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‘Saudi policy of downplaying oil prices to backfire on them’
Saudi Arabia wants to use lower oil prices to pressure Russia to change its stance on Syria, to antagonize Iran, and to force US shale gas out of the market, roving correspondent for the Asia Times Pepe Escobar told RT.

20.10.2014 09:35

​UK to import Tunisian sunshine in solar project
A new solar energy project seeks to bring Tunisian sunshine to the UK. TuNur is looking for UK government funding for its bright idea, which aims to power 2.5 million British homes with North African rays by 2018.

20.10.2014 08:17

America’s troubled anti-IS coalition: Can BRICS be a possible middleman?
As the anti-IS coalition struggles to stay together can BRICS be a balancing factor that can keep the members unruffled against a common threat?

17.10.2014 12:47

Kremlin surprised Poland won’t give Ukraine free coal
Now that Ukraine wants to receive Polish coal, and not Russian gas, free of charge, the Kremlin said it is surprised at Warsaw’s inconsistency towards Ukraine’s energy crisis.

17.10.2014 11:56

UK blocks multibillion-dollar Russian oil deal
The UK has blocked a $6.4 billion deal by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to attain North Sea gas fields, as part of its ongoing sanctions package against Russian businessmen and investors believed to have close ties with President Vladimir Putin.

16.10.2014 08:17

Global oil glut sends prices plunging to 4-year low
Oil prices have hit a 5-yr low after the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted a sharp drop in global oil consumption, cutting its forecast for global demand growth by about 22 percent.

15.10.2014 07:49

Apple, Facebook woo women to stay at work by paying for egg-freezing
In the male-dominated high-tech field, industry giants Facebook and Apple have created a new perk which they say will keep women on the job and allow them to excel. The companies have promised to cover the cost of egg-freezing for all employees.

15.10.2014 01:11

Eurasian Economic Union: Despite Western myths, a remarkably sensible project
The recent ratification of the treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union by the Belarusian parliament removed the last doubts about the start of this ambitious project, which involves a market of 170 mn people and $2.7 trillion of combined domestic product.

09.10.2014 12:40

What's the deal between Iran and the US?
Everything in Tehran revolves around three major discussions: the nuclear deal arguably to be clinched on November 24, Iran back to selling energy to the West, and the fight against ISIS/ISIL.

09.10.2014 14:49

Caspian Summit: Successful cooperation in 'oasis of peace'
One of the biggest achievements of the Caspian Summit was the considerable progress made in preparing the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea.

07.10.2014 16:14

Romania halts production at Lukoil refinery amid tax evasion, money laundering claims
Romanian authorities have halted the production and frozen the assets of an oil refinery owned by major Russian crude producer Lukoil, following tax evasion and money laundering allegations. The company is awaiting the results of an appeal.

07.10.2014 00:32

The world’s wildlife in peril and it’s time for urgent action
While global attention is focused on #IS, the so-called “terrorist threat,” and the US's latest military action in the Middle East, there was a news story this week which really should have been the lead story everywhere in the world.

03.10.2014 07:16

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