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Russia and the US have sent further warships to boost their military capacity in the Mediterannean as expectations grow of an imminent strike on Syria. Syria’s ally Russia is sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean, according to Russian news agency Interfax. An armed forces source reportedly said the planned deployment […]

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MPs have rejected a Labour amendment to the Government motion on Syria by a majority of 112 votes. The amendment had called for military action to only be taken once the UN Security Council had voted in light of a report from weapons’ inspectors on the ground in Syria. The Prime Minister had earlier said […]

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By Dominic Lau TOKYO | Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:08pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares recouped some of the two previous session’s steep losses on Thursday as fears abated that U.S.-led forces would soon launch a military strike on Syria, and oil prices retreated from a six-month peak. Emerging market currencies stabilized after their […]

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Aviva has offset 126,555 tonnes of carbon emissions through environmental projects. Now the company has been able to robustly measure and report on the additional benefits its carbon offset programmes have had on local communities using the LBG Framework – a peer reviewed methodology which quantifies and measures corporate community investment, developed with ClimateCare. Although […]

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U.S. Markets Offsets seen eluding capture by EPA  Forestry, land use and other types of offsets are likely to be shut out of the carbon pollution standards on new and existing power plants soon to be proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. But the Obama administration will be supporting offsets through other programs as part of […]

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Syria: How Crisis Has Developed Updated: 12:51pm UK, Wednesday 28 August 2013 :: March 2011 – as protesters stage demonstrations in Damascus, security forces in Daraa shoot dead several campaigners, leading to unrest and violence. :: May – the Syrian military deploys tanks in a bid to quash demonstrations. :: July 19 – the UK […]

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Direct British military involvement in Syria will not be authorised in Thursday’s House of Commons vote, after Labour threatened to oppose the Government’s motion. Any direct action by UK forces will require a further vote in the Commons once the United Nations has considered a report from weapons inspectors investigating the alleged use of chemical […]

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By Dominic Lau TOKYO | Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:03pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – Jitters over a possible U.S.-led military strike against the Syrian government knocked Asian equities to a seven-week low on Wednesday and pushed oil prices and safe-haven gold to multi-month highs. An acute ‘risk-off’ mode also boosted the appeal of the Japanese […]

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Navigating the kitchen sink For project developers trying to distinguish between OPIC and MIGA insurance, the primary difference is that OPIC requires majority US participation in an investment, whereas MIGA is open to nationals of any of its 179 member countries as long as the coverage is for a cross-border investment. MIGA is usually competitive […]

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27 August 2013 Article source: http://www.hortweek.com/News/1209122/New-woodland-offset-conference-centres-carbon/