Before Egypt’s political uprising in 2011, tourism was a pillar of the economy and a main contributor to the country’s foreign currency reserves. But the subsequent turmoil hurt the industry, which saw the number of visitors plummet from a record high of 15million in 2010 to just 9.9million last year. The Egyptian government says that 6.6million tourists arrived in Egypt in the first eight months of 2015 and that about 30percent were Russian..
Some passionately believed that the facility was the center of Soviet efforts to build a particle beam weapon that could zap American missiles out of the sky. Some thought that the complex was the site of experiments designed to evade a nuclear test ban treaty. And others insisted that the Soviets were developing a new missile..
“There is real journalistic value in being an observer at public events such as a march or rally, even without a reporting assignment. But while we may observe, we refrain from actively participating in marches, rallies or public events involving political issues or partisan causes that our organization covers or may cover. Of course, the distinction between being a participant and being an observer can be subtle.
Teenage mothers who know about safe sleeping practices to reduce the risk of infant death often deliberately do not follow those recommendations, a study published Thursday finds. By half. But while SIDS rates have declined, rates of other sleep related causes of death such as accidental suffocation or strangulation have increased..
SHAPIRO: Turkey’s obviously such an important country, a member of NATO and more. Government. Coalition air strikes against Islamic State in neighboring Syria and Iraq. In a letter to Wells Fargo, John Chiang asked, “how can I continue to entrust the public’s money to an organization which has shown such little regard for the legions of Californians who have placed their well being in its care?”As we reported, “Wells Fargo said earlier this month it had agreed to pay $185 million to settle charges that it opened some 2 million deposit and credit card accounts for its customers without their permission over a five year period.”The new sanctions include the bank’s “most highly profitable business relationships with the state,” as Chiang’s letter read.In an interview with The Two Way, California’s deputy treasurer for public finance, Tim Schaefer, laid out the sanctions against Wells Fargo. They fall into three categories.First, Schaefer said that the state won’t “buy any more of their debt securities,” which he said currently amount to approximately $800 million. He added that “we’re not going to go out and liquidate that tomorrow morning, because we don’t want to put the taxpayers of California at risk of a loss, but we’re not going to renew it.