August 28, 2014

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Oil-dollar era is officially over- Russia has conducted the first sale of oil in a currency other than U.S. dollar

Oil-dollar era is officially over- Russia has conducted the first sale of oil in a currency other than U.S. dollar On August 27, 2014 a major changed occurred on how oil and gas are purchased throughout the world. Russia is now accepting both Roubles and Yuan for the exchange of oil and gas products. RIA […]

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August 27, 2014

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Canada: Highrise in downtown Edmonton arena district will be city’s tallest building

Canada: Highrise in downtown Edmonton arena district will be city’s tallest building By Dave Lazzarino Edmonton Sun Three years from now, Edmonton’s skyline is going to look mighty different. Stantec, one of the city’s largest design and consulting firms, announced Tuesday it will be moving its offices in 2018 to what will be the city’s […]

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August 26, 2014

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China pours $2.5 billion (U.S.) into Tanzania

China pours $2.5 billion (U.S.) into Tanzania East African Business Week DAR ES SALAAM — China said that its current investments in Tanzania have reached $2.5 billion. This makes them the second largest investor in the country. The Economic and Commercial Representation of China in Tanzania said the two countries bilateral trade volume topped $3.7 […]

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August 20, 2014

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New Istanbul international airport

Newest Istanbul airport likely to bear Erdogan’s name The new facility, which would be Istanbul’s third and largest international airport, would not be the first named after the sitting prime minister. Haaretz Istanbul’s newest international airport will likely be named after Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s prime minister and president-elect. “He has given so much […]

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August 19, 2014

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Scottish independence referendum: one month to go- September 18

Scottish independence referendum: one month to go- September 18 The Scotsman ONE month today voters in Scotland will go to the polls to say yes or no to independence from the United Kingdom. On Thursday September 18 the electorate will be asked to answer the single question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” It marks […]

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August 19, 2014

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New Orleans: Population growth continues through 2014

New Orleans: Population growth continues through 2014 The center of Hurricane Katrina passed southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005 Vicki Mack and Allison Plyer The Data Center (The Data Center is the new name for The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center) Released: August 6, 2014 From 2010 to 2013, increases in New […]

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August 17, 2014

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Indonesia’s 69th Independence Day from the Netherlands

Indonesia’s 69th Independence Day Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands in 1945 Channel News Asia JAKARTA: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice-President Boediono led Indonesia’s 69th Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta on Sunday (Aug 17). For Dr Yudhoyono, the celebrations hold a special sentimental meaning. It was Dr Yudhoyono’s last time leading the Independence […]

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August 14, 2014

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Four in 10 of the world’s people will be African by the end of this century

Four in 10 of the world’s people will be African by the end of this century UNICEF released a report August 13, 2014 where it projected the growth of Africa’s child population within the next century. UNICEF Africa, already the world’s second most populous continent with over 1 billion inhabitants, is experiencing a demographic shift […]

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August 12, 2014

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Angola Hosts Bureau of Ministers for Mineral Resources in Africa

Angola Hosts Bureau of Ministers for Mineral Resources in Africa Angola Press LUANDA— Angola will host the first meeting of the Bureau of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources in Africa scheduled for Wednesday in Luanda aimed at reviewing the institutionalization and sustainability progress of the Central African on Mining Development Process, launched in Maputo in […]

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August 7, 2014

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NCAA Division I board approves 5 biggest conferences’ autonomy

NCAA Division I board approves 5 biggest conferences’ autonomy By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision […]

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