In Montreal this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the impression he’s not going to take a new look at the now permit-less Northern Gateway pipeline, likely putting the project on the backburner for as long as he’s in power.
It’s what the Federal Court of Appeal asked his cabinet to do in last week’s 153-page decision as a way to remedy “inadequate” consultation by the Crown with impacted aboriginal communities.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
NEW DELHI: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India's growth forecast for the current fiscal by one percentage point, citing demonetisation woes. It sees India ceding the tag of the world's fastest growing major economy to China in FY17.In an update of its flagship publication the World Economic Outlook, the IMF said India is likely to grow by 6.6 per cent only in FY17, down from 7.6 per cent estimated earlier and marginally behind China that is pegged to grow at 6.7 per cent in 2016.
Authored by Pepe Escobar, originally posted Op-Ed at SputnikNews.com,
US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia for a GCC petrodollar summit and to proverbially “reassure Gulf allies” amidst the oiliest of storms.
President Barack Obama was in Denver, Colorado Tuesday night where he had a close encounter with a man in a horse head mask. These masks are quite popular and have become something of an internet meme.
TORONTO — Compare oil production growth from Canada’s oil sands plus nearby tight-oil fields, versus pipeline infrastructure needed to transport it to consumers, and you see why Canada’s energy sector is sweating bullets.
If supplies continue to rise as expected, pipeline capacity will run out around 2015/2016, when combined production from the oil sands and the Bakken tight-oil field surpasses four million barrels a day. When production hits six million barrels a day in a decade, capacity would run out again even if all proposed pipeline plans are approved and built.
Just hours after hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution of up to 250 Syrian soldiers in the desert, The Independent reports ISIS has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in the country.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gave a rather stunning rebuke to a suggestion that gun-control measures wouldn't pass Congress because of non-moving polling on the subject. "If we stuck with the polls, we’d have had slavery a lot longer than we did," Smith said.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.
WASHINGTON — The United States, in a rare diplomatic rebuke, will not grant a visa to Tehran’s pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday.
The move could complicate efforts to thaw the decades-long diplomatic freeze between the U.S. and Iran, as the two countries negotiate a deal to curb Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.