NATO Declares Outer Space an ‘Operational Domain’
FCC Orders Phone Companies to End Robocalls
Negative Interest Rates Will Not Fix the Global Economy
The US Is Worried About Its Critical Minerals Supply Chains
When U.S. companies build military weapons systems, electric vehicle batteries, satellites and wind turbines, they rely heavily on a few dozen “critical minerals” – many of which are mined and refined almost entirely by other countries. Building a single F-35A fighter jet, for example, requires at least 920 pounds of rare earth elements that come primarily from China.
Swedish Company Discovers the Largest Deposit of Rare Earth Metals in Europe
The Port of Shanghai: World’s Biggest Port Is Returning to Normal, but Supply Chains Will Get Worse Before They Get Better
British Farmers Are Being Offered a Lump Sum Payment to Leave the Industry – But at What Cost To Agriculture?
To attract younger blood into the fields, the UK government is running a temporary scheme to entice some of these older professionals into retirement. The idea is that they can apply to receive a lump sum exit payment of up to £100,000 – as long as they either sell their land, rent it out, give it away or plant trees on it.
Turkey Discovers a $1.2 Billion Gold Mine
Switzerland Rejects Pesticide Ban Initiative
The Imperialist Past That Started Dam Politics Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia
The biggest project on the Nile river was initiated by Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s prime minister between 1954-56 and then president until 1970. Nasser wanted to build a dam which would end Egypt’s dependency on upstream countries by storing the Nile river waters in Egypt. It would also end flooding and bring more electricity to Egyptians.