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Risky geoengineering research deemed safe, blocked by US

New study conducted by Harvard, MIT and Princeton claims that releasing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool the climate could be safe, only if gas injections are limited to only cooling temperatures by half of what is needed to stop global warming. About two weeks later, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia blocked a United Nations proposal to commission further research on the emerging technology— called geoengineering— a move that both supporters and opponents of the technology see as blatant pro...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Design, Technology, Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Environment, US, Harvard, Paris, Innovation, United Nations, Brazil, The Guardian, Temperature


Geoffrey Cox accused of 'sitting on' corruption case

Attorney general’s office has taken a year to decide whether to prosecute Airbus subsidiary over deal with Saudi Arabia Related: Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, is under pressure to explain why his department has taken a year to decide whether to approve a corruption prosecution against a subsidiary of Airbus, the European aerospace group. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, Law, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Airline Industry, Airbus, Bribery Act, Geoffrey Cox


House Oversight Chair: White House Is Stonewalling All Of Our Doc Requests

The White House has not turned over a single document requested by the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee, Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday evening. “The problem is that the White House is engaged in an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction,” Cummings wrote. According to his op-ed, the document and interview requests in all 12 of his letters sent to the White House have gone unfulfilled. Among them are requests that the ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, House, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Elijah Cummings, Michael Cohen, Cummings, Cummings He, House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings D Md, Jared Kushner, Muckraker


Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe

A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter. Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to un...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Los Angeles, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Paris, Middle East, The Times, Playboy, Times


Trump ally caught in crossfire as White House clashes with GOP over Saudi Arabia

Idaho Republican Sen. James Risch, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, decided last week to hold a classified briefing from administration officials on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, White House, Cnn, Gop, Idaho, Trump, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen James Risch


Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Hillary Clinton, Dc, Biden, Yemen, Ali, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Saudis Head to OPEC+ Talks Reluctant to Do Trump's Bidding - Bloomberg

Saudis Head to OPEC+ Talks Reluctant to Do Trump's Bidding - Bloomberg:Four months ago, Saudi Arabia’s devotion to its decades-old oil partnership with the U.S. was stronger than ever.President Donald Trump was poised to choke off crude exports from the kingdom’s political nemesis, Iran. And the Saudis, shunned by other nations after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, were readily obliging the White House with record supplies.But the Trump administration stunned Riyadh by softening its cr...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, White House, Opec, Iran, Donald Trump, Trump, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi, Trump s Bidding Bloomberg


Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Senate GOP Shows More Zeal to Challenge Trump on Foreign Policy

Some conservatives are indicating they may join Democrats to defy the White House in a vote planned Wednesday on a resolution that would withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Republican senators also are sponsoring legislation to impose additional sanctions on Russia and are pushing additional punishment for Saudi Arabia over the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Republican senators generally have been reluctant to criticize Trump on domestic issues -- in part because of th...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Gop, Yemen, Trump, Senate GOP, Jamal Khashoggi


‘Second Wave’ Of Shale Oil Boom Set To Make U.S. A Top Oil Exporter

A new report says that by 2023, the U.S. will rival Saudi Arabia in oil exports, less than a decade after former President Barack Obama lifted a ban on crude oil exports.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama


Jared Kushner goes rogue in Saudi Arabia, prompting national security concerns

Jared Kushner has gone rogue. The 38-year-old adviser also discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US’ economic investment in the Middle East with Saudi royalty, including King Salman, according to a White House readout from the trip that was released just as the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen began his explosive public testimony on Capitol Hill last week. Mr Kushner’s quiet undertaking of such high-profile meetings has raised national security concerns from military and in...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Middle East, Capitol Hill, Michael Cohen, Salman, Kushner, Jared Kushner


Foreign Leaders Showered the Trump Family With Over $140,000 Worth of Gifts in 2017

China and Saudi Arabia were among the most lavish gift givers
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Uncategorized, Trump, Overnight, Onetime


Foreign Leaders Lavished Trump With More Than $140K In Gifts In 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. According to the State Department’s annual accounting of such gifts, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave Trump and first lady Melania Trump the two most expensive presents in 2017: an ornate calligraphy display and presentation box worth $14,400 and a porcelain dinnerware set that in...
Tags: Japan, New York, News, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Jerusalem, Ap, Canada, United States, Xi Jinping, Italy


Kirstjen Nielsen admits migrant parents were deported without children – live

Homeland security secretary testifies on Capitol Hill about Trump’s hardline immigration proposals – follow the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.08pm GMT The AP reports:Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. 5.06pm GMT Nielsen maintains the Department of homeland security has the “legal authority”...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, US, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Kirstjen Nielsen


Foreign leaders lavish Trump with diplomatic gifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. According to the State Department’s annual accounting of such gifts, China’s president gave Trump and his wife the two […]
Tags: News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Ap, Nation, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump


Angry Senators Call White House’s Khashoggi Briefing ‘A Farce’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators left a closed-door briefing with Trump administration officials Monday deeply frustrated by the lack of new information on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some raising the prospect of placing new sanctions on the government of Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers had instructed President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Khashoggi’s killing by invoking the Global Magnitsky Act. The request was made in October, which gave the president 120 days to respon...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Republican, Yemen, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Trump, Sen Marco Rubio


