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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Prime Minister of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Nechirvan Barzani during their meeting at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia Becomes Primary Source of Funding for Kurdistan

The Russian government is now the primary funder of oil and gas deals in the autonomous region of Kurdistan and has yet to outline its position on next week’s Kurdish independence referendum, a report from Reuters has revealed.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has weathered a wave of protests that left 125 people dead but is facing a growing economic crisis

Venezuelan Dictator Maduro Meets Erdogan, Rouhani

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro met Sunday with prominent Middle East presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran this weekend, seeking support amid a global outcry against his regime.

China's Daqing has produced more than two billion tonnes of oil since it started flowing almost 60 years ago

China Cracks Down on Coal, but Continues to Feed North Korea Oil

China is abiding by United Nations sanctions on North Korea, halting shipments of coal and seafood, among other exports. Yet, as they fall out of the scope of the sanctions, China continues to supply Pyongyang with a pivotal oil supply that can diminish the effects of the sanctions, Australia’s ABC reported Sunday.

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Wealthiest U.S. County Located in Texas

When one thinks of the richest regions of the United States, the opulence of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the high-end lifestyle of New York’s Tribeca, and the high-tech high life of the Silicon Valley may come to mind, but when ranking the wealthiest counties in the nation, the top spot went to an unassuming, small, south Texas locale.

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Claim: ‘Deep State’ Resisting Trump’s Executive Order on Waters

A California company fighting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in court has written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to complain that Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers are still pursuing a case after President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on water policy removed the basis for the lawsuit.

A view of the anchorage at the Es Sider export terminal in Ras Lanuf, west of Benghazi March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Chaos in Libya: Turkish Oil Tanker Seized, Rebel Militias Capture Major Oil Ports

The situation in Libya since dictator Muammar Qaddafi died in 2011 remains fractured and volatile for domestic and foreign interests alike. Following the news that oil smugglers had seized a Turkish tanker on its way to Malta Thursday, Reuters reported that the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), a rebel militia, had captured two of the nation’s few remaining productive oil ports.

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