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No faulty towers, if you please

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 4 – Will followers of the Bronte Sisters win out after all? Will the historically famous countryside near their family home be forever spared the view of wind towers as many literati and country … Continue reading

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Japan to continue to import Iran’s oil

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 29 – What gives? The incoming head of the Petroleum Association of Japan said the country’s oil industry will work with the government to make sure Iran’s oil continues to flow into the country … Continue reading

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Looking for a win-win in Baghdad

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 23 – At today’s talks in Baghdad between Iran and the so-called P5+1 nations – the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany – the best outcome would be a win-win situation for both … Continue reading

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NATO: Advancing maritime energy security

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 21 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization took a major step forward in international maritime energy security with the signing of an agreement for delivery of the Alliance Ground Surveillance system. “Today is a … Continue reading

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Oil under troubled waters

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 15 – China and the Philippines have temporarily staved off conflict in the South China Sea, with each country imposing a ban on fishing in the troubled waters. But no one said anything about … Continue reading

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Crunch time for Iran

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 14 – International sanctions against sales of Iran’s oil are being felt in the Islamic Republic, a factor which many Western officials attribute to Tehran’s push for renewed talks over the country’s nuclear energy … Continue reading

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Panetta seeks ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 9 – If U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta has anything to do with it, Washington will soon be ratifying the Law of the Sea Convention, a document that has been moldering in … Continue reading

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