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Between US and Russia: Saudi Arabia's dangerous game - 02/05/2019

According to many American politicians, Saudi Arabia is taking great risks tacking between Washington and Moscow. Ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia Despite are long-standing and strong allied (suffice it to recall how Trump defended the Saudis after the murder of journalist Khashoggi). However, many American politicians are unhappy with the geopolitical games that Riyadh plays. On...

Top 10 best cities for living - 01/30/2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit experts ranked cities in terms of convenience for living. The study examined 140 cities around the world, and assessed them basing on various criteria, including stability, health, culture, the environment, as well as level of development of education and infrastructure. Below are the 10 most livable cities in the world. 10. Adelaide, Australia Points: 96.6...

Riyadh is not going to increase oil production due to sanctions against PDVSA - 01/30/2019

Saudi Arabia has no plans to increase oil production in the light of the introduction of US sanctions against the Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to sources in the kingdom, Riyadh is not currently going to increase production volumes, as it was in the case with Washington declaring restrictions on Iran’s oil industry. "Last time, when the US...

How does Rhine River affect German economy? - 01/29/2019

Last year was not easy for the main European economy. The economy of Germany resisted, but it was in a fever, and in the second half of the year it almost slipped into recession. In addition to well-known issues, there are problems that are less known and noticeable. One of them is the German rivers, which were shallowed in the summer of 2018, which, according to calculations by JPMorgan...

Europe finds a way around Iran sanctions - 01/28/2019

Europe’s mechanism of circumventing sanctions against Iran will commence working in the coming days. This was said on the air of France Inter Radio by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The mechanism is an independent financial institution, which will be created jointly by the UK, France and Germany. According to Le Maire, such a mechanism will make it possible to demonstrate that Europe...

Rome blames France for plundering Africa and migrant crisis - 01/24/2019

Relations between Italy and France has sharpened. It was initiated by Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Head of the Interior Ministry, the leader of the right-wing party Lega Nord Matteo Salvini, who is considered the most popular politician in the Apennines nowaday. He gained popularity thanks to his irreconcilable fight against migrants, whom he refuses to allow on the Italian coast, and with...

Japan records foreign trade balance deficit for the first time in three years - 01/23/2019

Volume of Japanese exports in December 2018 declined at a maximum rate in more than two years due to a sharp drop in demand from China. Against this background, last year Japan recorded a deficit in the balance of foreign trade for the first time in three years. The volume of exports from the country in December fell by 3.8%, according to data from the Ministry of Finance. The decline was the...

2020 US presidential election: More than 500 candidates - 01/23/2019

Former California Attorney General, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, officially announced that she was going to run for the presidency of the United States in 2020. She became the first female candidate for presidency of African American descent. In addition to her, eight prominent Democratic politicians have already announced their intentions to take part in the presidential race. The total...

New civil unrest in Venezuela: Beginning of the end? - 01/22/2019

On Monday, social networks and independent media of Venezuela spread information that a unit of the National Guard soldiers stationed in Caracas refused to obey orders of President Nicolas Maduro and called on citizens to disobey. Soon, the authorities announced arrest of "a small group of raiders and traitors of the motherland" who were going to "create violence and alarm the population." These...

Japan resumes exporting Iranian oil - 01/21/2019

Japan, following China, South Korea, India and Turkey, resumed imports of Iranian oil. This was announced on Monday by the head of the Central Bank (CB) of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati. “Following China, South Korea, India and Turkey, Japan also began to import Iranian oil,” IRNA quoted him as saying. “Gradually, new revenues from the sale of hydrocarbons will flow into the country's economy.” He...
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