IMF Agrees Terms for $5 Billion Loan to Debt-ridden Mongolia

The International Monetary Fund and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track.

Why the Chinese military is only a paper dragon

In appearance it is very powerful, but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of — it is a paper tiger. — Mao Zedong on the United States, 1956

Border patrol seizes 42 pounds of horse meat, genitals

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) – Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 42 pounds of horse meat, including 13 pounds of horse genitals, from two women arriving from Mongolia at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

A history of love (and lust and sex) in 14 objects: a Valentine’s Day special

The Beatles sang 'All you need is love'. Curator Lloyd de Beer isn't convinced. There's also room for lust and sex, apparently...

This Map Reveals the Top 2017 Brands for each Country

You can probably rattle off the names of a few dozen countries around the world. But can you name each of those countries' biggest brands? Probably not. And yet, many of those brands have more money and power than most countries. So perhaps schools should teach less geography, more global brands. This map is a start.

From Sydney to Ulaanbaatar: Grace Brown’s new life in Mongolia

Mastering the art of riding a camel through the Gobi Desert while presenting a television show wasn’t exactly something Grace Brown imagined she would do in her lifetime.

The longest train journey

Six days and six nights on a Trans-Siberian expedition, retracing the ancient tea-caravan route from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia.

Erdenet’s 49 percent stake is private ownership

In a democracy with a free market, the government is accountable for protecting public safety, human rights, and rights to personal property. Government institutions exist to allow this duty to be fulfilled, and the people directly select those who lead these institutions through elections.

In frigid cold, Mongolians stand in protest of air pollution

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Thousands of Mongolians have protested for the second time this winter to call attention to government inaction on air pollution.

30 Years of US-Mongolia Relations

Over the past 30 years, Mongolia and the US have expanded ties from the cultural to the military spheres.

President Trump's Muslim ban excludes countries linked to his sprawling business empire

President Trump’s most recent executive order effectively bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days — but some Muslim countries were spared from the order's blacklist, even though they have deep-seated ties to terrorism.

Whistleblowing culture

It has been exactly 70 years since Winston Churchill stated, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Teenage eagle-huntress not to leave Mongolia for Kazakhstan

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Agalai Nurgaiv, father of the world-famous teenage eagle huntress Aisholpan, does not plan to move to Kazakhstan, ARD reported.

The Last Vestiges of Tradition: Mongolia

One might presume that images similar to the ones here are to be found everywhere in Mongolia but they’re not; it should be noted that the country is rapidly changing.

World’s Worst Air Has Mongolians Seeing Red, Planning Action

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, just look at Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level set by the World Health Organization -- and five times worse than Beijing during the past week’s bout with the worst smog of the year.

Empire of Tolerance

How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

How to stand up to China? Mongolia's got a playbook

The day before the Dalai Lama’s 18 November trip to Mongolia, Beijing issued a “strong demand” to its neighbour to cancel the visit of the “anti-Chinese separatist” or face (unstated) consequences. The Dalai Lama would be making his ninth visit to the sparsely populated nation of 3 million people, just to China’s north. Previous visits triggered retaliation from China, including the temporary closure of parts of the Sino-Mongolian border.

Here Are 31 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos From The Last Three Decades

Disclaimer: Photos are not necessarily from the same segment of Pulitzer categories, but have all won awards in their respective years.

25 years of loans and aid

Twenty-five years ago Mongolia’s economy was fully dependent on the Soviet Union. Following the collapse of the socialist system in Eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the 400 million USD USSR-Mongolia barter trade agreement dissolved in 1991. This cut 80 percent of Mongolia’s imports as a cold winter loomed. Our economy basically went bankrupt, and stores had only two things: shop clerks and salt.

How Do You Stand up to China? Ask Mongolia

The day before the Dalai Lama’s November 18 trip to Mongolia, Beijing issued a “strong demand” to its neighbor to cancel the visit of the “anti-Chinese separatist” or face (unstated) consequences.




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