Polar vortex visits to US linked to climate change - USA TODAY

Northwest Russia - 35 min 33 sec ago

Polar vortex visits to US linked to climate change
USA TODAY
When there's less ice, more energy gets into the atmosphere and weakens the jet stream, the high-altitude river of air that usually keeps Arctic air from wandering south, said study co-author Jin-Ho Yoon of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in ...

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Putin Inspires TV Character On Popular Russian Children's Show - Huffington Post

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Putin Inspires TV Character On Popular Russian Children's Show
Huffington Post
The show first aired in 1964 and has become an icon of children's entertainment in Russia. It is broadcast on the country's main state-run channel and features a presenter flanked by several puppet characters like Stepashka the hare and Khryusha the ...

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Estonian foreign minister: 'Permanent presence of NATO allies' - Deutsche Welle


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Estonian foreign minister: 'Permanent presence of NATO allies'
Deutsche Welle
And we also have some more American troops on the ground and NATO ships in the Baltic Sea and military exercises. But of ... That's why I am saying it is obvious that the threat environment, because of the Russian activities in Ukraine, has been changed.
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NATO summit 'most important' since fall of Berlin WallUSA TODAY

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Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country - Wall Street Journal


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Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country
Wall Street Journal
Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, small nations along the Baltic Sea that were once part of the Soviet Union, joined NATO in 2004. The countries, home to large Russian populations, have been unnerved by Russia's annexation of ... However, the 1997 ...

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Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country - Wall Street Journal


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Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country
Wall Street Journal
Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, small nations along the Baltic Sea that were once part of the Soviet Union, joined NATO in 2004. The countries, home to large Russian populations, have been unnerved by Russia's annexation of ... However, the 1997 ...

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Is Ukraine worth East Asia? - The Hill (blog)


Is Ukraine worth East Asia?
The Hill (blog)
Competition, distrust and an overarching international environment of anarchy define that world. Today, the validity of the foregoing can really not be in ... Not only is access to its Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol (in Crimea) important, but Ukrainian ...

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​EU 'shoots itself in the foot' by blocking South Stream – Gazprom - RT

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​EU 'shoots itself in the foot' by blocking South Stream – Gazprom
RT
Contrary to northern EU customers, who receive gas supplies from Russia via Nord Stream, south-eastern European countries still have to rely on the Ukrainian transit system. Moreover, Kupriyanov adds, it's estimated the upgrade of the Ukrainian transit ...
Gazprom offers a logical solution to gas woesFinancial Times

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UPDATE 2-EU moves to help Ukraine with Slovak gas link - Reuters

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UPDATE 2-EU moves to help Ukraine with Slovak gas link
Reuters
Should supplies to Europe dry up, it is likely that Germany will be first in line to ensure smooth supplies this winter due in part to healthy reserves and steady deliveries from the Yamal and Nord Stream pipelines, both of which avoid Ukraine. Germany ...

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Paranormal activity: Russian psychics see online popularity boost in tough times - The Calvert Journal

Northwest Russia - 7 hours 25 min ago

The Calvert Journal

Paranormal activity: Russian psychics see online popularity boost in tough times
The Calvert Journal
Last year, leading Moscow cardiologist Yuri Buziashvilli complained to Interfax news agency that Russians' annual spend on sorcerers, soothsayers, mediums and psychics came to around $30bn. That's twice the sum spent on foreign doctors, he noted.

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Russian Fish Processing Companies Struggling Under Import Ban - TheFishSite.com

Northwest Russia - 8 hours 9 min ago

Russian Fish Processing Companies Struggling Under Import Ban
TheFishSite.com
RUSSIA - Fish processing companies in Russia have found themselves at a crossroad as they need to replace raw fish that is no longer coming in from Norway, Finland and the Baltic states due to the Russian import ban. In Northwest Russia, dozens of ...

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UN Secretary-General: No Military Solution for Ukrainian Crisis - Fars News Agency


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UN Secretary-General: No Military Solution for Ukrainian Crisis
Fars News Agency
The warning by the UN secretary-general followed Monday's statements by NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen concerning the establishment of the bloc's new bases at its Eastern borders not far from to Russia. Earlier, NATO increased its military presence ...

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EU prepares emergency 'Plan B' blueprint in case Russia halts gas - report - RT

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EU prepares emergency 'Plan B' blueprint in case Russia halts gas - report
RT
... meant to reach Europe. Russia turned off gas to Ukraine in 2009 after Gazprom claimed Ukraine stole gas intended for European customers. After this, the Russian company built the alternative Nord Stream pipeline route to guarantee supplies to Europe.
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EU to give answer about OPAL capacities by September 15 — official - ITAR-TASS

Nord Stream - 9 hours 44 min ago

EU to give answer about OPAL capacities by September 15 — official
ITAR-TASS
The OPAL, whose capacity amounts 36 billion cubic meters, is plugged into Russia's Nord Stream undersea export pipeline and stretches along Germany's eastern border. Under the EU's third energy package, Russian gas giant Gazprom is limited to use ...

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Tuesday's papers: Finnair's contracting woes, Estonian differences on Ukraine ... - YLE News


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Tuesday's papers: Finnair's contracting woes, Estonian differences on Ukraine ...
YLE News
This sets it apart from the other countries on the Baltic sea, which according to Paet want to ensure that nobody in Russia starts thinking "today ukraine, tomorrow the Baltic". He told HS that he believes Finland's attitude is partly rooted in history ...

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Tuesday's papers: Finnair's contracting woes, Estonian differences on Ukraine ... - YLE News


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Tuesday's papers: Finnair's contracting woes, Estonian differences on Ukraine ...
YLE News
This sets it apart from the other countries on the Baltic sea, which according to Paet want to ensure that nobody in Russia starts thinking "today ukraine, tomorrow the Baltic". He told HS that he believes Finland's attitude is partly rooted in history ...

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No. 7 seed Bouchard is latest upset in surprising US Open - Rome News-Tribune

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No. 7 seed Bouchard is latest upset in surprising US Open
Rome News-Tribune
7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth round. It ended Bouchard's streak of making at least the semifinals at each ...

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks - Northwest Herald

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
Northwest Herald
MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

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Gazprom offers a logical solution to gas woes - Financial Times

Nord Stream - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:13

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Gazprom offers a logical solution to gas woes
Financial Times
Contrary to northern EU member states, which benefit from increased security of supply via Nord Stream, south-eastern European countries still don't have an alternative gas supply route. The cost of upgrading the Ukrainian transit system is estimated ...
​EU 'shoots itself in the foot' by blocking South Stream – GazpromRT

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Call Putin's bluff – he will not cut off Europe's gas - Financial Times

Nord Stream - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:02

Call Putin's bluff – he will not cut off Europe's gas
Financial Times
By the time those exports reach their peak, an expanded Nordstream pipeline under the Baltic sea and a new South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea will increase exports to Europe by more than 50 per cent. Finally, the gasfields that will supply China ...

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Democracy is Contagious - Foreign Policy

Northwest Russia - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:01

Democracy is Contagious
Foreign Policy
If even Hong Kongers chafe under Mainland rule, then doesn't a student in Beijing or a day laborer in the northwest region of Xinjiang have a far more legitimate cause to complain and protest? Choosing the opposite strategy, and placating Hong Kong by ...

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