10:33 AM 8/28/2017 – Today’s Topics: Hurricane Harvey and Price of oil | Putin, price of oil, and weather weapons | Is tropical storm Harvey a russian weather weapon as tool to raise oil price? | Weather Weapons | Oil As a Weapon

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Today’s Topics

8.28.17 – Hurricane Harvey and Price of oil

Selected Articles: 8.28.17 – Hurricane Harvey And The Price Of Oil

Erdogan And Putin Expand Military, Economic And Energy Relations – OilPrice.com
Putin signs law on new budget rule – TASS
Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy – The Atlantic – The Atlantic
Saudis and Russians are getting tough with oil exporters. Now they have to back up their words – CNBC
Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’ – BBC News
The Curse of August – POLITICO Magazine
Trump could hit Venezuela where it hurts: Oil – Jul. 29, 2017 – CNNMoney
US Could Target North Korea Textiles, Oil at UN: Diplomats – U.S. News & World Report
How Trump’s Predecessors Dealt With the North Korean Threat – New York Times
US sanctions Chinese, Russian companies, individuals for North Korea business – Chicago Tribune
Why Russia Expects $40 Oil This Year – OilPrice.com
A change in the weather brings a chill to Russia’s ambitions – Washington Times
Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault – Washington Post
Russia Sanctions Explained: A Look at the Measures Donald Trump Could Roll Back – ABC News
US eases restrictions on cyber-security sales to Russian spy agency – USA TODAY
Richard Haass: What the US Must Do About Russia – TIME
Germany’s High-Priced Energy Revolution – Fortune
1-2″ Rain Friday Night & Saturday – Biblical Flooding Expected With Hurricane Harvey – Minneapolis Star Tribune
Texas, Barcelona, Hezbollah: Your Monday Briefing – New York Times
Hurricane Harvey: The markets ‘solidly’ understand the threat, Dennis Gartman says – CNBC
Oil Prices Rise Amid Falling US Rig Count – OilPrice.com
Gasoline ends barely higher after touch 5-month highs ahead of Hurricane Harvey – MarketWatch
When Can We Expect An Oil Price Breakout? – OilPrice.com
How Hurricane Harvey Could Actually Be Bad News For Oil Price – DailyFX
Hurricane Harvey forces ALLIGATORS on to the streets as powerful storm batters Texas – Daily Star
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Erdogan And Putin Expand Military, Economic And Energy Relations – OilPrice.com

Erdogan And Putin Expand Military, Economic And Energy Relations
OilPrice.com
Third, Putin and Erdo?an’s discussion on military cooperation culminated in Turkey’s purchase of the advanced S-400 Triumf long-range, anti-air missile system from Russia. According to initial reports, Russia quoted a price of $500 million for the 

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Putin signs law on new budget rule – TASS


Firstpost
Putin signs law on new budget rule
TASS
MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law on a new budget rule [mechanism of Russia’s budget forming, determining the maximum level of spending on the basis of oil prices – TASS] aimed to reduce the dependency of …
Joining Apple, Amazon’s China Cloud Service Bows to CensorsNew York Times

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Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy – The Atlantic – The Atlantic


The Atlantic
Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy – The Atlantic
The Atlantic
Moscow has reprised Cold War tactics against the United States. It’s worth remembering that they didn’t work out well for the Soviet Union last time.

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Saudis and Russians are getting tough with oil exporters. Now they have to back up their words – CNBC


CNBC
Saudis and Russians are getting tough with oil exporters. Now they have to back up their words
CNBC
Russia may put pressure on fellow exporters to impose limits on Libya, according to Croft. President Vladimir Putin faces a presidential election in March 2018, so Moscow needs to prevent oil prices from crashing in order to support government spending 

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Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’ – BBC News


BBC News
Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’
BBC News
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of 
Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robotsThe Guardian
Killer robots: World’s top AI and robotics companies urge United Nations to ban lethal autonomous weapons – Future Future of Life Institute

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The Curse of August – POLITICO Magazine


POLITICO Magazine
The Curse of August
POLITICO Magazine
So for Putin, the Russian economy obviously took a huge hit from falling oil prices, first of all, then from just the structural problems of the economy. And then, thirdly, the sanctions, which did affect the economy badly. The growth numbers are 
The Framework of the Power StructuresThe American Interest

