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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reports high activity in the first six months of the year

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7/14/2019 STAVANGER — Production on the Norwegian shelf is holding steady at a high level. Many projects are in the development or planning phases. Many exploration wells are being drilled. There have been few discoveries in the first half of the year. Total petroleum production in the first half of 2019 is about 109,6 million Read More

Half of Germans see Islam as threat – study

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Around 50 percent of Germans are wary of Islam, a new study by a local NGO found. The pollsters blame the media for this state of affairs, adding that tolerance of other major religions in the country is much higher. In a study on religious diversity conducted by the German Bertelsmann Foundation, one-third of the Read More

World should cut ties with Israel to deter its new settlements – UN human rights rapporteur

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) has long been dismissed by the US and Israel as a fringe “hate movement,” but now, a similar set of tactics has been endorsed by a United Nations’ (UN) expert on human rights. Al Jazeera reported on Thursday that Michael Lynk, who serves as the UN’s special rapporteur on human Read More

Storm Barry’s threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

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NEW ORLEANS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate change, scientists said on Friday. A view of the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Barry approaches land in Read More

Putin discusses Ukrainian conflict, prisoner exchange, in first direct phone call with Zelensky

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the new Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time since his election victory. The two discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and potential further contact. The call was initiated by Kiev, a statement issued by the Kremlin says. The two presidents talked about ways to resolve the Read More

Cuadrilla confirms return to UK frac operations

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7/11/2019 PRESTON — Cuadrilla today confirmed that it will return to hydraulic fracturing and flow testing of natural gas at its flagship Lancashire site in Preston New Road, near Blackpool. The company, which is based just outside Preston, will remobilize hydraulic fracturing and testing equipment in the third quarter of 2019 and, subject to all Read More

Risks aside, Trump’s team sees China trade stance as strength in 2020

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump’s advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 election, despite making concessions and having no deal in sight. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with China’s President Read More

At least seven killed as freak storm lashes Greek resorts

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NEA PLAGIA, Greece (Reuters) – At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses said the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) Read More

Violent storm kills six foreigners in northern Greek resorts

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ATHENS/NEA PLAYIA, Greece (Reuters) – Six foreigners including two children were killed and more than 100 other people injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses reported the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) were Read More

Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – An alligator has taken up residence in a Chicago lagoon, surprising locals after a winter of polar temperatures in the third-largest U.S. city. Police confirmed the reptile had been spotted in Humboldt Park Lagoon, located on Chicago’s west side, on Tuesday. It was still eluding capture on Wednesday despite pledges from local Read More