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Block Energy's West Rustavi field in Georgia discovers oil and gas

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3/20/2019 LONDON — Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to report that Total Drilled Depth (‘TDD’) has been reached at well 16a (’16a’ or ‘the well’) at its West Rustavi field after the successful completion of horizontal sidetracking operations. A TDD of 8,724 ft (2,659 Read More

'Did anyone bring an egg for this guy?' Australian PM gives places of worship $55mn for fence & CCTV

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was accused of hypocrisy after he announced $55 million in grants for security upgrades at religious schools and places of worship in the wake of the New Zealand tragedy. The money will be given to the country’s mosques, churches, synagogues and religious schools so that worshipers can “practice their faith Read More

Brexit crisis tipped for British asparagus as EU seasonal workers stay away

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ROSS-ON-WYE, England (Reuters) – For almost 100 years, Chris Chinn’s family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in western England. Asparagus ready for picking is seen in a growing tunnel at Cobrey Farm in Ross-on-Wye, Britain, March 11, 2019. Picture taken March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls This year, he fears Read More

Protesters storm public broadcaster HQ in Serbia, face off with riot police (VIDEOS)

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Scuffles broke out between opposition and riot police after protesters forced their way into the offices of a public broadcaster in Belgrade, demanding they be put on air. Police resorted to force to evict the crowd. Protesters against the government of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic stormed the headquarters of the country’s public broadcaster RTS on Read More

Price of liberty: ‘Sober’ US soldiers fined $400 for urinating on Freedom Monument in Latvia

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Some US troops who come to Latvia for drills don’t seem to have too much respect for their hosts, as two of them were caught peeing on the landmark Freedom Monument in Riga. They were stone-cold sober while doing so. The surveillance center of the Riga Municipal Police noticed two men urinating on the Freedom Read More

From 'good guys' to ruthless extremists: How Washington & allies supported jihadists in Syria

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Throughout the bloody Syrian conflict that has gone on for almost 9 years, the US has always found groups on the ground it could portray as “good guys” to push its own narrative. The groups, however, rarely fit that image. Almost from the beginning of the Syrian war, Washington and its Western allies spared no effort Read More

No need for outside investigators into Khashoggi, says Saudi

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Saudi Arabia has refused to allow any international investigators to look into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying those responsible are already facing justice. Bandar bin Mohammed al Aiban, president of the Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission, described Mr Khashoggi’s killing as both an “unfortunate accident” and a “heinous Read More

‘Acts of intimidation’: UN highlights violation of religious freedom in Ukraine

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The UN human rights watchdog has acknowledged the violation of religious freedom in Ukraine, namely “intimidation” against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church by the country’s authorities and far-right groups. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released a new report on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Among various violations, Read More