Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the extension of the term of the small assembly of opposition legislators “unconstitutional”, after opposition figure Juan Guaido extended its meeting into next year despite the election of a new parliament.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has confirmed reports that his boss, President Donald Trump, is going to authorize a 90-day extension of sanction waivers against Iran, allowing the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany – the remaining signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal -- to continue their civilian nuclear cooperation with the Islamic Republic.
The US State Department is seriously considering using an Obama-era loophole to allow China to import oil from Iran, violating the Trump administration’s earlier pledge to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero, a report said.
British firms are ‘praying for an extension to article 50’ rather than face a no-deal Brexit as it emerged that foreign investment has fallen steeply and the outlook for growth has slumped to a six-year low.
Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved an operations extension for a 40-year-old reactor near Tokyo that was damaged in the same earthquake and tsunami that sparked the Fukushima disaster nearly eight years ago, a move likely to be controversial.
A UK government minister has ruled out speculations that Britain will have to pay more money to the European Union if it wants to extend a two-year transition period after leaving the bloc in March next year.
London is willing to discuss an extension of the transition period after Britain leaves the European Union, without ever planning to use it, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday at a summit of EU leaders.
OPEC and non-OPEC producers led by Russia agreed on Thursday to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018 as they try to finish clearing a global glut of crude while signaling a possible early exit from the deal if the market overheats.