Riyadh between an OPEC rock and Trump’s hard place
08 December 2018 | 1:08 pm
Donald Trump wants Riyadh to keep pumping oil to keep global prices low, a tactic that pleases his blue-collar base at home. But the Saudis may balk at opposing other OPEC members ahead of a key meeting of the cartel.
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The initiative is the flagship proposal of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The country also said it was "deeply concerned" about the conflict in Ukraine.
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People staged demonstrations around the world in protest of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine a year after its onset. In Berlin, a disabled Russian tank was put on show near Moscow's embassy.
A French court has rejected a demand to suspend a controversial oil and gas project largely owned by energy giant TotalEnergies in East Africa. But a lesson could be drawn from the verdict.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to overshadow G20 talks in India. There is concern that a new Cold War looms. And many countries in the Global South are seeking a chance to redefine their relations with the West.
Germany has said it wouldn't be buying Russian crude oil this year as it weans itself off its erstwhile biggest energy supplier. But an oil deal with Kazakhstan means Moscow would continue to hold some sway over Berlin.
France's Macron promises $53 mln to new global forest protection scheme.
An explosion on a Nigerian oil pipeline owned by Shell killed at least 12 people on Friday (March 3), authorities at the scene said, while members of the affected community in Emohua said they feared many more had died in the blast.
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