Biden administration angered by Opec+ oil output cut | First Thing

06/10/2022 10:19 The Guardian

Senior figures see decision as slight on US and sign that oil producers’ club is aligning with Russia. Plus, can brown noise help you concentrate?Don’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up hereGood morning.The Biden administration and its supporters have reacted angrily to the Opec+ decision to cut oil production, seeing it as a rebuff to the US president’s efforts to improve relations with Saudi Arabia.What does Biden think? A statement from the national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, said the president was “disappointed by the shortsighted decision … while the global economy is dealing with the continued negative impact of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine”.Do police know what the attacker’s motivation was? Maj Gen Paisan Leusomboon, the deputy police commissioner, told Thai channel PPTV HD 36 that the perpetrator had recently been fired from work and had drug addiction problems.Are mass shootings common in Thailand? No. They are rare, but in 2020 a soldier angry over a property deal killed 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations. Continue reading...

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