China is continuing its cleanup operations in the East China Sea, where four oil slicks covering an area of 260 square kilometers have been found in waters around the sunken Sanchi oil tanker.
Two oil tankers sustained "significant damage" in an incident off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, according to the Saudi energy minister. Officials did not say who was behind the alleged sabotage.
A Saudi minister says that a crude oil pipeline in Riyadh province has been attacked by Yemeni drones. The attack follows Saudi claims of sabotage attempts on two of its oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates.
The eight-member Arctic Council is meeting in Finland as thawing of polar ice has some countries scrambling over the earth's untapped resources. The US is set to strengthen its presence in the region.
In the trade dispute between the US and China, Washington has placed all its bets on one card and is flexing its military muscles, too. It shows just how much Trump feels cornered by China's rise, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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