February 2015

As his successor’s confirmation nears, Attorney General Eric Holder has been on a farewell tour?giving exit interviews, penning editorials, and preparing for his last day at the Department of Justice, which is unveiling a commemorative portrait of him on Friday. In one interview, Politico?s Mike Allen pressed him about the ongoing Ferguson investigation. Holder dodged, […]

Several Bulgarian state institutions, including transport and competition regulators, but also the country?s National Revenue Agency (NRA), were preparing checks into the operations of taxi and car-sharing services firm Uber in the country?s capital city Sofia, according to reports in Bulgarian media. Mass circulation daily Trud quoted Tsvetlin Tsvetanov, head of the car administration agency […]

February 27th, 2015 4:55pm Posted In: Recent News, News By Country, More Countries, Lithuania, United States, Baltic Focus After the recent visit of Lithuania?s Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis to the United States, LITGAS signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Delfin LNG for gas supplies from the first offshore floating liquefaction project in the US […]

USA (MNN) ? The last few weeks have been kind of frustrating both professionally and personally. Professionally as I have covered terror in the world. Personally as I have be the target of attacks simply for being a Christian. Mission Network News continues to focus on what?s going on in the world as it relates […]

UPDATE (26-Feb 2015): Another one! Reel-y? 280-pound catfish reportedly caught in Italy?s Po River ? CNN.com. One thing that makes the latest Po River catch unique is that it was done with a spinning reel, said Valla, who called it a record for such fishing tackle. It took Ferrari 40 minutes to bring in the […]

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear the Obamacare challenge King vs. Burwell next week, Democrats and Republicans are both trying to influence the Court?s decision. For the left, that means focusing on the millions of people who could lose health insurance if the Court rules that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t provide subsidies in the […]

Map of detention camps and sites. Photo: TJAR. The Association for Transitional Justice, Responsibility and Remembrance and the Centre for Democracy and Transitional Justice on Thursday presented the web database which has so far documented 150 places where around 30,000 people were detained and around 5,000 killed. Dzenana Karup-Drusko, president of the Association for Transitional […]

February 26th, 2015 5:50pm Posted In: Recent News, LNG, News By Country, More Countries, Portugal The European Union will support Portugal in its plans to promote LNG in road transportation, selecting the project for EU funding under the the TEN-T Annual Call 2013. ?The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with over ?150,000 the national policy […]

February 25th, 2015 11:55pm Posted In: Press Notes Russia has returned to threats of curtailment of natural gas shipments to Ukraine, and European gas prices rose on the prospect this week. The Russian natural gas company Gazprom cited increased risks associated with shipping its product to Europe, and Tuesday suggested it would stop shipments to […]

Over the weekend, The New York Times and The Guardian reported that the fossil fuel industry paid astrophysicist Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon $1.25 million in grants in exchange for 11 scientific papers that cast doubt on the role humans play in climate change. Soon never disclosed the grants from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, ExxonMobil, Southern Company, and […]

In an era of things coming undone?families from their traditional bonds, populations from their places of origin, genders from their longtime roles?the impulse to retreat into the lifestyles of steadier times is detectable in discourse and media, from our fascination with costume dramas to our encounters with ever more reactionary conservatisms. It?s within this tendency […]

Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, spoke to the press after the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Friday After two collapsed Eurogroup meetings, acrimonious public exchanges and intense discussion, the eurozone finance ministers finally found an agreement for a four-month extension of the current financial rescue programme for Greece. The deal concluded on Friday night (February […]

February 24th, 2015 8:34pm Posted In: Recent News, News By Country, Serbia, Balkans/SEE Focus The European Energy Community and the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy have agreed on an action plan for restructuring Srbijagas, lifting an obstacle to Serbia’s progress toward the EU in the energy sphere. Previously the European Energy Community announced that […]

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