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Over 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46 percent since the start of human civilization, according to a new assessment. A team headed by Thomas Crowther from Yale University, combining a mass of ground survey data with satellite pictures,...

A US Defense Department assessment team is surveying Joint Base Charleston's Navy Consolidated Brig in South Carolina as a potential prison to house detainees after the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba closes, the Pentagon says. As directed by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, a DoD assessment team is working...

The European Commission on Wednesday said it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition by Mondi of two industrial packaging plants currently owned by Walki is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission indicated concerns that Mondi's acquisition of...

The European Commission Wednesday said it has approved the acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission concluded that the takeover would not lead to Shell benefiting from market power in a number of markets, namely oil and gas exploration, the liquefaction...

The European Commission Wednesday said it has approved the acquisition of Butagaz of France by DCC of Ireland, under the EU Merger Regulation. Butagaz is involved in selling liquid petroleum gas ("LPG") in France at wholesale level, while DCC sells and distributes LPG in Europe. In France, DCC has...

The European Union on Wednesday condemned the attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen, in which two staff members of the Red Cross were killed earlier today. EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said, "I strongly condemn the attack...

Barbaramikulski-090215.jpg Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, giving President Barack Obama the votes needed to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval.

The European Union has welcomed the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will open its market to exports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat and derived products from Lithuania. This further opening of the market to another EU Member State is a welcome step and...

CarlyFiorina-090215.jpg In a move likely to benefit former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, CNN announced that it is amending the criteria for the upcoming Republican presidential debate.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has launched the Free the 20 campaign to draw attention to the plight of women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern. Throughout September, the US State Department will highlight 20 individual cases of women prisoners from around the world...

Soyuz-090215.jpg Three crew members representing Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan have launched to the International Space Station to replace the station's one-year crew and continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars. Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, Andreas Mogensen of European Space Agency and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency launched aboard Soyuz TMA-18M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in

The United Nations General Assembly Tuesday approved a resolution sending the draft '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' to Member States for adoption later this month. "Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point," declared UN Secretary-General...

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,...

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