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Daily Archives: Thursday, 27 November 2014, 22:04

Venezuelan foreign minister: OPEC agreed “to reduce overproduction”

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 22:04 by GxMedia Caracas, Nov 27 (EFE).- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said that at the OPEC meeting held Thursday in Austria the oil cartel members agreed “to reduce overproduction” of petroleum, which is over 30 million barrels per day, to try and contain the recent precipitous drop in price.Although the Organization of ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Antigua and Barbuda should avoid St Kitts and Nevis’ economic citizenship mistakes

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:46 by GxMedia St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Canada’s announcement that it imposed visa restrictions on St Kitts and Nevis due to concerns about the issuance of passports and identity management practices of this country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) has sparked concerns in neighboring Antigua and Barbuda about its fledgling Citizenship by ...

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Soccer Icon Pele Moved to Special Care Unit at Brazil Hospital

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:41 by GxMedia Reproduced from Voice of America Brazilian soccer great Pele, admitted on Monday to a Sao Paulo hospital for treatment for a urinary tract infection, was moved to a “special care unit” on Thursday, the hospital said. “Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) remains in hospital. To receive the best care he ...

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ICE refuses to halt deportation of immigrant who could qualify for relief

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:37 by GxMedia Tucson, Arizona, Nov 26 (EFE).- Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in Arizona on Wednesday denied the request of a Mexican to halt his deportation proceedings, despite the fact that he could be one of those who would benefit from President Barack Obama’s executive action giving relief to millions of undocumented ...

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Britain receives 583,000 immigrants in one year

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:30 by GxMedia London, Nov 27 (EFE).- The number of immigrants arriving in United Kingdom increased to 583,000 as of last June, compared to the 502,000 who arrived during the year ending in June 2013 the British Office for National Statistics, O.N.S., said in a report released Thursday. The figures represent a setback for conservative ...

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Lower electricity output in energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:22 by GxMedia Huge corporate consumers of electricity in energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago have been told to brace for blackout in some areas of the country. That’s because of a gas pipe-line leak that authorities hope to seal during next week. But until then, major consumers of electricity like those in steel manufacturing ...

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Deforestation reduced by 18 pct. in Brazilian Amazon, gov’t says

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:12 by GxMedia Brasilia, Nov 27 (EFE).- Deforestation in the official Amazon region, made up of the nine Brazilian states in the Amazon River basin, was reduced by 18 percent over a 12-month period, officials said. The Brazilian Amazon lost 4,848 sq. kilometers (1,871 sq. miles) of forest cover between August 2013 and ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine passes 1st test in humans

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014, 21:09 by GxMedia Washington, Nov 27 (EFE).- An experimental vaccine against Ebola developed in the United States has successfully passed its first test in humans, sparking an immune response to the disease without serious secondary effects in the 20 volunteers who received it, according to a study published in the New England Journal ...

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