An Extremely Comprehensive Guide To House Judiciary’s Investigation

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler issued a bevy of requests for documents to 81 Trump-affiliated people, corporations and institutions today, revealing an investigation that has the potential to be both wide-ranging and to delve deep into allegations of corruption in President Trump’s administration and his presidential campaign. When taken together, the separate areas of inquiry portray a range of wrongdoing that’s breathtaking in its scope. The requests were backed by the threat ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Jimmy Carter, Wikileaks, National Enquirer




Hunt begins Gulf visit in attempt to salvage Yemen peace plan

Minister also under pressure to take tougher line with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murderBritain’s foreign secretary has begun a three-day visit to the Middle East in an effort to salvage Yemen’s faltering ceasefire, telling Houthi rebels they must start withdrawing their forces from the port of Hodeidah in line with a UN peace plan.Jeremy Hunt is also under political pressure at home to take a tougher line on his trip with Saudi Arabia over the murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Kha...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Un, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Gulf, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Kushner met this week with Saudi crown prince, White House says

President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Tuesday in their first face-to-face encounter since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner


As Cohen testifies, White House announces Kushner met with Saudi crown prince

President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Tuesday in their first face-to-face encounter since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Cohen, Kushner, Jared Kushner


Kushner Met With MBS, No Mention Of Khashoggi Slaying

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi leaders this week, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but seems to have made no mention of the Saudis’ brutal slaying of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi last year. From the White House read out of the meeting: Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook returned to the Kin...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Mohammed bin Salman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Jamal Khashoggi, Kate Riga, Khashoggi Slaying


Kushner starts Mideast tour, could meet Saudi prince for first time since Khashoggi murder

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has embarked on a five-nation Middle East tour that could involve his first face-to-face meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, White House, Cnn, Middle East, Mideast, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Khashoggi


China stocks surge into bull market; Trump urges Opec to 'relax' - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Chinese stock market enjoys its best day in three and a half yearsLatest: US president says world doesn’t need higher oil pricesIntroduction: Trump delays new tariffs on Chinese goodsTariffs were due to rise to 25% on March 1China’s CSI300 has best day since 2015 1.33pm GMT US crude oil has fallen sharply since Donald Trump urged OPEC to relax - and stop cutting production.A barrel of New York light crude is now changing hand...
Tags: Business, New York, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, US, International Trade, Economics, Opec, Global Economy, Ftse, Donald Trump, Zurich, Trump, UBS Group AG, John Kemp


COLUMN-Oil traders bet on Saudi Arabia and White House lifting prices: Kemp | Reuters

COLUMN-Oil traders bet on Saudi Arabia and White House lifting prices: Kemp | Reuters:Oil traders are becoming very bullish on the outlook for prices, betting that Saudi Arabia will do whatever it takes to tighten the market even if consumption growth slows, helped by U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.Brent’s calendar spread for the second half of 2019 has surged into a backwardation of 90 cents per barrel, the strongest for more than three months and a huge swing from a 70 cent contango near...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iran, Chicago, Venezuela, Reuters, Kemp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


BAE Systems shares fall over Germany's ban on arms exports to Saudis

Embargo threatens UK’s pending £10bn deal to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi ArabiaDefence company BAE Systems’ share price fell sharply on Thursday after it warned that a German ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, imposed after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, could have a “consequential impact” on sales of Typhoon fighter jets.Alongside its annual results on Thursday, BAE Systems stressed that its business is “reliant on the approval of export licences by a number of governments in or...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, BAE, Arms trade, Bae Systems, Gulf, Jamal Khashoggi


Germany resists UK plea to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt raises issue at Brexit talks with German counterpart in BerlinGermany has rejected a plea by the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, denying that its embargo weakens Europe’s credibility or harms the European defence industry.At a joint press conference with the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, Hunt was told his plea for a resumption of arms sales made in a leaked letter had been rejected for the moment. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Brexit, BerlinGermany, Heiko Maas Hunt


Jeremy Hunt urges Germany to rethink Saudi arms sales ban

UK foreign secretary visits Berlin after raising concerns about impact of moratoriumJeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, will visit Berlin on Wednesday after urging Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, or face damage to both its economic and European credentials. Related: UK's arms export supervisor attacks NGOs over Yemen deaths Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Berlin, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Arms trade


Trump administration 'pushing Saudi nuclear deal' which could benefit company linked to Jared Kushner

Senior Trump administration officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia over the objections of ethics officials, according to a congressional report, in a move that could have benefitted a company which has since provided financial relief to the family of Jared Kushner. Citing whistleblowers within the US government, the report by the Democrat-led House oversight and reform committee alleges “abnormal acts” in the White House regarding the proposal to build do...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, House, Trump, Jared Kushner


Democrats warn Trump may rush nuclear transfer to Saudis

US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely. Representative Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, asked the White House to turn over documents including those related to a meeting two months into Trump's tenure between his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Saudi Arabia's powerful Mohammed bin Salman, who sho...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Donald Trump, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Mohammed bin Salman, Jared Kushner, House Committee on Oversight and Reform



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