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Bangladesh to give $410 million for basic urban services
BangladeshJanuary 20, 2014 ET
The World Bank approved $410 million to improve municipal governance and basic urban services in district towns and municipalities in Bangladesh and benefit 3.4 million people in around 100 urban communities across the country.
Russia to use World Bank's $60 million for better weather tracking
Russia weather stationJanuary 20, 2014 ET
The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved a $60 million loan to co-finance the Second National Hydromet System Modernization Project (Roshydromet-2).
Turkey to doctors: Provide first aid and you'll pay $1m and end up in jail
TurkeyJanuary 19, 2014 ET
A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid.
Washington State mulls cutting off electricity, water for NSA
NSAJanuary 19, 2014 ET
The Washington State campaign to cut off all utilities and services to the National Security Agency (NSA) facilities in that state achieved its first success, according to a Los Angeles think-tank.
Canada wants to increased trade with India from $5bn to $15bn
Joe DanielJanuary 18, 2014 ET
Canada is pushing for increased trade with India, aiming at tripling the bi-lateral trade in two years.
Chinese loans to Venezuela exceed $40 billion
China VenezuelaJanuary 17, 2014 ET
China has disbursed more than $40 billion in credit to Venezuela via a bilateral investment fund, the president of the Venezuelan Economic and Social Development Bank (Bandes) said.
Kalashnikov to sell up to 200,000 firearms in U.S., Canada
KalashnikovJanuary 17, 2014 ET
The Kalashnikov Concern has signed a contract to sell up to 200,000 firearms annually to customers in the United States and Canada, the company said.
Turkey's business group: Country may slip into a police state
Muharrem YilmazJanuary 17, 2014 ET
Turkey's business group has issued a staunch warning to the government on respecting the rule of law in its move to reform the judiciary, expressing concerns that the country may slip into a police state.
End of smoking at will in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi smokingJanuary 17, 2014 ET
Abu Dhabi Business Center of the Department of Economic Development, announced that the implementation of the regulations of the federal law on tobacco control will be in effect after the end of the grace period on January 31.
Number of visa applications for Finland broke all records
FinlandJanuary 16, 2014 ET
In 2013, Finland's missions abroad processed a total of 1,569,851 visa applications, which is an all-time record high. In 2012, the number of visas processed was 1,391,860.
China and Italy to boost cooperation
China ItalyJanuary 16, 2014 ET
China and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding to boost trade and investment cooperation between the two countries. The deal comes ahead of a visit by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to Beijing in April.
China's army required to purchase domestic brand cars
China armyJanuary 16, 2014 ET
China's armed forces have been told to choose domestic brand cars when procuring military vehicles, according to a new circular.