Environmental group Greenpeace has started legal proceedings against the UK government to try and block new North Sea oil and gas exploration licences, European oil companies are attracting US investors who view them as cheap compared to American energy stocks, and Pegasus spyware maker NSO Group is betting that victory by Benjamin Netanyahu will restore its fortunes.

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UK oil and gas licensing faces legal challenge from environment groups

US fund managers cross Atlantic to buy European oil stocks

Israel’s NSO bets its future on Netanyahu’s comeback

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