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Oil prices fall after OPEC+ raises production limits

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries plus Russia agreed to increase production limits for some member states Sunday following a demand by the United Arab Emirates. Oil prices fell Monday, the day after OPEC+ raised production limits. The price of Brent crude oil — considered the global benchmark for …

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Will Raisi follow Zarif’s path for reviving Iran nuclear deal?

Outgoing Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s final report on the Iran nuclear talks is self-serving in parts, but nonetheless charts a path to closing the JCPOA talks. Outgoing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s July 12 report to parliament offers a clear path for completing negotiations over restoring the …

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Nagyfülűek

Nem szeretnék semmilyen sajtóhíreszteléssel foglalkozni – mondta Novák Katalin családügyi miniszter arra, foglalkozik-e a kormány a Direkt36 által vasárnap közölt lehallgatási botránnyal. Szijjártó Péter külügyminiszter nem tud semmiről, de vizsgálatot ígér.

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Is Western Europe Really Turning to the Right?

A large-scale and widely-noted survey, “The Conversion of Europeans to the Values of the Right,” suggests that Western Europe is trending conservative. But a close look at the survey data finds that not to be the case. In other words, the “values of the Right” mentioned in the Fondapol survey …

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China Preparing to Expropriate Foreign-Held Tech Shares

VIEs, as they are known, evade Chinese law, which prohibits foreign ownership of Chinese tech companies. Through a series of intricate contractual arrangements, however, these structures effectively give foreigners the economic benefits of ownership. People believe that if Beijing were to publicly declare a VIE illegal—in other words, expropriate foreign …

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Editorial: Fronts

Given Ankara’s revisionist (and expansionist) geopolitical stance, it is exceptionally important not to come across as split or divided and to be united in confronting Turkey’s destabilising moves. It will not be easy but it is urgent due to unfavourable developments and the provocative, grandiose celebration that Turkish President Recep …

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