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Russian ‘Smart City’ among finalists to host Expo 2025

The Russian city of Ekaterinburg has entered the final round of bidding to host the World Expo 2025. At the heart of Russia’s bid is the ‘Smart City’ concept proposed to be constructed before the fair. Ekaterinburg, a city of 1.5 million in the Ural Mountains, faces off against the Japanese city of Osaka and Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, after France ...

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US legalized pot market on track to hit $25bn by 2025

Medical and recreational marijuana sales in the US will reach $ 11.7 billion this year, according to cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data. It has predicted a 25 percent increase for 2019. Overall, the American legal weed industry could be worth $ 25 billion in seven years, the researcher said. “With a number of states expected to advance cannabis legalization ...

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Russian food exports to double by 2025 thanks to international sanctions

Russia is strengthening its position in the global food market with the country’s agriculture sector booming. This is largely due to government policy in response to sanctions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. “The policy of import substitution has proved its worth in a number of sectors. Talking about agricultural produce, we can say we are self-sufficient. We expect that ...

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Shutting Russia out? EU seeks to incorporate Balkans starting with Serbia & Montenegro by 2025

The European Commission says it wants to speed up the process of inclusion of six Balkan countries as members of the European Union. Critics say the move is also aimed at weakening Russia’s influence in the region. “The merit-based prospect of EU membership for the Western Balkans is in the Union’s own political, security and economic interest, it is a ...

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