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  • Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands

    Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a "strong protest" Wednesday over Russian military exercises on two islands seized by the Soviet Union after World War II and claimed by both countries. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the war games onĀ Etorofu...
  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

    Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses
    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday....
  • Mexico prepares to list oil fields open to foreign bids

    WASHINGTON Key details of Mexico's overhaul of its energy industry will come into focus on Wednesday, when longtime oil monopoly Pemex learns which fields it gets to keep for future exploration. By week's end, the Ministry of Energy will announce areas...
  • Fracking companies begin slow shift to recycling wastewater

    MIDLAND, Texas It's not just oil and natural gas that comes out of the ground here. For every barrel of oil pumped to the surface, more than another barrel of water from deep within the earth comes up alongside it. With a hue that ranges from gray to...
  • Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research shows

    Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists. Though researchers cautioned...
  • King, eh? Should Norway abdicate its royalty?

    OSLO, Norway Norway's Crown Prince Haakon shocked and disappointed his nation this summer when he announced plans to take his youngest prince and princess out of public schools and send them to private ones in the coming school year. In egalitarian...
  • Why ISIS is good for the world

    ISIS has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria conducting mass executions, affixing severed heads to poles, cutting in half Christian babies and gouging out their eyes. An Australian turned ISIS jihadist traveled to Syria and posted his son holding a...
  • Texas company helps energy giants keep track of equipment

    Keeping track of billions of dollars of equipment that's constantly on the move is one of the oil and gas industry's toughest challenges. Time is always money. But it's a fortune when it's downtime in the oilfield or offshore. "Frac tanks, generators...
  • Pump prices keep dipping on rising U.S. output

    Gasoline Gas prices continue to decline despite tensions in Iraq and Ukraine, thanks to rising U.S. output. Greater domestic supplies have led "to the cheapest gas prices for August in years," travel club AAA said. On Monday, the price of regular gas in...
  • Continental Resources announces two-for-one stock split

    (Reuters) - Continental Resources Inc, one of the largest oil producers in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, announced a two-for-one stock split on Monday. The company, whose shares have risen 58 percent in the past year, plans to split its stock...
  • UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

    UM study warns of health impacts from fracking
    A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland. The study, released Monday, raises the stakes...