The European Commission's Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Nord Stream 2: How Likely Is It to Succeed? - Energy Collective

Nord Stream - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:40

Energy Collective

The European Commission's Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Nord Stream 2: How Likely Is It to Succeed?
Energy Collective
The European Commission's proposal to extend the Gas Directive to so-called import pipelines is an obvious attempt to try to block Nord Stream 2, writes Karel Beckman, editor-in-chief of Energy Post. According to Beckman, it is not likely to succeed ...
Gas transit through Ukraine after 2020 a strategic priority for EU - SefcovicUkrinform. Ukraine and world news

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EU's Tusk calls for swift decision on Russian pipeline - Reuters

Nord Stream - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:02

Reuters

EU's Tusk calls for swift decision on Russian pipeline
Reuters
Tusk has sided with member nations such as Poland and the Baltic states that argue Nord Stream 2 would increase the EU's dependence on Russia's state gas export monopoly Gazprom, which already supplies about a third of the bloc's gas. But Germany ...

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Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie's, Dec. 7 - Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Northwest Russia - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:53

Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie's, Dec. 7
Fine Books & Collections Magazine
Not only is it among the most splendid works of 19th century Russian printing it also contains important views of the Northwest Coast of America. Russia's great rival Britain launched the greatest number of Arctic expeditions; dozens of which centered ...

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New Silk Road train link connects Finland, Nordic countries with China - GBTIMES

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GBTIMES

New Silk Road train link connects Finland, Nordic countries with China
GBTIMES
“This plays an important exemplary role in stimulating the northern European and Baltic countries and other countries in Europe to get involved in the Belt and Road programme and realise its strategy to connect land and the sea,” said Professor Wang ...

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Sports Doping Watchdog Says Russia 'Non-Compliant' - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:07

Northwest Public Radio

Sports Doping Watchdog Says Russia 'Non-Compliant'
Northwest Public Radio
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that Russia's official sports drug-testing lab, which was suspended in 2015 following evidence of state-sponsored doping, remains "non-compliant." The finding throws into doubt whether Russian athletes will be ...

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Non-financial reports: an instrument for global sustainable development - The Brussels Times

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Non-financial reports: an instrument for global sustainable development
The Brussels Times
On July 5th, 2017 the European Commission presented guidelines on non-financial reporting designed to produce a strategic and forward looking approach to arranging reports, stakeholder relevancy, consistency and coherency. The proposed guidelines ...

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags - euronews

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags
euronews
By Agnieszka Barteczko and Barbara Lewis WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) – “Whenever you need energy, just give us a call,” U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the ...

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Vostochny Port has shipped 400 mln t of coal from the date of its foundation (photo) - PortNews IAA

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Vostochny Port has shipped 400 mln t of coal from the date of its foundation (photo)
PortNews IAA
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East ...

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Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe - Defense One

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Defense One

Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe
Defense One
On the Army side, Milley already has a list of capabilities he says the U.S. should consider adding: “A slight increase in some ground maneuver — heavy, armored forces, because they're best used in that physical environment. ... “In order to best ...

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British Researchers Say Russia May Have Tried To Influence Brexit Vote - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:24

The Times

British Researchers Say Russia May Have Tried To Influence Brexit Vote
Northwest Public Radio
The U.S. isn't the only country trying to learn the extent of Russian interference in its elections. British researchers say Russia may have tried to influence last year's vote in Britain on whether to leave the European Union. They say Russian ...
Here's the first evidence Russia used Twitter to influence BrexitWired.co.uk
Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data showsThe Guardian
Russia used Twitter bots and trolls 'to disrupt' Brexit voteThe Times
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Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe - Defense One

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Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe
Defense One
On the Army side, Milley already has a list of capabilities he says the U.S. should consider adding: “A slight increase in some ground maneuver — heavy, armored forces, because they're best used in that physical environment. ... “In order to best ...

