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Папуа - Новая Гвинея
23 мая, 16:53

U.S. Begins 'Extreme Vetting' At Australian Refugee Detention Centers

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21 мая, 19:01

Australia insists ‘game up’ if asylum-seekers are not genuine

AUSTRALIA yesterday gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Before

19 мая, 23:00

What Got Buried in the Crazy News Cycle: U.S. Attacks Syria Edition

Washington may be consumed in its own chaos, but the world is going on just the same.

17 мая, 17:57

Papua New Guinea Loan Growth

The value of loans in Papua New Guinea increased 7.20 percent in December of 2016 over the same month in the previous year. Loan Growth in Papua New Guinea averaged 5.79 percent from 2013 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 17.70 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -2.90 percent in July of 2014. This page provides - Papua New Guinea Loan Growth- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

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16 мая, 23:09

Revealed: year-long campaign to make conditions harsher for Manus refugees

Exclusive: Documents show how the Australian government sought to drive refugees and asylum seekers from its detention centre in Papua New Guinea For more than a year, camp managers and security staff have waged a campaign to make Australia’s detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island as inhospitable as possible, leaked documents reveal.A plan drafted in early 2016 outlines moves to coerce those recognised as refugees into leaving the detention centre and accepting resettlement in Papua New Guinea, while pushing asylum seekers to abandon their protection claims and return home. Continue reading...

16 мая, 17:05

Stock Market News for May 16, 2017

The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 notched record highs on Monday, boosted by gains in energy and technology stocks

16 мая, 16:14

ExxonMobil's Muruk-1 Sidetrack Well Yields Positive Results

ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) recently came up with positive drilling results on the Muruk-1 sidetrack well in the Papua New Guinea ("PNG") North Highlands.

16 мая, 09:35

Asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea fear they will be put at risk by relocation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's decision to relocate hundreds of men held in an Australian-run detention center to a nearby town soon exposes them to violence and inadequate medical care, asylum seekers and human rights groups said on Tuesday.

15 мая, 18:19

Muruk confirmed as Hides lookalike in Papua New Guinea

The Oil Search Ltd.-operated Muruk-1/ST3 sidetrack appraisal well in the highlands of Papua New Guinea has confirmed a natural gas-rich zone found in the initial Muruk-1 discovery in permit PPL 402 last December.

15 мая, 13:32

Papua New Guinea to shut parts of Manus asylum-seeker camp: refugees

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea will close some parts of an Australian-run detention center within weeks, refugees said on Monday, stepping up pressure on asylum seekers hoping to start a new life.

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15 мая, 11:25

Manus Island detainees told to 'consider options' as closure of centre begins

Papua New Guinea immigration officials have told refugees that the first compound will be closed by 28 May The closure of the Manus Island immigration detention centre has begun, detainees on the island have been told, with demolition of the first compounds to start this month.On Monday a Papua New Guinea immigration official told detainees to “consider your options” as migration and police officers had already commenced the shutdown process. The centre will be completely shut down, and all detainees removed, by 31 October. Continue reading...

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15 мая, 07:35

Papua New Guinea mass jailbreak: suspects awaiting trial among 17 shot dead

Killings take place in the Pacific nation’s second largest city of Lae after 77 people break out of notorious Buimo jailSeventeen prisoners have been shot dead and dozens are still at large after a mass escape at Papua New Guinean jail.At least 77 male prisoners from the notoriously overcrowded prison in the city of Lae attempted a mass escape on Friday morning. Only three were apprehended, and 57 remain at large. PNG police said details were “still sketchy” but noted reports which said “authorities” shot the men. Continue reading...

15 мая, 06:15

Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea

Authorities warn the escaped inmates pose a serious threat to the safety of the area.

09 мая, 00:00

ADB, Kina Bank Sign First Trade Finance Deal in Papua New Guinea

ADB and Kina Bank Limited have signed a trade finance agreement enabling ADB’s Trade Finance Program to provide a credit guarantee facility that can support up to $4 million of trade annually in Papua New Guinea.

08 мая, 12:35

Papua New Guinea Foreign Exchange Reserves

Foreign Exchange Reserves in Papua New Guinea decreased to 1767.90 USD Million in February from 1792.90 USD Million in January of 2017. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Papua New Guinea averaged 2193.65 USD Million from 2013 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3064 USD Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 1620.80 USD Million in July of 2016. This page provides - Papua New Guinea Foreign Exchange Reserves- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

05 мая, 17:41

This Brand New Nation Is Gearing Up For Mineral Exploration

Big opportunities come when new terrains open for exploration. And this week, one of the world’s newest countries declared itself open for business — offering up ground that already holds some world-class mineral finds. The place is Bougainville. A 9,300 square-kilometer island, formerly part of eastern Papua New Guinea — Google Earth view below. (Click to enlarge)Bougainville is a newly-autonomous territory in eastern Papua New Guinea Unlike Papua New Guinea, Bougainville has been closed to new mining and exploration projects…

05 мая, 10:34

Найдена связь между леворукостью, прикусом и предрасположенностью к туберкулёзу

Американские учёные доказали, что среди людей с неправильным прикусом (а именно – выступающей нижней челюстью) больше всего левшей. Тем временем более ранние исследования связали неправильный прикус с риском возникновения туберкулёза. Существует ли взаимосвязь между такими разными характеристиками?

26 июля 2016, 18:04

Джимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Папуа-Новая Гвинея. Народности горока и хули

Джимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Намибия. Народность ХимбаДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Кения. Народность СамбуруДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Танзания. Народность МасаиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность КараДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность МурсиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность ДасанечДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народности Банна и АрбореДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Монголия. Казахи Баян-Улгийского регионаДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Россия. ЧукчиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Россия. Ненцы

04 января 2013, 11:53

"РусАл" начинает крупный проект в Гвинее

"РусАл" и Гвинея согласовали условия разработки крупнейшего в мире бокситового месторождения "Диан-Диан". Разработка месторождения разделена на четыре этапа. "РусАл" получил месторождение бокситов в Гвинее Первый этап рассчитан до конца 2015 г. и предполагает строительство рудника мощностью 3 млн тонн бокситов в год. Кроме того, к этому сроку "РусАл" разработает ТЭО проекта по увеличению добычи бокситов до 9 млн тонн в год, а также ТЭО строительства глиноземного завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год, сообщает "РусАл". Второй этап освоения месторождения завершится до конца 2019 г., добыча бокситов достигнет к этому времени 6 млн тонн в год. Третий этап, который "РусАл" также намерен завершить к концу 2019 г., предполагает строительство завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год с соответствующим увеличением добычи бокситов на руднике. Соглашение предполагает возможность осуществления четвертого этапа, но это по усмотрению "РусАла", в зависимости от экономической ситуации в мире и потребностей компании. Четвертый этап предполагает расширение мощности глиноземного завода до 2,4 млн тонн в год и увеличение добычи бокситов до 12 млн тонн в год. "Подписание данного документа является важным шагом в развитии и укреплении взаимоотношений "РусАла" и руководства Гвинеи, свидетельствующим о растущем уровне доверия и взаимопонимания сторон. Условия работы, о которых мы договорились, выработаны с учетом интересов обеих сторон и отражают наш взгляд на перспективы мирового рынка алюминия. Я уверен, что обоюдовыгодный характер нашего сотрудничества будет способствовать улучшению инвестиционного климата в Республике Гвинея и укреплению конкурентоспособности "РусАла" как лидера мировой алюминиевой отрасли и одного из крупнейших инвесторов в эту африканскую страну", - отметил первый заместитель генерального директора "РусАла" Владислав Соловьев.