ria.ru. “Dmitry Kiselev: “Western behavior borders on schizophrenia” - Director General of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Dmitry Kiselev, host of the popular television program Vesti Nedeli (News of the Week), is the only journalist in the world to be targeted by political sanctions. The European Union included the prominent TV journalist on a list of Russians barred from travelling, owning property or banking in the EU. The World Press Freedom Committee, one of the leading organizations on the rights of journalists, has come to his defense.
“Ukraine’s Economy Would Have Collapsed Without Russian Aid – IMF Chief “ - Ukraine's ailing economy would have collapsed without Russia's financial help, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.
euronews.com. “Schumacher: “showing signs of consciousness and awakening”- There has been renewed speculation on the health of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher with a statement on Friday from his agent.
reuters.com. “Actor Mickey Rooney, brash star of 1930s and '40s, dies at 93” -Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93.
reuters.com. “Credit Suisse faces threat of new U.S. tax probe” - Credit Suisse faces the threat of a new investigation into its role in helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes after New York state's top financial regulator requested documents from the Swiss bank.
neurope.eu. “No End in Sight for Kashagan Oilfield Woes” - It’s one of the world’s largest but also most challenging oil fields, still plagued by technical difficulties, mistakes and delays. It is unclear when production at the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan will restart as the companies involved in the consortium running the project are still awaiting a report on a gas leak that closed the field last October.
progressohio.org. “In Kazakhstan, Development Of World’s Largest Oil Field In 35 Years Still Going All Wrong” - On Monday, Exxon released a climate report detailing how global climate policies are unlikely to impact their fossil fuel production for the next several decades, even as they acknowledged the threat of climate change as meticulously documented in the new IPCC report released the same day. However, a thorough analysis this week by the Wall Street Journal of the decades-long problems of developing the largest oil field discovered in the last 35 years is a reminder that climate policies are far from the only impediment to fossil fuel production that large oil and gas companies face in the early decades of this century.