'They Beat Me': A Putin Critic Speaks Out - Vocativ

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 20:02

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'They Beat Me': A Putin Critic Speaks Out
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Under Russian law, Dadin should have been sent to a prison camp near his home in Moscow. Instead, he was transferred to a notorious penal colony in Karelia, a remote region in northwest Russia, where prison guards are said to torture inmates to the ...

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Russia to cut oil output by 300000 bpd by end-April: Energy Minister - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:03

Reuters

Russia to cut oil output by 300000 bpd by end-April: Energy Minister
Reuters
Russia had cut output by 160,000 bpd by the middle of March, said Novak, a figure he said would reach 200,000 bpd by the end of the month. Asked if it was expedient to prolong the cuts deal that includes OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers, Novak said: "It ...

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The democratic Russia we lost - Russia Direct

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:11

The democratic Russia we lost
Russia Direct
Now situate the imagined place in the 12th century Russia and there will be the tale of Novgorod and Pskov. These are two booming merchant cities in northwest Russia that are rarely mentioned when pundits of every stripe and color canvass the dour ...

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The Hidden Potential of NATO's Gator Navies - Defense One

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Defense One

The Hidden Potential of NATO's Gator Navies
Defense One
NATO's force-posture responses to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea have been primarily — though by no means exclusively — land-centric: enlarging its NATO Response Force, establishing a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force as NRF's ... designed as ...

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Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:24

Northwest Herald

Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy
Northwest Herald
And Trump, whose "America First" mantra suggested an isolationist approach, has viewed Russia as a potential partner, not an adversary. Trump's proposed defense budget of $639 billion, which includes $65 billion for ongoing emergency war-fighting ...

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Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:37

Northwest Public Radio

Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism
Northwest Public Radio
Famously, he even did a reverse version of this — defending not the U.S., but Russia — when he told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly about his "respect" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, as former Hillary Clinton State Department and campaign adviser Jake ...

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Intel senators: No indication Trump Tower was surveilled - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 03:54

Intel senators: No indication Trump Tower was surveilled
The Northwest Florida Daily News
President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him and asked congressional committees investigating Russia's interference in the election to pursue that as well. Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic Sen.
Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claimsNorthwest Herald

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Former Trump National Security Adviser Was Paid To Advise Russian Firms - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 01:00

Northwest Public Radio

Former Trump National Security Adviser Was Paid To Advise Russian Firms
Northwest Public Radio
Top House Democrats, including Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (at the podium), said this week they want an investigation into President Trump's connections with Russia, such as when he learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had ...

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Russia seeks to declare Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist group - USA TODAY

Northwest Russia - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:28

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Russia seeks to declare Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist group
USA TODAY
The legal filing is noted on the court's website with no date given for legal action. The group's administrative center in Russia is located about 25 miles northwest of St. Petersburg. The press office for the Russian branch of the religion says on its ...
Russian Government files lawsuit against Jehovah's Witnesses to declare it an extremist groupThe Independent
Russia seeks court to label Jehovah's Witness an extremist organisationNAIJ.COM
Russian justice ministry moves to declare Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist groupInternational Business Times UK

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SCF and Shell make pioneering move in LNG-fuelled tankers - TradeWinds (subscription)

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SCF and Shell make pioneering move in LNG-fuelled tankers
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SCF's new aframax tankers will primarily trade regionally, lifting crude cargoes from Russia and the North Sea for discharge at ports in the emission control areas (ECAs) of the Baltic and Northern Europe. ... added: “We have been delighted by the ...

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Setback for Brussels challenge to Nord Stream 2 - Financial Times

Nord Stream - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 20:37

Financial Times

Setback for Brussels challenge to Nord Stream 2
Financial Times
The commission's legal service opinion, seen by the FT, rebuffs a number of arguments for applying the energy laws to Nord Stream 2 and concludes that “we are in a situation of conflict of laws, which would be better solved through international ...
Nord Stream 2 : Poland and Ukraine threaten legal action should Russia use gas 'blackmail'Pulse Nigeria

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Northern Sea Route Offers Opportunity for Stronger Sino-Russian ... - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 20:17

Sputnik International

Northern Sea Route Offers Opportunity for Stronger Sino-Russian ...
Sputnik International
China Poly Group Corp. is reportedly set to invest $300 million in port facilities in Northwest Russia's Murmansk, a major transportation junction within the Arctic ...

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Port Bronka starts testing innovative container for dry bulk cargo - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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Port Bronka starts testing innovative container for dry bulk cargo
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Two ship-to-shore cranes can load up to 20,000 t per day. According to the statement, the technology involving innovative containers will let Baltic ports of Russia, including MSCC Bronka, take over Russian cargoes currently handled by conventional ...

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Containerships says higher bunker prices hurt Fourth Quarter earnings - PortNews IAA

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Containerships says higher bunker prices hurt Fourth Quarter earnings
PortNews IAA
Nevertheless, there were no changes in the operating environment dramatically affecting the Group`s activities or performance. Overall freight volumes in the Group`s area of operation did not increase in 2016. Nevertheless, the ... According to the ...

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Containerships says higher bunker prices hurt Fourth Quarter earnings - PortNews IAA

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Containerships says higher bunker prices hurt Fourth Quarter earnings
PortNews IAA
Nevertheless, there were no changes in the operating environment dramatically affecting the Group`s activities or performance. Overall freight volumes in the Group`s area of operation did not increase in 2016. Nevertheless, the ... According to the ...

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Nord Stream 2 Poland and Ukraine threaten legal action should Russia use gas 'blackmail' - Pulse Nigeria

Nord Stream - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:26

Nord Stream 2 Poland and Ukraine threaten legal action should Russia use gas 'blackmail'
Pulse Nigeria
Russian energy giant Gazprom plans to build a pipeline called Nord Stream 2 under the Baltic along an existing line to boost gas delivery capacity to Germany from Russia, thus bypassing Ukraine and Poland. "For many years we've said that both Nord ...

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Reuters: Nord Stream 2 not a project of common interest, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said - ACTmedia

Nord Stream - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:25

Reuters: Nord Stream 2 not a project of common interest, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said
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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which aims to bring Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea is not a "project of common interest" to the EU, the European Union's competition commissioner said on Monday, quoted by Reuters. "On the legal side of ...

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Russian agents, hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:53

Northwest Herald

Russian agents, hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – Two Russian intelligence agents and a pair of hired hackers have been charged in a devastating criminal breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the first case ...
US Indicts 2 Russian Security Officials Over Yahoo HackNorthwest Public Radio
U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers and Their Criminal Conspirators for Hacking Yahoo and Millions of Email Accounts ...US Department of Justice

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Containerships Says Higher Bunker Prices Hurt Fourth Quarter ... - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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Containerships Says Higher Bunker Prices Hurt Fourth Quarter ...
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Containerships Plc is a full-service logistics company providing safe, fast container transportation in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the Mediterranean.

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Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:03

Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims
Northwest Herald
Trump's allegations have put him in a potentially perilous position as congressional investigations into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election – and possible Russian contacts with Trump associates – ramp up. The FBI is also investigating. If no ...

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