Since the shutdown Japan has been forced to increase its imports of oil, natural gas and coal. This dependency has not only subject it to the whims of the speculative markets, but also to the uncertain stability of the Middle East oil production.
Trump insulted two generations of Europeans by playing golf rather than commemorating the outbreak of the World War II. Nobody knows where he stands concerning US foreign policy. What is clear, however, is that nobody can trust him
The dark story of the descent into nightmarish world war in 1939 proved once again that senseless hatred for Russia and all Russians is a stupid as well as a contemptible policy and that it never succeeds.
The British and French, and the Romanians, and even the Czechoslovaks, and especially the Poles sabotaged, spurned or dodged Soviet offers, weakened agreements with Moscow and tried themselves to negotiate terms with Berlin to save their own skins.