Survey: Tips for Presidents Trump and Putin Ahead of Their First Meeting - Russia Matters

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 19:33

Russia Matters

Survey: Tips for Presidents Trump and Putin Ahead of Their First Meeting
Russia Matters
Top five recommendations to President Trump ahead of his July meeting with President Putin: (a) appoint a capable ambassador to Russia; (b) endorse Senate sanctions bill against Russia; (c) explicitly accept U.S. intelligence on Russian hacks to ...

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Heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic waters gains support among Norwegian ... - Bellona

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 18:56

Bellona

Heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic waters gains support among Norwegian ...
Bellona
Today The Norwegian Shipowners' Association stated their support for a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters, a move Bellona strongly ...

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Nord Stream 2 deliberations in Denmark - Energy Global

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 18:17

Energy Global

Nord Stream 2 deliberations in Denmark
Energy Global
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Danish section of the Nord Stream 2 AG natural gas offshore pipeline system has been made available for public display by the coordinating authority, the Danish Energy Agency. The EIA is ...

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Rash Report: NATO 'obsolete'? Minnesota National Guard proves that's not the case - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 02:01

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rash Report: NATO 'obsolete'? Minnesota National Guard proves that's not the case
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The location was Lithuania, not Camp Ripley, and the geopolitical context was the risk that an invasion by a resurgent Russia could cut off Baltic nations from the rest of Europe, a concern that became more than an abstraction in Eastern Europe after ...

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Cold War Allies UK, US and Norway Team Up for a New Generation of Russian Sub Hunts - USNI News

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:03

USNI News

Cold War Allies UK, US and Norway Team Up for a New Generation of Russian Sub Hunts
USNI News
“This planned agreement reflects the increased need for regular maritime patrols to monitor Russian submarine operations and deployments past the G-I-U.K. [Greenland-Iceland-U.K.] gap and coming out of the Baltic Sea,” said Bryan Clark, a naval analyst ...

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NATO battalions ready to deter Russia - News24

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 23:35

News24

NATO battalions ready to deter Russia
News24
The EFP "is a direct response to Russia's aggressive actions, including provocative military activities in the periphery of NATO territory, which have reduced stability and security, increased unpredictability, and changed the security environment ...

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NATO battalions ready to deter Russia - Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 18:36

Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

NATO battalions ready to deter Russia
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
The EFP "is a direct response to Russia's aggressive actions, including provocative military activities in the periphery of NATO territory, which have reduced stability and security, increased unpredictability, and changed the security environment ...

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Centuries-Old Sailing Vessels Found Near Russian Island in the Baltic (VIDEO) - Sputnik International

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 18:26

Sputnik International

Centuries-Old Sailing Vessels Found Near Russian Island in the Baltic (VIDEO)
Sputnik International
The discovery was made by specialists from the Underwater Research Center of the Russian Geographical Society during their expedition of the waters surrounding Gogland, a Russian island located in the Gulf of Finland in the eastern Baltic Sea.

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Denmark holds public consultations for Nord Stream 2 - World Pipelines

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:01

World Pipelines

Denmark holds public consultations for Nord Stream 2
World Pipelines
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Danish section of the Nord Stream 2 AG natural gas offshore pipeline system has been made available for public display by the coordinating authority, the Danish Energy Agency. The EIA is based on ...

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Norway's New Air Base, Part of the Strategic Encirclement of Russia - Center for Research on Globalization

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:08

Center for Research on Globalization

Norway's New Air Base, Part of the Strategic Encirclement of Russia
Center for Research on Globalization
... that are being built all around the Russian borders. Both Denmark and Norway are contributing seaborne parts to the US ABM-shield, based on frigates. Another place the US would really like to build a base is the Swedish island of Gotland in the ...

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Preparations for the international conference "Advanced Port Fleet- the basis of safety" are underway - PortNews IAA

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:27

Preparations for the international conference "Advanced Port Fleet- the basis of safety" are underway
PortNews IAA
The event will be held on 18 September 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The Conference is organized by Media Group PortNews in partnership with Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). General Sponsor - Damen. Sponsor - Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC ...

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Preparations for the international conference "Advanced Port Fleet- the basis of safety" are underway - PortNews IAA

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:27

Preparations for the international conference "Advanced Port Fleet- the basis of safety" are underway
PortNews IAA
The event will be held on 18 September 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The Conference is organized by Media Group PortNews in partnership with Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). General Sponsor - Damen. Sponsor - Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC ...

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Sanctioning Russia – With German and French Allies Who Needs Enemies? - Lima Charlie News

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:09

Lima Charlie News

Sanctioning Russia – With German and French Allies Who Needs Enemies?
Lima Charlie News
If the Treasury Department invokes this provision, it will threaten sanctions against any company that makes a significant investment in Russian-European pipelines, like the Nord Stream 2; the proposed gas pipeline that would connect Russia to Germany ...

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Russian military 'harassed' US-flagged merchant ship in the Baltic ahead of exercises - DefenseNews.com

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:23

DefenseNews.com

Russian military 'harassed' US-flagged merchant ship in the Baltic ahead of exercises
DefenseNews.com
"The U.S. does, on a normal and routine basis, operate ships and aircraft in the Baltic Sea consistent with international law. U.S. aircraft and ships routinely interact with other nations, INCLUDING RUSSIA, in international seas and waters, and most ...

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Nordic-Baltic parliaments underpin strong transatlantic relations - The Hill (blog)

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:22

The Hill (blog)

Nordic-Baltic parliaments underpin strong transatlantic relations
The Hill (blog)
The situation in Ukraine has led to tension in the Baltic Sea area, emphasizing the need for European and transatlantic solidarity. In the pursuance of safeguarding peace and ... Similarly, non-EU members Norway and Iceland frequently align themselves ...

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Arctic subsea permafrost is thawing faster than thought, says study ... - indiablooms

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:22

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Arctic subsea permafrost is thawing faster than thought, says study ...
indiablooms
London, June 27 (IBNS): The permafrost in the ocean bottom below the East Siberian Arctic Sea is thawing at a rate of 14 cm per year.

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Trouble Brews in Europe's Borderlands - STRATFOR

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:40

STRATFOR

Trouble Brews in Europe's Borderlands
STRATFOR
As the standoff between Russia and the West intensifies, the European borderlands will be a key arena of competition and potential escalation. Three particular theaters to watch for growing frictions and possible security flare-ups will be the Baltic ...

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Thirteen EU nations back plan for talks with Russia over gas pipeline - Newburgh Gazette

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:43

Thirteen EU nations back plan for talks with Russia over gas pipeline
Newburgh Gazette
Eastern European and Baltic Sea states fear it will increase reliance on Russian gas and undermine Ukraine's role as a gas transit route, while Germany and other beneficiaries in northern Europe back the project. But its critics, which ... During the ...

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From the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf? - Georgia Today

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:55

Georgia Today

From the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf?
Georgia Today
“The project of the Caspian-Persian Gulf navigation channel was developed by Russian engineers in 1889-1892,” says Candidate of Economic Sciences, Alexei Chichkin, on the website of the Military Industrial Courier. ... "...we must remember the ...

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Rosterminalugol welcomed the largest bulker in the history of Ust-Luga port (photo) - PortNews IAA

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:54

PortNews IAA

Rosterminalugol welcomed the largest bulker in the history of Ust-Luga port (photo)
PortNews IAA
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the Baltic region, part of Russia's largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, says the largest bulker in its history and in the history of port Ust-Luga was handled on 24 June 2017.

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