Saudi Arabia has no intention of making an oil embargo to announce, such as it implemented in 1973. The country wants oil and politics to be separate, said the Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih in an interview given to the Russian news agency TASS. This exact interview is rather proof of the opposite: politics and oil can’t be separated. It covertly states that Saudi Arabia is ready to use an oil embargo as a threat against the possible sanctions. Arabs are capable to create a catastrophic energy crisis. Saudi Arabia is one of the largest oil producers in the world. The country is pumping more than an eighth of all the crude oil in the world.
Facebook accepts sponsored messages with fake news that would appear on the platform on March 20, 2019, the day of the Provincial Council elections in Netherlands. During the experiment Brandpunt+ planned ads with incorrect information about party leaders and polling stations via fake accounts. The majority was accepted by the moderators.
In the past week, 33 new cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Twenty-four of these people died of the effects of the virus, reports the Congolese Ministry of Health.
President Trump says that Saudi Arabia will face a heavy penalty if it turns out that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. He stated it in the 60 Minutes interview program of CBS.
The Italian parliament voted for the economic plans of the government, which means that the Italian budget deficit will continue to rise. The European Commission has already expressed its concerns about the plans.
The trade war between the United States and China casts a shadow over the economic outlook in the world. Due to the many import duties raised, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its growth estimates for the US and China. The forecast for the global economy as a whole is also lower.
The US Air Force makes concrete steps towards accelerating the limited and gradual construction of next-generation intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).