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The European Commission on Friday said it has decided to close an antitrust investigation opened in December 2010 against a number of European manufacturers of cement. The Commission had indications suggesting possible import/export restrictions, market sharing, price coordination and information...

The European Union on Friday said it has adopted the first part of its annual assistance package in favor of Tunisia for a total amount of EUR 116.8 million. The assistance is for strengthening the security sector and to support socio-economic and regional development. The EU said it has been continuously...

The United States Friday formally ratified the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a move welcomed by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as "an important step to bolster nuclear security around the world." Two-thirds of the 151 States Parties to the Convention...

WikiLeaks-073115.jpg The international whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has blown yet another news bomb by publishing a "top secret"' document from the US National Security Agency, that indicates NSA spied on Japanese Cabinet, banks and companies such as Mitsubishi. Documents released by WikiLeaks Friday says US has been spying 35 Top Secret targets in Japan, dubbed "Target Tokyo", which also included intercepts rel

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Beijing as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The Chinese capital was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a close vote Friday at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Beijing received 44 votes to Almaty's 40. Beijing will become the...

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...

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