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Putin Admits Sanctions Sapping Russia

Vladimir Putin admits it. Western sanctions have taken a toll on Russia. Only not in the way most people are thinking.<p>“Sanctions are hurting us. We hear that they are not a problem really, but they are, particularly with technology<br>transfers in oil and gas,” he said during last week’s VTB Capital’s …

Russia

China's Thirst For Oil Sends Beijing Scrambling For Answers

There are spots at the top that you don’t necessarily want to hold, and one of those is being the world’s top crude oil importer.<p>Importing crude oil can be a risky affair. Just ask the U.S. who struggled for decades, unable to wean itself from expensive oil imports from Middle Eastern …

Oil

Spurs make it official, sign forward Pau Gasol

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years. They brought back guard Manu Ginobili, too.<p>The 7-foot Gasol has won two NBA titles and is a six-time All-Star. Gasol is one of six players …

NBA

500-year-old shipwreck tied to Vasco da Gama discovered off the coast of Oman

The 500-year-old wreckage of a Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of famed explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman, …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2015: Winning Images Unveiled

This year's National Geographic Photo Contest has revealed a selection of breathtaking images, including the winning photo titled 'Dirt'.<p>The picture …