* The World Factbook has Been Updated 15 November 2012 All the Economy fields have been revised and/or updated. Check here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * U.S. to Extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations to Russia and Moldova 16 November 2012 United States Trade Representative vote to extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russian Federation and Moldova. Kindly follow up the link. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * Iraq Joined GECF as Observer Member 21 November 2012, Malabo (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) The Ministers of The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) accepted the application of the Republic of Iraq as an Observer Member. Read more here.