“We have signed an initial agreement with them (Gazprom) on Farzad, the North Pars and Kish fields,” Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told Argus Media. ONGC discovered the gas field in 2012.
1. Diane Abbott exits stage… left? Labour’s former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has had a tough ride throughout the election campaign, stepping aside on Wednesday on the grounds of ill health.
A Guardian/ICM poll puts the Conservatives at 46 percent, while Labour trails behind at 34 percent. Although the figures fall short of suggesting a landslide victory, they nevertheless imply the Tory leader is set to win a majority of 96 seats in Parliament, sharply up from May’s working majority of 17 in the House of Commons before the election.
The Arab Gulf state’s long-term rating was cut one notch to AA- from AA. The agency put the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications, expecting further lowering. Earlier this week, some Muslim countries led by neighboring Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar due to alleged support of terrorism, a charge that Doha denies.
Ivan Bandalovski, a defender for Vereya in the Bulgarian First League, took a swig from a can of beer hurled onto the pitch during his team’s game against Levski Sofia on the weekend.
Abby Martin, the host of the Empire Files investigative program on the pan-Latin American TeleSUR TV network has been reporting on the events of the opposition riots in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas.
After defending champion Novak Djokovic collapsed to a meek straight-sets loss to Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros on Wednesday, Mark Petchey believes the Serb has “more soul-searching” to do.
Andy Murray has admitted being “the odd one out” in the French Open semi-finals after arriving at Roland Garros “playing garbage”.
Andy Murray “will have to play even better” when he takes on red-hot Stan Wawrinka for a place in the French Open final on Friday, believes Mark Petchey.
Tournament favourite Rickie Fowler believes competing in the FedEx St Jude Classic is the best way to prepare for next week’s US Open.