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Tobacco Institute Seeks Farmer, Industry Representation in COP 7

As part of this initiative, PMI will offer smoke-free alternatives wherever we can, including heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, to current smokers in the industry who would otherwise continue to smoke. During a keynote at the PMI Science Lounge at The Cannes Festival of Creativity, SVP of Communications Marian Salzman …

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ADB Ranked First on Aid Transparency among Development Organizations

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) ranked first in the 2018 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), an independent measurement of aid transparency spearheaded by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund, launched today at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. This is the first time that ADB ranked No. 1 in the ATI, which …

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Commissioners Hahn and Gabriel in Belarus to participate in the Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will be in Minsk, Belarus, on 21-22 June to participate in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue. They will discuss cooperation within the “20 Deliverables for 2020” following the Eastern …

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Highest Paying Jobs in Azerbaijan Revealed

In January-April 2018, the average nominal salary was 538.8 manats in Azerbaijan, which is 3.5 percent more than in the same period last year, says the report of Azerbaijan’s State Statistics Committee. The average salary in the oil sector amounted to 3,226.8 manats, in the non-oil sector – 477.4 manats, …

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US Quits UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. The “hypocritical and self-serving” body “makes a mockery of human rights”, said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticised for allowing countries …

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Travel Time from Turkey to Azerbaijan Will Half

The travel time from the Red Bridge checkpoint at the Georgian-Azerbaijani border to the Sarpi checkpoint at the Georgian-Turkish border will be reduced to four hours, said the Head of the Road Department at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Irakli Karseladze. Large-scale infrastructure projects have been planned for …

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Global Economy to Expand by 3.1 percent in 2018

Despite recent softening, global economic growth will remain robust at 3.1 percent in 2018 before slowing gradually over the next two years, as advanced-economy growth decelerates and the recovery in major commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies levels off, the World Bank said on Tuesday. “If it can be sustained, …

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Turkey Opens TANAP Pipeline That brings Azeri Gas to Europe

Turkey and Azerbaijan have inaugurated the TANAP pipeline that will bring gas to Europe while bypassing Russia. The project has won political support from both the United States and European Union. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev inaugurated the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project …

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A Crypto Mining Company Lists Shares on the London Stock Market

A new company that lets people mine cryptocurrencies through a subscription service has announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, a first for the exchange. Argo Blockchain said in a statement on Monday it hopes to raise £20 million in the listing and expects to be valued at …

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TAP talks on Process of Building Micro-tunnel in Italy

The micro-tunnel waterproofed pit is now complete as part of construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Italy’s Puglia, Gabriele Lanza, TAP project manager for Italy. “Work continues in the micro-tunnel area. The secant piles, which form the lateral walls of the pit, have been installed and the bottom …

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IATA Predicts World Aviation’s Profit Decrease in 2018

International Air Transport Organization (IATA) has reduced global profits for 2018, from $ 38.4 billion from $ 33.8 billion. According to the current forecast, revenues will reach 834 billion dollars, which is higher than 10.7% in 2017. As it turns out, IATA decided to review the net profit on the …

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‘Remarkable’ Therapy Beats Terminal Breast Cancer

Judy Perkins

The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer …

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