Anomalies in Russia

Anomalies  Russia

By Jacob L. Shapiro
Are Russia’s banks failing or recovering?

On Nov. 22, an economist wrote in a Russian-language newspaper: “To judge by the flood of complaints, guarantees on bank deposits are ceasing to operate. People are often paid a fraction of their deposits and are being told that before closing the bank destroyed its documents, and your copies of the contracts are not binding for us!” (Translation by the BBC.) 

Israel, Turkey hold first meeting on construction of gas pipeline: report

Israel Turkey gas pipeline

 Meeting builds on October meeting between Israel's energy minister and Turkish counterpart
A delegation from Israel's Foreign Ministry and Department of Energy last week held a secret meeting with Turkish representatives to discuss the construction of a gas pipeline between the two countries, Israel's Army Radio reports.


Pipeline War

By Gaius Publius

Summary first: We have been at war in Syria over pipelines since 1949. This is just the next mad phase.

David Cameron hails nuclear power plant deal as big day for Britain


 Patrick Wintour, political editor •

  Planned reactors at Hinkley will be first to begin construction since Fukushima disaster and will come online in 2023. David Cameron has hailed the UK government agreement with French-owned EDF to build the first new British nuclear power station in 20 years, saying it was a very big day for Britain and would kickstart a new generation of nuclear power in the UK.

Bangladesh starts building first nuclear plant

Staff Writers Dhaka 

Energy-starved Bangladesh on Wednesday inaugurated the opening phase of work for its first ever nuclear power plant using Russian technology. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in the country's northwest, which will have two 1,000 megawatt reactors costing up to $4 billion.


Turkey plans to operate 3rd nuclear power plant

 Turkey plans to operate 3rd nuclear power plant

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News

Turkey aims to build a third nuclear plant using mostly national resources. Energy Minister Taner Yıldız says the plans depend on the performance of the country's first two nuclear plants

Turkey has announced plans to operate its third nuclear plant, most of the parts of which are planned to be built by national sources, but it acknowledges that it must be patient and cautious in kicking off the plans.

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