Russia produced an estimated 11.03 million barrels of petroleum and other liquids per day in 2015, according to the Country Analysis Brief of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). “43 percent of Russia’s federal budget revenue in 2015 came from oil and natural gas activities.” Source: Trend
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Leader of the VVD Halbe Zijlstra expects the euro no longer exist in a few years. He would at least have told opinion maker Jort Kelder and journalist Arno Wellens. Zijlstra itself can remember little of the conversation. Source RTL
A referendum through which the people of the Kurdistan Region to decide whether they want to stay with Iraq or separate and establish a state of their own will be held this year, says Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. Source Rudaw
The US and Turkey continue to hold on to diametrically opposite opinions on the status of Kurdish military and political entities in Syria, threatening to drive a wedge between Ankara and its Western allies.Source Sputnik