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Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said the company does not comment on ongoing discussions with regulators. Exxon Mobil might be trying to get around US sanctions on Russian Federation to drill for oil in the Black Sea. After Crimea's annexation, the global community has imposed the economic sanctions against Russian Federation. Exxon Mobil's drilling rights in the Black Sea were part of a sweeping strategic partnership Exxon Mobil developed with Rosneft in 2011 while Tillerson was in ...
  • US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

    US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

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    Tensions between the USA and North Korea have soared in recent weeks following a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a sixth nuclear test. Navy officials said that Carl Vinson should be arriving in the Korean Peninsula some time next week. "The incident is now under investigation". Washington threatened to solve the "North Korean problem" unilaterally, arguing that Pyongyang poses a threat to USA interests in the region.
  • Thousands Rally For Science Against Trump's Policies

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    Hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park on Earth Day in support of calls for scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. This isn't just a field we go into because we're nerds. March attendees who traveled from Philadelphia to the Washington, D.C. march came to bolster the number of people in the capitol.
  • Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

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    The concern is that once the North Koreans have a nuclear-capable missile that can hit the United States, there will be no way to solve the dispute between North and South Korea without resorting to nuclear warfare. None of the US officials who told Reuters about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers suggested alarm or signaled that they knew the precise reason for such activity.
  • USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers

    USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers

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    Earlier this week, Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" after North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike". Experts have been saying that North Korea may conduct its sixth nuclear test. The Vinson's location and itinerary have been the subject of controversy in recent days: on Saturday, a photo published on Flickr showed her in the Sunda Strait when she was widely believed to be approaching the Korean Peninsula, ...
  • U.S. supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

    U.S. supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

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    The voyage from Singapore to the Sea of Japan was speculated as taking more than a week. Earlier, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported that the carrier and its strike group is to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula after completing training drills with the Australian Navy.
  • US Commander in Afghanistan has standing authority to use MOAB

    US Commander in Afghanistan has standing authority to use MOAB

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    The strike specifically targeted ISIS-Khorasan militants in the region which the military have dubbed "ISIS-K". He said Isis has been using improvised explosive devices, bunkers and tunnels to strengthen its defences. Also, as former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a tweet, quoted by the New York Times, the U.S. was testing its unused ordnance in Afghanistan (much as it had done in Iraq during the first Iraq war).
  • North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held

    North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held

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    North Korea detained a US citizen on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. South Korean officials are expected to meet with representatives from the US and Japan this week to "discuss plans to rein in North Korea's additional high-strength provocations, to maximize pressure on the North, and to ensure China's constructive role in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue", the foreign ministry in Seoul said.
  • Turkey angry at European Union call for investigation into referendum results

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    Two senior German conservative politicians have called for the European Union to end discussions with Turkey about European Union membership after a vote that handed new powers to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In Ankara, Fatma Korur, 46, said she was exercising her constitutional right to object to "illegal" results. Ankara is also pressing for the extradition of US-based Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of engineering the July 15, 2016 failed coup and of being behind a ...
  • Australia changes work visa policy

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    Senator Wong said it would be odd to ask whether people agreed with specific laws because new citizens commit to obeying all Australian laws when they make the citizenship pledge. The citizenship test will have "new and more meaningful questions" about an applicant's understanding of and commitment to Australia's shared values and responsibilities.