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July 24, 2017 1:30 PM Norway leading oil production gains in Western Europe, industry report finds

Rystad Energy reports total oil production in the region should start to decline next year, with most new gains starting to come from Norway after 2021. July 24 (UPI) -- Most of the oil production gains from Western Europe from 2020 will come from the Johan Sverdrup oil field offshore Norway, an industry report found. Sector consultant group Rystad Energy 16

July 24, 2017 1:11 AM How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

CHICAGO (AP) - It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with dozens of ailing individuals in a tractor-trailer discovered outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. But previous cases of smugglers using similar trucks 18

July 23, 2017 12:00 PM How Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter

In the war taking place across the global internet, everyone is a combatant—and a target This is already a banner year for hacks, breaches and cyberwarfare, but the past week was exceptional. South Carolina reported hackers attempted to access the state’s voter registration system 150,000 times on Election Day last November—part of what former Homeland 10

July 23, 2017 12:11 AM Trump Calls Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford Symbol of American Power

President Donald Trump is championing what he describes as America's return to global military prominence. Trump spoke Saturday at the official commissioning of the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald Ford at Norfolk, Virginia. The president says there has been "a shortfall in military readiness" and decries "a very, very bad time" for the military" in previous 25

July 22, 2017 8:48 PM The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

President Donald Trump is championing what he describes as America’s return to global military prominence. Trump spoke Saturday at the official commissioning of the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald Ford at Norfolk, Virginia. The president says there has been “a shortfall in military readiness” and decries “a very, very bad time” for the military” in previous 16

July 21, 2017 6:11 PM Yes, Trump can legally pardon himself or his family. No, he shouldn’t

President Trump is reportedly looking into using his pardon power in response to an expanding special counsel investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election. If he really did pardon his aides, his family or himself to head off Robert Mueller’s inquiry, the move probably would be constitutional but ultimately self-defeating for the president 4

July 21, 2017 12:28 AM As Russia consumes Washington, oil companies pulled in

Exxon Mobil faces $2 million fine for violating sanctions WASHINGTON - International energy companies, which have long eyed the vast oil and gas reserves of Russia, are coming under increased scrutiny for their interactions with Moscow as U.S.-Russian relations become increasingly fraught following Russian interference in last year's presidential election 46

July 20, 2017 10:54 PM PepsiCo CEO Picks a No. 2, but No ‘Heir Apparent’

As president, Ramon Laguarta will report to Indra Nooyi, who says she’ll be CEO ‘for the foreseeable future’ PepsiCo Inc.’s longtime leader, Indra Nooyi, is promoting one of her lieutenants into the vacant No. 2 position at the company, in a move that shuffles potential successors to her job. Ramon Laguarta, head of the company’s Europe and sub-Saharan 17

July 20, 2017 12:18 PM Beyond Syria and Iraq, Faraway ISIS ‘Provinces’ Fight On

Islamic State has lost Mosul and is under pressure in Raqqa. But affiliates remain active in other countries DUBAI—In the three years since it proclaimed a world-wide caliphate, Islamic State has become a global franchise—which means that the loss of its core in Syria and Iraq won’t pacify the far-flung conflict zones where the group’s affiliates operate 18

July 20, 2017 7:22 AM Unilever net profit soars in first half of 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, says its net profit rose 22.4 percent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year, to 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) as a company-wide growth program bore fruit. Unilever said Thursday that first-half sales rose 5.5 percent to 27.7 billion 22