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2014-06-18 12:24:28

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian producer Gazprom halted supplies [http://www.icis.com/press-releases/icis-shares-intelligence-on-the-russia-ukraine-relations-as-natural-gas-crisis-unfolds ] of natural gas to Ukraine as of 10am Moscow time on 16 June after the supplier switched Ukrainian incumbent Naftogaz to a pre-payment system for gas. European transit via Ukraine has not been affected. Established energy market intelligence provider, ICIS...

2014-04-02 04:20:27

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info Russia's control over energy supplies and distribution systems in Ukraine and Western Europe could be reduced if the United States relaxed energy exports. Diminishing Russia's economic leverage over Ukraine and Western Europe could be a key component of America's policy response to the Crimea crisis, writes Nick Loris from The Heritage Foundation in World Review...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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