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Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas Found

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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – an independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. – recently identified China’s foam insulation industry as the source of the reappearance of the ozone-depleting gas, CFC-11 (EIA). The gas made a reappearance in the atmosphere two months ago in May 2018 after decades of steady decline, and […]

Venezuelan Government Wins Easier Debt Terms with Russia, China

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The Russian and Venezuelan governments signed an agreement on Wednesday confirming a ten-year payment plan for Venezuela’s 3.15 billion dollar debt to Russia (WP). Venezuelan payments to the Russian government will remain nominal during the first six years, allowing for economic stabilization and development, reported the Russian Finance Ministry. A day later, Geng Shuang, the […]

Chinese, Sri Lankan Ministers in Free Trade Talks

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On Tuesday, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana announced in a Beijing reception that a free trade agreement with the Chinese government is nearing completion (Reuters 1). The reception, at which Marapana praised Chinese support of the Sri Lankan economy, marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. This trade agreement […]

North Korean Military Tests Far-Reaching Missile

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The North Korean military successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, marking a major advance in the North’s missile program. The missile, confirmed to be an ICBM by a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman, hit an altitude of about 2,800 km before landing in the sea 930 km away (Yonhap 1; Reuters). Some experts […]