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23 Jan 2018 WARRENTON, VA
Russian State Media Claims US Military is Looking at Water and Wartime Preparedness in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland, Poland
Russia’s state-owned news agencies Pravda and RIA Novosti reported 22 January that the US’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) intends to study the infrastructure of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland and Poland for wartime preparedness. All of these countries, apart from Moldova, have borders with Russia...
4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
17 Sep 2014 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The United Nations this week called on the international community to increase assistance to Lebanon, which has taken in some 1.4 million refugees fleeing the civil war in neighboring Syria.UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Program (UNDP) head Helen Clark, who visited the Lebanese town of Deir El Ahmar on Sepember 16th, said assistance is needed not only for the refugees themselves, but for host communities as well...
17 Jun 2014 BUENOS AIRES
Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the pulp mill dispute with Uruguay is 'political' and wondered how great is Finland's' Botnia-UPM influence in the country, but at the same time underlined that all chances of dialogue have been 'exhausted'. “The problem is political: how great is the influence of Botnia-UPM in Uruguay” said Timerman in reference to the latest dispute following the Uruguayan government decision authorizing the pulp mill to increase its annual production and which triggered the current situation...
21 Apr 2014 BANGKOK, Thailand
The site of Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam is located near active fault lines, making it highly susceptible to seismic activity and putting the entire Mekong ecosystem in danger, according to a Thai geologist.Dr. Punya Charusiri of Chulalungkorn University in Bangkok said the project “poses a potential danger” because of “active faults close to the dam site...
13 Sep 2013 MONTEVIDEO
Uruguay, in a major concession to Buenos Aires, said it will go slow on commissioning a second pulp mill on the river it shares with Argentina. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said he has no intention of irritating Argentina over the issue and would rather delay the second pulp million's commissioning than risk annoying Argentine President Cristina Fernandez...
3 Jul 2013 BAKU
Azerbaijan has urged the European Parliament to demand that Armenia carry out capital repairs on a collapsing dam located in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA and President of the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan, MP Elkhan Suleymanov said on July 2...