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Bulgaria and China sign marine transport agreement
Bulgaria ChinaJanuary 14, 2014 ET
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who is on a visit to China, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, praised the success achieved in the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries.
Ortega: Construction of the Nicaragua Canal to start in December
Nicaragua CanalJanuary 13, 2014 ET
The Nicaraguan government and the Chinese company awarded a concession to build and operate an interoceanic canal announced that construction would begin in December this year.
Andris Vilks predicts pay raise and 2-2.5% inflation in Latvia
Latvia RigaJanuary 13, 2014 ET
Inflation in Latvia will be 2% to 2.5% in the coming years, Finance Minister Andris Vilks said during a meeting with EU journalists, reports LETA.
The first Lithuanian satellites in space
Dalia GrybauskaiteJanuary 13, 2014 ET
After the spaceship carrying Lithuania's first satellites to space successfully took off, Lithuanian leaders congratulated Lithuanian scientists and residents.
Greenland, Denmark hope to reach uranium deal by end of 2014
Hammond Thorning-SchmidtJanuary 13, 2014 ET
An agreement on uranium extraction in Greenland is expected by the end of the year, the prime ministers of the two countries confirmed, despite tension between the two sides.
EU leadership approval at all-time low
EuropeJanuary 13, 2014 ET
Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Luxembourg are the only EU countries where citizens approve the European Union's leadership with a clear 50% majority, according to Gallup.
Draghi: Germany should invest more
Mario DraghiJanuary 10, 2014 ET
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said that he sees no reason for Germany to reduce its competitiveness but suggested it should undertake more structural investments for their own sake.
Japan and Oman sign tax avoidance agreement
Japan OmanJanuary 10, 2014 ET
The Government of Japan and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman signed the agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income in Muscat.
About a million illegal workers in Moscow
Moscow working illegallyJanuary 10, 2014 ET
About a million foreigners could be working illegally in the Russian capital, a top Moscow migration official suggested.
Russia to be Ukraine's sole gas provider
Ukraine gasJanuary 10, 2014 ET
Ukraine has ceased buying gas from Europe and will instead purchase the fuel solely from Russia, as it offers the lowest prices, Ukraine's energy minister said.
Turkey in race with Europe for trade talks with Japan
Turkey JapanJanuary 10, 2014 ET
Turkey hopes to finalize free trade talks with Japan before the European Union does, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybek├ži said.
U.S. and Jordan sign $140 million agreement
Jordan U.S.January 10, 2014 ET
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ibrahim Saif, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones, and USAID Acting Mission Director Douglas Ball signed a five-year $140 million agreement today to support citizen engagement and participation, and civil society across the Kingdom.