Asia

Report: World’s coal use creeps to new high in 2022 – Associated Press

Photo: A bucket wheel excavator is mining coal at the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine with wind turbines in the background in Luetzerath, Germany Coal use across the world is set to reach a new record this year amid persistently high demand for the heavily polluting fossil fuel, the International Energy Agency said Friday. The Paris-based

Oil

High prices, Asian markets could blunt EU ban on Russian oil – Associated Press

Photo: European Council President Charles Michel, centre right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, centre, leave the Europa building after an extraordinary meeting of EU leaders  The European Union’s groundbreaking decision to ban nearly all oil from Russia to punish the country for its invasion of Ukraine is a blow to Moscow’s economy,

Opinion

Opinion: Democracy Versus Kleptocracy, S. Korea and the Philippines – Inside Sources

Photo: Yoon Suk-yeol (Wikipedia) Comparisons between South Korea and the Philippines can be tempting.  I can’t help but succumb to the temptation after covering this month’s election of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as president of the Philippines and then observing, via the internet, the inauguration in Seoul the next day of Yoon Suk-yeol as president of

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: The Eclipse of Europe

For centuries up to and including the 20th, Europe seemed the central pivot of world history. Then came the Great Civil War of the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all of the great European powers — Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia — along with almost all of the rest, fought some of history’s