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Norway to reduce tax on imported EU meat and cheese
Europe meatWednesday November 20, 2013 2:00AM ET
The newly-elected Norwegian government has promised to reduce the tax that the previous government had put on goods imported from the EU, such as cheese and meat.
EU: Refugee push-backs are illegal
RefugeesTuesday November 19, 2013 1:26PM ET
The European Commission indirectly warned Greece and Bulgaria to stop turning down Syrian refugees at their borders with Turkey, after the UN issued a similar call just a few days before.
Guatemala plans to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon
GuatemalaTuesday November 19, 2013 7:50AM ET
An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to help fight climate changes.
China and Namibia sign economic agreement
China NamibiaTuesday November 19, 2013 5:55AM ET
China and Namibia signed a multi-million-dollar economic and technical cooperation agreement, pushing forward the ties between the two countries to a new level.
EBRD interested in Kazakhstan's green energy
Kazakhstan windTuesday November 19, 2013 4:45AM ET
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) First Vice President Phil Bennett has reaffirmed the bank's support for the National Green Growth Plan announced by the government of Kazakhstan during his first visit to Kazakhstan.
Egypt and Hungary to cooperate in train development
Egypt railwaysTuesday November 19, 2013 3:15AM ET
The Egyptian Railway Authority has agreed with the government of Hungary to develop, with the participation of Egyptian companies, Hungarian-manufactured trains to be in service in Egypt by 2020.
Azerbaijan, Russia agreed that they don't agree
Azerbaijan RussiaTuesday November 19, 2013 1:45AM ET
The regular meeting of experts from Azerbaijan and Russian governments on negotiating the draft agreement on mutual stimulation and protection of investments has been held in Baku but, according to one of the participators, the meeting has failed to bring any results.
Parnell: There will be no Medicaid Expansion in Alaska
Sean ParnellMonday November 18, 2013 8:30AM ET
Citing the failure of Obamacare, the enormous current and future Medicaid costs to Alaska, and greater uncertainty about the federal government's ability to pay its share, Governor Sean Parnell announced Friday he will not seek to expand Medicaid health coverage for the poor in Alaska.
U.S. and France sign FATCA agreement
dollarsMonday November 18, 2013 5:40AM ET
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the United States has signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with France to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
EU ministers discuss deployment of drones
Europe dronesMonday November 18, 2013 4:30AM ET
European foreign and defence ministers will discuss how to deploy drones for civilian operations, ranging from disaster prevention to deterring human traffickers on the EU's borders, in a two-day meeting that opens in Brussels.
Russia delivers Vikramaditya aircraft carrier to India
VikramadityaMonday November 18, 2013 3:10AM ET
The Indian Navy has received the 44,500-ton Vikramaditya aircraft carrier at the Russian shipbuilding complex in Severodvinsk. The carrier was fully refurbished for $2.3 billion, and will now be India's flagship.
EU aviation emissions proposals attacked from all sides
EU airplaneMonday November 18, 2013 1:48AM ET
An amended Commission proposal to force airlines to pay a carbon charge on flights within the European Economic Area was slammed by both left- and right-wing MEPs in the Parliament's transport committee.
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