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Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on New Cabinet Structure

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his top aides have begun working on drafting the new government structure and the next cabinet in line with the new executive-presidential system as it will enter into force after the president will take his oath on July 8. The president chaired a meeting in …

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Philip Morris Reimagines Mad Men Life Without All the Cigarettes

Philip Morris Reimagines Mad Men Life Without All the Cigarettes

Philip Morris International Inc. doesn’t just want the people who see its ads to trade in their cigarettes for smokeless tobacco — it wants the people designing them to do it, too. The company, which sells Marlboros and other brands outside of the U.S., urged its ad agencies and media …

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ADB President, UNIDO Director General Discuss Deepening Collaboration

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General Mr. Li Yong met at ADB headquarters and discussed strengthened collaboration as ADB moves toward finalizing its long-term Strategy 2030. In their discussions, Mr. Nakao and Mr. Li emphasized the importance of …

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Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Re-election As President

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. Election authority chief Sadi Guven said the president “received the absolute majority of all valid votes”. State media reports put Mr Erdogan on 53% with 99% …

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Philip Morris Defends IQOS Safety vs Regular Cigarettes

Philip Morris Defends IQOS Safety vs Regular Cigarettes

Philip Morris Korea Inc., which could face punitive action if found guilty of false or exaggerated advertising, strongly refuted the latest finding by the South Korean government that underscored health risks in the heat-not-burn cigarettes. The maker of the iconic heated tobacco product IQOS flagged its own clinical study in …

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PMI Makes Call to Creative Media and Communications Communities

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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