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PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Tribalism marches on - News - Northwest ...
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Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play.Both had run in The ...

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Feisty mayor in Russia's Far East wants his nuclear trash collected - Bellona

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Feisty mayor in Russia's Far East wants his nuclear trash collected
Bellona
While lighthouses run on atomic batteries in Russia have become rare, especially along the coasts of the Baltic and Barents Seas, they still have their adherents in the country's Far East. A group of radioactivity tracking sleuths on Sakhalin Island in ...

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Gazprom on the rebound after tough years | Upstream - Upstream Online

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Upstream Online

Gazprom on the rebound after tough years | Upstream
Upstream Online
Russian gas monopoly set to exceed planned total production by 30 Bcm this year, as it regains ground in Europe after Kremlin removes limits on sales.

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EU drafts tough conditions for Russia pipeline deal - EUobserver

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:42

EU drafts tough conditions for Russia pipeline deal
EUobserver
The European Commission has drawn up plans to ensure that a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline - Nord Stream 2 - does not mutate EU energy markets for Russia's strategic gain. But the Commission's draft plan, a classified 10-page document seen by ...

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China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then state media announced a new trade route - National Post

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:02

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China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then state media announced a new trade route
National Post
Before heading to the Northwest Passage, the Snow Dragon had passed above Russia — part of a circumnavigating of the entire Arctic that was expected to take 83 days. China has no territorial claims to the Arctic, but it became an observer to the ...

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European Partners In Russia's Nord Stream II Pipeline Stumble On Sanctions - Forbes

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:09

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European Partners In Russia's Nord Stream II Pipeline Stumble On Sanctions
Forbes
Sanctions have made the Nord Stream II financing "almost impossible," OMV CEO Rainer Seele said on Wednesday. According to an article in the Vedomosti business daily, financing obligations of the Nord Stream consortium group will have to be reviewed.
Markets shun Nord Stream 2 amid US threat - EUobserverEUobserver
Gazprom's partners look to bypass US sanctions to finance Nord Stream 2RT
Nord Stream 2 backers face sanctions challengeUpstream Online
Georgia Today -Sputnik International
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Russia Begins 6 Days Of Military War Games With Ally Belarus - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:03

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Russia Begins 6 Days Of Military War Games With Ally Belarus
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Let's head overseas now and talk about Russia, Russia which today begins six days of military war games with its neighbor and ally, Belarus. Belarus happens to be strategically located on the border with U.S. NATO allies Lithuania and Poland. And this ...
Estonia: Going on a Bear HuntAljazeera.com
East Europe Can Sleep Easily as Russia Prepares for Zapad Drills – Russian MoDSputnik International

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MEPs debate human rights motions - BBC News - BBC News

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MEPs debate human rights motions - BBC News
BBC News
The third motion this morning calls for the release of three Lao rights activists arrested last year for criticising the government on social media.

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Estonia: Going on a Bear Hunt | Russia | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

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Estonia: Going on a Bear Hunt | Russia | Al Jazeera
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How would Estonia and its NATO allies respond should the small Baltic state be invaded by Russia?

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China tests Northwest trade route - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Arkansas Online

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:10

China tests Northwest trade route - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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China's state news agency Xinhua reported last week that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the long-fabled Arctic ...

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Markets shun Nord Stream 2 amid US threat - EUobserver

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:14

EUobserver

Markets shun Nord Stream 2 amid US threat
EUobserver
A US source told EUobserver at the time the sanctions deliberately targeted Nord Stream 2 because the State Department saw it as a Russian ploy to divide the EU and to undermine Europe's energy security. The source said the threat of fines was designed ...
Austria's OMV Considers Funds From Russia and China for Financing Nord Stream 2Sputnik International
US sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEOETEnergyworld.com

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Paul Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit - Northwest Herald

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Paul Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit
Northwest Herald
Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement earlier this week calling the debt the “greatest threat to our nation,” greater than North Korea, Russia or the Islamic State group. Ryan made his comments on taxes as ...

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Austria's OMV Expecting Changes in Nord Stream 2 Financing Due to US Sanctions - Sputnik International

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Sputnik International

Austria's OMV Expecting Changes in Nord Stream 2 Financing Due to US Sanctions
Sputnik International
The Nord Stream 2 project presumes the construction of a pipeline that will have an annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas. The new pipeline is planned to be laid along the existing Nord Stream pipeline route from the Russian coast through ...

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East Europe Can Sleep Easily as Russia Prepares for Zapad Drills – Russian MoD - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:51

Sputnik International

East Europe Can Sleep Easily as Russia Prepares for Zapad Drills – Russian MoD
Sputnik International
They will stretch from Russia's northwest to Belarus and involve 12,700 service personnel. "I can calm our dear neighbors straightaway. The exercise is absolutely peaceful, and absolutely defensive in nature," Alexander Fomin told the Deutsche Welle ...

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Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum presents 'Plants of the Arctic' - Fond du Lac Reporter

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:02

Fond du Lac Reporter

Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum presents 'Plants of the Arctic'
Fond du Lac Reporter
Lasca has traveled widely in the Arctic over the past number of years, through the Northeast passage along the top of Russia, the Northwest Passage across Alaska and Canada, to the Franz Josef Islands, around Greenland, to the High Canadian Arctic, and ...

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Gazprom's partners in Nord Stream-2 may revise financing mechanism - TASS

Nord Stream - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 19:43

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Gazprom's partners in Nord Stream-2 may revise financing mechanism
TASS
MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. The European partners of Gazprom on the Nord Stream-2 may revise the financing mechanism of the project because of sanctions, CEO of Austrian oil and gas company OMV and President of the Russian-German foreign ...
OMV boss says review of Nord Stream-2 financing likely -IFXReuters Africa
US sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEOTimes of India

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China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then it announced a new trade route. - Alaska Dispatch News

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 19:27

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China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then it announced a new trade route.
Alaska Dispatch News
But if the announcement caused celebration in Beijing, it provoked confusion in Canada – the nation which claims sovereignty over the waters containing the Northwest Passage. The Globe and Mail reported Monday that the Canadian government ...

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Prosecutors reveal reluctance of Russian officials to enforce environmental fines - Bellona

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 19:13

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Prosecutors reveal reluctance of Russian officials to enforce environmental fines
Bellona
Still, these same government agencies identify the metal and ore empire as one of the most consistent polluters in Northwest Russia, though they rarely identify the companies by name. Norilsk Nickel itself has announced it will pour $14 billion over ...

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UPDATE 1-US sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEO (OMV, GAZP, BAS, RDSA) - Markets Insider

Nord Stream - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:40

UPDATE 1-US sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEO (OMV, GAZP, BAS, RDSA)
Markets Insider
MOSCOW, Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions have made financing large Russian projects "almost impossible", the chief executive of Austrian energy company OMV, which has invested in the Nord Stream-2 trans-Baltic gas pipeline project, said on ...

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OMV head says Nord Stream-2 financing hampered by US sanctions: Interfax - Reuters

Nord Stream - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:04

Reuters

OMV head says Nord Stream-2 financing hampered by US sanctions: Interfax
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Financing of large Russian projects, such as gas pipeline Nord Stream-2, “became almost impossible” after the United States introduced new sanctions against Russia, the chief executive of Austrian energy company OMV, Rainer Seele, ...
UPDATE 1-US sanctions preventing Russian project financing - OMV CEO (OMV, GAZP, BAS, RDSA)Markets Insider
OMV CEO calls on EU to take counter measures in response to US anti-Russian sanctionsTASS

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