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Oil prices may return to $100 per barrel, Bank of America predicts

The price spike could come thanks to improving fundamentals for the commodity and global stimulus measures, the bank said as cited by Bloomberg. Additionally, Bank of America (BofA) earlier revised its 2021 outlook for oil, forecasting that global benchmark Brent may temporarily hit $70 a barrel in the second quarter …

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72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela told to pack her bags after Brussels brings new sanctions over elections & rights abuses

Venezuela’s National Assembly voted earlier this week to expel EU envoy Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, and asked for President Nicolas Maduro to declare her persona non grata. “She has been given 72 hours to leave Venezuelan territory,” Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters on Wednesday. Responding to the move, a …

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‘Undermining faith in NATO’ is now grounds for Twitter ban, because certain kinds of politics have become a religion

Twitter announced bans on 373 accounts it connected to “state-linked information operations” on Tuesday. Some of them, the company said, “amplified narratives that were aligned with the Russian government” or “focused on undermining faith in the NATO alliance and its stability.” Twitter is a US-based company, and the First Amendment …

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