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Oil, stocks, bond yields, and bitcoin plunge after crude producers signal a brutal price war

Oil, stocks, bond yields, and bitcoin plunge after crude producers signal a brutal price war

Oil, stocks, bond yields, and cryptocurrencies plunged on Monday. The sell-off was sparked by Russia’s refusal to follow other oil producers in reducing output. Saudi Arabia now plans to ramp up crude output and slash prices next month. Oil prices plunged by more than 25%, US indexes are set to …

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Syria war: Brutal endgame in Idlib risks spilling over

A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter fires a lorry-mounted gun in Idlib. Photo: February 2020

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Idlib is Syria’s last province largely controlled by rebel groups The crisis in Syria’s Idlib province – already a humanitarian catastrophe – is fast becoming a geopolitical one as well. The Syrian conflict has long had a dual aspect – both civil war and …

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