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Factbox: Western companies in Russian oil and gas sector

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to seize full control of Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in Russia that could force out Shell and Japanese investors, Moscow's latest broadside in an economic war with the West and its allies.

Japanese asked to save power as country's east sizzles

TOKYO (Reuters) -The highest temperatures for the season since record-keeping began have scorched much of eastern Japan for a week, prompting the government to ask citizens to cut power use as much as possible, while running air conditioners to stay safe.

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