Wednesday, October 19, 2016

News Bulletin 36

Russia is sending a bunch of ships to meet some other Russian ships near Syria. They’re sailing pretty close to the U.K., who, in turn, is sending their ships to meet the Russian ships. NATO has lately used phrases like ‘provocative military maneuvers’ to express their feelings regarding Russian ship activity. The Russian army’s TV channel says submarine ships might join the sailing ships.

Gas is cheap so Saudi Arabia is selling $17.5 billion in dept. This is a new record for emerging market economy debt sales, blowing Argentina's early 2016 $16.5 billion debt sale out of the water by $1 billion (17.5 - 16.5 = 1).

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange recently lost internet privileges. The Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he’s lived since 2012, said they didn’t want to get mixed up in things after a bunch of U.S. election stuff got wikileaked. Ecuador says the internet restrictions were imposed because this is what they wanted to do and the U.S. did not make them do it.