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Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

President Putin declares a state of emergency as a river is polluted with 20,000 tonnes of oil.
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Oil prices fall on doubts over output cuts, surging U.S. diesel inventories - Reuters

Oil prices fall on doubts over output cuts, surging U.S. diesel inventories - Reuters:Oil prices dropped on Thursday, reversing gains in the previous session, on concern over whether major crude producers will be able to agree to extend record output cuts, heightened by worries over a huge build in U.S. distillate inventories.Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell 1.18%, or 47 cents, to $39.32 a barrel as of 0652 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures slid 1.80%, or 67 cents, t...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Exclusive: Rosneft replaces sanctioned trading arm with new one - sources

Russia's Rosneft, which closed its oil trading arm after sanctions were imposed by U.S. authorities in February, has set up a new Geneva-based trading business, four trading sources familiar with the matter said.
Tags: Money, Russia, businessNews, Geneva, Rosneft


Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.
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Fact-checking the Rosenstein hearing about the Russia probe

Senators rehashed the Russia investigation Wednesday at a testy hearing with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who defended special counsel Robert Mueller, but disavowed misconduct related to surveillance of an ex-Trump campaign adviser.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Trump, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Coronavirus in Russia: 'I don't trust Putin any more'

In Russia, coronavirus ahs seen the long-time president's approval rating fall to an all-time low.
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From RealPlayer To Toshiba, Tech Companies Cash in on the Facial Recognition Gold Rush

At least 45 companies now advertise real-time facial recognition. From a report: More than a decade before Spotify, and years before iTunes, there was RealPlayer, the first mainstream solution to playing and streaming media to a PC. Launched in 1995, within five years RealPlayer claimed a staggering 95 million users. [...] RealPlayer is still very much alive. Now called RealNetworks, a vast majority of its revenue still comes from licensing media software. But the company has also begun dabbling...
Tags: Russia, Tech, NEC, United States, Toshiba, Sao Paulo Brazil, RealNetworks, Safr, Wolfcom, Microfocus, Toshiba Tech Companies Cash, Facial Recognition Gold Rush, OneZero Wolfcom


Russian researchers develop model for biofuel cells using cyanobacteria

In Russia, researchers from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” have developed a model of biofuel cell for electricity generation using cyanobacteria. The developers created and tested a model of a biofuel cell for the photogeneration of electricity based on cyanobacteria. Researchers focused on the design and optimization of nanostructured anodes on which life cells were deposited. They created and tested various types of anodes based on glassy carbon, carbon paper cardboard, carb...
Tags: Russia, Research, St Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI, Synechococcus, Anabaena Maximum


Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:Oil ended slightly higher on Wednesday but remained below the session’s early highs above $40 a barrel, the highest since March, retreating as doubts emerged about the timing and scale of a potential extension to the pact between OPEC and its allies to cut crude supplies. Oil prices were supported by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories in the latest week, but came under pressure as U.S. refined product inv...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Matt Smith, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ClipperData Saudi Arabia


Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill inside Arctic Circle

President lambasts power plant owner ‘for not reporting earlier’ incident bigger than Kerch spillVladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle.The spill occurred when a fuel reservoir at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Environment, World news, Pollution, Oil Spills, Arctic Circle, Norilsk


Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill in Siberia

President lambasts power plant owner ‘for not reporting earlier’ incident bigger than Kerch spillVladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle.The spill occured when a fuel reservoir at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Environment, World news, Pollution, Oil Spills, Siberia, Norilsk


At It Again: Russia's Black Sea Fleet Conducts Fresh Exercises

Deterrence never stops.
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Rosenstein acknowledges problems with FBI's Russia probe but defends Mueller's appointment

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday he would not have signed off on a foreign surveillance warrant used in the FBI's Russia investigation, but he defended his appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's associates.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, #Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters:Most stock markets in the Gulf regionclosed higher on Wednesday, with Qatar rising the most, whilethe Saudi index fell after oil prices weakened due to doubtsabout an early meeting of OPEC+ nations.  OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia havepreliminary agreed to extend existing record oil production cutsby one month, sources told Reuters.But oil prices retreated after Bloomberg reported that theThursday...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Qatar, Bloomberg, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Aramex, Saudi Arabian, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, AlRajhi Bank, SaudiBasic Industries


Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:“Prices were firm so far this week on the news that the meeting was earlier,” said Olivier Jakob, oil analyst at Petromatrix. “The retracement today is definitely due to the latest headlines on OPEC.”Brent crude futures for August were down 13 cents, or 0.3%, at $39.43 by 10:48 a.m. EST (1548 GMT). The session high of $40.53 was the highest since March 6. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for July fell 3 cents, to $36.78...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Olivier Jakob, Petromatrix, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#SaudiArabia poised to reverse extra production cuts as Opec+ meets | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia poised to reverse extra production cuts as Opec+ meets | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia is set to unwind the extra production cuts it pledged last month, increasingly confident that the grand bargain agreed by oil producers in April to reduce supply has restored order to a market thrown into disarray by the Covid-19 crisis.As part of the deal two months ago, the Opec+ group that includes Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed its biggest-ever production curbs of 9.7m barrels a day. The deal e...
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Rosenstein defends Mueller's appointment and faces off with Senate GOP

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Rosenstein defends Mueller's appointment and faces off with Senate Republicans

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday at Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Ex-deputy AG Rod Rosenstein defends oversight of Russia probe but acknowledges flaws in FBI surveillance

Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein defended his oversight of the Russia probe, but acknowledged flaws in the FBI's surveillance process.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Inquiry, Defends Mueller Appointment

A year after he stepped down as deputy attorney general and nearly two after his last oversight hearing, Republican senators called Mr. Rosenstein to testify about the investigation.
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READ: Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's opening statement before Senate Judiciary Committee

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will seek to walk a fine line in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee between defending the findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Russia and agreeing that some in the FBI committed wrongdoing, according to a copy of his prepared opening remarks.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Senate Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein


Rosenstein faces off with Senate GOP

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Stories, Senate GOP, Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


The fire Zuck started won't stop at Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: The fire Zuck started is spreading, and Twitter, Apple, and Sand Hill road are all in its path It's been a difficult and emotional week as Americans react to the killing of George Floyd and the longstanding institutional rac...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, China, Russia, Trends, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Silver Lake


Russia's Lukoil reports $669 million net loss on weak prices, rouble

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil on Wednesday reported a first-quarter net loss of 46 billion roubles ($669 million) hurt by lower oil prices, a weaker rouble currency and asset impairment losses.
Tags: Money, Russia, businessNews, Lukoil


Saudi, Russia agree oil cuts extension, raise pressure for compliance

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil output cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, businessNews


Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters

Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters:OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.“Any agreement on extending the cuts is conditional on countries who have not fully complied in May deepening their cuts in upcoming months to offset their overproduction,” on...
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Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, businessNews


Rosenstein will face off with Senate GOP over Russia probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Senate GOP, Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Investigation, Is to Testify Today

A year after he stepped down as deputy attorney general, Republican senators have called Mr. Rosenstein to testify about his handling of the inquiry.
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi index eases ahead of OPEC+ meet; others markets mixed - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index eases ahead of OPEC+ meet; others markets mixed - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Major stock markets moved sideways in lacklustre trade on Wednesday, while shares in Saudi Arabia retreated ahead of an OPEC+ meeting on output cuts.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers including Russia, a group known as OPEC+, may extend production cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd), equivalent to about 10% of global production,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Saudi Electricity, Agricultural Commodities Reuters