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    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items
    Jan12

    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items

    TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan has lifted a ban on the export of 12 types of products starting from January 1, 2017. The ban was lifted by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan Today news agency reports.The export ban was lifted for grain (wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, buckwheat), bakery products, flour and...

    Fall in rankings has Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open
    Jan12

    Fall in rankings has Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open

    Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Photo: AP MELBOURNE: A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tougher draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Federer...

    ‘Face with tears of joy’ world’s most popular emoji, says study
    Jan12

    ‘Face with tears of joy’ world’s most popular emoji, says study

    People worldwide love the ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji, except the romantic French who prefer the ‘heart’ emoji, according to a new study that analysed 427 million messages from nearly four million smartphone users in 212 countries and regions. Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) in the US and Peking...

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China
    Jan12

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its artificial islands in the South China Sea. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops,...

    Cyber security workshop held in Tashkent
    Jan12

    Cyber security workshop held in Tashkent

    TASHKENT (TCA) — On January 9 and 10, the United States and German Embassies in Uzbekistan supported a two-day workshop in Tashkent focused on cyber security strategy and best practices. The event was organized by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and featured subject matter experts from Azerbaijan, Germany, Portugal,...

    Rex Tillerson: ‘I do not oppose TPP’
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson: ‘I do not oppose TPP’

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state signaled Wednesday he is prepared to diverge from the US president-elect on numerous key issues, notably nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and Russia, which he branded a “danger.” Despite accusations of being too cozy with the Kremlin, former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson...

    The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know
    Jan12

    The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know

    WASHINGTON: An explosive but unsubstantiated political research dossier on Donald Trump’s links to Russia alleges that his aides colluded with the Kremlin ahead of the US election, and that Russia has compromising information of a sexual nature about Trump. American media and politicians have been in possession of versions of the 35-page...

    Tillerson surprises with tough talk on Russia, but refuses to call Putin a war criminal
    Jan12

    Tillerson surprises with tough talk on Russia, but refuses to call Putin a war criminal

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...

    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat
    Jan12

    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...

    Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash
    Jan11

    Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash

    Spain’s defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan. “There are reparations that are not economic, which have to do with recognition,” Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal told radio Cadena Cope a day...

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