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Image : Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play

Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 09,2017

Yahoo News ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment in the Greek capital, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.

Image : At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it

At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 04,2017

CES At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it Faraday Future has endured its share of criticism, beginning at last year's CES when the much-hyped company showed images of a Batmobile-esque vehicle that was not designed

Image : Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas

Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 23,2016

Inside Aleppo's crumbling Saint Elias Cathedral, Nehme Badawi and his brother Bashir rummage through the snow-covered rubble for wood and scrap metal to make a crude Nativity scene for Christmas. The roof of the famed church in Aleppo's Old City had

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Across US, states answering cries for police reforms

access_timeApr 20,2017 chat_bubble_outline38

Yahoo News The week that Freddie Gray died in a Baltimore hospital in April 2015, while the city burned and protesters across the country demanded police reforms, legislators in Colorado were gathered to deliver just that. The Colorado lawmakers...

World Bank chief praises Vietnam’s reforms to support businesses

access_timeMar 23,2017 chat_bubble_outline18

Nhan dan - NDO - World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva has praised the steps that the Vietnamese government is taking to make it easier for business to open, operate and terminate operations....

Fiscal reforms key to Vietnam’s infrastructure needs: ADB official

access_timeMar 08,2017 chat_bubble_outline41

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam should continue to implement fiscal reforms in order to bridge its infrastructure investment gap, advises Bambang Susantono, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official....

VN firms happy with tax reforms, want further simplification: survey

access_timeMar 08,2017 chat_bubble_outline27

Vietnamnet - Reforms in taxation procedures have elicited increased satisfaction from enterprises over the last two years, but they continue to expect further simplification, a survey by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found....

Enterprises expect more reforms in taxation administrative procedures

access_timeMar 07,2017 chat_bubble_outline24

Nhan dan - NDO - Around 75% of enterprises are satisfied with administrative procedure reforms in taxation, up 4% compared to 2014 but 34% of enterprises complained about so-called 'unofficial costs' during a taxation inspections survey....

Australian minister applauds Vietnam’s economic reforms

access_timeMar 07,2017 chat_bubble_outline20

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – The results of Vietnam’s “Doi Moi” (Reform) have been stunning, with the average annual economic growth per person at 5.5% since 1990, among the highest in Asia, according to Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and...

More energetic label reforms needed

access_timeFeb 20,2017 chat_bubble_outline30

Vietnamnet - Though the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s new circular has allowed enterprises more latitude in energy labelling requirements, firms are saying that bureaucratic tangles remain....

Admin reforms will make nation more competitive

access_timeFeb 09,2017 chat_bubble_outline43

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy PM and Head of the national steering committees on National Single Window and ASEAN Single Window, tells Hai Quan that admin reforms will target reaching ASEAN-4 levels...

German economy minister calls for further reforms of renewable energy law

access_timeJan 24,2017 chat_bubble_outline27

Yahoo News Germany must carry on with legislation aimed at capping energy costs and ironing out inefficiencies in its renewable energy expansion, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told an energy industry gathering on Tuesday. "It is not a matter of...

Institutional reforms hastened by EVFTA

access_timeJan 23,2017 chat_bubble_outline52

Vietnamnet - Hastening institutional reform and improving competitiveness has become more pressing than ever for Vietnam to help firms grab opportunities from several new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs)....

EU outlines benefits reforms delayed by Brexit vote

access_timeDec 13,2016 chat_bubble_outline65

The European Commission proposed new rules on Tuesday on what social benefits governments must pay to citizens from other EU states - a key for people concerned about immigration and "benefit tourism". The package of measures, delayed by nearly a...

EU to outline benefits reforms, delayed by Brexit vote

access_timeDec 12,2016 chat_bubble_outline68

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will unveil proposed changes on Tuesday in how governments treat unemployment and other benefits for citizens working in other EU states. Officials said the package of measures,...

Despite reforms, denials thwart Russia's anti-doping efforts

access_timeDec 08,2016 chat_bubble_outline47

Further revelations are expected Friday when the final report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Russian doping is released. In anticipation, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday extended sanctions imposed on Russia...

World Bank prods Vietnam into boosting structural reforms

access_timeDec 05,2016 chat_bubble_outline62

NDO—Deepening structural reforms is crucial to Vietnam’s growth as the country is attempting to move from a resources-led growth model to one led by productivity, the World Bank advised in a report released on December 5....

OSCE says Uzbek election underscores need for deep reforms

access_timeDec 05,2016 chat_bubble_outline36

ALMATY (Reuters) - The presidential election in Uzbekistan underscored the need for comprehensive reforms to address long-standing procedural and systematic shortcomings, observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on...

PM Phuc reiterates pledge of institutional reforms to facilitate enterprises

access_timeDec 03,2016 chat_bubble_outline55

NDO—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to undertaking institutional reforms to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)....

IAAF congress to vote on broad reforms

access_timeDec 03,2016 chat_bubble_outline27

MONACO (AP) — Athletics officials from around the world are weighing broad reforms in the sport's governance, hoping to turn the corner on corruption and doping scandals that dragged its reputation to the gutter....

Economic reforms weigh on Kuwait's parliamentary election

access_timeNov 24,2016 chat_bubble_outline36

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaitis vote on Saturday for a new parliament the government hopes will help push through reforms to a lavish welfare state to curb a budget deficit caused by weak oil prices. The parliament was due to run until...

Greek public sector workers strike against EU/IMF reforms

access_timeNov 24,2016 chat_bubble_outline41

Greek public-sector workers went on strike on Thursday to protest labor and pension reforms and state asset sales which the government agreed with the country's official creditors in exchange for loans. State hospital doctors, school teachers and...

Student school takeovers could be trouble for Brazil reforms

access_timeNov 23,2016 chat_bubble_outline46

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The teachers are gone. The administrators as well. Students have seized control here and at hundreds of other schools across Brazil in a widespread rebellion against government budget cuts....

Thousands protest in Poland against education reforms

access_timeNov 19,2016 chat_bubble_outline43

Tens of thousands of teachers from all over Poland protested in Warsaw on Saturday against education reforms proposed by the right-wing government that critics say could see thousands of jobs slashed. The demonstrators are also concerned over...

IMF urges Argentina to continue reforms, protect poor

access_timeNov 11,2016 chat_bubble_outline51

The IMF on Thursday urged Argentina to stay the course on tough economic reforms, but also to take steps to protect the poor from the negative consequences. In the first report on the nation's economy in a decade, marking full restoration of...

VN steadfast on economic reforms, IMF delegation told

access_timeNov 05,2016 chat_bubble_outline47

A stable macro-economy, quality of growth and speedy economic restructuring are constant goals of the Party and the Government, a senior Party official said yesterday....

HRW slams Gulf crackdown on dissent, urges reforms

access_timeNov 01,2016 chat_bubble_outline81

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday slammed a "well-funded" clampdown on Gulf Arab rights activists and urged the six monarchies to implement "much-needed reforms" instead of jailing peaceful critics. Apart from Bahrain and Oman, where authorities cracked...

The reformer pope heads to Sweden to mark Luther's reforms

access_timeOct 31,2016 chat_bubble_outline66

Pope Francis is heading to secular Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the faith ......

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