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Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia

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WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations.

Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia

WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations.

World, Russia 19 Sep 2014

Russia says Exxon still drilling in its Arctic

MOSCOW - ExxonMobil is still drilling in the Russian Arctic, a Russian minister said on Friday, in move that if confirmed will anger Washington after the U.S. administration slapped sanctions on Moscow to suspend such operations by Western oil majors.

World, Russia 19 Sep 2014

Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt 'regrettable'

TOKYO - Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable.

Environment, Japan 18 Sep 2014

Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

World, Russia 14 Sep 2014

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. | Video

Politics, World, Russia 12 Sep 2014

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. | Video

World, Politics, Russia 12 Sep 2014

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

OSLO, Sept 11 - Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

Science, Environment 11 Sep 2014

U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia

WASHINGTON - The United States and European Union plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc, U.S. government sources said.

World, Russia 10 Sep 2014

U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia

WASHINGTON - The United States and European Union plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc, U.S. government sources said.

World, Russia 10 Sep 2014
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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.