Lebanon’s economy: Plundered by politics and banking elites | Counting the Cost

As the economic crisis deepens in Lebanon, many blame ties between a powerful banking industry and the political elite for the country’s bankruptcy. Over 20 years, money flowed from citizens to enrich bankers. And as the currency crisis unfolded, they extinguished any hopes of a recovery by restricting access to money. Also on Counting the … Read more Lebanon’s economy: Plundered by politics and banking elites | Counting the Cost

What role does Central Europe play in current U.S. ambitions?

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touring four Central and Eastern European countries. Criticizing China and Russia appears to be high on his agenda. His focus will be on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Huawei and 5G, as well as the redeployment of U.S. troops pulled from Germany. What role does Central … Read more What role does Central Europe play in current U.S. ambitions?

US sanctions against Germany: How dangerous is Nord Stream 2? | To the point

The US is threatening Germany with crushing sanctions if it continues with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. How bad are relations between the two sides? Our guests: Michael Thumann, (Die Zeit), Kirsten Westphal (SWP), Erik Kirschbaum (LA Times) DW Deutsch Abonnieren: http://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelle?sub_confirmation=1 Mehr Nachrichten unter: https://www.dw.com/de/ DW in den Sozialen Medien: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: … Read more US sanctions against Germany: How dangerous is Nord Stream 2? | To the point

2020/08/11: How bad can the pandemic get? / Russian COVID-19 vaccine

– More than 20 million infections and counting, with more than 730,000 deaths. Will it take a bite out of the coronavirus spread? How bad can the pandemic get? – A Russian-developed COVID-19 vaccine is out of the pipeline. How effective can it be? Is it the breakthrough needed to turn the tide against the … Read more 2020/08/11: How bad can the pandemic get? / Russian COVID-19 vaccine

US threatens Germany with sanctions over Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline | DW News

A dispute between the US and Germany over Russian gas is likely to come to a head this week as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarks on a European tour. The US believes a new pipeline makes Germany too dependent on Russia. There is already one pipeline running under the Baltic Sea. Now a … Read more US threatens Germany with sanctions over Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline | DW News

Covid-19 Plasma Treatment Improves Mortality: Johns Hopkins

Aug.06 — Johns Hopkins University Professor of Nursing Jason Farley discusses plasma treatments for covid-19, the vaccine pipeline, and concerns about youth exposure to the coronavirus. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the … Read more Covid-19 Plasma Treatment Improves Mortality: Johns Hopkins

South section of China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline starts construction

Construction for the south section of the China-Russia East-Route Natural Gas Pipeline started on Tuesday, marking new progress in the two countries’ energy cooperation aimed at enhancing the capacity of natural gas supply in the Yangtze River Delta. The project is divided into three sections: north, central and south. The key part of the south … Read more South section of China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline starts construction

Trump Touts Texas Energy Policy in Speech at Texas Fracking Hub

President Donald Trump visited a fracking hub on the West Texas plains on Wednesday to sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on the nation’s border. My administration is announcing today that export authorizations for American liquefied natural gas can now be extended through the year 2050,” said Trump. “This … Read more Trump Touts Texas Energy Policy in Speech at Texas Fracking Hub

Trump Says Biden Will ‘Wipe Out’ Jobs in the Oil and Gas Industries

President Donald Trump visited a fracking hub on the West Texas plains on Wednesday to sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on the nation’s border. My administration is announcing today that export authorizations for American liquefied natural gas can now be extended through the year 2050,” said Trump. “This … Read more Trump Says Biden Will ‘Wipe Out’ Jobs in the Oil and Gas Industries

2020/07/24 Braving the Storm: Lean, Clean & Green AIIB

As the pandemic sweeps the world, who can offer critical support to economies? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, believes it has a role to play. The lender is a young multilateral development bank, originally its mission is to improve social and economic conditions in the Asia-Pacific region. Going strong into its fifth anniversary, … Read more 2020/07/24 Braving the Storm: Lean, Clean & Green AIIB

Nord Stream 2 | German mayor fears US sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which imposes further #sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the #NordStream2 pipeline. Now, the mayor of Sassnitz in Northern #Germany, Frank Kracht fears he could be facing the wrath of the US govt in the form of sanctions … Read more Nord Stream 2 | German mayor fears US sanctions

Ruptured crude oil pipeline sets off a huge fire in Egypt

A ruptured crude oil pipeline set off a huge fire on a desert road in Egypt, injuring 12 people. Flames and clouds of dense, black smoke billowed over the road that stretches from capital Cairo to the city of Ismailia on the Suez Canal. Egypt’s health ministry said 12 people suffering burns and smoke inhalation … Read more Ruptured crude oil pipeline sets off a huge fire in Egypt

Pipeline explosion ROCKS busy highway in Egypt, injuring 12

A massive fire broke out along a petroleum pipeline near Cairo, engulfed scores of cars injuring at least 12 people, local authorities said. 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 us … Read more Pipeline explosion ROCKS busy highway in Egypt, injuring 12

Leaking oil pipeline blast injures several on Egyptian highway

An explosion attributed to an oil leak from a pipeline next to a busy highway in Egypt on Tuesday has injured at least 17 people. Egypt’s Health Ministry said the injured people sustained burns and suffered smoke inhalation due to the blaze and were rushed to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the pipeline … Read more Leaking oil pipeline blast injures several on Egyptian highway

🇺🇸 Are activists winning the battle against US pipelines? | The Stream

Activists defending indigenous and environmental rights in the US are celebrating three major wins in their long-running fight to stop pipelines funnelling oil and gas through sensitive tribal lands. On July 6, a judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down and emptied of oil, pending the outcome of an environmental review. That same … Read more 🇺🇸 Are activists winning the battle against US pipelines? | The Stream