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Shell signs bunkering deal with Qatar

Royal Dutch Shell has signed a framework agreement with Qatar Petroleum on LNG bunkering, according to a statement on June 14. The super-major’s deal comes despite the recent political turmoil around Qatar’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement follows two earlier memoranda of understanding (MoUs) …

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Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Tangling Glencore in Oil Dispute

The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore Plc into a dispute over crude sales. The row involves competing administrations of the National Oil Corp. that are vying to control crude exports from the OPEC member. In eastern …

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First Job Interview: 10 Things You Should Know

Finding and applying for the job might be easy with many job search websites, but when it’s time to face your very first interview, the thought wil probably scare the living daylights out of you (or at the very least, intimidate you). Everyone has to face their very first interview. …

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Qatar to invest $6.23 billion in post-Brexit UK economy

Qatar will invest £5 billion ($6.23 billion) in the UK over the next five years in a boost for the post-Brexit economy, Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani announced on Monday. “Over the next three to five years Qatar will invest £5 billion in the UK economy …

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Belgium and the Netherlands Peacefully Exchange Land

The Levant News – The Netherlands and Belgium, with their royals in attendance, on Monday signed a deal for a peaceful exchange of land between them for the mere fact that it makes sense to do so. While the globe is littered with pieces of territory that are jealously held …

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Trump turns to Obamacare critic to overhaul health system

By Steve Holland for Reuters | NEW YORK | U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named a vociferous critic of Obamacare and a health policy expert to key appointments on Tuesday to help him repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare program. Republican U.S. Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from …

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Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life

By Donald J. Trump and Bill Zanker — Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story. Republican Presidential candidate, reality-television star, and developer of some of the planet’s most prestigious real estate, he’s also become one of the world’s wealthiest men. Trump is a …

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World in shock as Trump surges to victory in U.S.

By Noah Barkin for Reuters |BERLIN |Governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, while populists hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political establishment. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, an …

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No Money for Marrying Icelandic Maiden

BY VALA HAFSTAD — False rumors about the Icelandic government offering financial compensation to foreign men willing to marry Icelandic women have caused dozens of suitors to contact the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, mbl.is reports. A story published on a website called thespiritwhispers.com claims that Icelandic authorities pay males …

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Globalization: Made in the USA

By Gary A. Grappo — First published in Fair Observer — Visiting Senior Scholar at Center for Global & Area Studies, University of Wyoming Globalization has become bad word of late. It has been the punch line for the “Leave” supporters of Brexit, a campaign platform—if indeed he has such …

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Protesters clash with Sukleen employees over trash plan

BEIRUT: Garbage will start to be dumped in the landfills of Burj Hammoud and Costa Brava Tuesday, said Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb, as activists and Sukleen workers clashed near the firm’s headquarters in Beirut. “Work will be finalized today in the Burj Hammoud and Costa Brava landfills and they will …

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