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David Ignatius: History argues for crisis conference in shattering Middle East

WASHINGTON — Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively partitioned along sectarian lines; Lebanon and Yemen are close to fracturing; Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia survive intact, but as increasingly authoritarian states.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Nightmare terrorist group grows in Syria

WASHINGTON — The chamber of horrors of the Syrian civil war has spawned a terrorist group so extreme that it has been rejected even by al-Qaida — and this toxic group is now establishing a safe haven in the city of Raqqah in northern Syria that could soon be used to attack foreign targets.

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Robert J. Samuelson: China may be No. 1 now in economic output

WASHINGTON — It's probable that the U.S. economy is no longer the world's largest. New World Bank figures, notes economist Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute, suggest that sometime in 2014 China will overtake the United States in gross domestic product, the production of goods and …

May 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.

March 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montana officials should seek facts on coal exports

Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway?

December 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
This business has a global reach: Five minutes with Erik Wesley

This business has a global reach: Five minutes with Erik Wesley

You say you’re interested in globalization and international trade? Erik Wesley, owner of Cast Steel Solutions, a business that deals mainly in steel and iron, has a unique perspective on that subject. And you might be surprised that it all started with rugby.

October 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Uskoski signs with Japanese team

Devin Uskoski, who led Rocky Mountain College to the NAIA championship in 2009, has signed a one-year contact with one of the top professional basketball teams in Japan.

August 30, 2013 3:59 pmLoading…
Oregon coal port gets key draft permit

Oregon coal port gets key draft permit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Australian energy company has cleared a key hurdle for a terminal on the Oregon side of the Columbia River that would ship coal from the Great Plains to Asia.

May 31, 2013 7:23 pmLoading…

Montana pig farmers eye Asian trade deal

When Dave Hofer’s piggies go to market, they’re often bound for Japan or China, which is why the Montana Hutterite is closely watching Trans Pacific free trade talks.

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Last partner drops out of Coos Bay, Ore. coal port

Last partner drops out of Coos Bay, Ore. coal port

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The last partner has dropped out of a proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through Oregon's Port of Coos Bay, port officials announced Monday.

April 01, 2013 7:09 pmLoading…
Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.

February 08, 2013 12:37 pmLoading…
Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.

January 04, 2013 4:38 pmLoading…
DeFazio has no objections to Coos Bay coal port

DeFazio has no objections to Coos Bay coal port

COOS BAY, Ore. — Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has few qualms about shipping coal to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay.

August 17, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
Rail company shelving Hoquiam coal export plans

Rail company shelving Hoquiam coal export plans

HOQUIAM, Wash. — Regional railroad operator RailAmerica told Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Tuesday that it is shelving current plans to build a coal storage and export facility at the port's Terminal 3 in Hoquiam.

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Letters signed to construct barges for coal export

PENDLETON, Ore. — Covered barges that will transport coal between two Oregon ports for shipment to Asia are closer to reality after the Morrow Pacific coal export project signed letters of intent with two Portland manufacturing firms.

July 28, 2012 7:02 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Wyoming residents deserve compensation for coal mining impacts

Wyoming has sacrificed a lot for its energy development. Many of us who live in Campbell County are suffering the impacts of providing our nation, and now Asia, with energy.

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Coal executive: Asia will get coal elsewhere if U.S. doesn’t ship

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- While environmental opposition mounts against planned West Coast coal export terminals, an industry executive said Thursday if the U.S. doesn't get coal to Asian customers, somebody else will.

May 17, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Oregon governor wants study of coal-export impacts

Oregon governor wants study of coal-export impacts

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s governor called on federal agencies Wednesday to thoroughly evaluate the environmental impacts of coal-export projects in the Northwest, saying the United States risks locking Asian countries into dependency on fossil fuels if it expands access to vast American coal…

April 25, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Eleutian seeks teachers to fill its Rapid City center

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Eleutian Technology, the Cody, Wyo., company that provides English language instruction to Asian countries via the Web, needs just one more thing to make its new Rapid City center a success: teachers.

December 09, 2011 3:30 pmLoading…

Las Vegas marketers woo travelers to Asia

LAS VEGAS — Never mind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Perhaps the new slogan for America’s gambling capital should be “Stop over for a quickie in Sin City.”

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