| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:10 AM
After investing an estimated $5 billion in recent years into oil exploration in the offshore Alaskan Arctic, Shell announced Thursday that it will abandon any renewed drilling effort this year.
The company cited a federal appeals court decision last...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:06 PM
By Julie Gordon
VANCOUVER, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Environmental groups are
stepping up efforts to convince Canadian authorities to reject a
major new pipeline to the east coast, with one think tank saying
on Thursday that filling the new line would generate...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
MOSCOW – Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved an amnesty law that could allow two jailed members of the punk music group Pussy Riot to go free and pardon 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year.
Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Pardon me, but no one told me that Thursday was Pardoning Day.
Turns out that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do have at least one thing in common (besides all those nuclear warheads, I mean): They both have something of a soft spot...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe.
By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:23 PM
For a man who’s sold some 20 million records, collaborated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bono, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, Daft Punk and Britney Spears and revolutionized electronic dance music, Moby admits he “doesn’t have a lot to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:19 PM
SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:16 AM
MOSCOW -- Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday.
Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been released...
| Dec 22, 2013
The course of freedom and democracy in the world is an evolutionary process, though sometimes it proceeds in the wrong direction. Wines have good years and bad years. If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.
Mohammed Morsi began the year as...