Revealed: Cameron and May lobbied Bahrain royals for Tory donor’s oil firm

Former PMs asked princes to support bid for $5bn contract by Ayman Asfari’s firm PetrofacTwo former Conservative prime ministers lobbied a Middle Eastern royal family to award a multi-billion dollar oil contract to a company headed by a major Tory dono…

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Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangersThe Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked t…

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Iran threatens ‘all-out war’ if action taken over Saudi oil strike

Foreign minister’s comments further inflame tensions in Persian Gulf after oil attacksIran’s foreign minister has warned that any attack on his country after a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry would result in “all-out war”.Javad…

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Saudi oil attacks push prices up by highest amount since 1988

Price of Brent crude surges by more than $12 a barrel as 5% of world’s oil supply is wiped outThe Saudi oil attacks have triggered the steepest petroleum market price surge in 30 years and stoked fears for the global economy.The attacks on Saudi Arabia…

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Political uncertainty puts London listing for Saudi Aramco in doubt

Decision to rule out UK and Hong Kong would be major blow to both financial centresSaudi Arabia’s revived plans for a $2tn mega-listing of its state oil company may rule out the London Stock Exchange amid Britain’s rising political uncertainty, accordi…

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The west takes its eyes off Africa at its peril | Larry Elliott

The G7 thought it had solved Africa’s problems, but rising child poverty is a ticking time bombTime was when Africa dominated gatherings of the G7. In the period between two summits held in the UK – Birmingham in 1998 and Gleneagles in 2005 – the talk …

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