Last May, Ell & Nikki, a duo from Azerbaijan, won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. TIME Magazine reports that the country’s President, Ilham Aliyev, treated the musical win like a military triumph, describing it as “a victory for the people of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani state.” By winning the pan-European singing contest—which, kitschy as it [...]
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North American natural gas producers are facing tougher scrutiny and regulation from government, with the U.S. industry warning that new rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could dampen the shale gas boom.
This year, China overtook the United States to become Brazil’s largest investor. In the first six months of 2010, FDI flows reached an estimated $10 billion, up from literally $83 million in the same period last year. The surge to many is hardly surprising given that China became Brazil’s largest trade partner in 2008. But [...]