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China's slowing economy is delaying a major oil deal with Russia

The lower demand stems from an economic slowdown in China, reducing the country's need for gas, as well as the increased availability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from countries such as Australia. This is according to Valery Nesterov, an analyst with the Moscow investment bank Sberbank, who spoke …

Fixing Greece's Economy Might Prove To Be A Herculean Task

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Syriza’s election victory in late January looked like a new turning point for Greece. The left-wing political party won support from many …

Europe

Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell

NASA's Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After spending more than four years and 4,100 orbits circling the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury's crater-pocked surface April 30.<p>NASA officials and mission scientists have given tribute to the …

Arctic fox yawning

Arctic fox in white winter coat rests in a snowdrift along a lake in Alaska's Arctic North Slope.<p>Model Release: No<br>Restrictions: None<br>© Patrick J …

British 'severed heads' jihadi jailed for 12 years | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton who helped an Islamist group in Syria record videos of severed heads and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday.<p>Imran Khawaja, 27, of Southall, west London, traveled to a training camp in …

Easing of China’s one-child policy has not produced a baby-boom

When China declared it was relaxing its one-child policy in late 2013, marketing director Kang Lu talked to her husband about whether they wanted a second baby. “But given our current circumstances, we quickly abandoned the idea,” she said. “It wasn’t a tough decision.”<p>They weren’t alone. So far, a …

China

Geologists solve tectonic plate mystery with half a tonne of explosives

Geologists may have finally explained how tectonic plates shift by blowing up hundreds of kilograms of dynamite in New Zealand.<p>Half a tonne of explosive slurry was pumped into a dozen, steel-cased holes spread nearly 100km across New Zealand’s north island.<p>The seismic waves produced by the …

Earth Science

Ceausescu’s children | Wendell Steavenson

Photograph: Michel Euler/AP<p>The palace built by Nicolae Ceaușescu is now the largest civil administration building in the world.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/9/1418144714561/c8d53e58-f5e7-48b6-bc87-6e027a0a000b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Michel Euler/AP<p>The …