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Russia becomes Iraq Kurds' top funder, quiet about independence vote

Russia, the only major power that has not called on Iraq's Kurds to cancel a referendum on independence next week, has swiftly become the top funder of Kurdish oil and gas deals, with as much as $4 billion pledged in less than a year, industry sources say. Washington, European countries, Turkey ...

Puerto Rico flooded, in tatters, out of power in wake of Maria

Sep 22, 2017

Puerto Rico flooded, in tatters, out of power in wake of Maria

Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods. The extent of the damage is unknown, given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria ...