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France weighs in to rare earth battle
Fierce global competition for control of rare earths is exacerbating geopolitical tensions. A planned French study could be a game-changer as it will explore how to produce the increasingly sought-after minerals from more abundant by-products of other processed materials. [...]
How rare earths and evangelicals brought Trump closer to Bujumbura
The pending confirmation of Melanie Higgins as the new US ambassador to Burundi, a post left vacant for the past 18 months, spells the final phase of a discreet but important bridging of ties between the United States and Burundi. [...]