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WHO Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc

World Health Organization assistant director-general Oleg Chestnov added: "One of the least used, but most effective tobacco control measures.is through increasing tobacco tax and prices". These countries bear nearly 40% of the global US$ 1.4 trillion cost of smoking from health expenditures and lost productivity. "Governments collect almost 270 billion dollars in tobacco tariffs annually, but, the report identified, this could increase by over 50 per cent, generating 141 ...


Donald Trump reportedly decides to pull out of Paris climate change agreement

Donald Trump reportedly decides to pull out of Paris climate change agreement

Bush's administration. "It would also devastate our worldwide credibility". The exit of the United States, the world's largest economy and second-largest greenhouse gas polluter will not dissolve the 195-nation pact, which was legally ratified past year, but it could set off a cascade of events that would have profound effects on the planet.



Korea 'ready' for intercontinental ballistic missile tests

Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said , "This successful intercept test of an ICBM-like target sends a clear message to the unstable dictator in North Korea that the USA ballistic missile defense system can and will shoot down any ballistic missile threat that endangers the American people".


Will the final episodes be longer than normal?

Will the final episodes be longer than normal?

The new season will debut on July 16 in the United States and will premiere in India on Star World and Star World HD on July 18. In addition, three making their Funko debut in the collection of new Pop! figures this summer are Bran Stark, Tormund Gianstbane, and the free folk giant Wun! Wun! Later this summer Funko will release additional Game of Thrones Pop! As per HBO's official website, the first episode of the seventh season will be the longest, after the 62 minutes-long pilot ...


Seoul pushes for dialogue

Seoul pushes for dialogue

Pyongyang carried out two atomic tests a year ago, and has accelerated its missile launch programme, despite tough United Nations sanctions aimed at denying leader Kim Jong-un the hard currency needed to fund his weapons ambitions. 'We hope the new government will correct the problems that we have encountered and take effective measures and positions as soon as possible to remove the obstacles that have been placed on the road to good relations between our two countries, ' Wang said in ...



Israel plans to build elevator to the Western Wall in East Jerusalem

The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict. Usually it was held in the prime minister's office. Tafakji said US President Donald Trump did not address the issues of East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements during his recent visit, effectively giving Israel the green light to proceed with Judaization of Jerusalem in an absolute disregard to all worldwide resolutions, particularly ...