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    ExxonMobil launches bidding war for InterOil in PNG gas push
    Jul18

    ExxonMobil launches bidding war for InterOil in PNG gas push

    ExxonMobil Corp has made a bid worth at least $2.2 billion for InterOil Corp and its stake in a rich Papua New Guinea gasfield, winning the support of its target and topping an offer from Australia`s Oil Search Ltd., Reuters reported. The bid pits ExxonMobil, the world`s biggest oil company, against Total SA, which is backing Oil Search, as the...

    Mass protest in occupied Donbas: ”We want system we had under Ukraine”
    Jul18

    Mass protest in occupied Donbas: ”We want system we had under Ukraine”

    Attempts by Kremlin-backed militants in Horlivka, a city in the so-called `Donetsk people`s republic` [DNR] to milk small business owners has prompted the first mass demonstration in the city since 2014, according to the Kharkiv Human Right Protection Group.Over a thousand people, mainly traders from the local market, are reported to have...

    U.S. rejects asylum to Turkey`s NATO base commander suspected of complicity in coup bid
    Jul18

    U.S. rejects asylum to Turkey`s NATO base commander suspected of complicity in coup bid

    The commander of the Incirlik airbase arrested for plotting the failed military coup in Turkey has sought asylum from the United States but was denied, The Daily Sabah reported citing the New York Times.General Bekir Ercan Van approached U.S. officials seeking asylum but was refused, a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke anonymously...

    Latvia spots another Russian warship near its territorial waters
    Jul18

    Latvia spots another Russian warship near its territorial waters

    Latvia`s armed forces have spotted a Russian navy warship near the country`s border, the armed forces reported on their Twitter page.”On July 18, Russian tow vessel Neptune was spotted about four nautical miles from the border of Latvia,” the statement says.This is not the first time Russian ships have been spotted near the Baltic state`s...

    Turkey government seems to have had list of arrests prepared: Hahn
    Jul18

    Turkey government seems to have had list of arrests prepared: Hahn

    The swift rounding up of judges and others after a failed coup in Turkey indicated the government had prepared a list beforehand, the EU commissioner dealing with Turkey`s membership bid, Johannes Hahn, said on Monday, according to Reuters.”It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was...

    EBRD publishes gas suppliers list for Ukraine
    Jul18

    EBRD publishes gas suppliers list for Ukraine

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published a list of gas suppliers that have pre-qualified according to the agreement with Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to the Natural Gas Europe website. These companies have the right to take part in tenders to supply gas to Naftogaz, at the expense of the EBRD, the state-run monopoly said...

    Armenian officials reject hostage-takers` demands
    Jul18

    Armenian officials reject hostage-takers` demands

    Armenian authorities have rejected the demands by a group of armed men who have taken hostages in a police station in the capital, Yerevan, according to RFE/RL.The National Security Service (NSS) officials also warned the group that it must surrender to security forces to end a standoff that began early on July 17 when the armed men stormed the...

    One officer dead, several wounded after shootout in Almaty
    Jul18

    One officer dead, several wounded after shootout in Almaty

    One officer was killed and two were injured after a shootout near a district police department in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, according to Nur.kz.Sounds of gunfire could be heard in various areas of the city, the report said.It is reported that one of the wounded police officers has been brought to a hospital.”A shootout near a district...

    Preliminary results of Ukraine`s mid-term Rada elections released
    Jul18

    Preliminary results of Ukraine`s mid-term Rada elections released

    34.76% of ballots have been counted as of 07:25 Kyiv time on July 18 at seven constituencies, according to the data published by the Central Election Commission.A total of 370 candidates run for seven parliament seats, vacated after some MPs were stripped their mandate, or left Parliament for Government jobs, or died.In Volyn region, the leader...

    Belgium ready to chair EU instead of UK
    Jul18

    Belgium ready to chair EU instead of UK

    Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders said on Saturday, July 16, that Belgium was prepared, if necessary, to assume the EU presidency, according to Belga news agency, The Brussels Times reported.The United Kingdom was supposed to assume the presidency in the second half of 2017 but the Leave vote makes this unlikely, according to...

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