Biden team weighs Russia sanctions impact, has options for more

The Biden administration is evaluating the impact of new sanctions on Russia and is prepared to escalate those penalties if the Kremlin fails to rein in hacking attacks and attempts to interfere with the U.S. political process, according to people familiar with the matter. Options available to President Joe Biden include expanding the measures announced… Continue reading Biden team weighs Russia sanctions impact, has options for more

Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country’s ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and aggression toward Ukraine. In an online appearance before the Council of Europe, Merkel …

China rejects accusations of abuses in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) – China’s government on Tuesday rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a U.N. investigation into possible crimes against humanity. Accusations of forced labor or detentions in the northwestern region are “lies and false information concocted by anti-China forces,” …

Renewables Dominate The Headlines, But Oil And Gas Remain King

Renewables Dominate The Headlines, But Oil And Gas Remain King Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, The transition to a global energy system that runs on renewable energy rather than finite and dirty coal, oil, and gas is arguably the number-one topic in the media, sometimes eclipsing even the pandemic. Yet, for all the enthusiastic… Continue reading Renewables Dominate The Headlines, But Oil And Gas Remain King

Biden puts China on notice in meeting with Japanese premier at White House

President Biden hosted Japan’s prime minister at the White House on Friday — his first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader — and used the occasion to showcase their common resolve in counteracting China’s military and economic aggression in East Asia. China’s increasingly brazen activities in the region was a major topic of discussion for Biden and Japanese Prime… Continue reading Biden puts China on notice in meeting with Japanese premier at White House

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Workers From China’s ‘Unfair Trade Practices’

A pair of U.S. senators on April 16 unveiled a bipartisan bill aimed at strengthening domestic trade remedy laws and protecting American workers from what they called China’s “unfair trade practices.” Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Eliminating Global Market Distortions to Protect American Jobs Act, saying in a press release… Continue reading Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Workers From China’s ‘Unfair Trade Practices’

An Amusing Look At Brexit Scare Stories Versus What Actually Happened

An Amusing Look At Brexit Scare Stories Versus What Actually Happened Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Apart from a short-lived disruption of trade flows Brexit has been a macroeconomic non-event. So Much for the Brexit Scare Stories  Contrary to widespread fearmongering, the UK did not fall to pieces as a result of Brexit. Wolfgang… Continue reading An Amusing Look At Brexit Scare Stories Versus What Actually Happened

Britain To Deploy 2 Warships To Black Sea As “Solidarity” With Ukraine

Britain To Deploy 2 Warships To Black Sea As “Solidarity” With Ukraine Turkey’s NTV channel is confirming a Sunday Times report that said the UK is preparing to sail two warships into the Black Sea via the Bosporus starting next month amid continued fears that a major confrontation between Russia and Ukraine could break out.  “Putting the ships off… Continue reading Britain To Deploy 2 Warships To Black Sea As “Solidarity” With Ukraine

Oceania Takes On Eurasia And Eastasia

Oceania Takes On Eurasia And Eastasia Submitted by South Front, The emerging US strategy appears to be centered on imposing a regime of isolation on Russia and China with the aim of ultimately effecting regime change in both countries through a combination of political, economic, and military measures. The military component consists of building up… Continue reading Oceania Takes On Eurasia And Eastasia