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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Russia

Technology Russian authorities force Google to loosen its grip on the Android operating system in a bid to improve competitiveness

Google agrees to open up Android to rivals in Russia

Russian authorities force Google to loosen its grip on the Android operating system in a bid to improve competitiveness

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Energy After a meeting in Doha, leading OPEC members and Russia agreed to hold oil production at January levels

OPEC and Russia freeze oil production

After a meeting in Doha, leading OPEC members and Russia agreed to hold oil production at January levels

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Energy As oil lingers around $30 a barrel, Russia has raised the possibility of production cuts in coordination with OPEC producers

Russia and OPEC to hold talks on oil production cuts

As oil lingers around $30 a barrel, Russia has raised the possibility of production cuts in coordination with OPEC producers

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Energy Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

Russia turns to Nordic neighbour for electricity

Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

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Energy Nigeria plans to diversify its energy mix with assistance from Rosatom to construct nuclear power plants for $80bn

Russia to build Nigeria’s nuclear plants

Nigeria plans to diversify its energy mix with assistance from Rosatom to construct nuclear power plants for $80bn

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Energy The race to become energy world leader is heating up, with the US using its shale gas reserves to topple a Russia hamstrung by the crisis in Ukraine. But will Russia’s trade deal with Asia cement it as top runner?

US and Russia race to become energy world leader

The race to become energy world leader is heating up, with the US using its shale gas reserves to topple a Russia hamstrung by the crisis in Ukraine. But will Russia’s trade deal with Asia cement it as top runner?

Featured There is trouble on the horizon for Mother Russia. The economic outlook is increasingly grim and the president is blaming Europe

Russia’s missing economy

There is trouble on the horizon for Mother Russia. The economic outlook is increasingly grim and the president is blaming Europe

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Russia, once a scientific powerhouse, loses standing

Political turmoil, a brain drain of scientists and waning interest have transformed Russia from a nation that launched the first satellite into an increasingly minor player in the world of science, according to a report

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Russia’s Black Sea navy is burden for Ukraine

Russia’s Black Sea fleet might not carry much weight in strict military terms but its presence will burden Ukraine’s future

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Energy

Russia’s Lukoil to halt gasoline sales to Iran

Lukoil will cease supplying gasoline to Iran the latest addition to a list of companies that have halted shipments

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Strategy Les Secular discusses whether the new array of Russian transfer pricing rules will encourage multinational firms to invest

Time for change: Russian transfer pricing

Les Secular discusses whether the new array of Russian transfer pricing rules will encourage multinational firms to invest

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