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Sakhalin protesters switch focus to BP, Exxon in September

The indigenous people of Russia's Sakhalin Island are to target ExxonMobil Corp. and BP PLC in protests next month, diverting their attention away from Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the leader of lobby group Sakhalin Environment Watch said this week.
In an e-mail, Dmitry Lisitsyn, who heads the group, didn't explain why it had opted to target [...]

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Murderer of French worker sentenced to 15.5 years in prison

The Sakhalin district court has sentenced local resident Alexei Gorkovenko to a 15.5 year prison term in a maximum security prison for murder of French citizen Luc van de Kershov, who worked in Sakhalin in the framework of the Sakhalin-2 offshore gas pipeline project. Gorkovsky made an attempt to rob the apartment of the manager [...]

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Poachers Ignite Dispute with Japan

Russian border forces took custody of the Japanese schooner Kisshin Maru in the area of the Southern Kurile Islands as it was illegally harvesting crab. The seizure was preceded by a chase, in the course of which a Japanese sailor was killed. The Japanese Foreign Ministry is demanding the return of the craft and its [...]

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Japan will not cancel visa-free regime with Sakhalin

Japan's Foreign Ministry will not cancel visa-free regime with Sakhalin Region (Russia) because of death of fisherman Mitsuhiro Morita, a spokesman for the Japanese foreign ministry has announced in Tokyo on August 17.

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

ONGC to ship home Sakhalin-I crude in end-2006

India will ship its share of crude oil from Russian oilfield Sakhalin-I in October-December this year, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha Patel said today.

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Japanese fishing boat shot by Russian coast guards

Russian border guards fired on a Japanese fishing boat and seized it Wednesday morning, with one of the four fishermen on board having died.
The shooting took place at about 06:00 a.m. local time near Russia's Tanfilyev Island, a spokesman for the Sakhalin coast guard department of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.
A gunshot wound [...]

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

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