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Paris Climate Agreement to Take Effect Nov. 4

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The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said late Wednesday that the European Union …

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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Plan to Lay New Oil Pipeline

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Plan to Lay New Oil Pipeline

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are planning to lay new Eskene-Kuryk-Baku oil pipeline with a length of 739 kilometers, according to an article by Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev, published in the country’s official press Oct. 6. The minister said that Kazakhstan has huge proven reserves of hydrocarbons, which account for 5.5 …

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The Best New Fragrances for Autumn

The Best New Fragrances for Autumn

One of the best things about the changing of seasons are the smells that come with it; think smoky fires, evergreen trees and spiced lattes. But finding the right perfume to transition into autumn can be tricky at times – especially if new reports suggesting that nearly one in five Brits are …

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The Biggest Winners and Losers From OPEC’s Oil Deal

The Biggest Winners and Losers From OPEC's Oil Deal

Good news for oil producers is bad news at the pump. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ agreement to cut production ends two years of Saudi Arabia’s pump-at-will policies, which had sunk oil prices to the joy of drivers in the Western world and the consternation of central bankers seeking to stave …

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TAP’s Construction Starts in Albania

TAP’s Construction Starts in Albania

The construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has started in Albania, TAP reported on Sept.30. The occasion was marked by an inauguration ceremony near the town of Fier, attended by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, Minister of Energy and Industry, Damian Gjiknuri, and TAP Managing Director, Ian …

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Zhecho Stankov: Bulgaria Interested in Azerbaijani Gas

Zhecho Stankov: Bulgaria Interested in Azerbaijani Gas

Bulgaria is interested in early supplies of Azerbaijani gas, said Bulgarian Deputy Energy Minister Zhecho Stankov. Stankov made the remarks during the meeting with Azerbaijan’s Deputy Energy Ministers Gulmammad Javadov and Natig Abbasov. The Bulgarian official said that Azerbaijan is a reliable strategic partner of Bulgaria. During the meeting, the sides discussed …

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Istanbul Demolishing 3 Skyscrapers to Preserve City Skyline

Istanbul Demolishing 3 Skyscrapers to Preserve City Skyline

After a huge and lengthy legal battle fought on various fronts by developers, municipalities and the Council of State, the Turkish government has ordered the partial destruction or total demolition of multiple large buildings said to threaten the historic architectural heritage of Istanbul (above image via Gokorg). When speaking of skylines, …

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