US President Donald Trump has authorised the release of US oil reserves after Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities were attacked by drones.
Trump said on Sunday he authorised the release of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed in a quantity to be determined because of Saturday’s attack.
“Based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorised the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied,” Trump said on Twitter.
Jack Ma is no longer chairman of Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce group. He quit on his 55th birthday as part of a succession plan.
Jack Ma — the flamboyant tech personality, and currently the richest man in China— is stepping down from his $460 billion Alibaba empire 20 years after he founded the company.
Ma is stepping down as the chairman of Alibaba Group on Tuesday, his 55th birthday, as part of a long-planned succession scheme. It is the world’s largest e-commerce group, with more than triple the total reported sales of Amazon for 2018.
….an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they….
….only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Saturday that he had invited the Taliban to the United States — but ended up calling off peace negotiations. “
“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight,” Trump revealed.
“Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great (sic) soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled (sic) the meeting and called off peace negotiations,” he continued.
“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?” he asked. “They didn’t, they only made it worse!”
“If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway,” he argued.
“How many more decades are they willing to fight?” he asked, ominously.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dropped out of the race for president on Wednesday.
“Today, I am ending my campaign for president,” she said on Twitter. “I am so proud of this team and all we’ve accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve. To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let’s go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate.”