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Trump could hit Venezuela where it hurts: Oil – Jul. 29, 2017 – CNNMoney


CNNMoney
Trump could hit Venezuela where it hurts: Oil – Jul. 29, 2017
CNNMoney
President Trump could ban oil from Venezuela in an effort punish President Nicolas Maduro for calling a vote that many critics say would let Maduro become a …

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US Could Target North Korea Textiles, Oil at UN: Diplomats – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report
US Could Target North Korea Textiles, Oil at UN: Diplomats
U.S. News & World Report
China and Russia typically view only a long-range missile launch or nuclear weapon test as a trigger for possible further U.N. sanctions. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by China, Russia, the United States, France or Britain.

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How Trump’s Predecessors Dealt With the North Korean Threat – New York Times


The National Interest Online (blog)
How Trump’s Predecessors Dealt With the North Korean Threat
New York Times
President Clinton promised to lift decades-old sanctions, supply the North with 500,000 tons of oil a year and provide $4 billion in aid to construct a light-water reactor capable of producing nuclear energy but not weapons. In exchange for the reactor 
Why North Korea Will Test Another Nuclear Weapon SoonThe National Interest Online (blog)
North Korea Crisis Paved by Clinton-Era Pols, GOP NaysayersThe American Conservative

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US sanctions Chinese, Russian companies, individuals for North Korea business – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune
US sanctions Chinese, Russian companies, individuals for North Korea business
Chicago Tribune
The Treasury Department on Tuesday placed sanctions on Chinese and Russian individuals and firms that it said had conducted business with North Korea in ways that advanced the country’s missile and nuclear weapons program, part of a broad effort by the 
US targets Chinese, Russian entities funding North Korea’s nukesWGNO

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Why Russia Expects $40 Oil This Year – OilPrice.com

Why Russia Expects $40 Oil This Year
OilPrice.com
Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the end of last year that under the three-year budget plan approved by the Duma and the President, Russia should break even in 2019, as long as oil prices remain at between $40 and $45. The 2017 budget even …

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A change in the weather brings a chill to Russia’s ambitions – Washington Times


Washington Times
A change in the weather brings a chill to Russia’s ambitions
Washington Times
Over the past several years, especially since the Sochi Olympics, Moscow has been on a roll, with President Vladimir Putinskillfully playing a weak hand to almost single-handedly return Russia to a position of respect and prominence on the world stage.
Russia is playing games with Trump and pushing its own global agendaCNN

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault – Washington Post


Washington Post
Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
Washington Post
Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow.
Donald Trump eager for big meeting with Vladimir Putin in July; US-Russia advisers waryFirstpost
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Latest News, Videos and Photos | Times of IndiaTimes of India

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Russia Sanctions Explained: A Look at the Measures Donald Trump Could Roll Back – ABC News


Telegraph.co.uk
Russia Sanctions Explained: A Look at the Measures Donald Trump Could Roll Back
ABC News
President-elect Donald Trump floated the idea over the weekend of a new negotiation with Russia that would involve rolling back President Obama’s crippling economic sanctions against Russia in exchange for its enhanced reduction of nuclear arms.
Without America, Britain must lead in standing up to Tsar Putin’s new imperial RussiaTelegraph.co.uk
What Is Best for America – Russia as a Friend or a Foe?Washington Times

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US eases restrictions on cyber-security sales to Russian spy agency – USA TODAY


USA TODAY
US eases restrictions on cyber-security sales to Russian spy agency
USA TODAY
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday eased economic sanctions on Russia, allowing some cyber-security transactions with the Russian Federal Security Service accused of meddling in the U.S. electoral process. Some Russian officials applauded the …
General License – Treasury.govTreasury.gov
Former FSB head says easing of US sanctions paves way for setting up anti-terror coalitionTASS
Publication of Cyber-related General License – Treasury.govTreasury.gov
Reuters
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Richard Haass: What the US Must Do About Russia – TIME


