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The European Commission on Tuesday has approved the acquisition of Greenyard Foods NV by Deprez Holding NV, both of Belgium, under the EU Merger Regulation. Deprez Holding, through its subsidiaries Univeg Holding BV and Peatinvest NV, is active in the production and sale of fresh fruits and vegetables...

The European Commission on Tuesday approved the proposed merger between PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) and Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXIS), both of Bermuda, under the EU Merger Regulation. PRE is a global reinsurance company, predominantly providing reinsurance and to a limited extent insurance. AXIS...

The EU on Tuesday revealed boosting its financial support to the Central African Republic (CAR), which is still living with the impact of recent conflict by about 72 million euros. An international conference in Brussels later today, will focus on the country's humanitarian needs, recovery and resilience-building. High...

The European Commission on Tuesday said the EU and Timor-Leste have signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement in Brussels. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when traveling to the territory of Timor-Leste and citizens of Timor-Leste to EU with visa-free travel for a...

Justice-042412_26May15.jpg In a blow to President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction against the president's controversial executive actions on immigration. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the 2 to 1 ruling Tuesday afternoon.

kirkpatrik-052615.jpg Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., announced Tuesday she is running for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Kirkpatrick, a three-term lawmaker from a swing district, could provide a formidable challenge to McCain, who announced plans to run for re-election to a sixth term last month.

Instances of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the U.S., partly due to Tinder and hookup apps, shows a report by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

An annual IAEA publication on the world's nuclear power reactors shows that, as of the end of 2014, 70 reactors were under construction and 96 more were reported to the IAEA as planned. The 2015 Edition of the Nuclear Power Reactors in the World provides reliable and crisp information on power reactors...

JoeBiden-050712_26May15.jpg In an apparent damage control effort by Washington after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Iraqi forces showed no will to fight ISIL in the city of Ramadi, Vice President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Monday to reaffirm U.S. support for the Iraqi government's fight against the terrorist group.

An Iranian court has opened the trial of Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, on charges of spying for "hostile governments" and spreading "propaganda." Iran's IRNA news agency reported that Jason's wife Yeganeh Salehi, who is also a journalist, and a third detainee, reported to...

BBKing-052615.jpg Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Riley B. King after allegations from his daughters that they suspect the legend was poisoned. Riley B. King, known by his stage name B.B. King, died on May 14 at the age of 89. On May 1, after two hospitalizations caused by complications from high blood pressure and diabetes

A US soldier in Afghanistan has died from a non-combat related incident. The Department of Defense identified the soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne, Florida. He died in Bagram on Sunday, DoD said in a press release, which did not elaborate on the cause of the death. He...

The World Health Assembly has agreed resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, improve access to affordable vaccines and address over- and under-nutrition. Delegates at the World Health Assembly on Monday endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance - including antibiotic...

The United States has urged the Burundian government to conduct timely and credible investigation of the recent attack which killed the leader of the opposition party, and to bring to justice those responsible and to take concrete steps to ensure the safety of political actors during the electoral process. A...

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists took control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi last week when Iraqi forces failed to fight for the city and instead withdrew, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview broadcast on CNN's "State of the Union" program. "What apparently happened is the...

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