Sell roubles, buy Ryanair. That’s not only been the way to make money over the past six months but also the terms in which the current slide in the price of oil is discussed. But the effect on this stock or that currency could be as nothing compared to the eventual effect on the resources of nature. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on cheaper oil and the environment: an invitation for business as usual
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4. Bend the rules When talking about Ukraine, Putin has insisted that Russia will have a security presence until the situation “normalizes”, though he hasn’t said what constitutes an acceptable “normal”. Putin’s first press conference after Russian troops moved into Crimea was a masterclass of saying everything and nothing: he placated the west (“We won’t go to war”); insisted he would use force “to protect Russians”; he rambled, mocked, waxed grave, brave and a little insane. Given this kind of performance, it’s no surprise that German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly said Putin is “in another world”. But this kind of incoherence is useful. … [Read more...] about Russian propaganda over Crimea and the Ukraine: how does it work?
While not directly related to the symbol of protest, Mr Floyd was murdered after a white officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, as he screamed "I can't breathe". … [Read more...] about Take the knee origin: What is the history behind the gesture and what does it mean for Black Lives Matter movement?
The organising principle remains heartland Americana with a mirrorball sheen; but you suspect that everything had to change in order for the Killers to stay the same. The band hit on peak 80s Springsteen as a rich source around Sam’s Town (2006), an era when few other big guitar bands were mining it. Since then, the War on Drugs went big on the Boss on their 2014 album Lost in the Dream. And yes, an appearance from WoD’s Adam Granduciel closes the circle of fandom. … [Read more...] about The Killers: Imploding the Mirage review – Boss business as usual
Meanwhile, cabinet minister Robert Buckland claimed "people are still learning how to use face coverings" after Home Secretary Priti Patel was pictured wearing a mask when meeting her French counterpart outside - but not wearing one when they spoke indoors. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What does the science actually say about face coverings?