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 Baku named second most romantic CIS city

Baku took second place in the most romantic CIS cities ranking, according to the Russian analytical agency TurStat. The Top 5 includes the capitals of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova: Tbilisi (33% of votes), Astana, …

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Fitch warns of possible downgrade to U.S. rating

Fitch warned of a possible cut to the U.S. triple-A sovereign credit rating later this year if the ongoing government shutdown leads to it hitting its debt ceiling and hampering budget setting. "If this shutdown continues to March …

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Poroshenko’s rating drops to 7.7%

The current president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko leads the presidential antirating of the country. According to UNIAN, the results of the survey suggest that there is a leader in the presidential race. There are also four candidates …

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Reyhan Jamalova enters BBC 100 Women 2018 list

Azerbaijani native Reyhan Jamalova has been recognized in the BCC 100 Women 2018 list of inspiring and influential women around the world. Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 …

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Erdogan named world's most influential Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ranked first place in the 2019 edition of the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the book notes …

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Moody’s: Armenia to face greatest funding risks

Armenia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan top the list of smaller emerging economies most vulnerable to refinancing risks, because they face a combination of large upcoming repayments and low foreign currency reserves, ratings agency Moody’s …

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 Nurmagomedov climbs to second place in UFC ranking

Russia’s MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov rose 6 notches to number two in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound ranking, according to the official website. Nurmagomedov defeated Ireland’s …

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World Bank: Georgia leads in fighting corruption

Georgia has reached a historic high in terms of effectiveness of corruption control and governance, according to the World Bank report 'Worldwide Governance Indicators'. Georgia scored 77.40% on Control of Corruption 100% scale, …

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Azerbaijan tops CIS  gastronomic festival ranking

Azerbaijan's Pomegranate Festival entered the Top 3 enogastronomic events of the CIS countries, popular among Russian tourists in October 2018, according to the ranking of the Analytical agency TurStat. The rating is based on …

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Fitch affirms Kazakhstan's rating at 'BBB'

Fitch Ratings, the international rating agency, affirmed Kazakhstan’s long-term issuer default rating (IDR) at ‘BBB’ with ‘Stable’ outlook. The sovereign balance remains strong  and assets in the …

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Tbilisi amongst world's safest countries

Georgia ranks fifth among 125 countries in the 2018 Crime Index by Numbeo. The country has improved its ranking by two steps compared to last year, the country;'s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. "Numbeo has rated the …

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Russia improves position in FIFA rating

Russia has climbed from 49th to 46th place in the FIFA rating with 1423 points, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website. Russia secured two wins in the September matches. In the opening …

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