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  • UNBELIEVABLE: George Soros Employee Owns Defective Switch-Vote Biden Machines

    11/09/2020 9:47:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/9/2020 | Kelly OConnell
    How did a close George Soros associate , a Quantum Fund VP, who lived in his NYC apartment get accepted for crucial voting machinery? Soros Minion: How did a close George Soros associate , a Quantum Fund VP, who lived in his NYC apartment get accepted for crucial voting machinery? Especially after Soros’ unrelenting attack on the US justice system by funding leftist DAs? Brown was concurrently Vice-Chair of Soros Fund Management & Vice-Chair of Open Society Institute. Is Lord Brown George Soros’ favorite lieutenant? Agent Provocateur Brown: So, what kind of person is Lord Brown? He secretly advances Soros’...
  • Nord Stream 2: Poland fines Gazprom billions

    10/07/2020 11:33:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.07.2020 | dj/msh (Reuters, AP, Interfax, AFP)
    Russian energy giant Gazprom pledged to appeal what they described as an “unprecedented” fine after the Polish anti-monopoly watchdog UOKiK ordered them to pay some $7.61 billion (€6,47 billion) over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The Polish regulator said that building the pipeline would increase Gazprom’s dominance on the Polish market. The project, which would allow Germany to double its gas imports from Russia, is “tantamount to breaking the rules of law and of fair competition” and the current situation may trigger “serious consequences for Poland’s and the EU’s economy,” they added. Gazprom is spearheading the Baltic Sea construction effort...
  • Russian share prices collapse, ruble and oil tumble

    03/13/2020 8:17:07 PM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | March 9, 2020 | the Moscow Times
    Leading Russian firms saw their share prices collapse Monday, as the fallout from Moscow rejecting an oil production pact with Saudi Arabia rocks global financial markets. Among the biggest losers were state-backed lenders Sberbank and VTB, which both plunged by more than 20% when European markets opened. Oil major Rosneft, also state-owned, recorded a 20% drop — equivalent to a $15 billion fall in value — while Gazprom shares crashed by almost 25% initially, before recovering slightly to stand 15% down. Markets in Russia are closed Monday for a public holiday, but shares in a number of Russian companies are...
  • Spying Case Against U.S. Envoy Is Falling Apart, and Following a Pattern[Robin Raphel]

    10/11/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Oct 2015 | MATT APUZZO, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    Last fall, federal agents raided the home and office of Robin L. Raphel in search of proof that she, a seasoned member of America’s diplomatic corps, was spying for Pakistan. But officials now say the spying investigation has all but fizzled, leaving the Justice Department to decide whether to prosecute Ms. Raphel for the far less serious charge of keeping classified information in her home. The fallout from the investigation has in the meantime seriously damaged Ms. Raphel’s reputation, built over decades in some of the world’s most volatile countries. If the Justice Department declines to file spying charges, as...
  • Iran’s president: New oil field found with over 50B barrels

    11/10/2019 7:21:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2019 | Amir Vahdat
    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of its nuclear deal with world powers last year. Rouhani made the announcement in a speech in the desert city of Yazd. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry....
  • Elizabeth Warren Promises Day One Executive Order on Fossil Fuel Leases, Pledges to Ban Fracking

    09/06/2019 6:40:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Friday promised to sign an executive order on her first day in office, putting a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and pledged to ban fracking “everywhere.” Warren promised in a tweet Friday to “sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands” and vowed to “ban fracking — everywhere”:
  • Gazprom Promises China a Supply of Natural Gas it Cannot Deliver

    10/18/2018 4:14:30 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    polygraph ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Alexei Miller
    The deliveries promised in the deal depend on supplies from two natural gas deposits located in Siberia – the Chayanda oil and gas condensate field in Yakutia and the Kovykta gas condensate field in the Irkutsk Region. The two together have natural gas reserves of 4.1 trillion cubic meters, but neither has yet been developed. ...“a propaganda spin to justify the $70 billion price tag the state has splurged on” for construction of a pipeline to China. “Usually, the costs for similar state funded projects always overstretch the initial price tag,” ... Industry insiders say Gazprom doesn’t have the technology...
  • Court convicts Ukraine's former prime minister

    10/11/2011 4:54:34 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 4 replies
    CNN International ^ | October 11, 2011 | Staff
    A Ukraine court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison. Authorities deployed hundreds of police officers around the court to keep order, state media reported. Dozens of angry Tymoshenko supporters took to the streets of Kiev in August when she was taken into custody. "Dear friends, I just want to say that I disagree with this verdict and I am saying that the year 1937 is back again," Tymoshenko said in the courtroom on Tuesday, making a reference to Josef...
  • Turkey’s Lira Currency Crumbles as Trump Turns the Screws After Erdogan Double-Cross

    08/13/2018 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 12,2018 | John J. Xenakis
    Trump met Erdogan at a Nato meeting early in June. Their discussions were very friendly, and after they ended, Trump thought they had made a deal: Trump would ask Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release a Turkish citizen, Ebru Ozkan, arrested because of alleged terrorist links to Hamas, and then Turkey would release pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in Turkey on October 2016 on charges of espionage, which the US considers are bogus charges. So on July 14, Trump called Netanyahu and requested that Ozkan be released, and she was released the next day. But Brunson was not...
  • Flashback: Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    07/11/2018 10:55:31 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:57 EDT, 7 January 2009 | Robert Lea
    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
  • He used to rule Germany. Now, he oversees Russian energy companies and lashes out at the U.S.

