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Adobe Flash has Begun to Die

Adobe Flash has Begun to Die

Deaths are rarely to be celebrated, but there is one passing that certainly won’t be widely mourned: that of Adobe’s Flash. 2015 was the year the bug ridden security flaw finally went into terminal decline. Once the darling of the new interactive web (we’re talking in the late 1990s), enabling …

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Georgian Consulate Mounts Successful Three-City European Art Road Show

The Consulate of Georgia in the Philippines, led by Consul (a.h.) Thelmo Cunanan Jr, the Dean of the Corps of Honorary Consuls of Georgia, has organized a successful three-city European art roadshow of Georgian-inspired paintings. The exhibitions were held in Innsbruck, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Paris, France from November 29 …

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Greece Legalizes Same Gender Unions

A gay rights in Athens

Greece’s parliament has approved a bill granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, becoming one of the last European countries to give them legal recognition after years of opposition from the influential Orthodox church. A number of EU countries including Britain, France and Spain have legalised gay marriage, …

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Azerbaijan to More Seriously Fight Bribery, Corruption and Monopolism

Azerbaijan to More Seriously Fight Bribery, Corruption and Monopolism

Azerbaijan will even more seriously fight bribery, corruption, monopolism and illegal activity, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said. He made the remarks during the ceremony of awarding athletes and sports experts at the National Olympics Committee. “From now on, we should even more seriously pursue the policy of economic liberalization,” …

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Russia is Issuing New Banknotes with Crimea on Them

Russia confirmed that on one side of the note it shows a Crimean landmark — the “Swallow’s Nest” castle — while on the other side it shows”scuttled ships in Sevastopol Bay.” Nearly two years ago, the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea was controversially “reunified” with Russia by way of well equipped, …

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Two Wounded in Blast at Istanbul Airport, Cause Unknown

Two Wounded in Blast at Istanbul Airport, Cause Unknown

An explosion at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport wounded two cleaning staff on a plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday. Pegasus said the blast occurred at 2:05 am (7.05 p.m. Et Tuesday) when no passengers were in the area and that operations …

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Oil Slides to 11-year Low

Oil Slides to 11-year Low

Brent crude oil prices fell to levels last seen in 2004 on Monday, dropping below the lows hit during the 2008 financial crisis on renewed worries over a global oil glut, with production around the world remaining at or near record highs and new supplies looming from Iran and the …

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Brent Oil Slides to 11-Year Low

Brent crude slumped to the lowest price since mid-2004 amid speculation suppliers from the Middle East to the U.S. will exacerbate a record glut as they fight for market share. Futures fell as much as 2.2 percent in London after a 2.8 percent drop last week. Producers are focusing on …

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Wrong Contestant Crowned at Miss Universe 2015

Beauty pageants are places where grace and poise are meant to rule, but a decidedly awkward moment stole the show Sunday. Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, had won. A …

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