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The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday said an increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL). These people have been risking their...

The European Commission Tuesday said it has approved Cinven Capital Management of Guernsey's acquisition of Labco S.A. of France. Labco is a pan-European network of laboratories and offers a range of diagnostic tests, including medical biology diagnostics, anatomic pathology diagnostics and medical...

The European Commission on Tuesday said the public aid measures in support of Kem One SAS, a chlorochemicals and PVC producer, are compatible with EU State aid rules, in particular the rules on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty. The approval comes after an in-depth investigation...

The European Union on Tuesday announced the adoption of a modified organizational structure for the European External Action Service, aimed at clearer reporting lines and responsibilities. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President...

Irannegoiations-072815.jpg As administration officials face tough questions on Capitol Hill regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that a majority of Americans think Congress should reject the deal.

capitolwest-072815.jpg While a multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward in the Senate on Monday, House Republicans leaders have announced plans to vote on just a three-month extension on Wednesday.

boyscout-072815.jpg Concluding that its previous policy could not be sustained, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.

US President Barack Obama has said that Africa's democratic progress is at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. Speaking at the African Union Headquarters in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Tuesday, Obama called on the African Union to raise its authority and strong voice to...

More than 1,000 technical experts, scientists and AI and robotic researchers have warned against the dangers of autonomous weapons. In an open letter, which will be officially announced at the opening of the IJCAI 2015 conference on Tuesday, they said "Starting a military Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

The Department of State has warned U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommended that they avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable. In a Travel Warning update issued Monday, the U.S. Department...

Senior Foreign Service officer Michael Ratney has been appointed as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Syria. Announcing the appointment, Secretary of State John Kerry said he has come to know Michael well in his most recent role as U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, and that he is impressed by his keen intellect,...

AbdulKalam-072815.jpg Leaders lead by example, and India, yesterday, lost one such great leader and an extraordinary human being Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who has been a source of inspiration to all, particularly to the youth of the country.

The European Union on Monday condemned the spate of killings in Nigeria and Cameroon. The EU said those responsible for the recent suicide attacks in Cameroon on July 25 and in Nigeria on July 26 have a complete disregard for human life and dignity. "We extend our condolences to the families of...

The European Union on Monday condemned the brazen attack on a Somalia hotel yesterday, while expressing its condolences to the victims and families affected by the attack. The attack took place at the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which dozens of innocent people were killed. The EU in a...

The European Commission on Monday said it has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover incompatible aid received by Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services (AMS) for using Pau, Nimes and Angouleme airports, as well as Transavia for using Pau airport. The...

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