Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage - Asia Times

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Asia Times

Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage
Asia Times
... while the route that passes through the Northwest Passage is 8,600 nautical miles, which saves 7 days of time.” The Xue Long also conducted research in marine biology, meteorology and geology, as well as environmental and pollution issues, along ...

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Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage - Asia Times

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:00

Asia Times

Chinese icebreaker exits Northwest Passage in historic voyage
Asia Times
Asia Times first reported that the vessel had entered the Northwest Passage at the end of August. It departed Shanghai on July 20 and sailed north in a journey that took it across Russia's Northern Sea route and into Scandinavian waters. It then headed ...

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Search for missing Russian man suspended in Washington state - Daily Astorian

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:41

Search for missing Russian man suspended in Washington state
Daily Astorian
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The search for a 57-year-old man from Russia who went missing near Washington state's Goldmyer Hot Springs has been suspended. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2xx6i2s ) that the search for Sergey Cherepov went on for ...

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Search for missing Russian man suspended in Washington state ... - East Oregonian (subscription)

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:39

Search for missing Russian man suspended in Washington state ...
East Oregonian (subscription)
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The search for a 57-year-old man from Russia who went missing near Washington state's Goldmyer Hot Springs has been suspended.

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Assessing the Sino-Russian Baltic Sea Drill | Jamestown - The Jamestown Foundation

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Assessing the Sino-Russian Baltic Sea Drill | Jamestown
The Jamestown Foundation
From July 21 to July 28, 2017, the Chinese and Russian navies conducted a week of joint drills in the Baltic Sea, the first of their planned two-phase bilateral ...

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Review: 'Fiddler on the Roof' in tune at Wheaton Drama - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01

Northwest Herald

Review: 'Fiddler on the Roof' in tune at Wheaton Drama
Northwest Herald
Set in the village of Anatevka during the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, and based on the tales of Sholem Aleicheim (“the Jewish Mark Twain”), “Fiddler” premiered on Broadway in 1964. It held the longest-running Broadway show record for ...

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Search halted for Russian hiker missing 5 days in Cascades ... - The Daily Herald

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:13

Search halted for Russian hiker missing 5 days in Cascades ...
The Daily Herald
The search for a missing hiker in the Cascades has been suspended, the King County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. A 57-year-old man from Russia had ...

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Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target - Xinhua

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:59

Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target
Xinhua
The solid-fuel mobile missile, equipped with a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia's Arkhangelsk region, a Russian Defense Ministry statement was quoted as saying.

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Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target - Xinhua ... - Xinhua

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:24

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Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target - Xinhua ...
Xinhua
A still image taken from Russian Defense Ministry footage shows the launch of a Yars missile on Sept. 20, 2017. MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russia test-fired ...

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EU Council may take decision on Nord Stream 2 talks with Russia in December - TASS

Nord Stream - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:49

EU Council may take decision on Nord Stream 2 talks with Russia in December
TASS
MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/. The EU Council's decision on providing a mandate to the European Commission (EC) for negotiations on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia is expected not earlier than in December 2017, a source in the ...

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Nord Stream 2 decreases gas prices in the EU | LNG Industry - LNG Industry

Nord Stream - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:31

LNG Industry

Nord Stream 2 decreases gas prices in the EU | LNG Industry
LNG Industry
Nord Stream 2 will bring additional gas to Europe and hence increase competition among gas sources in the EU. A new study by ewi Energy Research ...

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Russian marine gasoil catching up with Rotterdam on high domestic prices - Platts

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:00

Russian marine gasoil catching up with Rotterdam on high domestic prices
Platts
The price of marine gasoil at the Russian Baltic Sea port of St Petersburg has soared to match price levels seen at the Northwest European bunkering hub of Rotterdam. Marine gasoil at St. Petersburg was assessed at $506/mt Tuesday, on par with the ...

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Music at Center Stage - Yale Daily News (blog)

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:11

Yale Daily News (blog)

Music at Center Stage
Yale Daily News (blog)
In Veliky Novgorod, a small city in northwest Russia, a packed concert hall clapped at full force in perfect synchrony. The European-style ovation started scattered, then aligned into forceful, coordinated beats that seemed almost mechanical and ...

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Duck, goose hunting looks good across Oregon - OregonLive.com

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:06

OregonLive.com

Duck, goose hunting looks good across Oregon
OregonLive.com
Ducks continue to do well and while they aren't quite as numerous as the past two years, the fall flight forecast remains well above the long-term average. Canada and the Pacific Northwest were wetter this spring than last, with good duck production.

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Zeroing in on Manafort - ABC News

Northwest Russia - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:23

ABC News

Zeroing in on Manafort
ABC News
Man fa northwest clearly in the cross hairs of the Russia probe. Pierre Thomas live from Washington. And in addition to the special council, the senate intelligence committee also investigating Russia meddling. Taeshgsd they planned to question the ...

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At UN, President Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:46

Northwest Herald

At UN, President Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea
Northwest Herald
And he made little mention of Russia. North Korea drew most of Trump's attention and anger. Trump, who has previously warned of "fire and fury" if Pyongyang does not back down, claimed that "no one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the ...

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Trump's Russia Sanctions Undermine Collusion Accusations - Newsmax

Nord Stream - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:54

Newsmax

Trump's Russia Sanctions Undermine Collusion Accusations
Newsmax
Gazprom, Russia's largest gas company, has proposed to build a second pipeline to convey gas to Germany (Nord Stream 2), in addition to Nord Stream, to double its export capacity to Europe. Such project finds opposition in the European Union, because ...

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Bombardment returns to rebel-held northwest as HTS aims to 'demolish, defeat' Astana ceasefire - Syria Direct

Northwest Russia - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:19

Syria Direct

Bombardment returns to rebel-held northwest as HTS aims to 'demolish, defeat' Astana ceasefire
Syria Direct
AMMAN: Rebel forces in rural northern Hama and southern Idlib provinces launched a military campaign with the express purpose of sabotaging a recent de-escalation zone agreement there, sources on the ground told Syria Direct, hours before Russian and ...

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Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army's "nervous system" to test - TASS

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Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army's "nervous system" to test
TASS
The joint strategic exercise Zapad-2017 has proved a serious test for Russian and Belarussian military. ... In other words, it verifies the speed and efficiency of what can be called the armed forces' nervous system - how long it takes information ...

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Saipem CEO sees work on Nord Stream II going ahead if conditions right - Reuters

Nord Stream - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:27

Reuters

Saipem CEO sees work on Nord Stream II going ahead if conditions right
Reuters
MILAN (Reuters) - The Nord Stream II pipeline project will go ahead if conditions are right but sanctions may impact on work, the chief executive of Italian oil services group Saipem (SPMI.MI) said on Tuesday. Nord Stream II, led by Russian gas giant ...

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