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

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China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then state media announced a new trade route.
Washington Post
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 Northwest Passage. This was a major milestone, according to the agency, which proclaimed that “a new ...

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

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OMV head says Nord Stream-2 financing hampered by US sanctions -Interfax
Reuters Africa
MOSCOW, Sept 13 (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, ...

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

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OMV head says Nord Stream-2 financing hampered by US sanctions -Interfax
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MOSCOW, Sept 13 (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, ...
OMV CEO calls on EU to take counter measures in response to US anti-Russian sanctionsTASS

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Protests Burst Out As Sweden Embarks on Largest Drills Since Cold War's End - Sputnik International

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Protests Burst Out As Sweden Embarks on Largest Drills Since Cold War's End
Sputnik International
This show of force, covering the Stockholm area, Gothenburg, central Sweden and the Baltic island of Gotland comes during a period of sharp focus on its security, which is claimed to be endangered by Russia's "increased activity in the Baltic region ...

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OMV boss says review of Nord Stream-2 financing likely -IFX - Reuters Africa

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OMV boss says review of Nord Stream-2 financing likely -IFX
Reuters Africa
MOSCOW, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Financing of the planned Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany is likely to be reviewed, Interfax news agency quoted the chief executive of Austrian energy company OMV, Rainer Seele, as saying on ...

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The Putin Problem | Boston Review - Boston Review

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The Putin Problem | Boston Review
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The Putin Problem from Boston Review. The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Understanding ...

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Gazprom taps Ukraine's Naftogaz to offset Nord Stream maintenance shutdown - Hydrocarbons Technology

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Gazprom taps Ukraine's Naftogaz to offset Nord Stream maintenance shutdown
Hydrocarbons Technology
Russia's Gazprom has opted for increased gas transmission through Ukraine's Naftogaz to the European Union (EU) to compensate for the Nord Stream operations shutdown on account of maintenance works. Gazprom has submitted an order of 315 million ...

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Missile Launch: Russia Tests ICBM Before Mass Drill Along NATO ... - Newsweek

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Missile Launch: Russia Tests ICBM Before Mass Drill Along NATO ...
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Russia carried out an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in the country's remote northwest ahead of a huge war game scheduled to begin later this ...

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What is going on at Area 51? - Fox News

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What is going on at Area 51?
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All we know is the unspecified aircraft crashed about 6pm some 200km northwest of Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada Test and Training range. This range is also home to the extremely secretive “Area 51” research and development facility. Everything ...

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Prime Minister Abbasi: Degrading Pakistan Hurts US Fight Against Militants - Northwest Public Radio

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Prime Minister Abbasi: Degrading Pakistan Hurts US Fight Against Militants
Northwest Public Radio
Russia also signed on to the statement. That, too, was a blow to Pakistan, which has been trying to move closer to Russia as its relationship with Washington frays. During Tuesday's meeting, Abbasi insisted that Pakistan had "taken on terrorism and we ...

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US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe - Daily Signal

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US Air Force Dusts Off Old Skills to Fight a New Kind of War in Eastern Europe
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Hybrid warfare is “part of warfare and operations in the 21st century,” Ridland said, adding, “So we as a force, as a battlegroup … need to be able to operate in that environment. And that is ... Yet, with news reports of tens of thousands of Russian ...

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Russia: 85 pct of areas held by militants in Syria won back - The Daily Star

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Russia: 85 pct of areas held by militants in Syria won back
The Daily Star
BEIRUT/MOSCOW: Russia's military said Tuesday that Syrian troops have retaken about 85 percent of the territory once controlled by militants, a major turnaround two years after Moscow intervened to lend a hand to its embattled ally. Meanwhile ...
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Beloved northwest Kansas historian and artist dies at age 101 | The ... - Wichita Eagle

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Beloved northwest Kansas historian and artist dies at age 101 | The ...
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In the far northwest corner of Kansas in Cheyenne County, the population is less than three people per square mile. There, Tobe Zweygardt had one of the most ...

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Bright flash in skies over Smolensk likely to have been large meteorite, expert warns - TASS

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Bright flash in skies over Smolensk likely to have been large meteorite, expert warns
TASS
... a local resident as it was crossing the night sky over Smolensk in western Russia could have been a large meteorite, a specialist from the Smolensk planetarium told TASS on Tuesday. The same object was seen at the very same time in Russia's northwest.

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Russia says Syria government controls 85 percent of country - Hi-tech Beacon

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Russia says Syria government controls 85 percent of country
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The Syrian Observatory said another 16 civilians, including five children, had been killed on Tuesday in a Russian air strike on a cluster of tents in Zaghir Shamiya, north-west of Deir al-Zour. He said fierce fighting between jihadists and the US ...

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Russia says Syria government seized most territory from Islamic State - Chicago Tribune

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Russia says Syria government seized most territory from Islamic State
Chicago Tribune
Russia's military said Tuesday that Syrian troops have liberated about 85 percent of the war-torn country's territory from militants, a major turn-around two years after Moscow intervened to lend a hand to its embattled long-time ally. Russia has been ...
Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won ...Reuters
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Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won backWHBL Sheboygan

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Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit North Korea hard - Northwest Herald

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Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit North Korea hard
Northwest Herald
The weakening of the sanctions reflects the longstanding rift between sanctions hawk Washington, and China and Russia, which advocate direct talks and more efforts to find a resolution through negotiations. The U.S. has rejected proposals from both ...
UN Security Council Steps Up Pressure On North KoreaNorthwest Public Radio

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Ukraine's Gas Transmission System Will Make up for Nord Stream Halted for Maintenance - Oil and Gas Industry Latest News

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Ukraine's Gas Transmission System Will Make up for Nord Stream Halted for Maintenance
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Gazprom is increasing its daily orders via Ukraine due to the planned shutdown of the Nord Stream gas pipeline for maintenance. This year, the routine maintenance of Nord Stream will take 11 days compared to 8 days in 2016. Unlike in the case of the ...

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Uniper CEO says US seeks to drive Russian gas out of EU market to ensure American exports - TASS

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Uniper CEO says US seeks to drive Russian gas out of EU market to ensure American exports
TASS
The Uniper CEO also said that the Nord Stream 2 project may be affected by the new US sanctions. "It definitely is the sword of Damocles so we will demand clarification," he added. "We need to see what specific instructions will be issued," Schafer noted.

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Russia, Jordan try to end Syria border fighting - The Daily Star

Northwest Russia - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:02

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Russia, Jordan try to end Syria border fighting
The Daily Star
AMMAN/BEIRUT: Jordan said Monday it was working with Russia to roll out a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria “in the fastest possible time” – part of a peace pact for the border area brokered by Amman, Moscow and Washington. Jordan's and Russia ...

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