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Russia warns Europe over re-selling gas to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state-controlled gas company, Gazprom, says it could limit supplies to European customers that intend to re-sell the natural gas on to Ukraine. Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller said Friday that the company is closely monitoring the situation and may curb shipments to European nations that would pump the Russian gas to Ukraine in the so-called reverse supplies, ...

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NATO: “No signs” Russia is respecting commitments

John-Thor Dahlberg | The Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s secretary general said Wednesday there are “no signs” Russia is respecting its commitments over Ukraine, and that the U.S.-led alliance will consider what to do next. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO’s top civilian official, made the comments ahead of a meeting of the alliance’s foreign ministers, including Secretary of State John ...

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Austria signs Russian pipeline deal, hosts rare Putin visit

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Georgina Prodhan and Michael Shields | Reuters VIENNA, June 24 (Reuters) – Austria gave its final approval to a controversial Russian gas pipeline project on Tuesday, defying EU officials and welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin to the neutral country that has been a long-standing energy customer for Moscow. The chief executives of Russia’s Gazprom and Austria’s OMV sealed the deal ...

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Putin says US trying to derail gas pipeline plan

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VIENNA (AP) – The U.S. is trying to derail a project to build a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday after Russian and Austrian energy firms agreed to build the pipeline’s western end. Austria’s OMV and Russia’s Gazprom signed a contract for the construction of the pipeline’s Austrian section hours before Putin ...

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Putin withdraws request to use force in Ukraine

Laura Mills | The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament Tuesday to cancel a resolution sanctioning the use of military force in Ukraine, a move his Ukrainian counterpart heralded as a “practical step” toward bringing peace to a region roiled by a separatist insurgency. Putin’s announcement comes after pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine said Monday ...

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Obama urges Putin to stop backing separatists

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and the flow of arms across the border. Obama and Putin spoke by telephone on Monday morning. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama urged Putin to use his personal influence with those separatists to promote peace and stability in Ukraine. ...

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Is there a bigger picture to St. Tammany fracking opposition?

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Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media As if Russia hasn’t been causing enough trouble lately, apparently they have been behind all of the anti-fracking protests, too, at least according to John Stevens for the Daily Mail. The goal: dependence on Russian energy sources. Vladimir Putin’s government has ‘engaged actively’ with green groups and protesters in a sophisticated operation aimed at ...

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Putin has spy plot to halt fracking in UK, warns Nato chief: ‘Agents are working with green campaigners to make sure Europe still has to rely on Russian energy’

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John Stevens | The Daily Mail Russian agents are secretly working with environmental campaigners to halt fracking operations in the UK and the rest of Europe, the head of Nato warned yesterday. Vladimir Putin’s government has ‘engaged actively’ with green groups and protesters in a sophisticated operation aimed at maintaining Europe’s reliance on energy exports from Moscow, said Nato Secretary-General ...

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Oil brings Russia and Cuba together again

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Cuba and Russia may unintentionally take us all back to the good ol’ days of cold war chinwag, at least in terms of crude oil market control. Russian government-owned oil corporation Rosneft is now seeking to finalize a major oil deal with the nation of Cuba according to a recent article by Polly Mosendz ...

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