Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald's on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections.
Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens.
According to him, there is a moratorium on inspecting small businesses and the officers have no job to do.
The Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan has commented on the internet video of a military vehicles march near Almaty.
The quality of the road-surface of the Western Europe - Western China transport corridor will be tested by Dynatest Dutch portable laboratory.
NCOC, the Kashagan field operator, has started discussing possible technological scenarios of safe oil production restart.
The world's chemical watchdog said Tuesday it will send a second team of inspectors to help dismantle Syria's arsenal, as regime warplanes bombed rebels in the northwest of the country.
A team of UN inspectors left their Damascus hotel in a convoy of cars Saturday following the conclusion of their probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime.
A team of UN experts will head to Panama next week to inspect a North Korean ship impounded last month after the discovery of Cuban missile parts in its cargo.
Panama called for UN inspections of missile parts found aboard a North Korea-flagged vessel as it approached the Panama Canal, weapons Cuba later claimed as its own.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a military drill, state media said Saturday, his third such inspection in as many days as tensions run high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.
Iran faces possible referral to the UN Security Council in early March unless Tehran and the UN atomic agency defy expectations in talks Wednesday and reach a deal on enhanced inspections.
Japan ordered inspections of ageing highway tunnels on Monday after a fiery collapse that killed nine people, as suspicion over the cause of the accident centred on decaying ceiling supports.
Kazakhstan will adopt a law forbidding audits and inspections of small business by the end of 2012.
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