The Russian dollar-denominated share index RTS, has plunged below 1,000 points Friday, with the ruble hitting new lows against the dollar and the euro. This is after OPEC decided to let the market stabilize oil prices and keep output as is.
Since 2011, 151 financial institutions worldwide have invested £17 billion in firms that produce deadly cluster bombs, which are banned under international law. Seven of these financial institutions are British.
Russia’s Gazprom and its oil arm Gazprom Neft have agreed with the Vietnamese energy company Petrovietnam to jointly develop Russia’s Arctic offshore oil and gas in Siberia, as well as supply the country’s ESPO blend crude to Vietnam.
The modern world is interdependent and there is no guarantee that sanctions, a sharp fall in oil prices, or the depreciation of the ruble won’t backfire on those who provoked them, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.
MPs on Friday debated Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill to protect the National Health Service (NHS) from what critics claim is a path of permanent privatisation. Labour won the vote, with a majority of MPs backing the proposed legislation.
It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt.
US corporations have enough profit to grease the wheels of Washington DC to have legislation that benefits them, and their workers which are becoming fewer and fewer, are shouldering the tax burden, independent journalist Charlie McGrath told RT.