Russia denies entry to diplomatic property in Moscow, US embassy says - Daily Sabah

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:36

Daily Sabah

Russia denies entry to diplomatic property in Moscow, US embassy says
Daily Sabah
The U.S. embassy in Moscow accused Russian authorities on Monday of barring diplomatic staff from a property on the outskirts of Moscow, after having earlier agreed to grant access until midday on Tuesday for them to retrieve belongings. A Russian ...

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Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Nord Stream - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:21

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Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Germany's economics minister on July 31 urged the European Union to fight back against new sanctions by the United States that could penalize Western ...
New Russia Sanctions Put America First, Catch Germany In CrossfireWBUR

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Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:01

Northwest Herald

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in
Northwest Herald
The ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the election is another source of unease. Monday night, The Washington Post reported that Trump himself had dictated the July 8 statement in which his son Donald Jr. described a June 2016 meeting with ...
Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve BannonThe New Yorker

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Putin Orders Cuts Of US Diplomatic Corps In Russia - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:57

Putin Orders Cuts Of US Diplomatic Corps In Russia
Northwest Public Radio
Russian President Vladimir has ordered the U.S. to cut its embassy and consulates staff in Russia by 755 people, in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions against Moscow. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about ...

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US to boost air & troop presence in Lithuania during Russia-Belarus drills - RT

Northwest Russia - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:44

RT

US to boost air & troop presence in Lithuania during Russia-Belarus drills
RT
Zapad-2017 is expected to involve 3,000 Russian troops, 280 pieces of military equipment and up to 25 Russian aircraft. The maneuvers will take place in an area stretching from the Kola Peninsula in Russia's far northwest to Belarus. Minsk will send ...

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Will Sanctions On Russia Push The EU To US Energy? - OilPrice.com

Nord Stream - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:05

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Will Sanctions On Russia Push The EU To US Energy?
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Nord Stream 2 is, as the name implies, a second pipeline carrying Russian gas from Vyborg by the Finnish border, beneath the Baltic Sea, to Greifswald in northern Germany. The first Nord Stream pipeline comprises two parallel lines and became ...
As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can winThe Guardian
Why Europe Doesn't Like America's New Russia SanctionsU.S. News & World Report
Grybauskaite: Fears of US sanctions for Russia ties Europe's handsBaltic Times
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US embassy in Moscow says locked out of diplomatic property - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:13

Reuters

US embassy in Moscow says locked out of diplomatic property
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Moscow accused Russian authorities on Monday of barring diplomatic staff from a property on the outskirts of Moscow, after having earlier agreed to grant access until midday on Tuesday for them to retrieve ...
Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websitesReuters

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As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win - The Guardian

Nord Stream - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:29

The Guardian

As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win
The Guardian
Take the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that Russia wants to build across the Baltic sea into Germany, with the help of German, French and other companies. The project angers central Europeans and the Baltic states because, from a Kremlin standpoint, ...
Will Sanctions On Russia Push The EU To US Energy?OilPrice.com
Europe 'stands ready to act' if US sanctions on Russia affect its oil and gas suppliesThe Independent
US investigations into "Russian influence" create anti-Russia hysteria: PutinXinhua
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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of July 31, 2017 - STRATFOR

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STRATFOR

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of July 31, 2017
STRATFOR
2-8: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will hold its ministerial meetings in Manila followed by a gathering of ASEAN+3 foreign ministers, which will include representatives from the United States, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China and Russia.

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Lithuania to Host More US Troops During Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 Drills - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:49

Sputnik International

Lithuania to Host More US Troops During Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 Drills
Sputnik International
In turn, Belarus has dismissed claims about the Zapad-2017 drills as speculation. Moscow has repeatedly refuted allegations of Moscow's military threat to the Baltic states. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, such statements are ...

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Offshore Shipping Online - Offshore Shipping Online

Nord Stream - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:12

Offshore Shipping Online
Offshore Shipping Online
The first concrete weight coated (CWC) pipes for the 1,200km Nord Stream 2 twin pipelines arrived by rail at the Port of Koverhar in Hanko, Finland, earlier this month. Approximately 200km of CWC pipes will be transported by train to Koverhar between ...

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Letter: Russian sanctions and wheat - Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Northwest Russia - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:04

Letter: Russian sanctions and wheat
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Later, the Russian German farmers from the Volga/Black Sea (Crimea) immigrated to North and South America. A number of Germans from Russia brought not only lentils but also Eurasian wheat stock to the Northwest from the Midwest. Thus are the ...

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Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:04

Northwest Herald

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff
Northwest Herald
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the U.S. would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against ...
Russia Moves Against US Diplomats In Retaliation For SanctionsNorthwest Public Radio
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Chinese, Russian travelers celebrate icons on nostalgic Red Tours - China Daily

Northwest Russia - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 02:49

China Daily

Chinese, Russian travelers celebrate icons on nostalgic Red Tours
China Daily
In 2015, for example, 4,497 people from Hunan visited Russia on Red Tours. In 2016, the number rose 72.27 percent year-on-year to 7,747. Last week, more than 1,000 people from Yan'an, a "Red City" in northwest China's Shaanxi province, began driving in ...

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'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office - WPXI Pittsburgh

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'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office
WPXI Pittsburgh
According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings of the alligator were first reported July 22. Officials ...

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The Latest: Al-Qaida in Syria nabs 3 Hezbollah fighters - Washington Post

Northwest Russia - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:26

Washington Post

The Latest: Al-Qaida in Syria nabs 3 Hezbollah fighters
Washington Post
The Russian broadcaster Russia Today says one of its correspondents has been killed in Syria. The broadcaster says Khaled al-Khatib, 25, was killed Sunday covering battles between the Syrian army and ... The fighting ended with a cease-fire Thursday to ...
Exchange of bodies ahead of Syria-Lebanon border planSacramento Bee
Groups exchange bodies on Syria-Lebanon borderNWAOnline

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The Latest: Russia Today says its reporter killed in Syria - WAND

Northwest Russia - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 18:54

The Nation

The Latest: Russia Today says its reporter killed in Syria
WAND
Al-Manar broadcast the report Sunday. The fighting ended with a cease-fire Thursday to allow negotiations to proceed to send the al-Qaida fighters and their families to Syria's northwest Idlib province, where an al-Qaida affiliate is in control. It ...
Exchange of bodies ahead of Syria-Lebanon border planSacramento Bee

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Hillary Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 15:40

Northwest Herald

Hillary Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. As investigations into Russian meddling ...

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Vladimir Putin opposes US fracking because it threatens Russia's energy exports - Canada Free Press

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Canada Free Press

Vladimir Putin opposes US fracking because it threatens Russia's energy exports
Canada Free Press
Russian connections to anti-fracking activism in the United States underscore Russian President Vladimir Putin's dedication to keeping Eastern Europe dependent on the oil and natural gas which flows from its state-owned energy giant, Gazprom. Russia ...

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What Europe Thinks Of Sanctions On Russia - WUWM

Nord Stream - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:40

What Europe Thinks Of Sanctions On Russia
WUWM
And so in this new pipeline project called Nord Stream 2, there are a number of very large Western European energy companies involved. And so from the European Commission's point of view, any possible sanctions that would hurt the Nord Stream 2 project ...

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