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Grizzly Bear Kills Biker Near Glacier National Park

A grizzly bear attacked and killed a mountain biker riding along a trail outside Glacier National Park in Montana on Wednesday.<p>Brad Treat, 38, and …

EU deal yet to bear fruit for Ukrainian exporters | Reuters

GORODOK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union was meant to lure the bread basket of the former Soviet Union away from its longstanding ties with Russia by offering better access to the EU market.<p>A customer selects apples at a supermarket in Kiev, Ukraine, …

Russia

Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

John and Tony Podesta aren’t fooling anyone<p>The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites …

Russia

The military is taking cyber warfare a lot more seriously

Following the rather embarrassing revelation that the Pentagon has no idea who'd be in charge in the event of a cyber attack comes word that the military is stepping up its cyber warfare game. So much so that cyber is joining the ranks of other combatant commands like those dedicated to specific …

Crude oil futures jump on hopes of an output freeze

The Kuwaiti governor for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nawal Al-Fuzaia, said on Tuesday that there were "positive indications an agreement will be reached" during a producer meeting scheduled for April 17 in Qatar.<p>Front month U.S. crude futures jumped a dollar, or …

Oil

Top Iranian general: Iran preparing for all-out war with the US

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has said Iran is preparing for all-out war with the US and its …

Russia's inflation is plunging

The headline CPI dropped to 7.3% year-over-year in March from 8.1% YoY in February, according to the Federal Statistics Service in Moscow.<p>This number was below consensus expectations of 7.5% YoY.<p>Additionally, prices increased 0.5% from the previous month's level, below expectations for 0.6%.<p>Data …

Battered Russian ruble plunges amid oil price drops

The beleaguered Russian ruble has plummeted to its lowest point in a year, hit hard by the persistent low price of oil exports and a Russian economy squeezed by Western economic sanctions.<p>The national currency dropped to 73.2 to the dollar on Wednesday, the last day of trading for the year. It is …

Russia

More job cuts expected for oil workers in 2016

Explosive job growth in the oil and gas sector propped up the U.S. economy for several years in the wake of the recession, as the fracking revolution put American energy workers back to work.<p>But 2015 was the year that job gains in the energy sector came to a screeching halt as rock-bottom oil …

Oil & Gas Industry