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EU Could Take Korea off Tax Haven Blacklist.

The EU has told the Korean government that it could remove it from a blacklist of offshore tax havens next month if Seoul scraps tax breaks for foreign businesses. EU finance ministers upset Korea by putting it on a blacklist of 17 tax havens where it keeps company with Bahrain, Mongolia, Namibia, T...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Falcon from Mongolia sighted in Madayipara.

First spotting of Amur Falcon, a pigeon-sized migratory bird, in Kannur

- The Hindu - IN

Conflicts and drought spur hunger, despite ample global food supply.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

New dinosaur looks like mix of duck, crocodile, ostrich, swan.

Full curled-up skeleton was found in a sandstone rock in Mongolia

- The Hindu - IN

Kumbh Mela gets UNESCO tag.

The Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted by the organisation stated on Thursday. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the "Representative List of the Intangible ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Duck-like dinosaur found in Mongolia so 'peculiar' researchers thought it was fake.

With a bill like a duck but teeth like a crocodile, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr Seuss could have dreamed up.

- ABC News - AU

Newfound dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan.

The tiny creature, only about 18 inches tall, roamed 75 million years ago in what is now Mongolia

- CBS NEWS - US

Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'.

WASHINGTON - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.

- Reuters - US

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur! Meet Halszkaraptor, A Mongolian Mash-Up.

If it looks like a duck...it may be a curious new dinosaur, Halszkaraptor escuilliei. The Mongolian maniraptor is a mouthful to say and a, uhm, glory to behold. But the most interesting thing about it is how it apparently lived. Fossiliferous Mongolia has given dinosaur enthusiasts a trove of discoveries over the years, ...

- Discover - US

Treasure Islands: EU publishes a blacklist of 17 tax-havens and a long-list of runner-up tax avoidance jurisdictions.

The EU's new blacklist of 17 money-laundering financial secrecy states includes South Korea, Mongolia, Namibia, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, and also includes a long-list of places like Guam, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

- Boing Boing - US

If it has a bill like a duck and walks like an ostrich — it's a dinosaur.

This mashup of a creature was indisputably a carnivore with croc-like teeth and razor-sharp claws. Paleontologists have said it roamed the earth some 75 million years ago in present-day Mongolia.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur

A well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor. Detailed 3-D synchrotron analysis allowed an international team of researchers to present the bizarre 75-million-year-old predator, named Halszkaraptor ...

- ScienceDaily - US

A newly discovered duck-like dinosaur had a neck like a goose and claws like velociraptors

Lukas Panzarin A dinosaur newly discovered in Mongolia was likely semi-aquatic, a trait that hadn't been found in dinosaurs before. The finding helps establish a new subfamily of dinosaurs. The creature had a neck like a goose, wings similar to those of penguins, and sharp claws like those of velociraptors. Birds are the ...

- Business Insider - US

Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur

An exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor. Detailed 3D synchrotron analysis allowed an international team of researchers to present the bizarre 75 million-year-old predator, named ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Korea on EU Blacklist of Offshore Tax Havens

Korea has been included on a European Union blacklist of offshore tax havens.EU finance ministers met in Brussels and put 17 countries, including Korea, on the blacklist. Korea keeps company with Bahrain, Barbados, Mongolia, Namibia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Tobago, Trinidad and the UAE.Late last year, t...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Revealed: These 17 tax havens have just been blacklisted by the EU

The EU today blacklisted 17 tax havens in a move that could see the jurisdictions subjected to a raft of sanctions from member states. American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, South Korea, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United Arab ...

- City AM - UK

China Orders Regions To 'Regulate' Surging Natural Gas Prices

China's state planning commission has ordered eight Chinese regions to regulate' surging gas prices amid winter heating demand and the switch to gas from coal, by meeting on Monday with natural gas producers, LNG terminal operators, and traders, Reuters reports, quoting an official at the National Development and Reform ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Twenty countries risk ability to pay for life-saving vaccines in long term - MSF

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia , Congo, Cuba, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World As the board of Gavi meets this week, MSF is calling on the vaccine ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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