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Epstein’s prison death was suicide, officials confirm

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging, a medical examiner in New York has confirmed. The disgraced financier, 66, was found dead in his prison cell on 10 August. His death sparked outrage as he was facing a 45-year sentence if convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing underage girls. Read More

Husky to Resume Full Production at White Rose

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CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following an extensive investigation, flow line repairs, integrity testing and approval of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) today announced it will resume production from the remaining two drill centres shut in following the November 2018 oil spill offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. Read More

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary. FILE PHOTO: An Amazon package is seen after being delivered in London, Britain February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files In Read More

Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog opening on Saturday, officials said. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulates the buying and selling of Read More

API: Total U.S. petroleum demand in July highest since 2005

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8/16/2019 WASHINGTON – Total U.S. petroleum demand averaged 20.8 MMbpd in July 2019, which represented a 0.9% year-over-year increase and the highest demand for the month since 2005, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report released today by the American Petroleum Institute. The increase in demand came as the U.S. continued to sustain world-leading production, Read More

Refinery news roundup: Africa launches come into focus

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London — News has emerged about new launches in Africa. Separately, Engen’s refinery in Durban is facing “some challenges” in production and hence will not be able offer bunker fuel in the spot market until the end of September, sources said. The refinery was “highly unlikely” to resume offering until the end of September, which Read More

Canadian petroleum agency approves Hibernia platform restart following spill

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8/16/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) issued approval to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) to resume production operations at the Hibernia platform. Hibernia platform Since the spill occurred in mid-July, C-NLOPB staff have had extensive engagement with HMDC to discuss the cause of the spill, along Read More

After ban on screening Indian films, Pakistan goes after its adverts & Bollywood merchandise

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Pakistan has just upped the ante in its crusade against India’s cultural influence, banning Indian ads and sales of Bollywood films on CDs. Some compact disc shops in Islamabad have already been raided by police. Airing Indian advertisements or ads featuring Indian actors or characters on electronic media is now illegal in Pakistan, according to Read More

U.S. oil sanctions leave Russian exporters $1 billion richer

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By Dina Khrennikova and Anya Andrianova on 8/16/2019 MOSCOW (Bloomberg) – U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues for the nation’s exporters. Russian oil companies received at least $905 million in additional revenues between November and July, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The Read More