and Putin. 📷 Reuters, 2019 During a call-in to 'Fox & Friends' that lasted an hour, Trump says next call is with Putin. Impeached toddler president Donald Trump says he and his boss, Russian crimelord-president Vladmir Putin, will talk on the phone today about trade. While babbling on the Fox News show 'Fox and…

Kremlin ‘strongly rejects’ U.N. allegations that Russia fully commited war crimes in Syria in 2019

By Alexander MarrowMOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected allegations by the United Nations that Russia may have committed war crimes in Syria last year, saying the U.N. investigators were in no position to know what is happening on the ground."We strongly reject these accusations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "It's obvious that one…

OPEC nations howl for mercy as Saudi-Russia oil war deepens – BNNBloomberg.ca

With no end in sight to the oil-price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, their former OPEC+ partners are pleading for mercy as the economic damage worsens. Algeria and Iraq have urged the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to hold emergency consultations as the market buckles under a flood of crude. Nigeria is openly wondering…

Protesters defy lockdown as coronavirus threatens Ukraine-Russia peace thrust

EuroMaidan Revolution in 2014.The massive protests led to the ouster of the pro–Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and fueled pro–Russian uprisings in the eastern Donbass region.Now, like much of the rest of Europe, Ukraine is on lockdown, but the spread of the coronavirus comes at a critical time for the future of the country and how…

Impression: How the US can enable relieve Idlib’s disaster

Oula A. Alrifai is a senior fellow in the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Geduld Program on Arab Politics. A political asylee from Damascus, she was the executive producer of the award-winning documentary "Tomorrow's Children," which explores Syrian refugees forced into child labor in Turkey. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.…

Russia builds coronavirus healthcare facility in Moscow as situations increase

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Alexander ReshetnikovMOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow authorities are rushing to build a hospital for coronavirus patients, city officials have said, similar to the medical facilities that were constructed from scratch in China.The new hospital and its 500 beds will be ready in the "near future", according to a statement by Moscow's deputy…

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World to remain closed because of coronavirus

New York (CNN Business)Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World resort in Florida will remain closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the company said.Disney (DIS) earlier this month announced the closure of Disneyland and Walt Disney World — the only two of Disney's eleven parks around…

Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…