The tower in the woods: preparing for nuclear war - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Northwest Russia - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:50

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The tower in the woods: preparing for nuclear war
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. Her work has appeared ... All are intended to enable communications in case an enemy, presumably Russia, attacks the United States with a nuclear ...

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Fearing Russian Bear, Sweden Inches Toward NATO - Foreign Policy (blog)

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Foreign Policy (blog)

Fearing Russian Bear, Sweden Inches Toward NATO
Foreign Policy (blog)
Russian jets have repeatedly prodded Swedish airspace, a massive hunt was launched for a foreign submarine — suspected to be Russian — off the coast of Stockholm, and the closure of Swedish airspace last November may have been caused by a Russian ...

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Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:32

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Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap
Northwest Public Radio
Ukrainian pilot and national hero Nadiya Savchenko has been released from Russia, where she's been held for almost two years. The release was "part of a tightly coordinated prisoner exchange" and Savchenko received a "hero's welcome back in Kiev," ...
Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national heroNorthwest Georgia News

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Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero - Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:20

Northwest Georgia News

Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero
Northwest Georgia News
Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero - Northwest Georgia News: National · Advanced Search ... Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem ...

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Georgia's Delicate Foreign Policy Dance - The National Interest Online (blog)

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The National Interest Online (blog)

Georgia's Delicate Foreign Policy Dance
The National Interest Online (blog)
Ukraine and the Baltics will be at center stage. ... Since then the Georgian survival strategy has been to thread the needle between drawing closer to the West and maintaining the semblance of a peaceful relationship with Russia, which opposes Georgia ...

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UPDATE 2-Putin blesses Gazprom Neft's oil loadings from new Arctic field - Reuters UK

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:44

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UPDATE 2-Putin blesses Gazprom Neft's oil loadings from new Arctic field
Reuters UK
MOSCOW, May 25 Russia's Gazprom Neft, under the gaze of President Vladimir Putin, has started loading a tanker with crude from its new Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic, which will help Moscow maintain record-high oil production. The company aims to ...
Putin Blesses First Oil Shipment From Russian Arctic TerminalThe Moscow Times (registration)

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EU Shows Double Standards in Regard to Nord Stream-2 Project - Sputnik International

Nord Stream - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:19

Sputnik International

EU Shows Double Standards in Regard to Nord Stream-2 Project
Sputnik International
A number of EU countries expressed their support for the Nord Stream-2, in particular, Austria and Germany. In parallel, several other EU leaders, including Polish President Andrzej Duda, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Commission Energy ...
Hungary's FM says EU uses double standards on Nord Stream 2, South StreamTASS

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UPDATE 1-Putin blesses Gazprom Neft's oil loadings from new Arctic field - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:33

UPDATE 1-Putin blesses Gazprom Neft's oil loadings from new Arctic field
Reuters
MOSCOW May 25 Russia's Gazprom Neft, under the gaze of President Vladimir Putin, has started loading a tanker with crude from its new Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic, which will help Moscow maintain record-high oil production. The project will help ...

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Islamic State Hits the Syrian Regime in the Shiite Northwest, Killing 150 - Truthdig

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:48

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Islamic State Hits the Syrian Regime in the Shiite Northwest, Killing 150
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The hard line Salafi fundamentalists, including al-Qaeda, took neighboring Idlib province to the east and seemed poised to conquer Latakia and expel its Alawites when, in fall of 2015, Russia intervened and pushed the Salafis out of Latakia. The ...

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Sweden unveils new jet fighter as tensions rise - Jakarta Post

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Sweden unveils new jet fighter as tensions rise
Jakarta Post
Sweden has unveiled the latest version of its Gripen jet fighter, manufactured by technology giant Saab, a move which defense officials of the neutral, progressive country said was part of a strategy to counter perceived Russian aggression in the region.

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Has Europe cracked its energy-security problem? - Petroleum Economist

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Petroleum Economist

Has Europe cracked its energy-security problem?
Petroleum Economist
... of EU energy consumption – is likely to remain robust given the fuel's compatibility with intermittent renewables as a flexible source of baseload electricity generation, the comparative ease with which gas-fired power plants can be built and ...

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Seven stories in the news today, May 25 - The Battlefords News-Optimist

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:13

The Battlefords News-Optimist

Seven stories in the news today, May 25
The Battlefords News-Optimist
Fiskebat, the Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association, and Russia's Karat Group have agreed not to fish for cod in what's been designated by the United Nations in part of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans north of Europe. ———. TRIO OF LAWREN ...

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Russia and Norway Cooperate on Aquaculture Development - TheFishSite.com

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:03

Russia and Norway Cooperate on Aquaculture Development
TheFishSite.com
It has also had a very good collaboration with the fish-farming company Kivach in Karelia, the largest trout producer in Northwest Russia. Advising and consultancy related to up scaling of production was the main goal in the work with Kivach. Akvaplan ...

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Gov't approves construction of canal across Vistula Spit - thenews.pl

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Gov't approves construction of canal across Vistula Spit
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The Polish government has backed the construction of a strategic 1.3km link between the Vistula Lagoon and the Gdańsk Bay in the Baltic Sea. Photo: wikipedia. Five metres deep, the canal is to allow deep-draught vessels to enter the Elbląg Seaport ...

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Gov't seals construction of canal across Vistula Spit - thenews.pl

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Gov't seals construction of canal across Vistula Spit
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The investment project is expected to boost the region's economic potential and provide jobs within the sectors of sea transportation, logistics and tourism. The construction plans, eyed by previous governments, have, however, consistently drawn ...

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THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE NORTH-EAST OF SRI LANKA - Lankaweb

Northwest Russia - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:58

THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE NORTH-EAST OF SRI LANKA
Lankaweb
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation decided in the 1960s, that the Jaffna Peninsula and the northwest coast probably contained oil and gas, because it has Miocene rocks. In 1968, the ... Soviet Russia drilled at Pesalai from 1972-1974. It is alleged that the ...

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SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats Increase - National Defense Magazine (blog)

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National Defense Magazine (blog)

SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats Increase
National Defense Magazine (blog)
The Russian shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. A deployment of combat aircraft, attack helicopters and Spetsnaz [Russian special forces] to Syria to assist the Assad regime and Russian fighter jets recently buzzing a U.S. Navy destroyer in the ...

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Can the Nordic Countries Capitalize on Their Strategic Position in Europe? - World Politics Review

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World Politics Review

Can the Nordic Countries Capitalize on Their Strategic Position in Europe?
World Politics Review
“The changing security environment really has both Finnish and Swedish leaders worried. At the same time, there is a dawning realization that joining NATO ... Of course, the Nordic countries remain important to NATO. But as Russian incursions into ...

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Reaching the World - Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly (press release)

Northwest Russia - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:31

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly (press release)

Reaching the World
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly (press release)
“I've been to Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Ireland and I've been to China five times to meet people to connect with. We have people on the ground who can communicate and sit down with a ... “Our group just feels that Northwest Indiana has a very vital ...

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Apple Commission sets its annual budget - Capital Press

Northwest Russia - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:52

Apple Commission sets its annual budget
Capital Press
Others in descending order are: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Middle East, Colombia and Peru, Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. At the Foreign Trade Committee meeting, ... The commission's budget devotes $1.6 million to ...

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