As trusted friends join the ranks of predators, it could be time to take a tougher line – soft power is no longer enough Source: How should Europe respond now its American ally has turned hostile? | Donald Trump | The Guardian
The shadowy figures of well-armed Isis gunmen can be seen making an attack in the plains of northern Iraq on an outpost held by paramilitary fighters loyal to the Iraqi government. Some four of the latter are killed by a roadside bomb. Isis specialises in publicising its successful military actions online to show that it remains a force to be feared, despite the destruction of the so-called caliphate and the…Continue reading Iraq Will be Hit Harder by Falling Oil Prices Than COVID-19 or ISIS – CounterPunch.org
The World Bank is to pay for Guyana’s oil laws to be rewritten by a legal firm that has regularly worked for ExxonMobil, just as the US producer prepares to extract as much as 8bn barrels of oil off the country’s coast.