Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attack - TRT World

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:02

TRT World

Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attack
TRT World
On Wednesday, Russian troops and Syrian regime forces moved to east Afrin to create a buffer zone between the YPG and Turkey-backed opposition forces, called the Free Syrian Army (FSA). That move was to prevent Turkey from launching an attack on the ...

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Facebook Acknowledges Russian Ads In 2016 Election. Will Investigations Follow? - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 20:29

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Facebook Acknowledges Russian Ads In 2016 Election. Will Investigations Follow?
Northwest Public Radio
A watchdog group wants the feds to investigate some of the estimated 3,300 Russian-backed ads that appeared on Facebook during the 2016 presidential campaign. Common Cause has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, alleging that ...
Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russia bought thousands of ads during US electionMarkets Insider
US may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senatorReuters

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Russia's Northern Sea Route is completely ice-free and shipping thrives - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:04

Russia's Northern Sea Route is completely ice-free and shipping thrives
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Ice floes along Russia's Northern Sea Route and Canada's Northwest Passage have reached historic lows this summer due to global warming. Analysts say the Northwest Passage is also navigable for shipping but has relatively more ice than the Russian ...

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Even the Saudis Are Turning to Russia as Assad's Foes Lose Heart - Bloomberg

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 08:00

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Even the Saudis Are Turning to Russia as Assad's Foes Lose Heart
Bloomberg
On Thursday, Assad's government blamed Israel for an airstrike on a military position in northwest Syria. Russia sees Iran as a strategic ally in the Middle East, whereas for the Saudis it's a mortal foe. Still, their interests could overlap, according ...

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Trump and Putin Are the Real Targets of Israel's Alleged Strike in Syria - Haaretz

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:14

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Trump and Putin Are the Real Targets of Israel's Alleged Strike in Syria
Haaretz
According to foreign media, the deployment of Russian squadrons in northwest Syria since September 2015 hasn't entirely halted the Israeli attacks. But the strategic reality has become more complicated. The prime Russian interest is the survival of the ...
Syria Accuses Israel of Airstrike on Military FacilityBloomberg
Israel strikes alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilityMuslimVillage.com (press release) (blog)

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State debt and weak trade policy test Belarus recovery – digest of the Belarusian economy - Belarus Digest

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:50

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State debt and weak trade policy test Belarus recovery – digest of the Belarusian economy
Belarus Digest
On 16 August, at a conference on transportation in Northwest Russia, Russian president Vladimir Putin demanded that Belarus stop exporting its oil products through Latvian and Lithuanian ports. Instead, Moscow wants Belarus to reroute through Russia's ...

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Inland Chinese shippers turn to Russian Far East ports - JOC.com

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:32

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Inland Chinese shippers turn to Russian Far East ports
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Chinese shippers in northwest and central China are increasingly relying on Russia's Far East ports to reach international markets, with such traffic from January to July up 23 percent year over year to 332,000 TEU. Many of the products are consumer ...

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Saipem signs contract with Gazprom for Nord Stream 2 - Upstream Online

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:06

Saipem signs contract with Gazprom for Nord Stream 2
Upstream Online
ITALIAN contractor Saipem has signed a contract to lay a shallow-water section of the Gazprom-controlled Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on its shore approach in Greifswald, Germany, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. Saipem revealed the contract with Nord Stream 2 ...

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Eight-month coal exports via Rosterminalugol surged by 42% to ... - PortNews IAA

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Eight-month coal exports via Rosterminalugol surged by 42% to ...
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Rosterminalugol, the largest dedicated coal port in the North West of Russia (part of Port Management Company LLC) handled more than 15.9 million tonnes of ...

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Vostochny Port and Sberbank agree on strategic cooperation in 13 areas (photo) - PortNews IAA

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Vostochny Port and Sberbank agree on strategic cooperation in 13 areas (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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Syria Accuses Israel of Airstrike on Military Facility - Bloomberg

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:30

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Syria Accuses Israel of Airstrike on Military Facility
Bloomberg
The airstrike, conducted from neighboring Lebanon, targeted a facility in Masyaf in northwestern Syria, causing damage and killing two people, SANA said, without giving further details. The U.K.-based ... The attack comes just weeks after Israeli Prime ...

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Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:20

Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates
Northwest Public Radio
In fact, there isn't anyone there at all. The foundation exists on paper as an institution dedicated to making it possible for American families to adopt Russian children, but in the world of international advocacy, things sometimes mean more than they ...

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Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:20

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Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators
Northwest Public Radio
Donald Trump Jr. is expected to meet with congressional investigators on Thursday for talks about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential race, two committee sources said. Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee is ...
Trump Jr., Rice headed to CongressKNWA
Trump Jr. Says He Wanted Russian Dirt to Determine Clinton's 'Fitness' for OfficeNew York Times
Exclusive: Mueller seeks interviews with WH staff over Trump Tower meeting statementCNN

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIV

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues – EURACTIV.com
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The planned pipeline route enters the Baltic Sea on the Russian coast, passes through the waters of five countries, and makes landfall near Greifswald, ...

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues - EURACTIV

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:20

EURACTIV

Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues
EURACTIV
Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom, France's Engie, Austria's OMV AG, Royal Dutch Shell and Germany's Uniper. Once completed, the pipeline is expected to bring 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year to Europe, via ...
Nord Stream 2 fight set to heat up as countries show their cardsPOLITICO.eu
[Premium] Nord Stream 2 Mandate Talks ResumeNatural Gas World

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues - EURACTIV

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues
EURACTIV
Opponents of the project – including Poland, the Baltic states and Denmark – argue that Nord Stream 2 would increase the EU's dependence on Gazprom, the Russian gas export monopoly which already supplies about a third of the bloc's gas. Germany, the ...

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Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues - EURACTIV

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:20

EURACTIV

Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues
EURACTIV
Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom, France's Engie, Austria's OMV AG, Royal Dutch Shell and Germany's Uniper. Once completed, the pipeline is expected to bring 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year to Europe, via ...
Nord Stream 2 fight set to heat up as countries show their cardsPOLITICO.eu

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Statoil Says Oilfield Deal With Rosneft Complies With Sanctions - New York Times

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:03

Statoil Says Oilfield Deal With Rosneft Complies With Sanctions
New York Times
OSLO — Norway's Statoil said on Thursday its cooperation with Russia's Rosneft in developing the onshore North Komsomolskoye oilfield was compliant with European Union and U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Statoil ...

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Nord Stream 2 fight set to heat up as countries show their cards ... - POLITICO.eu

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:41

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Nord Stream 2 fight set to heat up as countries show their cards ...
POLITICO.eu
The big battle over Gazprom's plan to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline begins this autumn — two years before it is slated to start pumping gas from Russia under ...
Denmark can't block Nord Stream 2, lawyer argues – EURACTIV.comEURACTIV
Nord Stream 2 Mandate Talks Resume - Natural Gas WorldNatural Gas World

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Letter: Regarding parallels to Nazi Germany - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:13

Letter: Regarding parallels to Nazi Germany
Northwest Herald
Nazi leader Joseph Goebels is quoted, “If you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it” – Russia, Russia; Trump is racist, Trump is racist – and, “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government (Democratic Party) can play ...

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