Commercial

Turkish Stream Pipeline Will Be Built on Time Despite US Sanctions – Minister

The Turkish Stream gas pipeline project will be implemented on time, regardless of the new US law that expands sanctions against Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday. Novak explained that the contracts concerning the construction of the gas pipeline were concluded, and the construction was underway.

Save
The US ‘Can’t Do Much’ to Prevent China From Becoming World’s Economic Leader

Commenting on the recent statement of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon that the US is at ‘economic war’ with China, Hong Kong-based political scientist Joseph Cheng explained to Sputnik that the US, in fact, can’t do much to prevent Beijing from growing into the world’s economic leader and why the two countries should avoid […]

Save
Trump threatens China with new trade war, Beijing appears unmoved

Amid expectations of the US launching investigations into China’s alleged theft of American intellectual property as well as unfair trade practices, Beijing appears unmoved by the imminent probe while US businesses fear reprisals in case the row unintentionally escalates. Washington is expected to soon announce investigations into how China tackles copyright protection, protectionism and market […]

Save
America can’t substitute Russian gas in Europe even if it ships it for free – diplomat

The United States will most likely fail to oust Russia as the main supplier of gas to Europe, according to the Russian envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov. “And if even Americans supplied liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe free of charge, they simply would not have had enough opportunity to replace Russian supplies,” Chizhov […]

Save
‘Hate is a Cancer’: Apple Boss Cook Slams Trump’s Charlottesville Approach

Apple boss Tim Cook has become the latest executive to speak out against US President Donald Trump over Charlottesville violent protests. Tim Cook has criticized Donald Trump and his handling of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12, after a white nationalist rally turned ugly.

Save
US sanctions won’t stop Russia’s pipeline project to Europe

The latest US sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas sector will cause Gazprom some headaches in building the new gas pipeline to Germany, experts say. However, US restrictions are unlikely to stop the project. “The price of any project automatically increases,” Tatiana Mitrova, director of the Skolkovo Energy Center told Reuters.

Save
Chinese Factory Workers for Ivanka Trump’s Brand Make About $1 Per Hour

Here’s hoping there’s rent control in China: Employees at a factory that manufactures apparel for Ivanka Trump’s clothing business earn just $62 each week, for 60 hours of work, it has been revealed. There are 80 workers at the plant, which produces clothing for Ivanka Trump’s eponymous brand as well as for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, The Washington […]

Save
Speed for the Masses: Startup Raises $33M to Test Commercial Supersonic Aircraft

Boom Technology has raised $33 million to build and fly its first prototype. The company hopes to eventually build an aircraft that can travel from New York to London in three hours and fifteen minutes, less than half the time it would take on a conventional aircraft – and at a price that may surprise […]

Save
BRICS Plus: ‘the Bloc That Will Dominate the World’

The proposed enlargement of BRICS (BRICS Plus) with the inclusion of powerful emerging economies would help fill the void created by US trade protectionism, international analyst Adrian Zelaia told Sputnik. Having analyzed Beijing’s idea to bring Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam into the BRICS group, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, […]

Save
Tip of the Iceberg: Extent of #Vault7 Leak ‘Shocking’, More to Come

The extent of WikiLeaks’ latest exposure is surprising and shocking, Australian researcher David Glance told Radio Sputnik, suggesting that the leak has dealt a heavy blow to both the CIA’s image and US national security. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks signals that it has released less than one percent of its damning Vault 7.

Save
WikiLeaks Holds Presser Following Groundbreaking Release of ‘Vault 7’ Archive

WikiLeaks is holding a press conference following the release of the first part of ‘Vault 7,’ the largest archive of CIA-related classified documents yet. Follow the live feed to find out more. Notice that there seem to be interruptions with the stream.

Save
Crude prices continue to crash on growing US stockpiles

Oil prices continued to fall on Thursday after substantial losses the previous day, dragged down by a surge in US inventories. The major benchmarks were down over a dollar with Brent crude trading at $51.87 per barrel.

Save
Amazon Echo shuts down over CIA connection query (VIDEO)

The WikiLeaks ‘Vault 7’ data dump allegedly detailing CIA hacking tactics has again thrown the privacy of electronic devices into focus. One viral video showing an Amazon Echo refusing to confirm a link to the US spy agency is summing up people’s fears.

Save
The Sun King: China Becomes World’s Largest Solar Energy Producer

China has become the world’s largest producer of solar energy, according to a new report from the country’s energy administration. The most populous nation on Earth nearly doubled their capacity for solar power in 2016, but they still have a very low per-capita rate for solar power use.

Save
Watch Out For Your Smart TV — It May Be Watching YOU

A complaint brought by the FTC and New Jersey Attorney General exposed their creepy data gathering practices. If you have a Smart TV, you definitely want to know about this lawsuit against Vizio, who collected data on viewers’ viewing and use habits and then sold it to marketers, because it goes way beyond what they […]

Save