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Politics: Page 994

The Netherlands drops out of top 5 innovative EU countries
The NetherlandsWednesday March 5, 2014 3:30AM ET
The Netherlands dropped one place to 6th in the latest European innovation index, published annually by the European Commission.
UK Labour backs Scottish tax devolution
Douglas AlexanderWednesday March 5, 2014 2:00AM ET
The UK Labour Party's Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has called on his party to support maximum tax devolution for Scotland as an alternative to Scottish independence.
Latvia to join European Stability Mechanism
LatviaTuesday March 4, 2014 8:35AM ET
The newest eurozone member, Latvia, will join the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) on March 13, becoming the 18th member of the bailout fund.
IMF lowers growth in Uruguay to 3%
Naoyuki ShinoharaTuesday March 4, 2014 4:50AM ET
The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for economic growth in Uruguay this year to 3% from its previous estimate of 3.3%, the IMF's deputy managing director Naoyuki Shinohara said.
World Bank to help Tunisia with $1.2 billion
Inger AndersenTuesday March 4, 2014 3:10AM ET
Inger Andersen, the vice president of the World Bank (Ibrd) for the Middle East and North Africa, has announced this Friday (28th) a program under which $1.2 billion will be supplied for backing the democratic transition in Tunisia in 2014.
India to investigate suspected Rolls-Royce orders
Hindustan AeronauticsTuesday March 4, 2014 1:32AM ET
India's defense ministry said it had ordered an investigation into state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's (HAL) orders from Britain's Rolls-Royce Holdings worth at least $1.2 billion.
Ukraine promise uninterrupted Russian gas supplies to Europe
Yuriy ProdanMonday March 3, 2014 1:19PM ET
Ukraine was ready to ensure uninterrupted supplies of Russian gas to Europe despite the ongoing political tensions, Energy and Coal Minister Yuriy Prodan saidy.
Sweden to buy Brazilian military jet
Embraer KC-390Monday March 3, 2014 6:35AM ET
Brazil hope it will sell its upcoming KC-390 military cargo plane to Sweden as part of a $4.5 billion deal to buy 36 Gripen fighter jets by Swedish Saab AB.
India may cut import duty on expensive Swiss chocolates
Swiss chocolateMonday March 3, 2014 5:35AM ET
Indian consumers may get high-end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates as the Government is likely to reduce import duty on the product under free trade agreement with EFTA, a four-member bloc including Switzerland.
Iran and Oman signed aviation deal
Iran and OmanMonday March 3, 2014 3:55AM ET
Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a bid to boost mutual cooperation in various fields of civil aviation, specially in passenger and cargo transportation.
UK opens the only shared service facility outside its soil
Asif Anwar AhmadMonday March 3, 2014 1:25AM ET
The British government has established a shared service facility for all its embassies in Asia Pacific region in Manila, making the Philippines its only site outside of London and perhaps the only foreign government to do so.
India, Israel sign homeland security agreement
India IsraelFriday February 28, 2014 9:30AM ET
India and Israel signed a slew of agreements on cooperation in legal assistance and public and homeland security.
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