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UN Security Council’s activity ineffective

It is obvious that the way the UN Security Council is working now is not optimal, it needs to be reformed, Michael Moller, director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva, said in an exclusive
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Azerbaijani soldier killed in Armenian provocation

Azerbaijani serviceman Amrah Yuzbekov was killed May 3 as a result of shootout on the line of contact between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
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Government needs to cancel torture directives, says torture victim

OTTAWA - A prominent Canadian victim of abuse behind bars in Syria is calling on the government to cancel controversial directives that allow for the sharing of intelligence that could lead to torture
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Sen. David Tkachuk says he never advised Mike Duffy about housing expenses

OTTAWA - A senior Conservative senator who was labelled as the guru of Senate rules by Mike Duffy's judge says the widely held view of his role in the whole affair is more fiction than fact. Sen. Dav
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Federal Conservatives remain fundraising kings despite election loss to Liberals

OTTAWA - The federal Conservative party may have lost the October 2015 federal election, but its fundraising machine remains the king of the hill. First quarter data released by Elections Canada show
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Winnipeg serial killer who targeted homeless men gets life sentence

WINNIPEG - A man has admitted to killing three men in a case that sent chills through Winnipeg's homeless community. John Ostamas pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder for the deaths in Apri
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Popular Finance

 

Cash deals need to be curtailed to reduce tax evasion: HP Ranina

The government of India released the income tax report for the past 16 years last week. The provisional 2014-2015 figures show that just about 4.87 crore people filed tax returns, making it less tha
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Receivers Make Public AlixPartners’ Final Report on Bulgaria’s Insolvent KTB  

The receivers of insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB) have made public a report tracking the assets of Bulgaria’s fourth-largest lender. An English-language version of the final repor
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Hotel and tourism seeks cooperation with Spain in training field

Luanda - Angolan minister of Hotel and Tourism Paulino Domingos Baptista Monday in Luanda called for the need of cooperation in vocational training with Valencia, Spain. ,   Angolan official sa
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Deposit portfolio of Sol Bank exceeds USD 2 billion

Luanda - At least USD 2.2 billion is the total amount of the deposit portfolio of Sol Bank registered until December 31, 2015. , In an interview to ANGOP, the chairperson of Sol Bank, Coutinho Nobre
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Financial Advice From 3 Top Professors On National Teacher Appreciation Day

Time to polish that apple. Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, the highlight of Teacher Appreciation Week, which has been celebrated the first week of May since 1985. Great teachers have earne
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The Richest Live 14.6 Years Longer -- and the Gap Is Growing

I recently ran across a Stanford University study that analyzed 1.4 billion federal tax returns along with Social Security mortality data to determine the relationship of income to life expectancy (re
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The Value of Sound Financial Decisions

Note: Last summer, I published a column entitled "The Value of Financial Advice," which was very well received. I have since revised and updated the column and am presenting the new version 
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4 Cures For Investment Anxiety

“Index funds or ETFs? Target date funds or managed accounts? Rebalance once a year or twice?” Is your heart beating a little quicker now than it was a minute ago? You’re not alone.
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Countries To Visit While The Dollar Is Strong And International Airfares Are Low

If you've been dreaming of an international getaway but can’t seem to save up the funds, this is the year to finally make it happen. The U.S. dollar is at its strongest level in years, having ap
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