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Arctic Draws International Competition for Oil

A new geopolitical “Great Game” is under way in earth’s northernmost region, the Arctic, where Russia has claimed a large area for resource development and President Barack Obama recently approved Shell Oil Company’s test-drilling project in an area under U.S. control. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, energy is a big part, but not the only part, of the North Pole prize.

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