OPEC cuts 2016 world oil demand growth forecast by 50,000 barrels/day

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on OPEC cuts 2016 world oil demand growth forecast by 50,000 barrels/day 

VIENNA, April 13 — The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) slashed by 50,000 barrels a day to 1.2 million barrels per day its 2016 world oil demand growth forecast, the organization’s April report said.

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Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 21 — Several cities in brazil are using drones to detect and destroy the breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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Thai Nguyen seeks USD27B in exports by 2020

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Thai Nguyen seeks USD27B in exports by 2020 

THAI NGUYEN, Feb. 22 — Thai Nguyen Province has set a target of USD27 billion in exports by 2020 to become the leading exporter in the northern mountainous region.

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Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil 

By Pau Ramirez

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Aedes aegypti mosquito behind the Zika epidemic spreading through Latin America has become the biggest public enemy in brazil with the launch of a national campaign.

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WHO to hold emergency meeting February 1 on spread of Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO to hold emergency meeting February 1 on spread of Zika virus 

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 — The World Health Organization's International Health Regulations Committee will hold an emergency meeting devoted to the spread of the Zika virus on February 1 in Geneva, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said Thursday.

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5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on 5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 — Five more babies have died in brazil due to the Zika virus, the government announced on Wednesday.

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Comelec to enforce postal voting to over 75,000 registered voters overseas

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Comelec to enforce postal voting to over 75,000 registered voters overseas 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — Filipinos living and working overseas, who are registered voters, will be using postal voting in the May 2016 elections.

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China launches USD 10-B fund for LatAm industrial cooperation

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on China launches USD 10-B fund for LatAm industrial cooperation 

BEIJING, Sept. 1 — China has established a fund of USD 10 billion to support the country's industrial cooperation with Latin America, the central bank announced on Tuesday.

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Obama hails 'new, more ambitious chapter' in U.S.-Brazil relations

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama hails 'new, more ambitious chapter' in U.S.-Brazil relations 

WASHINGTON, July 1 — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to the U.S. "marks one more step in a new, more ambitious chapter" in the relationship between the two countries, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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UN launches #SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN launches #SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children 

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 — The United Nations on Monday launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children, warning that each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse.

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