USA and Immigration services

The US said it would suspend the issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. Sudanese and Tanzanian nationals will no longer be allowed to apply for “diversity visas”, which are available by lottery for applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the US.… Continue reading USA and Immigration services

Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

  The Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit (CLD) is one of the highest grade rare earth deposits in the world. Mt Weld also hosts the undeveloped Duncan (rare earth), Crown (niobium, tantalum, titanium, rare earths, zirconium) and Swan (phosphate) deposits.  Lynas processes the CLD ore at the Mt Weld Concentration Plant to produce a rare earth… Continue reading Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

Vladimir Putin – Bashar Al-Asad – Damascus

  Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on 7 January 2020 in Damascus on a visit during which he met President Bashar al-Assad at the Russian forces assembly location in Damascus.  President al-Assad and President Putin listened to a military briefing by the commander of the Russian forces operating in Syria.    President Putin offered congratulations to the… Continue reading Vladimir Putin – Bashar Al-Asad – Damascus

USA – Iran – Iraq – Middle east

  Iraq's parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grows against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, and President Donald Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliates.    Deepening a crisis that has heightened fears of a major Middle… Continue reading USA – Iran – Iraq – Middle east

Rain-Snowstorms in America – Agriculture disaster – Declaration

  The USDA approved the state's disaster declaration request for 47 of North Dakota's 53 counties.   Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring sent a letter last week to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the declaration. This was in response to farmers dealing with excessive moisture this harvest season, on top of continuous international market… Continue reading Rain-Snowstorms in America – Agriculture disaster – Declaration

Turkey – USA (Russia)

It was confirmed by Turkey representatives, they have received a sophisticated Russian surface-to-air missile system, defying U.S. threats for more than a year that purchasing the S-400s would result in harsh retaliation against the fellow NATO ally. Photo - A Russian plane carrying the first batch of equipment for S-400 missile defense systems arrives at… Continue reading Turkey – USA (Russia)

USA – SA and … Guptas …

The Guptas as well as their colleagues and associations were blacklisted over the widespread corruption, not only in South Africa.     That means, the sanctions immediately freeze any assets the blacklisted individuals have under US jurisdiction and forbid Americans and/ or US businesses — particularly international banks with any US operations — from transactions with… Continue reading USA – SA and … Guptas …