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Saudi Arabia inks $10 billion refinery deal with China as crown prince visits Beijing

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Oil major Saudi Aramco and Chinese companies have signed an agreement to develop a joint Refining and petrochemical complex worth more than US$10 billion during Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s two-day trip to Beijing. Aramco and China North Industries Corporation, officially abbreviated as Norinco, along with Panjin Sincen, agreed to create “the largest Sino-Foreign” joint Read More

Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

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A species of giant tortoise thought to have gone extinct over a century ago was found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, stunning researchers and bringing hope to conservationists. According to Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the female Fernandina Giant Tortoise found Sunday is likely over 100 years old. While genetic tests are still being Read More

Man drinks himself to death in desperate bid for livestream fame

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A man in China has died after he had spent three months drinking large volumes of liquids, including cooking oil, as part of an ill-fated bid for fame on a livestreaming app. The man, who has been identified as Chu, reportedly died on December 31, soon after livestreaming himself drinking alcohol at a supermarket in Read More

Amazon sets 'shipment zero' goal for lower emissions

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The bigger the scale a company works at, the more of an impact even the smallest change can have. You don’t get much bigger than Amazon, and a new initiative could have a huge impact on the carbon emissions produced from delivering all those products we order. Posting on the Amazon blog, Dave Clark, senior Read More

Will the new Silk Road make China a global superpower? – RT’s Keiser Report finds out

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China’s ambitious multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could become a once-in-a-century geopolitical initiative if successful, according to politician and business strategist Bruno Maçães. In his new book ‘Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order’ he wrote about the rise of China to superpower status through trade. BRI is the intention by China to create Read More

Gas guru who corrected CIA says U.S., Russia pick wrong fight

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By Jonathan Tirone on 2/18/2019 Nebojsa Nakicenovic. Photo: IIAC. VIENNA (Bloomberg) — The scientist who built the most prominent Cold War energy advisory said the U.S. and Russia should set aside their fight over natural gas markets and focus on slashing fossil fuel pollution more quickly. Nebojsa Nakicenovic helped set the stage for the global gas Read More

BHGE strengthens presence in Qatar across fullstream operations

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2/18/2019 DOHA — Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), the world’s first fullstream oil and gas company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Petroleum (QP) to unlock new opportunities to expand its presence in the country and to support Qatar Petroleum’s Tawteen Program. The agreement confirms BHGE’s ongoing commitment to Qatar and Read More

Qatar Petroleum launches energy sector localization program – TAWTEEN

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2/18/2019 Photo: Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, president CEO Qatar Petroleum. QATAR — His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, launched Qatar Petroleum’s Localization Program for Services and Industries in the Energy Sector “TAWTEEN” – an initiative to enhance localizing the sector’s supply chain and expand the small and Read More

Russian ‘space yachts’ to fly tourists to near-Earth orbit in 5 years

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Private space tourism is taking off in Russia with plans to send tourists to near-Earth orbit in spacecraft capable of launching from ordinary airfields, chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies Aleksandr Begak said. He told Sputnik news agency the first flights may start in five years and will cost about $200,000 to $300,000 Read More

Proposed ‘sanctions from hell’ against Russia may curb Trump, but won’t help US rule the world

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Even as the ‘Russiagate’ probe crumbled in the US Senate, five senators resurrected a ‘sanctions bill from hell’ against Russia. What are the prospects of it passing, and does it even need to in order to achieve its objective? The “Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression (DASKA)” Act, also known as Senate Resolution 482, was Read More