Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

The United States is removing its Patriot anti-air missiles, and other weapons systems from Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump says it is part of an effort to scale back on a military presence that he says doesn’t benefit the U.S. American weapons and fighter jets were sent to the kindgom last year after Saudi-Aramco oil facilities … Read more Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia

The US is reportedly removing Patriot anti-missile systems and other military assets from Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities as it winds down a military build-up that began as tensions with Iran flared up last year, according to the Wall Street Journal newspaper. The reductions are said to be based on assessments by some officials that Tehran … Read more US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia

Ousted U.S. Whistleblower Says Trump Downplayed Virus Concerns

A top U.S. health official who said he was ousted over his concerns regarding a drug pushed by the Trump administration for the coronavirus also clashed repeatedly with his superiors over other issues related to the pandemic, according to a complaint the official filed Tuesday. Rick Bright, who had served as the director of the … Read more Ousted U.S. Whistleblower Says Trump Downplayed Virus Concerns

Is China facing a global backlash against coronavirus?

Attempts by China’s leaders to divert attention from early coverups of the coronavirus outbreak seem to be backfiring. Airlifts of medical supplies from China to Europe’s worst hit countries have been quickly forgotten. And Australia is calling for an international inquiry into COVID-19’s origins. China’s ambassador responded by threatening boycotts of Australian beef and wine. … Read more Is China facing a global backlash against coronavirus?

BRICS holds video conference on COVID-19, Chinese FM Wang Yi attends

The foreign ministers of the BRICS group of nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are holding a video conference on the coronavirus. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts attended. Russia is chairing the meeting. The country confirmed a record daily rise today, with over 6,000 new cases reported over … Read more BRICS holds video conference on COVID-19, Chinese FM Wang Yi attends

China’s “wolf warrior diplomacy” with Australia over COVID-19 | The World

ABC News in Australia reports on growing tension between Australia and China. As the rift grows between China and Australia over the origins of coronavirus, Peter Jennings from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute tells The World Beijing’s ‘deliberately provocative’ language won’t help them in the long run. ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel

Gears Tactics Review

A review of tomorrow’s new game release, Gears Tactics, the Gears of War turn-based prequel game, by Dan Stapleton for IGN. The version reviewed was on PC. Gears Tactics reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC. “Gears Tactics is an excellent turn-based tactics game that does a fantastic job of melding Gears’ famous style and action … Read more Gears Tactics Review

Federal Government to spend $94 million stockpiling fuel in the US | ABC News

The Federal Government will spend $94 million on a fuel reserve to bolster the national stockpile. Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor said the Government would take advantage of historically low fuel prices to build a “strategic fuel reserve”, to be held initially in the United States. “We have full storages here in Australia, but in … Read more Federal Government to spend $94 million stockpiling fuel in the US | ABC News

Strategic expert Peter Jennings discusses developments in South China Sea, fuel reserves | ABC News

Peter Jennings from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute has welcomed the government’s decision to invest almost $100 million in creating a strategic fuel reserve. The move coincides with the Defence Department’s confirmation that an Australian warship has been conducting military exercises in the South China Sea, a crucial trading route for oil supplies, and the … Read more Strategic expert Peter Jennings discusses developments in South China Sea, fuel reserves | ABC News

Coronavirus Updates: Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve After Crude Plummets

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — President Donald Trump said he wants to add as much as 75 million barrels of oil to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, taking advantage of record low prices for crude, and that he’ll consider blocking imports of crude … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve After Crude Plummets

Negative oil prices are not the new normal

A lack of customers and storage capacities led to oil futures being sold this week for negative prices. But, says Francis Perrin, senior research fellow at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), the situation is not representative of oil trends today, and will not become a norm. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Negative oil prices are not the new normal

U.S. oil price back above zero, Trump capitalizes on low prices

U.S. oil price rebounds to 1.39 U.S. dollars after the biggest drop in history, from minus 37.63 U.S. dollars as settlement price on April 20. #business #economy #coronavirus #COVID19 U.S. President Donald Trump considers the drop a short-term financial impact on the oil market. He plans to add as much as 75 million barrels of … Read more U.S. oil price back above zero, Trump capitalizes on low prices

Virgin Australia Collapses as Airline Calls in Administrators

Apr.20 — Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. became the nation’s biggest corporate casualty of the coronavirus, calling in administrators after the outbreak deprived the debt-burdened airline of almost all income. Neil Hansford, chairman of Strategic Aviation Solutions, an Australian consultancy firm, discusses where he sees the airline heading. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.”

Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve as Futures Plummet

President Donald Trump said he wants to add as much as 75 million barrels of oil to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, taking advantage of record low prices for crude, and that he’ll consider blocking imports of crude from Saudi Arabia. Oil is at “a level that’s very interesting to a lot of people right … Read more Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve as Futures Plummet