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Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on travel ban

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday (Jan 30) fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders. In a sharply worded statement, the White House called Sally Yates “weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration” and also criticized Democrats for not yet ...

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New LNG Infrastructure Readied for India and Asia

LNG integrator AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company) and Hindustan LNG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to supply tolled gas to power stations in the East Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh, India. Under the agreement, AG&P will deliver regasified LNG through a new LNG import terminal that it will design and build at the port in Andhra Pradesh. The ...

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Milestone for Sovcomflot Arctic Tankers

Sovcomflot’s three unique Arctic shuttle tankers, the Shturman Albanov series, have reached the milestone of having transported one million tons of crude oil produced at the Novy Port oil and gas condensate field, from the Gulf of Ob (Kara Sea) to the port of Murmansk.The milestone cargo of oil was loaded on Shturman Albanov on January 29 at the Arctic ...

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Pentagon Releases Name of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid

    The Defense Department has released the name of the U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in a raid in Yemen on Saturday. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, was the first American casualty in the fight against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Three other servicemembers were wounded in an ensuing firefight, and three more were ...

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National Geographic Cruise Ship Gets a Lift Home

  The 100-passenger expedition cruise ship National Geographic Orion is getting a ride aboard a heavy-lift ship from Tierra del Fuego to Europe, where she will be repaired. The Orion suffered engine damage on the a return voyage from Antarctica on December 26. She managed to return to port at a slow bell, arriving on December 29. Lindblad Expeditions, which ...

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Medical Emergency on Antarctic Cruise

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning.The ship is located in the Ross Sea, off the Antarctic ice shelf, 3,600 kilometers (2,200 miles) south of New Zealand. The ship’s medical staff ...

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Teething troubles as Limassol port changes hands

Hauliers experienced big delays at Limassol port on Monday, the first day of its operation in private hands, as they complained of slow service and complex procedures. Transport Minister Marios Demetriades put it all down to teething problems. Hauliers started arriving at the port early in the morning but by lunchtime, many had not been yet serviced. They said only ...

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DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 8.41 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment towards June 2016 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The payment completes settlement of the total invoiced amount for June 2016 of USD 38.41 million, for which a partial payment of USD 30.00 ...

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Construction mode of Gwadar LNG terminal changed from BOOT to APC

The government is likely to rent Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Gwadar, after change in its mode of its construction, it was learnt here on Sunday. “The Ministry of Planning has asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to provide separate calculation for the per MMBTU cost of RLNG ...

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Indonesia eyes LNG exports to Bangladesh

Indonesia has expressed its interest to export LNG to Bangladesh and set up a floating storage and re-gasification (FSRU) terminal in the country. Indonesian ambassador in Dhaka Iwan Wiranata Atmadja expressed the interest of his country when he called on State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid at his Secretariat office on Sunday, reports UNB. Iwan Wiranata Atmadja said ...

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