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Oreo-070615.jpg Oreo, the popular two chocolate wafers with a sweet crème filling in between has now got a new look. With about half the width of the regular Oreo, the new Oreo Thins will be thinner and slightly reduced in calorie. It will be available from July 13 with no change in its cookie taste and price tag.

Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China. "The...

The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, welcomed the re-establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba announced last week, and called for the US embargo -which remains in force so far- to be lifted. "The...

Human Rights Watch says that the eligibility standards set by the US authorities for the refugee admissions program for Central American families who are detained in the United States are nearly impossible to meet. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced recently that U.S. Immigration and...

womenworldcup-070615.jpg The United States has become the first nation to win the FIFA Women's World Cup football championship for the third time by thrashing Japan 5-2 Sunday, avenging its 2011 final defeat to the Nadeshiko. The Americans, the 1991 and 1999 champions, ended their 16-year Cup drought in the most emphatic manner with a hat trick by Captain Carli Lloyd. The seven-goal thriller was the highest scoring Wome

Greeceflag-070615.jpg Greeks on Sunday voted strongly to reject terms of a bailout by international creditors, jeopardizing its tenuous financial position and casting a cloud over its membership in the eurozone. Official figures showed more than 90 per cent of votes counted, with about 61.5 percent Greeks rejecting the...

Greeks on Sunday cast their votes in a key referendum on whether to accept the terms of a bailout by international lenders. Reports indicated a high turnout in the referendum and opinion polls showed voters evenly split. The results are expected in the coming hours. The referendum is essentially...

In this week's address, the U.S. President Barack Obama wished everyone a happy Fourth of July. He honored the individuals who, throughout the history of America, have struggled and sacrificed to make this country a better place, from Founding Fathers, to the men and women in uniform serving at home...

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the President of the United States of America Barack Obama on Independence Day, and expressed confidence that Russia and the USA can find solutions to the most complicated international issues and efficiently resist global threats and challenges...

Due to the precarious political and security situation in Burundi and the Government of Burundi's unwillingness to engage in good faith efforts to negotiate a solution, the United States has suspended several security assistance programs on which it has cooperated with Burundi. "In response to the...

The UN Security Council has called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate the deadly terrorist attack on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and bring the perpetrators to justice, stressing that those responsible for the attack should be held...

The European Union and Afghanistan on Thursday signed a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD), in the presence of President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, the Afghan capital. President Ghani underlined that the Agreement will mark a new phase of comprehensive cooperation and pave the...

The European Commission on Thursday has found the amended restructuring plan of Osterreichische Volksbanken AG (OVAG) and the Volksbanken-Verbund (Verbund) to be in line with EU state aid rules. The Austrian Volksbanken sector consists of a central institute, OVAG, and the Verbund, which includes...

The European Commission on Thursday approved the prolongation of an Irish scheme for the orderly winding-up of credit unions until December 31, 2015 under EU state aid rules. Credit unions are financial cooperatives that provide access to credit and savings facilities to their members. They are regulated...

The European Commission on Thursday approved the acquisition of Pirelli S.p.A. of Italy by the China National Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd ('CNRC') based in Beijing, under the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are active in the production and supply of tires sold both, as original equipment ('OEM' tires)...

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