Analysts downgrade 2021 forecast for oil to $70 per barrel, predicting that coronavirus variants may cool demand recovery

Follow RT on Covid-19 variants, along with the slower-than-expected return of Iranian shipments, will reportedly continue affecting the global markets for crude until the end of the current year, remaining a major source of volatility. According to the monthly Reuters poll, $70 per barrel looks to be a more realistic…

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Xi calls for ‘complete reunification’ with Taiwan as China celebrates centenary of its Communist Party

Follow RT on Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged his compatriots to “smash” any attempts at independence from Taipei, calling for “reunification” with the island in an address marking the 100th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party. In an extensive speech from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Wednesday, Xi hailed China’s progress…

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‘And the Oscar goes to…’: NBA icon Russell Westbrook savaged by fans for ‘overreaction’ to fan dumping popcorn over him (VIDEO)

Follow RT on An irate Russell Westbrook had to be restrained by security after the Washington Wizards star became enraged when a Philadelphia 76ers fan appeared to throw popcorn over the nine-time NBA All-Star. Westbrook attempted to confront the offending fan after he was showered by the confectionary while leaving…

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MDMA completes 1st phase-3 clinical trial for any psychedelic-assisted therapy, may be magic bullet for PTSD

Follow RT on California-based researchers have completed the first phase-three clinical trial for any psychedelic-assisted therapy and found that MDMA-assisted therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than current methods. While most typically think of MDMA as an illicit party drug, research into the psychoactive chemical and its potential for…

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