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North Korea’s hidden treasure - 06/23/2017

Few consider North Korea to be a prosperous state. But there is something the country is really rich in: mineral resources. Now North Korea is scaring neighbors and the US with its frequent tests of missiles and attempts to use nuclear missiles capable of hitting sities of America. A sixth test can become inevitable. Attacking the US or its allies will be a suicide, so Pyongyang seeks to get...

Influx of labor migrants to Britain falls to a record low - 06/22/2017

The rate of the British pound dropped to a two-month low. The instability of the British currency and the uncertainty of the prospects for the British economy have affected the state of the labor market - according to the Oxford Migration Observatory, in the first quarter of 2017 the influx of migrants from Eastern and Central Europe fell to a record level since 2004. Today, the pound sterling...

Study: 37% EU citizens never visited another EU country - 06/21/2017

According to a recently published study, less than half of EU citizens travel to other EU countries more than once in five years, and 37% never visited another EU country at all. The study, commissioned by the European Commission, interviewed about 28,000 respondents aged 16 and over. The results showed a wide range of opinions among citizens of the 28 member countries of the Union in terms of...

A marketing exercise or restoration of confidence? Argentina issued 100-year bonds for $ 2.75 billion - 06/21/2017

Argentina issued bonds for $ 2.75 billion with a maturity of 100 years, taking advantage of the increased demand for high yield securities. Despite the skepticism of some analysts and frequent defaults in the country, demand was high, as high yield over a long period is what the market is currently lacking. However, a number of experts believe that this was only an advertising move to attract...

Mexican authorities tailed journalists and human rights defenders - 06/21/2017

According to an investigation conducted by the press freedom protection organization Article 19 and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, the Mexican authorities used modern software to monitor journalists, activists and anti-corruption groups and impede their work. The investigation found that the spyware was produced by the Israeli company NSO Group. Six journalists, as well as five...

Study says Asia is the most dangerous region for navigation - 06/19/2017

In 2016 the world fleet lost 85 large cargo and passenger ships. This is 16% less than a year earlier, according to the data of the subsidiary division of the insurance company Allianz. In most cases, ships sank in bad weather conditions. Some also suffered from fires and explosions on board or were so badly damaged in accidents that they had to be written off as scrap. As the statistics show,...

Macron wants to turn France into a land of startups - 06/16/2017

France will issue "technological" visas for talented entrepreneurs and researchers. This was stated by President Emmanuel Macron at the Viva Tech conference in Paris. According to President, France should become a nation of innovations and start-ups. New "technological" visas will attract talented workers from all over the world to France, Macron said. France, in turn, is ready to provide...

Eurogroup says yes to Greece bailout payment - 06/16/2017

The finance ministers of the euro area agreed on Thursday to allocate another tranche of € 8.5 billion within € 86 billion aid package to Greece, agreed in mid-2015. This will allow Athens to avoid default in early July, when the country should repay some of its debts. Brussels also promised to ease the debt burden of the country, indicating a possibility of extending the maturity of loans. At...

German cities to ban diesel cars - 06/15/2017

Bavarian administration wants to ban diesel cars. Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter said that he considers such a decision rational. Meanwhile, representatives of the auto industry are sounding the alarm bells, fearing a sharp drop in prices. The management of the German automaker BMW is critical of such an initiative. According to representatives of the auto concern, there are more effective ways to...

196 congressmen are suing Donald Trump - 06/14/2017

A lawsuit on behalf of the 196 congressmen representing the Democratic Party will be filed against Donald Trump in Washington. The plaintiffs believe that President violated the law by not agreeing with Congress acceptance of funds from foreign countries through companies that he actually controls. Late yesterday, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Conyers Jr., both representing the...
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