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APC Colombia and United Nations ESCAP formalize partnership to promote business innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC Colombia), have formalized a partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement to promote business innovation in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs have increasingly transformed how the private sector…

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Czech Republic, Romania and Croatia has the highest consumption of beer per capita in Eastern Europe

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Friday 5th of August is International Beer Day. Did you know that Czech Republic, Romania and Croatia has the highest consumption of beer per capita in Eastern Europe? Please check our comment about global beer market as well as statistical data (total consumption and consumption per capita) below. According to Euromonitor International, the market size…

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Abortion Moves Up on “Most Important Problem” List

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Americans are asked to name the most important problem facing the U.S., 8% of the resulting mentions focus on abortion. While not high on an absolute basis, this is the highest such percentage since Gallup began tracking mentions of abortion in 1984. Additionally, another 6% of Americans name a related issue…

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Foreign press: Georgia and Armenia tourism is booming — and it’s down to Gulf travellers

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by Anam Rizvi  — In March, Maira Omer had a summer holiday itinerary for what she described as “half of the world”, but with endless delays in securing visas, she was left despondent with nowhere to travel to this year. The Dubai-based Pakistani book editor had Europe on her mind but faced weeks of waiting…

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Former Owner of T-Mobile Retail Store in Eagle Rock Found Guilty of Committing $25 Million Scheme to Illegally Unlock Cellphones

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LOS ANGELES – A former owner of a T-Mobile retail store in Eagle Rock has been found guilty by a jury of 14 federal criminal charges for his $25-million scheme to enrich himself by stealing T-Mobile employee credentials and illegally accessing the company’s internal computer systems to illicitly “unlock” and “unblock” cellphones, the Justice Department…

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Russian National Charged With Conspiring To Have U.S. Citizens Act As Illegal Agents Of The Russian Government

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WASHINGTON – An indictment was unsealed today in Tampa, Florida, charging a Russian national, working on behalf of the Russian government and in conjunction with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), with allegedly orchestrating a years-long foreign malign influence campaign that used various U.S. political groups to sow discord, spread pro-Russian propaganda, and interfere in…

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US once again country with highest weather-related losses

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The natural disaster picture for the first half of 2022 is dominated by weather-related catastrophes. Extreme tornadoes in the US caused billions in damage, parts of eastern coastal Australia were submerged by floods, and southern Europe struggled with extreme heat, wildfires and drought. The recently published IPCC report warned of the need for insurers to…

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Mexico captures an infamous drug lord who killed a DEA agent

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MEXICO CITY — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was captured Friday by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, Mexico’s navy said. Caro Quintero was arrested after a search dog named “Max”…

French Senate Chairman

“The fate of your country is written in bloody letters of war”, Gerard Larcher

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“The fate of your country is written in bloody letters of war,” said the chairman of the Senate of the French Republic Gerard Larcher in the walls of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine last week. «The Ukrainian people are the humanistic ideal and the soul of Europe, and In these walls, in the building of…

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ERCOT asks Texans to conserve electricity Monday

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking Texans to voluntarily conserve power Monday, the electric grid operator said late Sunday. ERCOT is asking people and businesses to voluntarily conserve between 2-8 p.m. It also issued a watch for “a projected reserve capacity shortage” from 2-8 p.m. Monday. This is not an…

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Mayor Bowser Announces that the District Will Distribute Over $41 Million in Food Assistance to More Than 80,000 Children

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that between August and October 2022, the District will issue an estimated $41 million in food assistance to more than 80,000 District children. On July 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Mayor Bowser’s request, made through the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of…

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STORIES FROM MOUNT HOPE: SUSIE KING TAYLOR

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BOSTON — Susie King Taylor was an utterly remarkable woman, the first African American nurse during the Civil War who went on to be the only Black female to publish a memoir of her wartime experience. And that is just the beginning of her story…. Susie King Taylor was born on August 6, 1848, on…

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Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Announce Kickoff of 2022 Free Summer Meals Program

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NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today officially announced the kickoff of the 2022 summer meals program, which offers free breakfast and lunch to any person in New York City 18 years old and younger this summer. No registration, documentation, or identification will be necessary to receive a…

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Theranos president Sunny Balwani convicted of fraud

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Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president of Theranos, the US company that claimed to have revolutionised blood testing, has been found guilty of fraud. Balwani was convicted of misleading investors in what has been described as one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley history. After five days of deliberations, the jury in Balwani’s case…

Explainer: How can Japan secure enough gas if Sakhalin supply is cut

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TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters) – Resource-poor Japan is facing a historic energy security risk as tensions with Moscow intensify, heightening the threat of gas supply disruptions at a time when global supply is tight and spot prices are sky-high. Last week, Russia seized full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in its far…

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