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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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Iowa State Fair & Vegas Pig Farm: VICE News Tonight on HBO Full Episode

August 16, 2019           |                                       

This is August 9, 2019, full episode of VICE News Tonight on HBO. 2:06 – Every four years the Iowa State Fair is invaded by whoever is running for president. VICE News’ Liz Landers travels to Des Moines to meet a state politician and learn the history of the Iowa State Fair. 7:10 – Protestors […]

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US Delivering Excavation Equipment to Syria’s Kurdish YPG

April 22, 2019           |                                       

In a move that is likely to rile up NATO member Turkey, the US has made a huge delivery of equipment to the Syrian Kurdish YPG, a group Turkey considers terrorists, and have long threatened to invade. 200 trucks crossed into Syria’s Deir Ezzor from neighboring Iraq. This is not a military shipment. Rather, it […]

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Prioritizing of profit at root of fire that killed seven Syrian refugee children in Nova Scotia By Frédéric Charlebois 5 April 2019 On February 19, the Bahro family, which fled the Syrian war in 2017 and ultimately settled in the suburb of Spryfield on the outskirts of Halifax, was decimated by a devastating fire. The […]

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Turkmen, Afghan Presidents Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

February 21, 2019           |                                       

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership between their countries. Turkmenistan’s State Information Agency said the two leaders signed the document in Ashgabat on February 21 after discussing bilateral trade, energy, and cultural ties. Berdymukhammedov reportedly said Turkmenistan was ready to try to help bring […]

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Turkmenistan Hopes New Highway Will Help Diversify Economy

January 25, 2019           |                                       

Turkmenistan has begun construction on a multi-billion-dollar, cross-country highway project that the gas-rich largely isolated Central Asian nation hopes will help generate more regional trade. The four-lane highway is projected to link Turkmenistan’s capital of Ashgabat, the largest city in Central Asia, to Turkmenabat near the border with Uzbekistan. The government newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported […]

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By Dharna Noor Governor Larry Hogan voted to reject a permit for the Potomac Pipeline on Wednesday, stunning environmental activists. The move could halt the construction of the pipeline, which would ship fracked gas through Western Maryland under the Potomac River. Hogan joined the other members of the Board of Public Works, Treasurer Nancy Kopp […]

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Israeli Settlement Activity Appears to Surge in Trump Era

January 2, 2019           |                                       

JERUSALEM — With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures, gathered from official government sources […]

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“Don’t cry here,” an 86-year-old Okinawan grandmother I had never met before told me. She stood next to me and took my hand. I had been visiting my family in Okinawa with my four children early in August and had traveled to Henoko, in the northeastern region of our main island, to join the protest […]

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Judge Denies TransCanada Request for Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

December 8, 2018           |                                       

GREAT FALLS, MT – Today, a federal judge reaffirmed that TransCanada cannot conduct any pre-construction field activities on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This ruling means that construction on the controversial tar sands pipeline will continue to be delayed. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled that the Trump […]

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In practically all campaigns of every ideological stripe, politicians pledge to create jobs. Beyond the rhetoric, though, a deep divide is taking shape in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District — one that pits two very different visions and track records on the type of workforce that will fuel America’s future against each other. The incumbent in the Lancaster-area race, freshman Republican […]

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