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Iran halts EU oil exports

The latest in a series of tit for tat retaliations between Iran and the West has resulted in the halt of oil exports to Britain and France. However, business shouldn't be greatly affected as Iran sells most of its oil to Asia and the EU is winding down its imports from Iran. Tehran does hold a big bargaining chip though and continues to threaten the closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway carrying a third of the world's oil shipments.

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2014-07-31 Burma

Constitution prohibits Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president

In Burma general elections have been scheduled to take place by 2015: a long-awaited ballot in a country undergoing a bumpy democratic transition. Indeed, the roadmap to a...

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2014-07-30 crime

What solutions for California's overcrowded prisons?

California has more inmates than any other US state - some 150,000 - and the reincarceration rate is the highest in the country, at 65%. Ordered by Supreme Court judges to reduce...

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2014-07-29 Islam

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

As Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, we look at the persecution suffered by Pakistan's Ahmadis. They consider themselves Muslim, but many Pakistanis see them...

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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