June 2017

The French government is to present a draft law this autumn banning the award of any new exploration licences, ecology and solidarity minister Nicolas Hulot said June 23. Le Figaro newspaper reported that the minister, a former environmental activist who now has responsibility for energy in Emmanuel Macron’s new government, made his declaration on French […]

Share this: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has told his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven that negotiations on the possible acquisition by Bulgaria of Gripen jet fighters will begin within coming weeks, focusing first on industrial co-operation and investments in Bulgaria. But Bulgaria also intends talking to Italy about its offer of Eurofighters, it emerged from […]

John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images A new Netflix documentary about the Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial explores the larger forces that have upended the media industry. June 23, 2017 Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, a documentary about the death of Gawker premiering Friday on Netflix, opens with A.J. Daulerio, the former editor of the site, reading an […]

Reliance Industries and BP have withdrawn their joint gas price arbitration referral against the Indian government. ?Yes. Thank you for appreciating great fact based news coverage and analysis on natural gas developments. To continue reading please sign in or subscribe. Natural Gas World welcomes all viewpoints. Should you wish to provide an alternative perspective on […]

Share this: Bulgaria?s Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov has submitted to the government a report on the planned acquisition of new fighter jets, armoured vehicles and naval patrol vessels, envisaging deferred payments up to 2029 to lessen the impact on the national budget. This is according to Bulgarian media reports on June 22. Bulgarian Prime Minister […]

Eni has signed a number of energy agreements with Kazakhstan.   The company June 22 said that it has signed an agreement with state owned KazMunayGas which renews the conditions for transfer of 50% of the subsoil use rights in the Isatay block, located in the Caspian Sea, for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Thank […]

A Grief Observed

June 23, 2017

Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son, Emmett Till. ?When I am out and about,? she explained, ?people recognize me and they want to talk about […]

Getty Images Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia shows the potency of attacking Trump’s critics, as the conservative media (even David Brooks!) hop on the bandwagon. June 21, 2017 Karen Handel?s narrow victory over Jon Ossoff in last night?s special election in Georgia shows how Republicans can keep their coalition together despite President Donald Trump?s unpopularity. […]

Share this: Two members of Bulgaria?s National Assembly have agreed to the revocation of their immunity from prosecution, following a request from the Prosecutor-General, Speaker Dimitar Glavchev told Parliament on June 21. Dimitar Gamishev, an MP for Prime Minister Boiko Borissov?s centre-right GERB party, is to face charges in connection with a November 2014 incident in […]

The Silence of the Lambs

June 21, 2017

It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters had taken her to a church event in their small hometown in Indiana, where the girls were spending their summer. Her parents were back in Bangladesh, working at the remote Baptist missionary compound where the family had […]

Share this: At a hearing by two European Parliament committtees on June 20, Bulgaria?s European Commission nominee Maria Gabriel ? nominated for the digital economy and society portfolio ? spelt out her priorities for the limited term of office she will serve if confirmed. Gabriel was nominated on May 10 to succeed Bulgaria?s Kristalina Georgieva, […]

We discussed the pressing issue of educating the younger generation by teaching them critical thinking skills in Episode 18 of 15 Credibility Street. Now, you can do your part very easily. The new movie Principles of Curiosity is out. Share it with any and all teachers you know from elementary to college level. Tell them […]

Australian independent FAR Limited has filed for arbitration in its dispute over ConocoPhillips’ sale to Woodside. FAR said June 20 it has made a request to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris to commence arbitration proceedings to resolve the current Joint Operating Agreement dispute regarding FAR?s right to pre-empt the sale of ConocoPhillips? interest in […]

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