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- What we know about Steven Sotloff, the second American purportedly beheaded by ISIL
- Two Former Senators Are Helping a Russian Bank Fight U.S. Sanctions
When you're a Russian company trying to manage U.S. The two were listed as the main lobbyists on the bank's account with the firm Squire Patton Boggs, according to a Friday filing reported by the Center for Public Integrity. The two will work on “banking laws and regulations including applicable sanctions.” In July, Gazprombank's parent company was hit with sanctions by the U.S. As The Washington Post explains, Gazprombank is owned by Gazprom, a Russian energy company that paid Ketchum, a U.S.-based PR firm, $3.7 million in fees in 2013.
- AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
- CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early
- World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola
International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. Leaders are failing to come to grips with this transnational threat," said MSF international president Joanne Liu. "The (World Health Organization) announcement on August 8 that the epidemic constituted a 'public health emergency of international concern' has not led to decisive action, and states have essentially Her comments came as a third American health worker tested positive for the deadly virus while working with patients in Liberia, the worst-hit country.
- Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits
- If millennials are jerks, blame the baby boomers
- Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative
British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. "Although we have only produced tiny amounts so far, the fuel we have produced is ready to be used in an engine straight away," said Patrik Jones of the department of life sciences at Imperial College London, who worked on the research. He said while work is at a very early stage, possibly 5-10 years from the point where commercial production would be possible, his team's findings were proof of concept for a way of producing renewable fuel now only accessible from fossil reserves. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petrol refining, but both of these are fossil fuels that will one day run out.