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Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey Launch 'Silk Road' Rail Link

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The leaders of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia launched an 826-km (500-mile) rail link connecting the three countries on Monday, establishing a freight and passenger link between Europe and China that bypasses Russia.The line, which includes 105 km of new track, will have the capacity to transport one million passengers and 5 million tons of freight.The three countries are linked by the BP-led Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas line, but trade links...

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