Posts Tagged ‘extends’

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 […]

Iraq extends flight ban in Kurdistan Autonomous Region by 3 months

nsnbc : The flight ban imposed on the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq by Iraq’s federal Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been extended […]

Israel extends detention of Palestinian-French human rights worker

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 26 February 2018 Salah Hamouri (GUE/NGL) Israeli military occupation authorities on Monday renewed for four months the detention of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri. Hamouri, who works with the prisoners rights group Addameer, has been held in “administrative detention” since Israeli forces detained him last August. Under this holdover […]

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture Environment groups worry the carbon capture credits will just boost fossil fuels. The ‘tax extenders’, meanwhile, cut some nuclear, solar and geothermal costs. The compromise federal spending bill that Congress passed early Friday includes an array of tax credits for renewable energy, along with […]

Israeli court extends remand detention of Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli court extended remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Saleh […]

US refuses to budge as Turkey extends military ops into US-occupied Manbij

     After launching its Olive Branch operation in Syria’s Afrin, the Turkish authorities said that the operation was likely to expand towards the neighboring city of Manbij, where the US has some 2,000 of its military personnel deployed. Pulling US forces from Manbij is “not something we are looking into”, US Central Command chief General […]

Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

The Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara said 153 targets were struck as of Sunday evening, including units of Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey would not take a step back from the operation in the Afrin […]

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