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US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

Senior US intelligence officials reacted with dismay after learning moments before taking the stage at a speaking event in New York that director of the FBI James Comey had been fired.

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Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the creation of an international facility that would raise billions of dollars for children’s education in poor and conflict-stricken countries.

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Energy: The tie that binds Beijing and Moscow

Energy: The tie that binds Beijing and Moscow

Russia and China last month agreed to a landmark natural gas deal nearly a decade in the making that will put the two in partnership for the next 30 years. Russia’s energy giant, Gazprom, and the China National Petroleum Corp. signed the much-anticipated $400 billion natural gas deal on May ...

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Israel has something its neighbors might want

Israel has something its neighbors might want

Two large natural gas deposits off Israel’s coast hold the potential to bring warmer relations between the Jewish state and its Muslim neighbors, even Palestinians despite faltering political talks. Thanks to these natural gas fields—the Leviathan and the Tamar—Israel is expected to become a significant natural gas exporter over the ...

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Oil is treasure as African piracy shifts west

Oil is treasure as African piracy shifts west

The Kerala cargo vessel loaded with 60,000 tons of diesel on January 18 was an easy target for pirates lurking in the waters off West Africa. After maritime security firms warned of a tugboat stalking the Kerala off the coast of Angola, the tanker’s communication systems were turned off and ...

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Smog is enemy #1 in China’s ‘war on pollution’

Smog is enemy #1 in China’s ‘war on pollution’

After an overwhelming majority of China’s urban centers failed to meet environmental standards in 2013, Premier Li Keqiang declared a “war on pollution,” promising to improve the country’s blanketing smog endemic. In his report to parliament on Mar. 5, Premier Li Keqiang said he would fight to eliminate the air pollution ...

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In Fukushima’s shadow, Japan sees a nuclear revival

In Fukushima’s shadow, Japan sees a nuclear revival

Following the release of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new energy plan, nuclear reactors are set to restart across the island nation three years after the Fukushima disaster, leaving many fearing another radioactive plume. Citing economic and environmental concerns, Abe unveiled his government’s 20-year Basic Energy Plan on February 25, ...

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Kurds eye independence in oil

Kurds eye independence in oil

To the south, Iraqi Kurdistan sees an unstable Baghdad struggling to maintain control against a violent insurgency, all the while seeking to exert control over the Kurdish region’s vast oil wealth. It is to the west, though, where Kurds see a brighter future, eyeing the opportunity for independence through a ...

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Gasoline prices and energy security at stake in U.S. oil export debate

Gasoline prices and energy security at stake in U.S. oil export debate

One of the year’s most urgent policy questions—whether or not the U.S. should export oil–is finally garnering attention in Washington as both sides of the U.S. oil export debate make their case. The United States began safeguarding domestically produced oil after the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which caused supply disruptions and ...

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To close its energy gap, Africa should think clean

To close its energy gap, Africa should think clean

For a continent determined to close its energy gap, Africa is poised to turn away from fossil fuel production and potentially bring clean energy to nearly 600 million people lacking electricity. Vaccines unable to be stored without refrigeration, students closing their books after dark, and smoke-filled homes thanks to wood or ...

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Untapped potential waits in Mexican oil fields

Untapped potential waits in Mexican oil fields

When Mexico passed legislation last month lifting a 75-year ban on foreign energy investors, oil companies from around the world awoke to the untapped potential of a new market now up for grabs. President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off his six-year term just over a year ago, promising economic improvement ...

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Panama Canal expansion dispute could alter U.S. export plans

Panama Canal expansion dispute could alter U.S. export plans

Seven years after Panama voted to widen its world-renowned canal, a debate over who should have to pay an additional $1.5 billion in construction costs threatens to halt its completion. The U.S., anxious to begin sending liquefied natural gas tankers through the canal, is keeping a close watch on the ...

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Jordan Stutts
Jordan Stutts

Jordan Stutts is a finance reporter for business journal PEI Media covering global infrastructure transactions, private investments in energy and transportation funding. He previously worked as an associate producer for FPA’s Great Decisions television series and covered local news in Charlotte, NC. You can follow him on Twitter @jwstuttered or check out his portfolio at www.jordanstutts.com

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