The United States will dominate the oil industry for the next 5 years, International Energy Agency forecasts

March 6, 2018 wpanews 0

  The United States will account for 60 percent of global oil output growth through 2023, the International Energy Agency says. In its latest annual outlook, the IEA forecasted that strong economic growth around the world will continue to support strong oil consumption until at least 2023. Along with surging output from the U.S., rising production in Canada, Brazil and Norway will be able to meet higher demand through 2020, […] READ MORE

Dormant desert sign of life possibilities on Mars

February 27, 2018 wpanews 0

It might rain once every decade or less in South America’s Atacama Desert, yet minor bacteria and microorganisms survive there, implying at the possibility The desert, which traverses parts of Chile and Peru, is the driest non-polar desert on Earth and may contain nature most like that of the Red Planet, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lead specialist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an educator and planetary […] READ MORE

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services – BBC News

February 25, 2018 wpanews 0

The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015. The revelations come as the aid sector has been hit by numerous allegations of sex abuse and exploitation by workers. Mr Daccord said that it was the recent reports of sexual misconduct from humanitarian agencies that had spurred the Geneva-based ICRC to conduct an internal review. Its code of conduct has explicitly forbidden the purchase of […] READ MORE

Most KFCs in UK remain closed because of chicken shortage

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Fast food chain blames contract with delivery firm DHL, with more than 600 outlets still shut Signs on many of the closed stores said: “Sorry, we’re closed. We deliver our chickens fresh into our restaurants, but we’ve had a few hiccups with the delivery today. We wouldn’t want to be open without offering our full menu, but we’ll be back at the fryers as soon as we can.” KFC published […] READ MORE

Trio of suicide bombers kills 18 at crowded market in Nigeria

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

The bombers, all believed to be female, left another 22 people wounded at a fish market Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri. The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram continues to carry outdeadly suicide bombings in Borno and other parts of northern Nigeria as part of its violent campaign to establish an Islamic state in the West African nation. The extremist group has increasingly used women and youth as bombers, often after abducting […] READ MORE

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

Mexico City — Powerful earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake’s preliminary magnitude at 7.2 and said its epicenter was 33 miles, 53 kilometers, northeast of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 15 miles, or 24 kilometers. The epicenter is a rural […] READ MORE

Pirates free 22 Indian crewmen in Gulf of Guinea – BBC News

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

The vessel, the Marine Express, went missing in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa last week. A crew of 22 Indian nationals have been freed by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa. The crew was on board an oil tanker called the Marine Express, which went missing last Thursday and has also been released with its entire cargo of oil. All crew members are […] READ MORE

Dow bounces back after Monday’s stock market turmoil – live updates

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

Britain’s FTSE 100 hit a one-year low this morning, but Wall Street is fighting back after suffering its biggest one-day fall since 2011 Instead of sinking into the mire, the Dow is now up 350 points, or 1.4%. That means leading shares have recovered around a third of Monday’s tumble. Although the Dow Jones industrial average gets a lot of attention, serious stock market traders pay more attention to the S&P 500. […] READ MORE

European shares tumble in new sell off – BBC News

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

  European markets followed Asian markets lower on Tuesday as investors continued to dump shares. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply at the open with losses of up to 3%, before recovering some ground. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down 4.7%. The sell-off began last week after data in the US showed stronger wage growth, which raised expectations that US interest rates might start […] READ MORE

Massive comet set Earth on fire and extended the Ice Age 12,000 years ago, Experts say

February 4, 2018 wpanews 0

  The last time our Earth was covered with the white sheet of ice was between the periods of 110,000 to 11,700 years prior to the present day. This ice age was said to begin with the latter phase of the Eemian interglacial period to the last days of the “Younger Dryas”. However, the latest study conducted by researchers suggests that the ice age got extended as a massive comet […] READ MORE

Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo | Time

February 4, 2018 wpanews 0

Authorities hope the discovery will help revive Egypt’s tourism sector The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs from the Old Kingdom.It likely belonged to a woman known as Hetpet, who archaeologists believe was close to ancient Egyptian royals of the 5th Dynasty. Source: Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo | Time

Stone Tools Found in India Upend Tale of Human Migration Out of Africa

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

The discovery in India supports the idea that multiple waves of ancient humans left Africa well before 60,000 years ago. Genetic evidence shows that more than 90 percent of humans today descend from a small population of Homo sapiens that left Africa between 60,000 and 125,000 years ago. From there, they rapidly fanned out, reaching the tip of South America by 18,000 years ago. Some researchers suspected that this wave of Homo sapiens expanded […] READ MORE

Fidel Castro’s eldest son takes own life, state media reports – CNN

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

    By Patrick Oppmann, CNN  He was 68 years old and had suffered from depression in recent months, according to the government website Cubadebate. Patrick Oppmann CNN ✔@CNN_Oppmann Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart was both his father’s namesake and cousin to the Miami exile politicians who bitterly opposed Castro. He had run Cuba’s nuclear power program until a dispute with his father. Castro Díaz-Balart committed suicide today, per Cuban state […] READ MORE

Europe’s economy grew faster than the U.S. last year – Jan. 30, 2018

January 31, 2018 wpanews 0

  The United States is growing at a nice clip. But Europe’s economy is expanding at an even faster rate. Economic growth in the 19 countries that use the euro currency was 2.5% in 2017, according to official data published Tuesday. Growth in the 28-member European Union also reached 2.5% last year.  It’s the best period of growth for both groupings since 2007, putting Europe just ahead of the 2.3% expansion posted by the […] READ MORE