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Finland retains title as world's happiest country

For the fourth year running, Finland has come out on top in the annual list powered by data from the Gallup World Poll, with Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands following in second, third, fourth and fifth position …

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Armenian citizens still prefer Pashinyan

A public opinion poll conducted by the Armenian office of the Gallup International Аssociation found that 38.8% believe that Nikol Pashinyan should remain in the post of prime minister, 17.6% found it difficult to answer. 43.6% of …

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Elon Musk falls to second richest person in the world

After a brief stint as the wealthiest person on the planet, Tesla billionaire Elon Musk is again the second-richest person in the world after his fortune fell by nearly $14 billion in one day, according to Forbes. Shares of his …

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Most expensive cities for overseas workers named

Hong Kong has been named as the most expensive location in the world for expatriates, according to the latest Cost of Living research published by ECA International. "Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for overseas …

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Another reason why Azerbaijan won Karabakh war

Global Firepower has released Power Index 2020 listing out countries on the basis of how powerful their militaries are on a scale of 1-138. According to the ranking, Azerbaijan has strengthened its military strength and …

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Crimean cities most popular during velvet season

Yalta, Alushta, Evpatoria, Feodosia, Sudak, Sevastopol and Saki, as well as the villages of Alupka, Nikolaevka and Mishor were included in the top ten popular Crimean resorts for recreation in September and October 2020, Tvil.ru reports. …

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Trump beats Mishustin in media rating

According to the Interfax’s System of News Complex Analysis rating, in July, the most mentioned person in the Russian political and economic media was the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, - 276796 news in total or 8929 …

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S&P approves Azerbaijan’s ratings at BB+/B level

The S&P Global Ratings international rating agency affirmed at BB+/B level the long-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings of Azerbaijan’s in local and foreign currencies, while the outlook for the rating was maintained as …

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Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 points nationally

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads U.S. President Donald Trump by 12 points in a new national poll. The latest Monmouth University survey finds Biden at 53%, compared to Trump at 41%, The Hill reported. …

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Fitch Affirms Gazprom Neft rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Gazprom Neft's (GPN) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB', with a Stable Outlook.  The affirmation applies to the ratings of all debt issued by GPN …

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Moody's revises Saudi Arabia's credit outlook

Moody's downgraded Saudi Arabia's sovereign outlook to negative from stable, citing increased downside risks to the kingdom's fiscal strength from the oil rout.  "The shock transmits mainly through the loss in …

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Russia among top-5 world's largest arms producers

Russia moved to fourth place in the sales of arms ranking, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2019, 3.9% of Russia's GDP went to military spending, amounting to $65.1 billion. …

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S&P forecasts 2.4% drop in global GDP 

Credit rating agency S&P Global slashed its global forecasts, predicting coronavirus lockdowns would now see the world economy contract 2.4% this year and cause the United States and euro zone to slump 5.2% and 7.3% respectively. …

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