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rocky-planet-073115.jpg Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside the solar system. The larger than Earth exoplanet, which is considered a potential gold mine of science data, was discovered using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The exoplanet, named HD 219134b, is 21 light-years away from sun, and orbits too close to its star to sustain life. While the planet itself can't be seen direc

A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in...

US Coast Guard has removed Greenpeace activists from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, where they attempted to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving for Alaskan waters since Wednesday. 26 Greenpeace climbers dangled themselves from the bridge, blocking the Fennica — an icebreaker carrying a crucial...

The European Commission on Thursday said it has approved the acquisition of Verallia by Apollo Management L.P. of the USA, under the EU Merger Regulation. Verallia is formed by a group of companies that manufactures and supplies glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industry worldwide....

The European Commission Thursday said it has approved the creation of the joint venture 'SUNCIM' by BPI Group and Constructions Industrielles De La Méditerranée ('CNIM'), both of France, under the EU Merger Regulation. BPI Group, ultimately owned by the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and...

The European Commission Thursday said it would extend the safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors into 2016 that is intended to help farmers impacted by the Russian import ban. The European Commission is currently finalizing the last details with a view to formally...

img2-073015.jpg A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.

WithoutInternet-073015.jpg It is impossible to imagine a life without internet as it has become an important feature in almost every aspect of daily life. Internet routinely keeps people up-to-date on news and sports, and enable them stay connected with family and friends, for shopping and banking, and many other needs. However,...

donaldtrump-073015.jpg Critics claim Donald Trump is not a serious candidate for president, but the results of a new Quinnipiac University Poll are the latest to show the real estate mogul leading in the race for the Republican nomination.

The US Department of State Wednesday updated its Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level...

The United States has expressed deep concern about the Israeli government's announcement Wednesday of the advancement of nearly 300 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem. In a statement, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson...

The United States has blamed Russia of trying to deny justice to the 298 victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution to establish an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the downing of the plane. Russia has callously disregarded...

A new United Nations report released on Wednesday projected the world's population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become...

The European Investment Bank Institute on Wednesday announced Sir Anthony Atkinson and Benjamin Moll as the winners of the 2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Professor Anthony Atkinson is from the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and Nuffield...

The European Commission said Wednesday it has approved the acquisition of VSE of Slovakia, by RWE, of Germany under the EU Merger Regulation. RWE is involved in the generation of electricity in Germany and has a broad energy mix, from hydro via coal and gas to nuclear. It is active throughout the...

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