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Petrostates Glimpse Their Peak-Oil Future With Summer of Strife - Bloomberg

Petrostates Glimpse Their Peak-Oil Future With Summer of Strife - Bloomberg:From Baghdad and Algiers to Caracas, many of the world’s oil capitals are experiencing a summer of discontent. It could be a glimpse of their future.Iraq has seen fatal protests as its electricity grid buckles amid searing heat, while Venezuela’s oil production has sunk to a 75-year low. In Algeria’s capital, tension is simmering as the hardship of virus lockdowns brings the risk of renewed demonstrations and riots.OPEC ...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Opec, Bloomberg, Venezuela, Algeria, Baghdad, Caracas, Algiers, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Helima Croft, OPEC Algeria Iran Iraq Libya Nigeria Venezuela


Want a company that lasts? Start a bank or a brewery

A Japanese company has been building Buddhist temples for almost a millennium and a half.It's the oldest continuously operating company in the world, but quite atypical.If you want to build a business that lasts, banks, breweries, and postal services are a good bet – but there are intriguing exceptions. Longest surviving companies 'The oldest profession in the world': thanks to a popular short story by Kipling (1), that label is now firmly attached to the sex trade. Yet up until the First World...
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Secretive Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
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Secretive data-analytics firm Palantir Technologies has thrived in the shadows, but a coming IPO could poke holes in its most valuable asset — its reputation

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
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Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


$1 dispute over car purchase price sparks 2-year legal battle between auto dealership, Army solider

Army Maj. Edward Kim has braved mortars, rockets and ambushes from insurgents on some of the bloodiest battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now safely back on U.S. soil, Kim is fighting a different kind of war in a staid Los Angeles County courtroom. His enemy is Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, a massive auto dealership that, according to the federal government, has a history of deceptive advertising practices. At the heart of competing lawsuits between Norm Reeves and Kim is a disput...
Tags: South Korea, News, California, Iraq, Cars, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Automotive, Soccer, Military, Army, Volkswagen, Kim, Lending


$1 dispute over car purchase price sparks 2-year legal battle between auto dealership, Army soldier

Army Maj. Edward Kim has braved mortars, rockets and ambushes from insurgents on some of the bloodiest battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now safely back on U.S. soil, Kim is fighting a different kind of war in a staid Los Angeles County courtroom. His enemy is Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, a massive auto dealership that, according to the federal government, has a history of deceptive advertising practices. At the heart of competing lawsuits between Norm Reeves and Kim is a disput...
Tags: South Korea, News, California, Iraq, Cars, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Automotive, Soccer, Military, Army, Volkswagen, Kim, Lending


Oil rises 1% on #Saudi Aramco's upbeat demand view, Iraq supply cut - Reuters

Oil rises 1% on Saudi Aramco's upbeat demand view, Iraq supply cut - Reuters:Oil prices climbed on Monday, supported by Saudi optimism about Asian demand and an Iraqi pledge to deepen supply cuts, although uncertainty over a deal to shore up the U.S. economic recovery capped gains.Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 34 cents, or 0.8%, to $44.74 a barrel by 0641 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were up 47 cents, or 1.1%, to $41.69 a barrel.Both benchmark contracts fell ...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Brent, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Cmc, Michael McCarthy, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals?

Britain takes in very few of the world’s asylum seekers and only a minority of them arrive by boatQ: Media reports suggest that many refugees are making a beeline for the UK. Is this correct?A: The UK is home to just 1% of the world’s 29.6 million refugees. Asylum seekers make up a very small percentage of overall migrants to the UK with study and work cited as the main reasons why people want to come to the country, according to research from Oxford’s Migration Observatory. Asylum applications ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, France, Iraq, European Union, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Migration, Oxford


'Nobody knew about PTSD': the survivors of a 'friendly fire' attack 17 years on

Audrey Gillan was embedded with coalition forces 17 years ago when a British patrol was attacked by US aircraft. She talks to the remaining crew about their struggle to come to terms with what happenedThey were waving a white flag: Iraqi civilians desperately trying to signal to the British army patrol approaching their village. The five-vehicle convoy slowed down, cautiously closing the hatches of their small Scimitar and Spartan tanks. But as they nudged forward, the two front vehicles were st...
Tags: Podcasts, Iraq, US, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Television & radio, Steven Gerrard, Audrey Gillan, Chris Finney, Alex MacEwen, Joe Woodgate, Matty Hull


Islamic State in Iraq: 'How I survived an IS massacre'

Iraqi soldier Ali Hussein Kadhim recollects his miraculous escape from the massacre that killed hundreds of other cadets.
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Global power games could blow the whole Middle East apart

As Beirut mourns its dead after last week’s explosion, foreign meddling has plunged the entire region into chaosThe huge explosion that destroyed much of central Beirut is a daunting metaphor for the perils facing failing Middle East states.For years, the region has been described as the world’s most unstable, as a powder-keg primed to detonate at any moment. Last week’s awful tragedy begs a bigger question about how many shocks such fragile, vulnerable countries can absorb before they fracture,...
Tags: Iraq, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Beirut explosion


Former U.S. national security adviser Scowcroft is dead at 95

Brent Scowcroft, a pragmatic three-star general who served as national security adviser to Republican U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and later criticized President George W. Bush's Iraq war policies, died on Thursday. Scowcroft, a member of the presidential commission that investigated the biggest scandal of Ronald Reagan's presidency and an architect of the 1991 Gulf War under the elder Bush, died of natural causes, according to a statement on Friday from a spokesman for the ...
Tags: News, Iraq, Ronald Reagan, George W Bush, Bush, George H W Bush, Gerald Ford, Scowcroft


