Poland plans to end dependence on Russian energy with own Baltic pipeline – report
Feb16

Poland plans to end dependence on Russian energy with own Baltic pipeline – report

In an attempt to cut its reliance on Russian natural gas, Poland has decided to build a pipeline through the Baltic Sea as an alternative to Nord Stream, reports German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The project, called Baltic Pipe, was proposed by Polish right-wing populist party ‘Law and Justice,’ and will reportedly move the gas from Denmark. The idea is not new. It was first proposed as early as 2001, when energy giants...

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Resurgent litecoin leads cryptocurrency market comeback
Feb16

Resurgent litecoin leads cryptocurrency market comeback

One of bitcoin’s main rivals, litecoin, has surged by nearly 40 percent in value this month, giving the crypto market hope for recovery after January’s collapse. The world’s fifth most valuable digital currency by market capitalization is currently up 54 percent against last week. Litecoin has appreciated by 112.27 percent from the February 6 low of $106.94 and is leading the recovery in the top 10 cryptocurrencies. The...

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ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?
Feb16

ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

The battle against Islamic State in Syria may be nearing its end, but the conflict in this war-torn country seems far from over. Competing factions and old rivalries have created a complicated, uncertain future for Syria. With so many different warring parties wrestling for control of Syria’s fate, it seems prudent to review the conflict’s major actors – and where their allegiances lie. Syrian government Since 2011, the Syrian Arab...

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Reports of scores of Russians killed in Syria are disinformation by anti-govt forces – Moscow
Feb16

Reports of scores of Russians killed in Syria are disinformation by anti-govt forces – Moscow

Media reports about alleged “dozens” or “hundreds” killed Russian military servicemen in Syria are “classic disinformation” that was launched by anti-government militants, the Russian Foreign Ministry has stated. Earlier this week, media reports claimed that a recent US airstrike in Syria left Russian servicemen dead, putting the figures anywhere from dozens to several hundred. Those reports stemmed from anti-government fighters in...

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Nouriel ‘Dr Doom’ Roubini says ‘crypto-crazies’ are cyberterrorists
Feb15

Nouriel ‘Dr Doom’ Roubini says ‘crypto-crazies’ are cyberterrorists

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini says he received death threats and his consulting firm was hacked in response to his negative views on cryptocurrencies. “Cryptocrazies are also criminal Cyber-Terrorists,” he wrote on Twitter. The economist claims his consulting firm, Roubini Global Economics, became the target of denial-of-service attack in 2015 because of his criticism of bitcoin....

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