    07/11/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2017 | Rick Noack
    For seven years, Gerhard Schröder was the leader of the most populous democracy in Western Europe. Schröder could have easily spent the rest of his career as an elder statesman, attending summits and writing books. Instead, Schröder — a friend of Vladimir Putin who has defended Moscow's top man as a “flawless democrat” — opted for a career in the Russian business world. His astonishing career in the Russian energy industry reached new heights when the former chancellor was nominated for a position as an independent director on the board of Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company — and one in...
  • Russia, South Korea Revive Talks To Build Gas Pipeline Via North Korea

    06/17/2018 10:41:10 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | June 2018 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    Russian gas giant Gazprom has resumed talks with South Korea over a decade-old idea to build a gas pipeline from Russia’s Far East to South Korea through North Korea, Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee, said on Friday. “To date, the political situation has been somewhat different, and the South Korean side has asked Gazprom to resume the project, and a series of talks has been held on this issue, and these talks are continuing." “The ideas behind the pipeline look very difficult to implement, especially given the complex political-military context continuing on the Korean peninsula, and the...
  • US about to slap disobedient European firms with sanctions over Russian gas project

    06/11/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    RT ^ | June 2018 | Jonathan Ernst
    The White House is on the verge of introducing penalties against companies engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deliver Russian natural gas to the EU across the Baltic Sea. Apart from Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, the project is being undertaken by German energy firms Wintershall and Uniper, French multinational Engie, British-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell, and Austrian energy company OMV. Initially, Gazprom's European partners were planning to become stakeholders in the Nord Stream 2 AG, which is registered in Switzerland. However, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Poland’s...
  • Russia Just Won Big in the European Gas War

    05/29/2018 9:28:50 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | May 2018 | Tim Daiss
    Amid President Donald Trump’s push for American energy independence and thrust to wean Europe off of geopolitically charged Russian gas -- several European states, particularly Germany, have accused the president of playing energy geopolitics, cloaking American concern for European energy security under the guise and to the benefit of U.S. producers. Now, Trump and U.S. LNG exporters will have an even harder time convincing key EU members to offset overreliance on Russian piped gas. Last week, Gazprom, the world’s largest gas producer, and the European Commission resolved a seven-year anti-trust dispute after the Russian state-controlled energy giant agreed to change...
  • German $10 Billion Gas Bill Shows Perks of Close Russia Ties

    04/27/2018 1:30:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    Quint ^ | April 25, 2018 | Elena Mazneva
    Are Berlin’s close energy ties with Moscow paying off? Data from Russia’s Federal Customs Service shows they might be after Germany paid less for natural gas from the world’s largest exporter than most other buyers. Only the U.K., which produces most of its own gas, had lower import costs among the biggest offtakers, according to the figures obtained by Bloomberg and detailed in the chart below. Chancellor Angela Merkel has worked to strengthen the energy relationship with Russia, bucking U.S. pressure to punish Vladimir Putin’s interference in Syria and elections across the west. Germany has backed projects such as Gazprom...
  • It's time to go after Vladimir Putin's money in the West

    03/30/2018 2:20:16 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | Anders Aslund
    Putin controls the Russia's state institutions, its secret police and its big state companies. Together with a few old friends from St. Petersburg, the president is tapping the big state companies through overpriced no-bid procurement, transfer pricing, asset stripping and stock manipulation. They are also making money by extorting old oligarchs and taking loans from state banks, not to be returned. Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006, a pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007...By now, this group would have...
  • US examines Abramovich ties to Kremlin

    12/10/2006 4:38:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 324+ views
    ft.com ^ | December 10 2006 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Neil Buckley in Moscow
    US authorities are to examine Roman Abramovich’s ties to the Kremlin as part of a national security review of a $2.3bn (£1.18bn) bid for Oregon Steel by a company controlled by the Russian billionaire. Experts in Washington say the US government panel that reviews foreign deals will scrutinise the proposed takeover, announced last month, more closely if Mr Abramovich is found to be acting with the backing of the Russian government. Mr Abramovich is believed to be close to Vladimir Putin, Russian president. The Russian steel company, Evraz, is controlled by Mr Abramovich and Alexander Abramov, group director. Evraz and...
  • Ukraine began to nationalize Russia's Gazprom assets

    03/07/2018 7:45:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    The Ukrainian authorities began to seize assets of the Russian holding company Gazprom for allegedly failing to comply with the Stockholm Arbitration Order and violating the monopoly legislation of Ukraine. It happened following the comments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to the court decision, the department of the state executive service intends to recover from Gazprom almost 172 billion hryvnia in favor of the state budget of Ukraine. "In this case, the identification and arrest of assets belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine began," it was reported. Among being seized the property of the companies Gazpromprom Ukraina and the...
  • New Czech PM Stands Firm Against Migrant Quotas: No Way Will Brussels Dictate Who Lives Here

    03/02/2018 11:31:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/2018
    Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive. “It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in our country,” local media reported him saying. “We consider it absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is nonsense,” Babiš...
  • Putin, in Defeat, Diverts Pipeline

    12/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PST · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Dec 2014 | ANDREW ROTH
    President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that he would scrap Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline, a grandiose project that was once intended to establish the country’s dominance in southeastern Europe but instead fell victim to Russia’s increasingly toxic relationship with the West. It was a rare diplomatic defeat for Mr. Putin, who said Russia would redirect the pipeline to Turkey. He painted the failure to build the pipeline as a loss for Europe and blamed Brussels for its intransigence. The decision also seemed to be a rare victory for the European Union and the Obama administration, which have appeared largely...