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The top UN official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on Tuesday condemned an attack by Al Shabaab militants on an African Union Mission (AMISOM) base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent, earlier in the day. The Mission said the militants used a car loaded with...

The European Investment Bank on Tuesday revealed the appointment of Jan Vapaavuori as Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Vapaavuori will take up his new assignment with immediate effect, and succeeds Wilhelm Molterer, who had tendered his resignation. Vapaavuori,...

The European Commission on Tuesday said it has approved the acquisition of Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor ('NKBM') of Slovenia by investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Management L.P. of the U.S., under the EU Merger Regulation. NKBM provides banking, online payment and real estate services,...

The European Commission on Tuesday said it has approved the acquisition of several subsidiaries of Kuoni Travel Investments Ltd of Switzerland by REWE-Zentralfinanz eG ('REWE ZF') of Germany, under the EU Merger Regulation. REWE ZF is a part of the REWE Group, a retailer also active in travel and...

The European Commission on Tuesday condoled the death of David Williamson, former Secretary-General of the Commission, who passed away last Sunday. David Williamson served as Secretary-General of the European Commission from 1987 until his retirement in 1997. A British civil servant from 1956 until...

SeaBird-090115.jpg About nine-tenths of the world's sea birds are likely to have consumed pieces of plastic which continue to remain in their guts, a study shows.

US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, during his recent visit to China, raised a number of ongoing concerns of the United States regarding the Chinese government's human rights violations pertaining to religious freedom. David Saperstein traveled to China from August 20 to 28...

GLACIERconference-090115.jpg Eleven countries and the European Union have reaffirmed their commitment to take urgent action to slow the pace of warming in the Arctic, focusing on actions that impact the global atmosphere as well as the Arctic itself. The commitment was made by the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and European Union at the GLACI

The European Central Bank on Monday said it has published a new guideline amending the General Documentation on the implementation of the Eurosystem's monetary policy. It will include counter-party eligibility assessment to take into account information on capital, leverage and liquidity ratios. The...

The European Union on Monday said the vote in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine parliament) on the constitutional amendments related to decentralization is an important step for Ukraine. The move paves the way towards a substantial devolution of powers from the central level to regions and communities,...

The European Commission on Monday said it has approved the acquisition of Fokker Technologies of the Netherlands by GKN of the United Kingdom, under the EU Merger Regulation. GKN is a global engineering business that is involved in the supply of engine components and aero-structures (fuselage parts,...

The European Commission on Monday said it has approved a Danish support scheme aimed at partially compensating energy-intensive users for the payment of a tariff that finances renewable energy support. The scheme has a maximum annual budget of DKK 185 million or about EUR 24.8 million, and provides...

USMap-051712_31Aug15.jpg With the 2016 presidential campaign already getting into full swing, the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll found that a vast majority of American voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the nation.

BernieSanders-083115.jpg Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has seen a sharp jump in support in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, according to a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. The poll found that Sanders is the first choice of 30 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers.

Mediterranean-tsunami-083115.jpg What will be impact of an earthquake-induced powerful tsunami in the thickly populated eastern Mediterranean region? Scientists of the University of Bologna in Italy and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece did a detailed evaluation of the tsunamigenic zones off the cities Sicily and Crete.

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