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Oil demand pressures mount after USA hurricanes

Hedge funds raised their combined net long position in Brent and WTI by 18 million barrels to 600 million barrels. The supporting rationale for the forecast is provided below. Yet another hurricane, Katia, is in the Gulf of Mexico. Stronger export data as Texas area ports reopen will mitigate some of this pressure. "Harvey's negative impact on demand will remain larger, however, given the large concentration of energy-intensive petrochemical activity in its path", the bank said.


Washington Scandal! Senator Ted Cruz Likes Hard Core Porn On His Twitter!

Washington Scandal! Senator Ted Cruz Likes Hard Core Porn On His Twitter!

Ted Cruz , Texas' junior senator and a man so thoroughly disliked by his colleagues that no one wants to be his secret Santa, is in the news this morning because someone in his office liked a two-minute p0rn clip on Twitter . The last time Cruz reached this level of popularity on Twitter was when the internet wondered aloud if Cruz was the unidentified Zodiac Killer. The former state solicitor general in 2007 tried banning sex toy sales in a failed argument that spanned 76-pages.


Many injured in THAAD deployment protest in S. Korea

Many injured in THAAD deployment protest in S. Korea

The White House said that in a phone call with Moon, Trump gave approval "in principle" to lifting restrictions on South Korean missile payloads and to approving "many billions" in weapons sales to South Korea . Donald Trump has announced his is selling Japan and South Korea a "substantially increased" amount of USA military equipment, as the President and his allies look for ways to counter the threat from North Korea .


Legal Challenge To Australia's Marriage Equality Vote Fails

Legal Challenge To Australia's Marriage Equality Vote Fails

She says it is critical that everybody on the yes side of the campaign pulls together. Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton echoed Mr Brady's sentiments. According to the ABS, attempting to sell a ballot paper would likely be an offence against the Census and Statistics Act 1905 or the Commonwealth Criminal Code .


Same-sex marriage poll finds 70% in favour

Same-sex marriage poll finds 70% in favour

More than 16 million registered voters will receive the voting papers in the next few days requesting their opinion on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to Wednesday. But a similar proportion also want legal protections for churches' rights to refuse to marry same-sex couples and to teach that marriage should be between a man and woman.