The move away from the U.S. dollar is yet another reaction to Western sanctions placed on Russia since it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March.
Norwegian oil company Statoil and Shell won an exploration license in the southeastern part of Algeria.
Under EU rules, if the Commission's suspicion that the tax treatment amounted to illegal state aid is proven, the company could be forced to pay that money back to the Irish government.
British energy expert Nick Butler said Israel should use its gas reserves domestically as it cannot compete with other markets.
After several rounds of talks brokered by the European Union, Moscow and Kiev reported progress at a meeting last week in Berlin.
The company's stock price has regained some of its recent losses but a European Union investigation could spell trouble for the tech giant.
U.S. planes are flying about 60 reconnaissance sorties per day, and some 1,600 U.S. troops are being deployed in Iraq.
"There are good reasons to continue the energy partnership with Russia," she said and noted that within the European Union different countries had different levels of dependency on supplies
Osborne said he would clamp down on technology companies which "go to extraordinary lengths to pay little or no tax here" as part of his plans to fix the budget shortfall.
Union wants Lufthansa to maintain a scheme that allows pilots to retire early at the age of 55 and still receive up to 60 percent of their pay
The pilots decided to end the strike without reaching an agreement with the French airline even though talks resumed
Ozkan Yorgancioglu, prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said Israel's gas should be sent to Europe via Turkey and Cyprus
Rosneft and U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil have found huge oil reserves in the Kara Sea region
Cy Tokmakjian sentenced to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic charges in a case his company
Exxon and Rosneft signed a $3.2 billion agreement in 2011 to develop the region.
A Moscow court ordered the seizure of Sistema's stake in Bashneft a day after a judge refused to release Yevtushenkov, who is under house arrest on suspicion of money laundering
Hungary is aiming to avert supply problems in the event of a potential halt in shipments of Russian gas stemming from the Ukraine crisis.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said a "safe zone" established by the U.N. in Syria is crucial to providing refugees with and acceptable standards of living.
At a ceremony in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Chinese and Spanish companies signed 14 deals in industries ranging from telecommunications to nuclear power to finance.
The improvement in the current account deficit was driven by a rise in remittances and other payments from abroad, including aid, the central bank said.
The union, which has already held four strikes so far this year over the matter, said it would give notice of any strikes.