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Putin visits Greece for energy, investment talks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first trip to a European Union country this year Friday with a visit to Greece that will include a stop at a secluded Christian Orthodox monastic sanctuary in the country’s north. Under heavy security, Putin arrived for a two-day visit expected to focus on energy cooperation and Russian investments during ...

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Putin inaugurates final power link to Crimea

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s president has flipped the switch to open the last of four electricity lines to Crimea aimed at allowing the Russia-annexed peninsula to end its reliance on Ukrainian power. The line from the Russian mainland that Vladimir Putin inaugurated on Wednesday brings Russia’s electricity supply to Crimea to 800 megawatts a day. Russia annexed Crimea in March ...

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Turkey seeks to diversify supplies amid dispute with Russia

BAKU/ANKARA – Turkey’s leaders have mounted a charm offensive among regional energy producers in an effort to diversify supplies as relations with major natural gas provider Russia crumble following the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish airforce. President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have traveled to key energy partners Qatar and Azerbaijan respectively this week in ...

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Russia’s Putin, Venezuela’s Maduro to discuss oil price stabilization – Kremlin

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro will discuss “possible mutual steps” to stabilize global oil prices during a visit to China this week, a Kremlin aide said on Monday. Putin and Maduro will attend a military parade in Beijing marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia. Kremlin aide Yury ...

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Europe needs Pennsylvania’s natural gas

Thanks to Russia forcing Europe to pay high natural gas prices, Central and Eastern European counties are in need of Pennsylvania’s natural gas. On Monday, speakers at Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce member connection event advocated the idea of exporting Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale gas.  During the discussion, commerce members requested the self-imposed exporting limits on natural gas be put to an ...

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Putin, Erdogan meet, discuss gas pipeline

MOSCOW — The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the European games, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies. Peskov gave no specifics of ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Change energy policy Minot Daily News, Minot, June 3, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. His strategy, already far advanced, is to bend Europe to his will by threatening to cut off the oil and gas Russia supplies ...

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