Venezuela to raise gasoline price for first time in 20 years: president A senior Russia-n Defense Ministry official denies plan 2 hand over first S300 missiles to Iran on February 18. Libya: IS recieves large shipment of weapons by boat in Sirte: sourcesBrazil bans Monsanto due to increased birth defects. Brazil cut to BB from BB+ by S&P, outlook neg Oil pipeline transporting crude Oil from north Iraq to Turkey has stopped due to incidents in Ankara Iran supports oil freeze, but doesn’t commit to it Russia sues Ukraine for a debt of three billion dollars Russia to supply Iran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems tomorrow F-22 at SGAirShow, as US sends 4 of them to S Korea in show of force amid N Korea, South China Sea tensions Kuwait declares extreme emergency state in northern parts of the country after reports of toxic gas leakage from an Oil plant Sentinel-3A Earth Observation Satellite rides into Orbit atop Russian Rockot Booster Romanian national airline terminates all flights to Russia from MarchUkraine deal with Russia to unblock movement of trucksU.S. and Cuba sign arrangement to re-establish scheduled air services between 2 countries, airlines invited to apply - US DoT Norway says hasn't participated in talks on oil output freeze Azeri deputy oil min says no plans to freeze oil outputOil market reverses gains after Saudi Arabia, Russia agree to oil production freeze, but not output cut First train to connect China and Iran arrives in Tehran, reviving ancient Silk Road, railway company saysECB council votes to scrap EU500 noteRussia, OPEC not in talks on output cutDavutoğlu: relations with Ukraine are strategic for usMinister of infrastructure of Ukraine: blockade of Russian trucks not violating any agreementsMedvedev said that Russia could impose ban on all transport from UkrainePutin spox Peskov angry over ban of trucks transit by UkraineMorawiecki: Poland "trying to find a balance between public finances and requirements to make real economy develop" 500zlTurkey's unemployment rate 10.5 pct in Nov 2015, same as Oct 2015, down by 0.2 pct Albania highlights importance of Azerbaijani energy project Iran exported the first shipment of crude Oil to EuropeJapanese stocks are up almost 7%, despite GDP contracting in last quarter of 2015.

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17 February 2016
F-22 at SGAirShow, as US sends 4 of them to S Korea in show of force amid N Korea, South China Sea tensions
Sentinel-3A Earth Observation Satellite rides into Orbit atop Russian Rockot Booster
Oil market reverses gains after Saudi Arabia, Russia agree to oil production freeze, but not output cut