Russian tanker crosses Arctic in early season voyage as ice grows thinner

Jun 8, 2020
The route, which saves more than 10 days of travel, is a test case for a Russian energy company that wants to ship gas to China through the summer.
The ice-breaking Christophe de Margerie, carrying natural gas to China, was able to start its Arctic voyage earlier in the year because of thinning ice.
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China set to complete its BeiDou satellite network, rival to GPS

Jun 2, 2020
The Asian giant will soon launch the last location-tracking satellite for a system that has economic, communications and military applications.
A satellite orbits Earth. China's network will have broad applications in the future.
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Can even a deal to cut oil production increase prices amid COVID-19?

Demand for oil is falling so quickly that even a reduction in supply will take some time to affect markets.
Many shale oil companies can operate profitably with prices so low.
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Russia plays oil diplomacy card in Middle East

May 10, 2019
Russia has leveraged its oil and gas market power to enhance its influence in the Middle East, just as the U.S. is pulling back from the region.
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Troika Laundromat used shell companies to hide billions, report says

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Mar 15, 2019
The editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project describes how the complex system worked.
Money launderers funneled money through companies set up by offshore banks like Ukio in Lithuania.
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President Trump's "bold new diplomacy" and global relationships

Feb 6, 2019
A two-day summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un was announced at this year's State of the Union address.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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OPEC fights falling prices with production cuts

Dec 7, 2018
Analysts say OPEC's decision is less about raising prices, and more about stopping them from falling further.