TIME
Richard Haass: What the US Must Do About Russia
TIME
We know that something needs doing, as Russia remains a major power, one with a modern military, a massive nuclear arsenal, advanced cyber capabilities, and significant oil and gas reserves. It has a seat on the … This argues for providing defensive 

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Germany’s High-Priced Energy Revolution – Fortune


Fortune
Germany’s High-Priced Energy Revolution
Fortune
That’s because, at the same time that Germany’s domestic subsidies have produced more wind and solar power, the vagaries of the global energy markethigh prices for Russian gas and low prices for coal, given a glut of exports from the U.S.have 

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1-2″ Rain Friday Night & Saturday – Biblical Flooding Expected With Hurricane Harvey – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune
1-2″ Rain Friday Night & Saturday – Biblical Flooding Expected With Hurricane Harvey
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hurricane Harvey is now forecast to strike coastal Texas between Corpus Christi and Victoria as a major, Category 3 storm, with sustained winds over 111 mph and a 10 foot storm surge early Saturday. … Hurricane Hazards. Hurricanes whip up a witch’s 

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Texas, Barcelona, Hezbollah: Your Monday Briefing – New York Times


New York Times
Texas, Barcelona, Hezbollah: Your Monday Briefing
New York Times
… beginning to emerge from Hurricane Harvey, which left at least five people dead as it tore across the Gulf Coast. Even as a lesser tropical storm, it is expected to bring days of torrential rains and catastrophic flooding, the effects of which the 

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Hurricane Harvey: The markets ‘solidly’ understand the threat, Dennis Gartman says – CNBC


CNBC
Hurricane Harvey: The markets ‘solidly’ understand the threat, Dennis Gartman says
CNBC
The futures market has “solidly” anticipated the intensifying threat from Hurricane Harvey, commodities king Dennis Gartman says. “This is going to be a short-term event,” he says. Oil prices rose Friday as the U.S. petroleum industry braced for the 

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Oil Prices Rise Amid Falling US Rig Count – OilPrice.com

Oil Prices Rise Amid Falling US Rig Count
OilPrice.com
The number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States fell this week by 6 rigs. Combined, the total oil and gas rig count in the US now stands at 940 rigs, up 451 rigs from the year prior, with the number of oil rigs in the United States 

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Gasoline ends barely higher after touch 5-month highs ahead of Hurricane Harvey – MarketWatch


MarketWatch
Gasoline ends barely higher after touch 5-month highs ahead of Hurricane Harvey
MarketWatch
Oil prices, meanwhile, settled higher, paring a loss for the week as Hurricane Harvey, bearing down on the Gulf Coast, threatened to disrupt refinery activity, as well as energy production and demand. September gasoline RBU7, +6.08% rose less than half 

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When Can We Expect An Oil Price Breakout? – OilPrice.com

When Can We Expect An Oil Price Breakout?
OilPrice.com
-WTI traded in an unusually narrow $48.75/$47.03 range this week despite an extreme weather event in the world’s refining hub and geopolitical tensions in from MENA to DC. – In geopolitics we continue to see storm clouds over OPEC producers.

How Hurricane Harvey Could Actually Be Bad News For Oil Price – DailyFX


DailyFX
How Hurricane Harvey Could Actually Be Bad News For Oil Price
DailyFX
Additionally, Oil production is not expected to slow down where we could see a mismatch once again between supply, which is steady, and demand that is dropping as refiners prepare for the first hurricane of Harvey’s strength to hit Texas in 13 years.
US oil falls 2 percent as refiners brace for Hurricane HarveyReuters
Oil Edges Lower As Traders Eye Hurricane HarveyWall Street Journal (subscription)
Evacuations continue from offshore platforms in south US as Hurricane Harvey approachesXinhua
WorldOil (subscription)
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Hurricane Harvey forces ALLIGATORS on to the streets as powerful storm batters Texas – Daily Star


Daily Star
Hurricane Harvey forces ALLIGATORS on to the streets as powerful storm batters Texas
Daily Star
“If weather is bad, please let them be as they will move when water goes down. Stay 30ft and do not attempt to move or scare off a lost or displaced alligator.” And Christy Kroboth from Gator Squad in Houston advised residents not to approach or 

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