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UPDATE 1-Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure after border protests

Reuters. UPDATE 1-Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure after border protests (Adds Mongolian government response, background) ULAANBAATAR, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia's southern Gobi Desert declared force majeure after protests by Chinese coal haulers disr


Scientists uncover secret of mass antelope mortality event in remote steppe grassland of Central Asia

Saiga antelope. Credit: Royal Veterinary College The sudden death of over 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan in May 2015, more than 80 percent of the affected population and more than 60 percent of the global population of this species, baffled the world. In just three weeks, entire herds of t


Rio Tinto Halts Shipments From Mongolia Mine After Tax, Border Disputes -FT

Rio Tinto has halted shipments of copper concentrate from its Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia after a week-long dispute at a border crossing to China and a new tax bill from the Mongolian government, reports the Financial Times. Continue Reading Below --The movement of coal and copper at the Gan


GRASSI Museum of Ethnology at Leipzig

GRASSI Museum of Ethnology enriched with the historical and colorful clothing, figures, vessels, weapons, jewelry and many other diverse accessories make it a tour-worthy experience at the Museum space in Leipzig. GRASSI Museum of Ethnology's endeavor in the exploration takes the route through art a


A time bomb for the saiga? Bad news Central Asia's beleaguered antelope

In May 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) suddenly died. Entire herds succumbed, their bodies littering the steppe grasslands of central Kazakhstan as if dropped from the sky. Biologists were left stunned, baffled and very concerned. Already critically endangered, the mass die-o


Development bank EBRD pushes up financing, braces for profit hit

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a record amount of financing last year but is bracing for a drop in profits following sharp falls in currencies like Turkey's lira and Russia's rouble. Preliminary figures for 2017 published by the EBRD on Wedn


Siberian helicopter maker has eyes on India

Ulan-Ude (Russia) (AFP) - As a helicopter buzzes in circles despite a blizzard, thousands are busy working in the huge hangars of a Siberia-based aircraft maker, eager to win a contract with India that would be a major coup for Russia's defence industry. "It can drop to minus 40 degrees in winter or


EU to remove 8 countries from tax haven blacklist

EU finance ministers will remove eight countries, including Panama, from the bloc's tax haven blacklist after the nations made commitments to improving their tax policies. The move from the blacklist to the so-called graylist will be made official during a silent procedure at next Tuesday's Economic


Let's get down to defeat the barbarians

Savage, evil, sex-crazed: Chinggis Khan, the conqueror of the beginnings of the largest contiguous land empire in history, is shrouded in controversy - his very name, usually mispronounced, often said with a curled lip and disgusted tone by professors and students alike. Throughout history, his lega


From Mongolia, House of Od Offers Streetwear for Clued-In Types the World Over

1/20 SLIDES Photo: Bilguun Hiroshi / Courtesy of House of Od 2/20 SLIDES Photo: Bilguun Hiroshi / Courtesy of House of Od 3/20 SLIDES Photo: Bilguun Hiroshi / Courtesy of House of Od 4/20 SLIDES Photo: Bilguun Hiroshi / Courtesy of House of Od 5/20 SLIDES Photo: Bilguun Hiroshi / Courtesy of Hou


Why It’s a Bad Idea to Launch Rockets Over Land

On Friday morning in China, a rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan province with a pair of navigation satellites bound for orbit around Earth. As the rocket climbed higher and higher, the four strap-on boosters that launched with it began to fall away. This is s


Circus Harmony Show Showcases Student Talent

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Visitors to City Museum often wander past the glass big top and stop in their tracks, stopping to see the students of circus harmony school doing amazing things. Of course, it takes great teachers, like the ever-present Rosa Yagaantsetseg. The native of Mongolia has performed and


Expedition To Mongolia

Sunset over the Khoridol Saridag mountain range. This range separates the Darkhad valley from Lake Hovsgol. Its tallest peak is Delgerkhaan Uul, at 3,093 meters. Mongolia lies nestled between Russia to the north and China to the south. At roughly 600,000 square miles, it is the world's 18th largest


Virginia Tech Supports Efforts to Preserve Mongolian Nomadic Traditions

Blacksburg, VA - PRESS RELEASE - A yurt stands solitary, its presence signaling human habitation on an otherwise untouched plain. The home, called a ger in Mongolia, is surrounded by open rangeland in every direction, the panorama stretching for hundreds of acres until grasslands greets the base of


1,700-Year-Old Musical Instrument Found, and It Still Works

The mouth harp was recently discovered in the Altai Mountains region of Russia and still makes music after well over a millennium. An ancient mouth harp discovered in Russia delighted archaeologists when they confirmed that it could still make a sound. The instrument was one of five mouth harps disc


Petro Matad completes 3D survey in Mongolia's Tugrug basin

LONDON -- Further to the Company’s announcement on Oct. 4, 2017, Petro Matad, the AIM quoted Mongolian oil explorer has provided an update on its 3D seismic acquisition program. The planned 3D survey, which focused on defining and de-risking near term drilling targets within the Tugrug basin has bee


Past Political, Climactic Changes Challenged Chinese Horses

When the political scene gets rough, society can suffer. When the climate gets rough, populations can suffer. When both politics and climate become simultaneously unfavorable, though, they can wreak havoc on essentially everyone-including horses. Recent historical analysis of combined political an


Mongolian Copper Corp says to fight government stake repurchase

* Supreme Court ruled against nationalisation in December * MCC says decision sends negative signal to foreign investors By Barbara Lewis and Terrence Edwards LONDON/ULAANBAATAR, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mongolian Copper Corporation (MCC) said on Tuesday it will fight a decision by the Mongolian governm


Meet the millennial who has visited every country on Earth

Move aside Michael Palin (96 countries) and Queen Elizabeth II (120). Sal Lavallo has just joined a very exclusive club of individuals to have visited every single country in the world. And at just 27 years old, he's one of the youngest people to have achieved the feat, touching down in his 193rd an


B Corp Trend Grows in Region

In its self-described statement, B Corporation (B Corp) is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. To be designated as such, a company must meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Today