Why Russian mercenaries seized control of key oilfield in Libya | Counting the Cost

Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country’s oil exports, starving the country of much-needed money. Moscow’s backing of Haftar, a former CIA asset, has increased tensions with the United States. Russian private military contractors are active in 16 African nations. How is … Read more Why Russian mercenaries seized control of key oilfield in Libya | Counting the Cost

German economy shrinks by record 10.1%

The German economy contracted by 10.1% in the second quarter, its steepest plunge on record, as household spending, business investment and exports collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary data showed on Thursday. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more German economy shrinks by record 10.1%

U.S. wheat exports continue to struggle

The U.S. has lost share of the global wheat market over the last several decades. Insights via @CME Group: https://openmarkets.cmegroup.com/quicktake?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=paid_social&utm_campaign=quicktake_evergreen&utm_content=more_insights Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com QuickTake by … Read more U.S. wheat exports continue to struggle

EU to restrict exports to Hong Kong over security law

The European Union is hitting back at #China over its implementation of a national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It says it will limit exports to the HKSAR of equipment that could be used to carry out the law, such as surveillance. #HongKong Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more EU to restrict exports to Hong Kong over security law

Egypt creates first gold craft high school as gold export surges

The export of gold products and jewelry has been one of Egypt’s most lucrative sectors for years. A 78-percent increase in Egyptian gold exports in the first half of 2020 has motivated the Egyptian government to partner with the private sector to establish the region’s first technical gold craft high school. Subscribe to us on … Read more Egypt creates first gold craft high school as gold export surges

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

#NewZealand said Tuesday it has suspended its extradition treaty with #HongKong in response to the city’s new national security law. New Zealand will also treat military and dual-use goods and technology exports to Hong Kong the same way it treats such exports to the #Chinese mainland. Earlier this month, #Canada, #Australia and the #UnitedKingdom suspended … Read more New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

South Korea Falls Into Recession as Pandemic Hits Exports

Jul.22 — Angela Hsieh, regional economist at Barclays, discusses the prospects for South Korea’s economy, which slid into a recession in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sent exports plummeting and forced businesses to cut investment. She speaks with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watts on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

Demand slumps for Thai rice due to drought, pandemic

Thailand has been relatively successful at handling the coronavirus pandemic so far, with 3,000 confirmed cases. But its economy is taking a battering, and is expected to be the worst-affected in Asia because of its reliance on international tourism and exports. The agriculture sector, mainly rice, is facing a particularly tough time. Al Jazeera’s Wayne … Read more Demand slumps for Thai rice due to drought, pandemic

Beijing: U.S. has no right to criticize China’s arms exports

China on Friday snubbed U.S. for raising an alarm over Beijing’s weapons exports while urging Washington to reconsider its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The Chinese reaction came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an extension to a UN arms embargo on Iran, alleging that the U.S. believes China would sell … Read more Beijing: U.S. has no right to criticize China’s arms exports

What’s the impact of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in Yemen? – BBC Newsnight

Britain will resume the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemeni civil war, just over a year after the Court of Appeal ruled it unlawful. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The conflict in Yemen, which started in 2015, has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.   The fighting … Read more What’s the impact of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in Yemen? – BBC Newsnight

Live: China releases import and export data for first half of 2020国新办举行上半年进出口情况新闻发布会

China’s spokesman of customs Li Kuiwen speaks to media about import and export data for the first half of 2020. A slump in China’s exports likely eased in June as some countries reopened their economies, and factories have ramped up production amid an expansion in new orders, fueling expectations of an economic rebound faster than … Read more Live: China releases import and export data for first half of 2020国新办举行上半年进出口情况新闻发布会

Covid-19 drug buyout: US’s EU representative denies ‘America First’ policy on Remdesivir

Ronald Gidwitz, the Acting US Representative to the European Union, speaks to FRANCE 24 about the European “ban” on US citizens entering EU states; tells us why President Donald Trump is planning to relocate a quarter of the US troops currently based in Germany; and pushes back on a claim from the EU’s Trade Commissioner that … Read more Covid-19 drug buyout: US’s EU representative denies ‘America First’ policy on Remdesivir

UK resumes arms export to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen War crime concerns

The UK has announced it’s resuming arms exports to Saudi Arabia despite admitting that arms in question sometimes used in war crimes in Yemen Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow … Read more UK resumes arms export to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen War crime concerns

Reaching the bottom of the barrel: Coronavirus pandemic batters European wine production

It’s an ancient beverage turned cultural icon, so cherished in France that the legendary Victor Hugo once provocatively wrote: “God made only water – but man made wine”. Aside from being a staple at many family dinner tables, wine is also a massive European industry – and one that’s going through its own coronavirus-induced crisis. This … Read more Reaching the bottom of the barrel: Coronavirus pandemic batters European wine production

Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead

A landslide at a jade mining site in Myanmar has left 126 people dead with heavy rains forcing authorities to pause search and rescue efforts. The deceased were mostly small-time miners collecting stones at old mining sites in Hpakant town in northern Kachin state. They were buried by mud after heavy rains led to the … Read more Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead