"A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I'll do the shaking myself."
At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand.
Kazakhstan Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Yerbolat Dossayev explained the coming raise of the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco.
60 percent of all the alcohol consumed in Kazakhstan comes from the shadow market.
Mexico on Friday sent its first shipment of 100 percent blue agave tequila to China, hoping to finally break into what sellers say could soon be their second biggest market.
Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer.
Seven people died and 41 were hospitalized in Havana after drinking illegally sold lab alcohol.
The Spanish government, which is struggling to cut one of the eurozone's largest public deficits during a double-dip recession, on Friday raised taxes on tobacco and alcohol.
Kazakhstan is in top 10 alcohol consumers after Russia, the U.S., Ukraine, Poland, Uzbekistan and Belarus.
Two men are dead and two others critically ill after reportedly drinking home-brewed alcohol in Australia's Queensland state.
Women who smoke and drink heavily are at a higher risk of early death than men who do the same.
Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning: Russia’s Finance Ministry suggested synchronizing the excise duty policy with regards to alcoholic beverages.
Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.
Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct in the US state of Georgia after authorities detained her husband for drunk driving.
Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies.
Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year.
Kazakhstan is Number One in Central Asia by alcohol abuse.
Smugglers have been pumping ethyl alcohol from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan via a self-made pipeline since 2008.
Kazakhstan has followed other countries in enhancement of control over import of liquors from the Czech Republic and Poland.
A Qantas Airways pilot failed an alcohol test after being removed from the controls of a passenger flight just minutes before take-off over concerns she had been drinking.
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