Drawbacks hamper Kurdish oil exports

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. The main US buyer of the Kurdish cargo announced it has suspended all orders until the rift between Baghdad and Arbil is resolved Efforts by Iraqi Kurdistan to boost its finances through bulk oil sales suffered a setback as its main U.S.

US blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

American blues legend Johnny Winter has died aged 70 in a hotel room near Zurich, Swiss police and a statement on his official Facebook page said July 17.

"His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of their loved one and one of the world's finest guitarists," the statement read, adding that Winter died on July 16.