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Mike Ehrmantraut

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Is an independent investigative reporter who has written on subjects including politics, financial and medical scandals, and police corruption.

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership

HELSINKI Finland: European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages. On their way to possible NATO membership. As the Finnish government...

Biden waiving the ethanol rule in a bid to lower gasoline...

MENLO, Iowa USA: With inflation at a 40-year high, President Joe Biden journeyed to corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday. To announce a modest...

S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

BOSTON USA: The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its assessment of Russia’s ability to repay foreign debt. Signaling rising...

Europe agrees to ban Russian coal but struggles with oil, gas

The European Union nations have agreed to ban Russian coal the first sanctions on the vital energy industry over the war in...

Germany seeks to boost renewable energy and cut Russian imports.

BERLIN Germany: The German government unveiled a major package of reforms. To boost the production of renewable power, and meet its climate...

The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia. That President Joe Biden said would...

Guyana OKs Exxon’s $10B Yellowtail offshore oil project.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Guyana’s government has granted permission for U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil to develop a fourth offshore oil and gas field. The company...

WHO says 99% of the world’s population breathes poor-quality air.

GENEVA Switzerland: The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality....

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports and urges the EU to...

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely from gas imports from Russia. Apparently becoming the first of the European...

Fire and Rain: West to get more one-two extreme climate hits.

The one-two punch of nasty wildfires followed by heavy downpours triggering flooding and mudslides will strike the U.S. West far more often...
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