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Socialite Kim Kardashian's sister Kourtney has reportedly asked the new mother to be more careful with her lifestyle now. Kim, 32, gave birth to her and rapper Kanye West's daughter June 15. Kourtney, mother of son Mason, 12, and 11-month-old daughter Penelope, believes that Kim's life is not going to be the same now. "Kourtney has told Kim that she has no idea what she's in for as a mom," ...
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Increasingly research is revealing that not only lifestyle factors, but genetics also play an important role in determining an individual's susceptibility to obesity. Identifying the mutations that underlie the fraction of obese patients with monogenic obesity can help us to understand complex processes like metabolic rate, eating behavior, growth, and fat storage. In a new study, two ...
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Councils have borne the brunt of government funding cuts and have had to make painful decisions about where savings can be made or whether residents can stomach an increase in council tax.In Southwark, we have frozen council tax for the last five years as we know local people are already struggling. Like many councils, what we prioritise over any financial savings is the safety of our residents, ...
Once a critic of the 'piling costs' of green regulations, George Osborne now recognises the value of open energy data. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty ...
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government communications and it conjures thoughts of massaging messages, spinning statistics or manipulating media stories.But if you want an insight into the real work of government communicators, take a quick look at the government's second annual communications plan. We are publishing the plan on Thursday 20 June, and it is a business-like reminder of the breadth and importance of what ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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MOSCOW Russia is steeply ramping up oil deliveries to China, with Asia now importing almost a fifth of oil exports from the world's largest crude producer in a strategic shift meant by the Kremlin to end reliance on weak and saturated European markets.
Russia will increase oil supplies to China by 13 percent in July-September from the previous three months, a shipping schedule obtained by Reuters showed on Tuesday.
Together with supplies to the Pacific port of Kozmino, Russia will export around 750,000 barrels per day to Asia, or 17 percent of its overall exports of 4.4 million bpd.
"Russia has been losing its interest in Europe where oil consumption is stagnant. It's looking increasingly to the East,rdquo; Valery Nesterov, analyst from Sberbank CIB, said.
The speed of changes in export patterns has aroused widespread surprise as it took Russia only five years to re-route huge volumes, previously destined for European markets.
Russia first started supplying China by railway and then by a new pipeline while opening a Pacific port, Kozmino, in 2009.
The projects cost pipeline monopoly Transneft dozens of billions of dollars and spurred criticism from some private Russian producers who said they all had to pay higher tariffs to Transneft so it could build the pipelines. ...
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