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    EBRD supports Turkmen transport company
    Feb09

    EBRD supports Turkmen transport company

    ASHGABAT (TCA) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting its support for private sector development in Turkmenistan by extending a US $2.1 million loan to the private transport company Avtotrans. The loan will be used to finance an acquisition of up to 25 semi-trailer trucks and other vehicles such as truck cranes,...

    Pope gets angry phone call from Merkel over ‘barren’ comment
    Feb09

    Pope gets angry phone call from Merkel over ‘barren’ comment

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See — Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he compared Europe to a “barren woman”, in an interview published Monday. In a speech to the European Parliament in November 2014, Pope Francis delivered a withering attack on a “haggard” Europe which […] The post...

    Azerbaijani female wrestlers to prepare for European Championship in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Azerbaijani female wrestlers to prepare for European Championship in Ukraine

    The Azerbaijani national women`s wrestling team are on a training camp in Koncha-Zaspa, Ukraine as they are gearing up for the European Championship to be held in Riga on March 8-13. The national team includes Maria Stadnik, Leyla Gurbanova, Natalia Sinishin and Yuliya Ratkevich …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Over 180 swine flu deaths in Ukraine since September
    Feb08

    Over 180 swine flu deaths in Ukraine since September

    More than 180 people have died of swine flu in Ukraine since late September, the health ministry said today, adding that three of the victims were children. The war-scarred former Soviet country has been swept by a general flu epidemic that overall has claimed 220 lives since September 28, when the first illness was recorded, the ministry…...

    Azerbaijan to face Russia in quarter-final of Futsal EURO 2016
    Feb08

    Azerbaijan to face Russia in quarter-final of Futsal EURO 2016

    The quarter-finals of UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 have been set in Belgrade, with Serbia v Ukraine and Portugal v Spain on Monday before Russia v Azerbaijan and Italy v Kazakhstan the following night. The top two in the four groups earned knockout berths and all will be looking to progress within …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Stratfor’s Global Intelligence: Week of Feb. 8, 2016
    Feb08

    Stratfor’s Global Intelligence: Week of Feb. 8, 2016

    BISHKEK (TCA) — The Times of Central Asia presents to its readers Stratfor’s Global Intelligence, a weekly review of the most important events that happened in the world — from Europe to Middle East to Russia to Central Asia to Afghanistan to China and the Americas. The Week That WasThe good news for Europe is that the combined benefits of...

    With Mining Law Changes, Are Foreign Firms Set to Dig In?
    Feb08

    With Mining Law Changes, Are Foreign Firms Set to Dig In?

    Aung San Suu Kyi watches a test explosion during a visit to the Letpadaung copper mine project in Sarlingyi Township on March 14, 2013. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters) Long-anticipated revisions to Burma’s Mining Law, which were passed by the outgoing Parliament at the end of last year, could spur foreign investment in a sector that is...

    5 Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche
    Feb07

    5 Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche

    VIENNA: Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said. Two of the skiers were injured, but not critically, they added. The five fatalities, men and women, belonged to two groups of off-piste skiers in a valley south of Innsbruck in western Austria....

    NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War
    Feb07

    NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

    Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia, but it will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade Poland or the Baltic states, the Western military alliance wants to […]...

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says
    Feb06

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says

    The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer ties with Ukraine if it loses an upcoming referendum on the issue, the country’s foreign minister said, but he stopped short of saying a “no” vote would scupper the treaty. …read more Source: Channel...

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