China's Arctic Road and Belt gambit - The Independent Barents Observer

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:10

The Independent Barents Observer

China's Arctic Road and Belt gambit
The Independent Barents Observer
The Chinese icebreaker “Xuelong” (Snow Dragon) is on its way home to Shanghai after completing its first circumnavigation of the Arctic where it travelled through both the Northern Sea Route along Russia's Arctic coast and the Northwest Passage through ...

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First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in Alaska - East Oregonian

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:27

East Oregonian

First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in Alaska
East Oregonian
The last remaining combi plane will be retired on the Alaska Day state holiday Oct. 18, which this year marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The swan song flight will deliver the last remaining ...

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Turkey Seeks to Isolate Syria Idlib Jihadists Opposing Truce - U.S. News & World Report

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:07

U.S. News & World Report

Turkey Seeks to Isolate Syria Idlib Jihadists Opposing Truce
U.S. News & World Report
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey is luring militants away from the jihadist alliance that controls Syria's northwestern Idlib province as a step toward implementing a deal to reduce violence there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

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Year-to-date coal exports of Rosterminalugol exceeded the company's annual result of 2016 - PortNews IAA

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PortNews IAA

Year-to-date coal exports of Rosterminalugol exceeded the company's annual result of 2016
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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HAL BRANDS: America's new world order is now officially dead - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:14

The Northwest Florida Daily News

HAL BRANDS: America's new world order is now officially dead
The Northwest Florida Daily News
After the Cold War ended, Russia and China — America's longtime geopolitical rival, and the next great power looming on the horizon — were showing interest in greater cooperation and integration with the U.S.-led international community. It seemed ...

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[Premium] EC Nord Stream Mandate 'Wrong': Legal Service - Natural Gas World

Nord Stream - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:05

[Premium] EC Nord Stream Mandate 'Wrong': Legal Service
Natural Gas World
The European Commission (EC) has lost a battle to impose further conditions on Nord Stream 2. The legal service of the Council of the European Union told it in a restricted document dated September 27 that its request for a legal mandate to negotiate ...

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Arctic Highway Connecting Russia and Neighboring Norway Opens - Sputnik International

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:51

Sputnik International

Arctic Highway Connecting Russia and Neighboring Norway Opens
Sputnik International
The rebuilt road plays an important role in the northwest of European Russia, since the Kola Highway is the main thoroughfare connecting Norway, Finland and Russia's major port in the north, Murmansk, as well as the Republic of Karelia and St. Petersburg.

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Turkey's military options in Iraq and Syria hinge on US and Russia - Al-Monitor

Northwest Russia - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:40

Al-Monitor

Turkey's military options in Iraq and Syria hinge on US and Russia
Al-Monitor
The Turkish military has been moving tanks and armored vehicles from the country's northwest to the border province of Kilis, which faces Afrin, as well as to Hatay, which lies to the west of Afrin. Ankara sees the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection ...

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How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 23:07

Northwest Public Radio

How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia
Northwest Public Radio
Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen on how modern Russia took a wrong turn on the road to democracy and its march, now, to totalitarianism. Reporter Masha Gessen grew up in Russia. Left young when it was still the Soviet Union. Came back when ...

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Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:29

Northwest Public Radio

Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress
Northwest Public Radio
"We are sharing these ads with Congress because we want to do our part to help investigators gain a deeper understanding of Russian interference in the US political system and explain those activities to the public," said a statement by Joel Kaplan, ...
Russian Facebook ads showed a black woman firing a rifle, amid efforts to stoke racial strifeWashington Post

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«This border checkpoint to Russia should be open 24/7» - The Independent Barents Observer

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:27

The Independent Barents Observer

«This border checkpoint to Russia should be open 24/7»
The Independent Barents Observer
The first talks between the two countries on the issue started already in 2004, when the Norwegian Foreign Ministry's State Secretary Kim Traavik met with Northwest-Russia's Super-governor Ilya Khlebanov at the border. The two top officials then made a ...

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Belarus keeps considering transit of oil products via Russian ports - Belarus News (BelTA)

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:45

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus keeps considering transit of oil products via Russian ports
Belarus News (BelTA)
... products via Russian ports, Chairman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim Igor Lyashenko told the media on 2 October, BelTA has learned. The redirection of the flow of Belarusian petroleum products to the ports of Northwest ...

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Research shows antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal - FeedNavigator.com

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Research shows antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal
FeedNavigator.com
They said tetracycline (TC), sulfonamide (SA), and trimethoprim (TMP) resistance genes are highly persistent in fish farm sediment in the Baltic Sea, even after several years without antibiotic usage. Antibiotic-resistant enterococci were also ...

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EU lawyers give Russia pipeline a free pass - EUobserver

Nord Stream - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:14

EUobserver

EU lawyers give Russia pipeline a free pass
EUobserver
To provide a credible legal opinion, the Council's legal service would have to at least distinguish the Yamal and South Stream cases under EU law from Nord Stream 2. Not only did the legal service fail to do this, neither Yamal nor South Stream are ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - Middletown Press

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:11

Middletown Press

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
Middletown Press
The "de-escalation zone" in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - ABC News

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:10

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
ABC News
The "de-escalation zone" in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - WTOP

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:07

WTOP

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
WTOP
The “de-escalation zone” in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - FederalNewsRadio.com

Northwest Russia - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:07

FederalNewsRadio.com

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
FederalNewsRadio.com
The “de-escalation zone” in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens - The Daily Herald

Northwest Russia - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:49

Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
The Daily Herald
It was not immediately clear if the airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U.S.-led coalition. Syrian troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour ...

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Russians Battle Western Sanctions - Consortium News

Northwest Russia - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:45

Consortium News

Russians Battle Western Sanctions
Consortium News
Given Russia's imbalanced economy — heavily dependent on energy income — it seemed an easy target for Western sanctions, but instead Russians have responded by creating new industries, big and small, writes Gilbert Doctorow. .... Some specific fish ...

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