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PYONGYANG, North Korea - In an indication that North Korea may give diplomacy a chance to end regional tension, its leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday sent a special envoy to China to win the confidence of its most important ally. The trip by Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, a senior Workers' Party official and the military's top political officer, comes after months of ignoring Chinese warnings to ...
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Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
The heads of state and government of the European Union held a summit Wednesday in an effort to make more progress in fighting tax evasion and tax fraud. EU leaders are targeting tax crimes both within the borders of their countries and in foreign tax havens despite the reluctance of Austria and Luxembourg. The leaders of the EU's 27 member states are expected to give the go ahead to the ...
American author Lydia Davis was declared the winner of the fifth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her inventive, carefully-crafted and hard to categorise works saw off the challenge from nine other contenders from around the world, said a press release Wednesday evening. India's U.R. Ananthamurthy was also one of the ...
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China will import gas from the world's second largest gas reserve in the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan.
Kakageldy Abdullayev, CEO of Turkmenistan's national gas company Turkmengaz, said the Galkynysh field will be used to build up Turkmen gas exports to China.
The field is expected to produce 25 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year for China, with Turkmenistan's total gas exports to China planned to reach 65 billion cubic meters annually after the field's launch, Abdullayev said.
The field's reserves allow the Central Asian republic to implement several projects at a time, including the extraction of 33 billion cubic meters of gas annually for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline project, which is currently being implemented, he said.
The Galkynysh field, formerly known as the South Yolotan-Osman field, has reserves of over 26.2 trillion cubic meters of gas, ranking second after the South Pars deposit shared between Iran and Qatar, according to data by Gaffney, Cline amp; Associates petroleum consulting company.
The gas field is expected to be launched this summer.
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