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International Politics

Coronavirus: Texas Moves To End Oil War Between Russia And Saudi Arabia

An oil commisioner of Texas, a state in the US has held talks with the Russia’s energy minister to find ways to end the oil war between Russia and OPEC power Saudi Arabia He is also scheduled to speak with the Saudi oil minister on the same issue.

Behaving Like A Country

While Texas is just a state within the US, its initiative has been respected because apart from Saudi Arabia, no other country in OPEC produces more oil than Texas.

Texas is particularly concerned because it faces huge job losses if oil prices continue being low.

Many Texas-based oil companies have fallen into financial difficulty in this coronavirus period as the virus and the oil war, has caused oil prices to crash globally.

Coronavirus is making national players become international actors.

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Did Putin Just Release 800 Lions 🦁 And Tigers 🐅 To Force Russians To Self-quarantine?

Please, if you are in Russia, is it true that Putin released 800 lions and tigers to force Russians to self quarantine?

I don’t understand, because yesterday, Putin was quoted to have said Russia won’t be put on lockdown over coronavirus.

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Politics

Western-style parliamentary system not effective – Putin

As uncertainty persists on next steps for Russia after Putin leaves the presidency, he has ruled out Western-style parliamentary system, remarking that “for years in some European countries they cannot form a government”.

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Politics

Western-style parliamentary system not effective – Putin

As uncertainty persists on next steps for Russia after Putin leaves the presidency, he has ruled out Western-style parliamentary system, remarking that “for years in some European countries they cannot form a government”.

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International Politics

Macron scrambles to preserve French influence in Africa as Putin bites off a chunk

President Emmanuel Macron of France arrived Chad today (Saturday 22nd December, 2018) to hold urgent talks with the country’s President, Idriss Deby. 

The aim of the meeting is to discuss Russia’s new miltary alliance with the government of the Central African Republic (CAR).

Russia has been supplying arms to the CAR. About 175 Russians, employed by private contractors, were sent to the country to train two battalions. 

Also, a Russian, Valerii Zakharov, is currently serving as a national seciurity adviser to the President of CAR.

In addition, Russia has started peace talks with former members of the Seleka rebel forces to bring peace to the Central African Republic.

All these seem to be worrying Paris, which is not used to seeing such close cooperation between Francophone African countries and world powers.