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The Rise of a Not-So-New World Order - STRATFOR

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STRATFOR

The Rise of a Not-So-New World Order
STRATFOR
The United States leads most formal alliance structures; Russia and China have no obvious ideology to export; and variations of capitalism have won out worldwide, leading to a deeply integrated global economy. Furthermore, Russia and China appear to ...

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Northern voyage opens a new channel in diplomacy with China - The Globe and Mail

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:33

The Globe and Mail

Northern voyage opens a new channel in diplomacy with China
The Globe and Mail
As part of a circumpolar voyage that also took it along the coasts of Russia, Norway and Greenland, the Xue Long traversed the Northwest Passage. China behaved impeccably in Canadian waters. It hired a Canadian ice navigator, applied for permission to ...

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Nord Stream and European Energy Security - The Jamestown Foundation

Nord Stream - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:23

EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

Nord Stream and European Energy Security
The Jamestown Foundation
The Gazprom-led Nord Stream Two gas pipeline project supported by Russia, Germany and a consortium of five Western European companies is slated to be completed by the year 2019. Parallel to the existing Nord Stream One pipeline on the Baltic seabed, ...
UPDATE 1-Russia says EU red tape on Nord Stream-2 could be attempt to sabotage it - IfaxBusiness Insider
Will Nord Stream-2 Be Blocked or Built?EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

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Nordstream II gas pipeline in deep water | Hellenic Shipping News ... - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Nord Stream - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:12

Eurasia Daily

Nordstream II gas pipeline in deep water | Hellenic Shipping News ...
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Poland, the Baltic nations and other EU member states have long argued the pipeline runs counter to European energy objectives, which are designed to ...
Europe may be short of gas in winter: will they stop reverse to ...Eurasia Daily

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Stoli' Vodka Unveils Innovative New Design for Super-Premium Stoli' Gold - Broadway World

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:26

Stoli' Vodka Unveils Innovative New Design for Super-Premium Stoli' Gold
Broadway World
Next, the Alpha Grade spirit is blended with water filtered through shungite, one of the rarest and most remarkable minerals on earth, found only in a remote part of northwest Russia. This blend is then filtered in the traditional Stoli way before the ...

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Only 5 Days Left to Buy Tokens of the Most Innovative Brewery in Russia with 44% Profit - Bitcoinist

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:16

Bitcoinist

Only 5 Days Left to Buy Tokens of the Most Innovative Brewery in Russia with 44% Profit
Bitcoinist
The Satoshi Brewery is a project dedicated to building the most high-tech craft brewery in Russia. Also, the brewery will be the largest regional craft beer production in the country. The factory will be located in a big city in the northwest of the ...

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Russian lawmakers approve bill targeting foreign media - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:52

The Northwest Florida Daily News

Russian lawmakers approve bill targeting foreign media
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Russian lawmakers vote at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Russia's lower house of parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register ...
Russian Lawmakers Approve New Restrictions On Foreign MediaNorthwest Public Radio
TV Company Linked To Russia's RT America Registers As Foreign Agent In USNPR
Russia's Bill Retaliating Against Foreign Media Passes UnanimouslyThe Moscow Times

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Lyuba the baby woolly mammoth could help solve extinction mystery - Daily Telegraph

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:07

Daily Telegraph

Lyuba the baby woolly mammoth could help solve extinction mystery
Daily Telegraph
But it's possible she could help scientists explain what caused the extinction of her kind about 10,000 years ago. Discovered only in 2007, Lyuba has travelled to Sydney from her home at the Shermanovskiy Museum and Exhibition Centre in northwest Russia.

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Russia's northwest Arkhangelsk Region to launch helicopter tours - TASS

Northwest Russia - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:58

Russia's northwest Arkhangelsk Region to launch helicopter tours
TASS
ARKHANGELSK, November 15. /TASS/. The Arkhangelsk Region, Russia's northwest, is planning to launch helicopter tours, a member of the regional tourism association told TASS on Wednesday. Read also ...

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