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Sea section of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is 60% complete

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Russia has finished laying nearly two thirds of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee has announced. “The completion of the sea part is around 60 percent,” Oleg Aksyutin told the Rossiya 24 channel. The undersea pipeline, Read More

Brown bear population dips in Finland

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OSLO (Reuters) – The population of brown bears in Finland dipped by 5% from last year after rising continuously since 2012, the government said on Friday, after the country increased the hunting quota, partly to protect reindeer. The brown bear is protected by the European Union’s Habitats Directive but Finland allowed increased hunting last year, Read More

Refinery news roundup: Some maintenance in Europe draws to a close

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London — Some of the maintenance works in Europe have been drawing to a close. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Meanwhile, French oil major Total has started up production at its La Mede biodiesel (gasoil) plant in southern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming Read More

Finnish photographer films heavyweight bear brawl from just FEET AWAY

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Nature photographer Tero Pylkkanen was camping with his family in Kuhmo, Finland, when he decided to set up in a nearby hide to try and film local wildlife. In his own words, he may have captured the “best bear fight ever.” Shortly after Pylkkanen set up camp, the first bear began sniffing around and it Read More

Vestas receives first EnVentus order, winning largest project in Finland’s first energy auction

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News release from Vestas Northern and Central EuropeHamburg, 29 June 2019 Vestas has secured the first order for an EnVentus platform turbine, underlining how Vestas continues to develop technology that enables tailored solutions to match customer needs. The order features the largest turbine in our product portfolio, the V162-5.6 MW, which will be deployed at Read More

Migrant rescue ship captain arrested after stand-off with Italy ends

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The captain of a German aid ship has been arrested after the vessel docked without permission on a tiny Italian island – and rammed a police motorboat blocking its way. Forty migrants stepped on to Italian soil after Sea-Watch 3 arrived in Lampedusa early on Saturday morning. Some of them hugged the crew and kissed Read More

U.S. arms makers see booming European demand as threats multiply

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PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. arms makers say European demand for fighter jets, missile defenses and other weapons is growing fast amid heightened concerns about Russia and Iran. A Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter of the Belgian Air Force performs at the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 22, 2019. Read More

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?

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LONDON (Reuters) – After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s biggest investment firm is trialing a gizmo that puts the focus back on humans — its own portfolio managers. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building Read More

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?

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LONDON (Reuters) – After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s biggest investment firm is trialing a gizmo that puts the focus back on humans — its own portfolio managers. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building Read More