Posts Tagged ‘extends’

Victoria extends ‘One Belt, One Road’ deal

The trade deal is set to be re-written. Photo: AER The Victorian government is set to extend commitments to China’s controversial ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, after joining the international trade plan just over a year ago. Victoria remains the only state to support President Xi Jinping’s plan to ‘unite the world’ through sophisticated trade […]

Iran extends agreement on electricity exports to Iraq: energy min.

MNA – Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian informed on Monday that Iran has extended its exports of electricity to Iraq by signing a three-year cooperation document with the country. The Iranian minister noted that Iran will continue its electricity exports to Iraq as long as the Arab country demands for it. He reminded that Iranian and […]

Congress extends NSA call records collection powers to March

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Yesh Atid cancels primaries, extends Lapid’s chairmanship

The Yesh Atid party on Thursday extended the tenure of its chairman Yair Lapid for the next three Knesset cycles, citing the ongoing political deadlock in the country. According to the party’s bylaws, Yesh Atid was scheduled to hold a leadership race at the end of the 22nd Knesset, but the lack of a government […]

Global watchdog extends suspension of anti-Iran measures until February

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WTI Extends Losses After Big Build In Crude, Cushing Stocks Soar Most Since Feb

WTI has accelerated its losses overnight following API’s surprise crude build and Saudi Arabia’s claims that it has now restored production at the Abqaiq and Khurais oil processing facilities to the levels they were operating at before recent attacks. “With the oil market reassured that no material disruption to Saudi supply to its customers has […]

WTI Extends Gains Above $57 After Bigger Than Expected Crude Draw

WTI rebounded dramatically this morning (on headlines about talks resuming between China and US) from overnight weakness driven by a surprise crude inventory build reported by API. “Oil coat-tailed the overnight dialing down of global political tensions and the rotation out of defensive macro positioning,” Jeffrey Halley, a senior market strategist at Oanda Corp., said in […]

WTI Extends Gains After Across-The-Board Inventory Draws

Oil prices extended gains overnight off the back of API inventory data and a drop in Libya production “I expect draws in crude stockpiles, but not as big as we’ve seen in the last few weeks,” says Mark L Waggoner, president at commodity brokerage Excel Futures. “Refinery run rates will be ramping up a bit because we’re […]

Tour de France: Pinot wins Stage 14 as Alaphilippe extends lead

Over cycling news, Thibaut Pinot has won Stage 14 of the Tour de France, while his French compatriot Julian Alaphilippe, not only retained the Yellow Jersey, but also stretched his lead over his main rivals. Pinot jumped away from a small group, 200 meters from the line, to beat Yellow Jersey holder Alaphilippe and 3rd-placed Steven Kruijswijk of […]

VA Extends Agent Orange Presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans Health Editor’s Note: If you were serving offshore of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 you may have been exposed to Agent Orange. You may be eligible for a presumptive service connected disability. Read this carefully…Carol By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is […]

US extends waivers for Iraq to import gas, electricity from Iran

Washington has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to allow it to keep importing gas and electricity from neighboring Iran, which is under tough US sanctions, two Iraqi government sources say. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the sources said on Saturday that the extension came following “long discussions” with Washington ahead of a looming […]

WTI Extends Losses After Crude Inventories Hit Highest Since July 2017

Oil prices extended their losses overnight after API surprised with notable builds in crude and gasoline (and at Cushing) – sending WTI to a $51 handle – and not helped as US-China tensions show no sign of abatement. “U.S. crude stocks have been rising almost uninterrupted since mid-March,” said Bjarne Schieldrop, Oslo-based chief commodities analyst at […]

WTI Extends Losses After Biggest Total Inventory Build Since 1990

Oil prices tumbled overnight on signs that U.S. crude inventories jumped last week (API reported a big build), worrying investors that supplies are swelling at the same time a trade war is threatening demand. “Selling pressures are returning to the fore,” said Stephen Brennock, an analyst at PVM Oil Associates Ltd. in London. “Swelling U.S. oil […]

Dow Dumped At Cash Market Open After 3M Extends Losses

3M is down over 10% – the biggest drop in 9 years – and Dow futures, after a brief attempt to rally back, have tumbled to fresh lows as the cash market open sees no dip-buying rescue… To 3-month lows.. Weighing down the Dow notably… Treasury yields are reversing an early rise… Source Article from […]

Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales despite pressure from Paris & London

“The ban will be extended for a further six months to September 30. Over this period, no new export applications will be approved,” Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Thursday. The decision on whether to extend the ban was a contentious one. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) wanted to soften the […]

Holland extends arms export freeze to include UAE, Egypt

The Netherlands announced today that it will cease arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in protest against the use of the weapons in Yemen. “There will be no arms exports from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE unless it is proven that they will […]

Ukraine ‘extends’ martial law by a month in newspaper error

The chaotic Monday approval of President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to impose martial law in Ukraine was followed by a worthy sequel on Tuesday. The president’s initial plan was to declare a 60-day nationwide special status, which gives the Ukrainian military much authority over what is allowed and not allowed. However, getting the necessary votes in […]

UN Human Rights Council Extends Mandate for Investigation of War Crimes in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — The families of war victims have welcomed a UN Human Rights Council resolution extending the mandate of an international investigation into war crimes in Yemen, describing the vote as a step that shows the Council stands with those who have lost loved ones. Amar Fares, who lost her entire family in Saudi […]

Israel extends detention of French human rights defender

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 29 June 2018 Activists have mobilized strong support for Salah Hamouri, the Palestinian-French human rights defender jailed by Israel without charge or trial since last August. But the French government appears to be doing nothing to secure his release. (via Facebook) Ignoring the mild protestations of the French government, Israeli […]

Robot racism: Bias extends to humanoids, study finds

Researchers sought to examine whether we ascribe race to robots based on the color of the materials they are made with, and whether this leads us to project racial biases on robots. “We examined if people automatically ascribe a race to robots such that we might say that some robots are ‘White’ while others are […]

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