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The EU Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Disaster Preparedness Day

On the occasion of the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the EU,  together with State Security and Crisis Management Council and its partners, celebrates 20 years of Disaster Preparedness programmes. To mark the 20th anniversary of its DIPECHO programme, the EU, State Security and Crisis Management Council and DIPECHO partners …

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SOCAR’s Bonds See Strong Demand

SOCAR's Bonds See Strong Demand

Bonds of Azerbaijan’s energy giant SOCAR, issued for the domestic market of the country enjoy high level of market uptake.   The demand for bonds, the nominal value of which is $1,000, has exceeded the supply twofold. Applications worth some $203,604 million were accepted by relevant institutes, while the total …

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Turkish Stream’s Construction to Start in 2018

Turkish Stream’s Construction to Start in 2018

Construction of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline will begin in 2018 after the latest intergovernmental agreement has been signed this week, Sputnik International news agency quoted CEO of Russia’s Gazprom energy company, Alexei Miller as saying Oct.11. “According to our plan, construction itself will begin in 2018,” Miller told …

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The Recent Rating of the Safest Airlines Revealed

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International Portal AirlineRatings, published the rating of the safest airlines.  This year, only 20 companies were in the list, whereas there were 407 airlines which were willing to become part of the list. AirlineRatings offers us the following list:American Airlines; Alaska Airlines; All Nippon Airways; Air New Zealand; Cathay Pacific …

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Girls Spend 40% More Time on Chores than Boys, UN Report Finds

Girls Spend 40% More Time on Chores than Boys, UN Report Finds

Girls spend 40% more time performing unpaid household chores than boys, according to a new report from the UN children’s agency. Unicef said the difference in time spent working amounted to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide. Two out of three girls cook and clean in the home, and almost half …

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Russia Becomes a Grain Superpower as Wheat Exports Explode

Russia Becomes a Grain Superpower as Wheat Exports Explode

Almost 25 years after watching the Dawn of Communism collective farm where he grew up land in the dustbin of history, Andrey Burdin is helping turn Russia into something the communists never could: a grain-export powerhouse. Over the last few years, Burdin has tripled the size of his farm on …

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How Important is North-South Corridor to Iran?

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Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi has described North-South transportation corridor as the shortest overland route linking the Persian Gulf to the Europe. In the meantime, the 1,450 km long North-South corridor will connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Islamic Republic, he said, IRNA news agency reported. In the regional terms, …

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Paris Climate Agreement to Take Effect Nov. 4

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said late Wednesday that the European Union …

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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Plan to Lay New Oil Pipeline

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Plan to Lay New Oil Pipeline

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are planning to lay new Eskene-Kuryk-Baku oil pipeline with a length of 739 kilometers, according to an article by Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev, published in the country’s official press Oct. 6. The minister said that Kazakhstan has huge proven reserves of hydrocarbons, which account for 5.5 …

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The Best New Fragrances for Autumn

One of the best things about the changing of seasons are the smells that come with it; think smoky fires, evergreen trees and spiced lattes. But finding the right perfume to transition into autumn can be tricky at times – especially if new reports suggesting that nearly one in five Brits are …

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