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All roads lead to China: Russian gas from Arctic & Siberia to flow east at full capacity

Gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline or the ‘Eastern Route,’ will reach the contracted level in six years, according to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). “Supplies via the ‘Eastern Route’ are expected to start by the end of next year, initial volumes are 5 billion cubic meters, which will reach 38 billion cubic meters ...

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Trump says discussed Middle East with Putin, made progress on conflicts

US President Donald Trump has said that he discussed the Middle East conflicts with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and said he hoped that at some point Iran would call him and say “let’s make a deal”. Read more Speaking from the White House a day after meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump said that US-Russia relations have never ...

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‘If Iran can't export oil no-one in Middle East will,’ Tehran warns

Iran has once again threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for oil coming from the Middle East. The latest warning was issued by the supreme leader’s senior adviser for international affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati. Read more “The most transparent, complete and prompt response was given by Mr [Hassan] Rouhani, the Iranian president, in his last trip ...

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Middle East officials flocking to Moscow – is there a big deal to be made before Putin meets Trump?

Moscow is awash this week with Middle East movers and shakers, apparently eager to have a word with Vladimir Putin ahead of his meeting with Trump. Is there a big ME deal in the making? RT talks to analysts. Before having a face-off with his US counterpart in Helsinki next week, President Putin is to have several high-profile meetings in ...

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Contesting America? China pumps millions in restoration money into Middle East

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised a massive financial package of loans and aid to Middle Eastern nations, aimed at boosting the region’s economy and stability, while US influence in the region is seemingly fading. Xi, speaking at a meeting with Arab League nation representatives in Beijing, heralded an “oil and gas plus” plan to pour Chinese money into the ...

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China pledges $20 billion in loans to Middle East and aid for Palestine

Beijing has prepared a package of $ 20 billion in loans, and about $ 106 million in financial aid, for Middle East nations. China is a huge buyer of oil from the region, which also plays a large part in the new Silk Road project. The decision was announced in Beijing during a meeting between President Xi Jinping and representatives ...

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Get ready for $250 oil if Iran blocks key shipment route in Middle East, analysts tell RT

Tehran is threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial artery for oil shipments from the Middle East, if Iranian exports are hampered. This will result in a huge loss of global crude supply and soaring prices. Read more Most of the crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Iraq passes through the Strait ...

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US oil touches $75 amid fears Iran will block Middle East shipments

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, has surged to $ 75 per barrel for the first time since the oil crisis of 2014. Read more The movement came after Iran reportedly threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions against Iran. On Wednesday, the WTI slipped to $ 74.59 per barrel, ...

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Cows for child brides: ‘War & climate change’ raise rates of child marriage in East Africa

A dramatic rise in child marriages in East Africa is due to conflict and climate change, charities working in the region say, with child brides being traded for cows and goats in order for families to survive. The majority of parents in poverty-stricken South Sudan are looking to reduce the number of mouths they have to feed, by marrying their ...

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Russia extends free land giveaway program beyond Far East

Russia’s northwestern Vologda region will give out unused land to Russian citizens. The program, which started in the country’s Far East, has proven to be popular. Read more The bill on free land in Vologda will be introduced in the regional parliament in September and is likely to be introduced starting January. According to the program launched in Russia’s Far ...

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