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Turkish president, NATO chief discuss E.Med on phone

NATO.Turkey

Turkey’s president Friday spoke to the NATO head over the phone, with the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean discussed, the Turkish authorities said, according to Anadolu Agency. In the phone call with Jean Stoltenberg, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that Turkey supports a fair solution in the Eastern Mediterranean with …

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World Economic Forum postponed until next summer

World Economic Forum

The next World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, originally scheduled for January, will be postponed until early next summer, its managing director of public engagement Adrian Monck said Wednesday in a statement, APA reports citing Xinhua. “The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to …

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Highest temperature on Earth’ as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

Death Valley

What could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth – 130F (54.4C) – may have been reached in Death Valley National Park, California, APA reports citing BBC. The recording is being verified by the US National Weather Service. It comes amid a heatwave on the US’s west coast, where temperatures …

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Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Georgia

COVİD-19çGeorgia

Three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Georgia, bringing the total number of infected people to 951, Trend reports citing 1tv.ge. The information has been recently updated on a special website stopcov.ge created by the Georgian government. Three patients recovered. The number of recoveries stands at 828. In total 15 …

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Geostat reveals producer price indices for services in Georgia

Georgia

Producer Price Index for telecommunication services decreased by 0.03 percent in April 2020 compared to the previous month in Georgia, Trend reports referring to Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat). The prices were lower mainly for other telecommunications services (-0.5 percent). The overall index increased by 14.3 percent compared to the same month …

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Georgia reduces import of medicaments from Turkey

Georgia and Turkey

Georgia imported 248.7 tons of medicaments in measured dose, totaling $19.9 million from Turkey from January through May 2020, Trend reports referring to National Statistics Office (Geostat). On an annualized basis, Georgia decreased the medicaments’ import from Turkey by 369.8 tons. Over the same period last year, 618.5 tons of medicaments put …

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Georgia expects rich hazelnut harvest

Nuts

Hazelnut harvest will exceed 50,000 tons in Georgia, Trend reports with reference to Georgian Hazelnut Growers Association. More than 90 percent of the harvest will be exported, and the key markets will be Italy and Germany. The association noted rapid development of the sector over the past few years. If the climatic …

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