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Afghanistan makes it to the top list of the corruption index

Afghanistan, once again, is ranked as the most corrupt country by the Transparency International, receiving 8 out of 100 marks. The other two countries that made it to the top list are North Korea and Somalia, each having the same

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Kabul streets get overdue facelift

By Pamela Constable The Washington Post KABUL — On an ordinary weekday, the streets of Kabul are choked with traffic, fetid with clogged drains and crammed with carts displaying potatoes or used sweaters. Shoppers, school children and commuters on bicycles

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Afghanistan to establish a stock market in 6 months- AISA

According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, a stock market would be established in Afghanistan in the next six months. The AISA officials have said the work would be accomplished with close coordination with university professors, lawyers and the private

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Disconnected cable over the Amu River causing power outage

Three days of power shortage have made the cold winter season for Mazar-e-Sharif residents intolerable. “It has been three nights that we do not have electricity during the cold winter season. Fuel prices are high as well. Those who can

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Apple, Samsung return to court to review the patent verdict

Apple and Samsung return to a San Jose, California court to reconsider the jury’s decision that awarded Apple USD 1.05bn in damages caused by Samsung’s infringement of Apple’s patent. The South Korean firm wants the patent verdict overturned, or the

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Ronaldo gets sports award

Real and Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the 2011 National Sports Award for the best Ibero-American athlete. “It was an honour for me to receive such a beautiful trophy this afternoon from Her Majesty, the Queen of Spain. Once

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Australia’s growth rate slows down

Affected by the volatile global environment, Australia’s economic growth has slowed modestly, with the growth rate dropping from 0.6% to 0.5%. The spending cut from the government and the decline in exports are cited as the main reasons behind the

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India and Afghanistan on talks to set up a railway corridor

In order to facilitate exports of iron ore between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries, the Afghan government has held talks with India to set up a 600km long railway line between Bamiyan province in the central part of the country

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8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Owner’s Manual- By Jeff Haden Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that

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Eurozone looks set for further contraction

According to the recent figures, the Eurozone economy is expected to shrink further in the early months of 2013, with the weakening consumer demand combined with levels of business confidence and fall global trade. The Eurozone’s Puchasing Manager’s Index, which

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Greece the most corrupt country in the EU

According to the Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index recent survey on 176 countries worldwide, Greece is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector of all 27 EU countries. The country’s economic turmoil and widespread tax evasion has caused

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Reconstruction project of the Khenjan-Bano road handed in to an Afghan company

Ministry of Public Affairs reports that the reconstruction of the Khenjan-Bano road in Baghlan province would begin in March of next year. The 38km road connects the district of Bano with Khenjan. Speaking at a meeting on finalizing the contract

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