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The main aim of the project was to enhance the supply of natural gas by reducing physical and commercial losses of gas in the pipeline system.
As per the WEF, the British legacy has given English a global footprint. It is the world’s lingua franca.
The designation is a status unique to India and institutionalizes the progress made to facilitate defence trade and technology sharing with India to a level at par with that of the United States’ closest allies and partners.
Time cover that features a photograph of the President-elect sitting on a chair reads, “Donald Trump – President of the Divided States of America”.
The district closest to the epicentre, Pidie Jaya has suffered the maximum loss. A total of over 200 homes and shops have collapsed. Several mosques have also been severely damaged along with one school and hospital.
The EU’s clearance was the final hurdle to closing the Microsoft-LinkedIn deal, following approvals in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and South Africa.
Cazeneuve’s role has been especially significant for the French government, as he oversaw all the operations of the French security forces following the Paris and Nice terror attacks.
The hearing follows an appeal by the British Government after a High Court ruling in November stating that the Theresa May government has no right to invoke Article 50 without parliament's permission.
As per the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev won the election with an overwhelming vote. He garnered 88.61% of the votes, which is above the required over 50% of valid ballots to become a president.
Mercosur’s member states, in a letter addressed to Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, stated that the “oil-rich country had been stripped of membership rights immediately and that it will be required to renegotiate its membership.”
Citing family reasons, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his surprise resignation. He will be leaving after being in power for almost eight years.
Protocol on Technical Cooperation in cyber space and combating cyber crime between the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar.
The Prince became Rama X, the 10th king of the Thailand’s Chakri dynasty. His official title will be - King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.
The new £5 note contains traces of Tallow, a substance derived from animal fat. It is mostly used in the manufacture of soaps and candles.
Russia has positioned its warships off Crimea’s western coastline and warned Ukraine that it will shoot down any missile that enters the Crimean airspace.
The Secretary-General expressed deep regret for the loss of life caused by the disease. He stated, “On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly: we apologise to the Haitian people.”
The council unanimously approved the sanctions resolution following months of diplomatic arguments over how best to respond to North Korea’s latest nuclear test in September 2016.
Earlier in June 2016, the proposal of purchasing 145 M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer artillery guns from the US was cleared by the Defence Ministry.
The approval comes after Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the FARC signed a revised peace agreement on 24 November 2016.
The early election has wiped out almost 60% of the old assembly members. Safa Al Hashem will be the only female member in the Kuwait Parliament.
As per the established procedure, the Prince Vajiralongkorn will have to accept parliament's invitation in order for him to be proclaimed king.
Fillon is a conservative Catholic who opposes abortion and gay marriage. His campaign proposal includes radical economic reforms such as capping on immigration and slashing of public jobs.
Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently serving at the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army as Inspector General of Training and Evaluation.
The new accord introduces around 50 changes, which are intended to temper critics led by still-powerful former President Alvaro Uribe. The modifications range from a prohibition on foreign magistrates judging crimes by the FARC or government to a commitment from the insurgents to forfeit assets.
With this, Turkey became the first non full member country to be the chairman of a club in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The deal will help the two countries to share their reports directly, as earlier they shared the same via the US, which was too cumbersome.
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance said India meets in particular the high demands in terms of adherence to the principle of speciality and the safeguarding of confidentiality for the data delivered, which are prerequisites for the introduction of the AEOI.
It was initially used by an Arab as a part of flooring in his private courtyard and then later it was acquired by Y Kaplan in 1943, who got in experts to study it. Antiquities dealer Robert Deutsch bought it in 1990s after which it was obtained by Rabbi Saul Deutsch for his Living Torah Museum in 2005.
Russia signed Rome statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court in 2000 but its capital Moscow never made it officially valid, which means Russia was never its member and could not be subjected to its jurisdiction.
The two nations also called for broadening defence ties through production and manufacturing partnerships. The 2000-year old Jewish community in India represents a thriving link to India-Israel past.