With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play? - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:56

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With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?
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"No one in Germany, if you ask the question, 'Do you think that Russia is trying to intervene with the German election in a certain way?' would say no," said Fricke, who also served in the legislature from 2002 to 2013. "The only question is how are ...

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Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections
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Under the agreement with Rosatom, Russia's nuclear giant, Belarus will get a credit line of up to $10 billion to construct Astravets, with Minsk having to pay for just 10 percent of the total cost. The deal also stipulates that Russia will be the sole ...

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim completes his formal visit to Russia - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim completes his formal visit to Russia
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
I have seen large scale work focused on environmental improvements and I hope to see even greater growth and further positive changes if I come to Vostochny Port in 10 years,” said Secretary-General of IMO. ... Port Management Company LLC is Russia's ...

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Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours — monitor - Jordan Times

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:38

Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours — monitor
Jordan Times
BEIRUT — At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Thursday. The strikes hit areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, where an ...

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Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2 - TASS

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Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2
TASS
Since the pipe will not reach us, it is a purely environmental matter for us," he stressed. ... Nord Stream-2 is an international project for the construction of a gas pipeline that will run across the bottom of the Baltic Sea from the Russian coast to ...

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Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2 - TASS

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:56

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Russian PM welcomes Finland position on Nord Stream 2
TASS
ST. PETERSBURG, September 21. /TASS/. Finland holds a very meaningful position and does not politicize the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. "Our partners from Finland hold a very meaningful ...
US pushing Europe to abandon the Nord Stream 2 project: says Russian PMXinhua
US Plans to 'Bury' Nord Stream 2 to Weaken Russia on European Market - MedvedevSputnik International

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Russia earmarks $1.63bn to spur its ships to switch to LNG fuelling - TradeWinds (subscription)

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Russia earmarks $1.63bn to spur its ships to switch to LNG fuelling
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Russia's objective is to cut transport costs by 15% from 2018 to 2022, ensure the efficient use of energy resources, and limit the impact on the environment and public health by reducing harmful emissions by 30%. The ministry of transport projects ...

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Officials still house hunting in Northwest Russia for a place to store nuclear waste - Bellona

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:54

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Officials still house hunting in Northwest Russia for a place to store nuclear waste
Bellona
Russia's uncertain search for a place to store its low level radioactive waste has again focused on areas surrounding Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg. One of these places, eventually, will be home to the carcinogenic debris, but the national ...

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Russian PM congratulates Finland on 100 years of independence ... - YLE News

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Russian PM congratulates Finland on 100 years of independence ...
YLE News
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and his constituents on Finland's 100th anniversary of independence ...

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Russia's Zapad 17 War Game: What We Learned From Putin's Sparring Match That Was 'All About NATO' - Newsweek

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:07

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Russia's Zapad 17 War Game: What We Learned From Putin's Sparring Match That Was 'All About NATO'
Newsweek
A lack of trust and poor communication close to tense borders is a dangerous combination, considering that Russian drills in the northwest have resulted in two serious misfires over the past month alone. The first—a tank missile ricochet—killed one ...
Poland, NATO launch defensive exercises amid security concernsCBS News
Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concernsABC News

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitor - The New Arab

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:40

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitor
The New Arab
Idlib, along with parts of neighbouring Hama and Latakia provinces, forms one of four so-called de-escalation zones agreed last May by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey. The agreement has brought relative calm to the regions ...

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Air Strikes Kill 22 in Northwest Syria in 48 Hours - Naharnet

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:17

Syria Direct

Air Strikes Kill 22 in Northwest Syria in 48 Hours
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At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said Thursday. The strikes hit areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, where an internationally agreed ...
Bombardment returns to rebel-held northwest as HTS aims to 'demolish, defeat' Astana ceasefireSyria Direct

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Russia Tests 2nd ICBM in 10 Days - The Epoch Times

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:51

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Russia Tests 2nd ICBM in 10 Days
The Epoch Times
Russia has test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) within 10 days, according to state-backed media. The Russian Strategic Missile Force tested the Yars ICBM, firing it from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia. It was ...

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Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours - The Sun Daily

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:24

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Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours
The Sun Daily
BEIRUT: At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said Thursday. The strikes hit areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, where an internationally ...
Bombardment returns to rebel-held northwest as HTS aims to 'demolish, defeat' Astana ceasefireSyria Direct

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Russia says will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:16

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Russia says will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked
Reuters
The Russian warning underscored growing tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington. While both oppose Islamic State (IS), they are engaged, via proxies, in a race for strategic influence and potential resources in the form of oilfields in ...
Russia warns US it will target SDF in Deir ez-Zor if provokedRudaw

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Belarus president: Russian forces won't stay after war games - WTHR

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:10

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Belarus president: Russian forces won't stay after war games
WTHR
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — On the last day of joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises that rattled the countries' neighbors, the president of Belarus says all Russian forces will leave his country when the war games are over. Ukraine, Poland and the ...
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Russia is conducting one of its largest war games in history. Here's why you should care. - WJLA

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:12

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Russia is conducting one of its largest war games in history. Here's why you should care.
WJLA
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Thousands of troops, tanks and artillery pieces massed along Europe's eastern border with Russia and Belarus on Sept. 14, and for nearly a week, guns rattled off ammunition, cannons boomed and tanks rolled across the ...
Tropical storm warning for Baja California as Hurricane Norma nearsRT

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Russian Governor Invites Cryptocurrency Miners to Set Up Mining Farms in Leningrad - Bitcoin News (press release)

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:17

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Russian Governor Invites Cryptocurrency Miners to Set Up Mining Farms in Leningrad
Bitcoin News (press release)
The governor of the Russian Leningrad region, Alexander Drozdenko, is inviting cryptocurrency miners to set up mining farms in the region, according to local publications. At the third annual forum for the region's small and medium-sized businesses ...

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EU Seeks Legislative Changes To Avoid Disputes Over Nordstream 2 Pipeline - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Nord Stream - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:10

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EU Seeks Legislative Changes To Avoid Disputes Over Nordstream 2 Pipeline
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Speaking at an informal EU meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, on September 20, Canete told reporters that the bloc's executive office is waiting for backing from member states to negotiate with Russia over the pipeline, known as Nordstream 2. When completed ...

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