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The International Atomic Energy Agency has issued an updated version of its key guidance document for countries considering to introduce nuclear power. Clearer guidelines for the division of tasks between operators, the regulator and the Government, a more detailed list of activities for the introduction...

The Secretary of the US Army, John M. McHugh has directed an immediate safety review at all nine Department of Defense labs and facilities involved in the production, shipment, and handling of live and inactivated select agents and toxins. The Pentagon said that the review follows the discovery of...

The U.S. Justice Department announced a new policy for its use of cell-site simulators that will enhance transparency and accountability, improve training and supervision, establish a higher and more consistent legal standard and increase privacy protections in relation to law enforcement's use of this...

Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday made a powerful plea for action to protect migrant and refugee children. He was reacting to the poignant, "heart-breaking" image of a drowned refugee boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey. The image ricocheted...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday hailed China's efforts to address climate change, both through its actions and policies, and called for Beijing's continued support for building momentum ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. Ban's appeal came in separate meetings with...

The European Union on Thursday said its parliamentary agriculture committee has rejected the Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory. The committee expressed fears that arbitrary national bans...

The European Commission on Thursday said its First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos will be travelling to Athens and Kos, as part of the Commission's visits to several of the Member States most affected by the refugee crisis. The officials are expected to discuss the necessary...

The European Investment Bank on Thursday said it has agreed to provide GBP 102 million to improve schools across the London Borough of Croydon - the first ever loan exclusively for investment in local schools by a UK borough. Europe's long-term lending institution expects the 25-year loan will help...

DonaldTrump-090415.jpg After meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, real estate mogul Donald Trump vowed not to launch a third-party run for president on Thursday. Trump held a press conference after the meeting to announce he has signed a pledge being circulated by the RNC in recent days.

HillaryClinton-090315.jpg A former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress. Bryan Pagliano was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks last month.

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...

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