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Topic - Gazprom
In a memo to the White House in July 1981, advisers in the Ronald Reagan administration urged opposition to a new pipeline from Russia's oil- and gas-rich regions to Europe, warning that it would weaken the West's bargaining hand.
A growing chorus of lawmakers Tuesday urged President Obama to fully tap America's vast supply of natural gas and use it as powerful leverage against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Arriving this week: the Freethought Equality Fund PAC, the creation of the Center for Humanist Activism. Organizers say the new political action committee will support candidates ready to advocate for the "equal rights of nonbelievers."
A Ukrainian civic activist says Ukraine's president must release a jailed former prime minister and adopt judicial and electoral reforms to meet benchmarks for closer relations with the European Union.
Deep winter is approaching in Eastern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, bringing with it the prospect of icy days and frigid nights.
Russian gas company Gazprom has formally started construction of a major pipeline that will deliver Russian gas to a large part of Europe.
Vladimir Putin fired his powerful defense chief over a corruption scandal Tuesday, but a heady mix of sex, power struggles and military vendettas dominated talk in Russia about what was really behind the downfall of the man who has overseen the nation's most radical defense reform in decades.
The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's strategic plans.
Global warming has ignited a rush to exploit Arctic resources _ and Greenpeace is determined to thwart that stampede.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted by a 3-2 margin Wednesday in favor of a final rule that drastically expands the scope of government while benefiting state-owned companies in Russia and China. A provision of the massive 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law has the ability to turn the SEC into a global watchdog while potentially causing irreparable harm to U.S. energy interests.
We lost Bulgaria. We are likely soon to lose the Czech Republic. We gained Ukraine. Poland has always stood with us. Germany hedges its bets. France definitely is not with us. The United Kingdom probably will side with us. The Baltic States would love to join us if they have the resources. A fierce battle rages over Romania.
The recent roller coaster in the markets reflects more a concern about the health of European banks than the U.S. downgrade by Standard & Poors. It also underscores a fundamental weakness in U.S.-European Union relations — the lack of a platform for discussing economic and financial difficulties across the Atlantic in a way that parallels NATO.
Barack Obama's "reset" with Russia is looking flimsy in the wake of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's vitriolic reaction to events in Libya last week.
Only a year ago, Russia's dominance as a global energy supplier was threatened by low gas prices and a reputation as an unreliable trade partner. But with the world now shaken by Japan's natural disasters and uprisings across the Middle East, the country is back at the heart of the market — and cashing in.
MOSCOW — Russia's state-controlled monopoly Gazprom, the world's biggest gas producer, sent an unseasonable chill through European capitals yesterday, announcing that it will nearly halve supplies to Belarus over an unpaid $456 million bill.