Iraq Commits to Deep Oil Cuts as OPEC+ Ramps Up Pressure - Bloomberg

Iraq Commits to Deep Oil Cuts as OPEC+ Ramps Up Pressure - Bloomberg:Iraq made its strongest commitment yet to implement deep cuts in crude production after the country’s oil minister and his Saudi counterpart held a phone call Thursday.OPEC’s second-biggest producer -- and a long-time laggard in meeting oil-output quotas -- has faced mounting pressure to boost its compliance as the group’s patience wears thin. The country failed to meet its production-cut target in May and June, and removed jus...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Opec, Bloomberg, Baghdad, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Energy, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar


Oil slips to $45 on demand concerns, set for weekly rise - Reuters

Oil slips to $45 on demand concerns, set for weekly rise - Reuters:Oil dipped to around $45 a barrel on Friday on worries that a demand recovery would slow due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases, although a pledge from OPEC member Iraq to cut oil output further in August lent support.The resurgence of infections remains a key issue for the market and demand outlook. Tallies show cases in the United States are rising in a number of states. India reported on Friday a record daily jump in infecti...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, India, Opec, United States, Donald Trump, Reuters, U S Congress, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil settles below 5-month highs amid fuel demand worries - Reuters

Oil settles below 5-month highs amid fuel demand worries - Reuters:Oil prices hovered below five-month highs on Thursday, falling after a session in which bearish sentiment about fuel demand counteracted optimism about Iraq’s supply cuts, pushing the benchmarks in and out of positive territory. Concerns remain that demand is depressed by the economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago.“Everyone is waiting for the coronaviru...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Chicago, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


Ugly summer stories of southern justice in the form of extreme over-sentencing

The dog days of summer seems especially doggy this year, and here are a couple of notably ugly summer sentencing stories are part of this reality: From CNN, "Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago."  An excerpt: A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week. Fair Wayne Bryant, 62...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Iraq, Alabama, Arizona, Fox News, Louisiana, TBI, Black, Bryant, Louisiana Supreme Court, Worsley, Second Circuit Court, Douglas A Berman, Bernette Johnson, CNN Louisiana Supreme Court


Antoine Fuqua Signs on to Direct Siege of Bethlehem

Antoine Fuqua signs on to direct Siege of Bethlehem After landing the biggest film festival acquisition last month, Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) is keeping his upcoming production calendar full as he has signed on helm Siege of Bethlehem, an adaptation of Joshua Hammer’s A Season in Bethlehem, according to Deadline. RELATED: Antoine Fuqua to Direct Will Smith in Emancipation PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
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OPEC Middle East Oil Flows Edge Higher on Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg

OPEC Middle East Oil Flows Edge Higher on Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg:Oil exports from OPEC’s Middle East producers rose in July after Saudi Arabia and key Persian Gulf allies reversed the voluntary production cuts they had made the previous month. The figures excludes Iran.Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates led the gain in last month’s oil supplies to international markets, with Saudi Arabia increasing less quickly and Iraq barely changed. Saudi producers boosted shipments by 190,000 bar...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, India, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S Gulf Coast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Iran Kuwait, China Shipments, OPEC Middle East Oil


Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announceme...
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How Kim Jong Un Won the War Over North Korea’s Nukes

North Korea has nukes. They work. They can threaten American military bases and cities. Not only is the United States powerless to rid the Korean Peninsula of atomic warheads, thanks to Kim’s nukes it’s also powerless to force regime-change on Pyongyang.In short, Kim Jong Un won. That’s the chilling thesis of an eye-opening new book about North Korea’s decades-long effort to develop and deploy nuclear weapons. “There is good reason to believe that, for all intents and purposes, the Korean Penins...
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29 killed as Afghan troops retake prison attacked by ISIS group

By RAHMAT GUL and RAHIM FAIEZ | Associated Press JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country’s east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack that killed 29 people. The prison is believed to be holding hundreds of ISIS members. The attack highlighted the challenges ahead for Afghanistan, even as U.S. and NATO forces begin to withdraw following America striking a peace deal ...
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Iran says it detains leader of Glendora-based exile group

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday said it detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also alleged Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran planned other attacks around the Islamic Republic amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. over its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with wor...
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Cancel culture is a dangerous, totalitarian trend

SACRAMENTO – During the apex of Soviet totalitarianism, when Joseph Stalin was hosting show trials and overseeing a vast network of gulags (labor camps for political prisoners), Russian citizens were encouraged to denounce their fellow workers, party colleagues and family members who had committed some anti-revolutionary offense. In one instance, a student at a Leningrad university sent a letter to Pravda, which captured the essence of these denunciations: “How can a parasite who always sobs whe...
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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
Tags: Weather, News, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Global Warming, Lebanon, Damascus, Baghdad, Tel Aviv University, World Meteorological Organization, Baghdad (Iraq, Damascus (Syria, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia, Amman (Jordan, Basra (Iraq


Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Terrorism, National Security Council, Detainees, Justice Department, Mohammed, Great Britain, Trump, Foley, Barr, Emwazi, Sessions, Kotey


Iraqi prime minister: Early elections to be held next June

Iraq will hold early general elections next June, the country's prime minister announced Friday, fulfilling a promise made when he took office to meet a key demand of anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the June 6 vote will come a year earlier than scheduled. The protesters had demanded early elections and a reformed electoral law when they took to the streets in anti-government demonstrations that erupted last October.
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US election 2020: The war hero who could be Biden's running mate

Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq war veteran and the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress.
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US election 2020: The war hero who could be Biden's running mate

Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq war veteran and the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Tammy Duckworth, Biden