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Russia's Gazprom Neft, Iran's NIOC agree Iranian oil field studies

Russia's Gazprom Neft, Iran's NIOC agree Iranian oil field studies

This comes at a time that Tehran has already become determined to take its cooperation with Moscow in the area of energy to a new level following the removal of sanctions against Iran earlier this year, ISNA news agency reported. He also said that the amount of financial payments between Iran and Russian Federation has tripled in 2016. "No other country may have influence on Russia's and Iran's intention to develop ties", Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said at the talks with ...


Midwest snow storm grounds hundreds of Chicago flights

Midwest snow storm grounds hundreds of Chicago flights

Heavy snow from Saturday blanketed many states in Midwest of the United States, leading to traffic accidents and the cancellation of over a 1,000 flights. Back to the Midwest, all big airlines flying to the region had waived change fees for customers scheduled to fly through numerous region's big airports Sunday.


Turkey sending 300 troops to reinforce Syria operation

Turkey sending 300 troops to reinforce Syria operation

Turkish forces on the ground have hit 109 ISIL-related targets in northern Syria, with the Turkish Air Force hitting 29 targets in the al-Bab, Tadif and Zarzur regions on December 11 and early December 12. The operation was dubbed the Shield of the Euphrates. The Observatory said explosions triggered by Islamic State had caused casualties in a village close to al-Bab.



Renzi starts final days as Italy premier with party huddle

Analysts did, however, expect Mattarella to ask Renzi to stay on long enough to pass the new budget, with a target date of December 23. On Wednesday, Renzi said the PD would only participate in a government meant to last until 2018 if it was backed by all the main forces in parliament, a prospect a lot of them have already ruled out.


Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

Also Saturday, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarellah announced in a written statement that Iraq's special forces had retaken two more neighborhoods in eastern Mosul bringing them within a few kilometers of the Tigris river which roughly divides the city's east from west.



Head of NYC's child welfare agency resigns

Nearly certainly, her departure signals failure to adequately wrestle with forces that sometimes prevent her agency from rushing to the rescue of children in crisis, and deals a blow to de Blasio's approach to rejiggering child protective services.