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June 15, 2017
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US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise



Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Two US Navy vessels arrived in the Gulf on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar's fleet, according to Doha state media. The American boats arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha "to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy," according to a Ministry of Defence statement posted on the Qatar News Agency. It is not clear when the joint exercise was arranged, but it will take place during a time of crisis in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia and allies have imposed a political and econom ... read more

OIL AND GAS
Oil prices under strain from supply-side pressures
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Crude oil prices were under strain again in early Wednesday trading after the International Energy Agency reported headwinds for a balanced market. ... more
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North Dakota sees $45 per barrel as a threshold for production
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Though oil production in shale-rich North Dakota has improved, the sector could stall out if crude oil prices stay lower for longer, a state director said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms
Caracas (AFP) June 14, 2017
A Venezuelan retired general said Wednesday he had resigned from a top defense advisory body over the government's contested constitutional reforms, the latest sign of division in the ruling camp. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libya sees oil production gains ahead
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
An agreement with German energy company Wintershall means Libya has a better chance of meeting oil production goals, a national oil company said. ... more
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Market balance delayed, International Energy Agency says
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Pressure from U.S. oil production and some OPEC members mean market balancing is stalled, the International Energy Agency reported Thursday. ... more
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French energy company ENGIE marks first for LNG as a fuel
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said a vessel it has docked at a port in Belgium is the first to provide ship-to-ship supplies for liquefied natural gas as a fuel. ... more
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Newly-formed Aker BP given Ba2 credit rating
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
In assigning a credit rating to newly-formed exploration and production company Aker BP, Moody's said the sector remains weak, but good opportunities exist. ... more
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Shell payment disclosures welcomed, but with caveats
London (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Required transparency disclosures from Royal Dutch Shell are welcomed, but the disclosures are not widespread, advocates said Tuesday. ... more
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No change in oil production plans, Kazakh oil company says
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Kazakhstan, a party to an OPEC-led market balance agreement, has no plans to modify its production plans, a spokesperson for an energy company said. ... more
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Canadian oil hike puts Trudeau climate action in doubt
Montreal (AFP) June 13, 2017
Oil companies said Tuesday they planned to ramp up their output in Canada, throwing a wrench in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions. ... more


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Anti-trust issues cleared for Baker Hughes, GE merger
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
An agreement with the U.S. Justice Department means the close of the merger between General Electric and Baker Hughes is imminent, the companies announced. ... more
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Flooded markets mean low gas prices for U.S. commuters
Dallas (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
The gasoline market in the United States is flooded, meaning most consumers are paying less at the pump than they were last year, AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil markets slow to balance, OPEC economists say
Geneva (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Pulling the market for crude oil back into balance is taking longer than expected even as demand growth accelerates, OPEC said in a monthly report. ... more
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Balance delays, inequality push oil prices lower
New York (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Concerns about disproportionate economic growth and expectations of the slow return to energy market balance bruised crude oil prices early Tuesday. ... more



Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED lighting systems for applications including pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general illumination. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global independent safety science company with more than a ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to block the refiring of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan on safety grounds, according to a district court official. Th ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
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Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
The bullets of jihadists rain down outside the Mosul kindergarten, where dozens of terrified Iraqi civilians are sheltering from fighting in their northern city. Confused, scared and exhausted, the civilians - mostly women, including one in a wheelchair - huddle in the pre-school after Iraqi forces brought them in for protection. The sounds of sniper fire, air strikes, and shelling ech ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 14, 2017
Ramadan comes with bitter taste for families of Iraq's Mosul
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 12, 2017
Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday. The pair were found guilty of corruption in 2014 after a blockbuster trial over a cash-for-favours scandal. In a written judgement, the Court of Final Appeal ruled that they had been "properly convicted o ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
Backpacks, books and life jackets: Time for school in China
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Qatar has withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the Djibouti-Eritrea border, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after years of mediating in a territorial dispute between the two African states. "The state of Qatar informed the government of Djibouti that it has withdrawn all its troops deployed on the border line in Djiboutian territory," a ministry statement said. The ministry sai ... more
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
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KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. The testing will also determine how resistant the KC-46A is to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors using Department of Defense ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it currently has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. A day after France and Germany both said Britain could reverse Brexit if it wanted, Verhofstadt said Britain's budget rebates and opt outs from EU rules would disappear if it did so. "Yesterday Emmanuel Macron, the new ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids
Brussels (AFP) June 12, 2017
Macedonia's new prime minister suggested Monday that his country could join NATO and the EU under a provisional name in order to end a long-running dispute with Greece that has blocked its membership bids. Athens says the country should not call itself Macedonia because Greece's northern province bears the same name, and it has vetoed Skopje's attempts to become a member of the NATO military ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
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'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried by mud and rubble sent cascading down hillsid ... more
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks


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