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Nord Stream is a commercial pipeline, Russia says

June 18 (UPI) — Expanding the capacity of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea is a purely commercial ambition, a Kremlin spokesman said Monday. Sweden’s government became the latest to issue the permit necessary for Russian energy company Gazprom to build and operate the 315-mile section …

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Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey’s military said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria …

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Rapper XXXTentacion dead at 20 after shooting

Rapper XxXtentacion has reportedly died. He was 20.  (Florida Dept. of Corrections) Rapper XXXTentacion has died after being shot on Monday. He was 20.  According to TMZ, the musician, whose real name is  Jahseh Onfroy, was “shopping for motorcyles in South Florida” and as he was leaving the store, “a gunman …

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Napoleon's Waterloo hat sold on anniversary of battle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, has been sold at auction for €280,000 (£245,000; $325,000). The former French emperor was renowned for …

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HP launches 3D printing center in China

HP launched a production 3D printing center in China as it plans to expand in Asia Pacific and Japan. The effort, in conjunction with Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform, is HP’s largest deployment in the region. The Lanwan Intelligence-HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Center includes 10 …

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Libyan oil depots suffer catastrophic blow

June 18 (UPI) — Damage from militant attacks on a crude oil terminal on the Libyan coast was described by a national oil company Monday as catastrophic. Libya’s National Oil Corp. said Monday it lost two of the five storage tanks at the Ras Lanuf port after militants stormed the …

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