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The Latest: Entry badges withdrawn at Belgian nuclear plants

Police guard a check point during a police raid in the suburb of Schaerbeek in Brussels, Friday, March, 25, 2016. Belgium's prime minister refused to accept the resignations of his justice and interior ministers Thursday despite increasing evidence of intelligence and law enforcement failures to prevent this week's suicide bombings by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the suicide bombings this week in Brussels (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Belgium’s nuclear agency has withdrawn the entry badges of some staff and has denied access to other people amid concern the country’s nuclear plants could be a target for extremists. Nuclear control agency spokeswoman Nele Scheerlinck said Friday that “in recent days, ...

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Security fears blight European tourism, oil and economy offer relief

LONDON – Europe’s travel industry could lose over $1 billion in revenues because of the impact of the Paris attacks, analysts say, though low oil prices and a recovering economy will offset security worries for the best-placed companies. Keen to benefit from the positive factors, investors are focusing on groups that offer a wide range of destinations, can avoid places ...

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US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

WASHINGTON — Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State’s most important sources of income, the U.S. military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points. The attack by four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130 gunships was carried out Saturday at a site ...

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Editorail: Defeating Islamic State — without a U.S. invasion

When President Obama announced an international campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State last year, the organization was primarily a regional threat, inflicting its savagery on the people of Iraq and Syria and on hostages from other countries who were captured in the Middle East. But the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and the downing of ...

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Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who’ve exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

In case you missed them, here are the top five headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 15th through the 21st. Enjoy! 5. North Dakota oil well backlog eclipses 1,000 for first time The number of oil wells in North Dakota that have been drilled but not fracked eclipsed 1,000 for the first time in September, as producers delayed ...

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Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

MOSCOW — The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia’s defense minister said Friday. Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week’s bombing blitz. He ...

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Airstrikes hurt, but don’t halt, IS oil smuggling operations

BEIRUT — The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy bombardment in recent days aiming to break the extremists’ biggest source of income. The campaign already appears to be having some effect, with oil prices rising in areas of ...

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