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Promise of Mongolia Mining Boom Lures Consumer Brands
Burger King has opened its first store in sparsely populated Mongolia, joining companies from Pizza Hut to Porsche in anticipating an economic boom from the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine.
Mongolia Pardons American, 2 Filipinos in Tax Case
Mongolia’s president on Thursday pardoned an American mining executive and two Filipinos sentenced to prison for tax evasion, in a case that raised questions about the Asian nation’s reputation as an investment destination.
Mongolian elections decide how to spend a windfall
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians vote for a new legislature this week facing a fortunate choice: How best can the landlocked, still poor country spend an expected windfall from its mining boom?
Mongolia wants bigger stake in gold, copper mine
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s government is demanding a bigger stake in the massive gold and copper mine it is developing in conjunction with mining companies Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe. A statement released by the government this week says the Cabinet had asked the ministers of finance and minerals to re-negotiate an investment agreement [...]
Mongolian herders sweep into capital in protest
Several hundred Mongolian herders joined by environmental activists are setting up camp in the capital to protest international mining deals and demand elections. The herders on horseback and horse-drawn carts swept into the central square in Ulan Bator on Tuesday and erected their traditional round tents for what activists said would be a lengthy protest.
UN releases pledges by poor countries to curb climate change: expand forests, go green energy
Mongolia says it will erect solar power plants in the frigid Gobi desert. The Central African Republic says it will expand its forests to cover a quarter of its territory. Mexico promises to slash carbon emissions by 30 per cent by the end of the decade.
Dozens of South Korean websites attacked
Hackers attacked about 40 South Korean government and private websites Friday, prompting officials to warn of a substantial threat to the country’s computers. The South’s National Cyber Security Center said they had seen signs of a “denial of service” attack, in which large numbers of computers try to connect to a site at the same [...]
Mongolian spy invited to UK, arrested at airport
A Mongolian spymaster thought he was coming to Britain for diplomatic and security talks. But within hours, he was whisked away and jailed for torture and kidnapping. Bat Khurts, head of Mongolia’s counterterrorism unit, was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on a German warrant for allegedly arranging the kidnapping of a Mongolian refugee, Britain’s Foreign [...]
Poverty still stalks resource-rich Mongolia
Munkherdene should be in high school. Instead the 15-year-old Mongolian sifts through mountains of garbage each day at a rubbish tip in Ulan Bator, collecting scraps of steel, copper and plastic. Munkherdene, his widower father and elder sister — who moved into a traditional ger closer to the dump after his mother died — sell [...]
Mongolian Cabinet holds meeting in Gobi desert
Top Mongolian officials donned dark green baseball caps reading “Save our planet” and set up chairs and tables in the sands of the Gobi desert for a Cabinet meeting aimed at drawing attention to climate change. The meeting of 12 government ministers was held in scorching heat Friday in Gashuunii Khooloi, a sandy valley in [...]