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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.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed "deep regret' over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country's...

In recognition of the long history of strong support from Alaska state, tribal and congressional leaders, and in resolution of an official request for a name change pending for 40 years, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Sunday that the highest mountain in the United States and...

In his weekly address, the U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between...

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday signed a decree dissolving the country's parliament and setting snap elections on September 20. This would be the debt-ridden country's fifth election in six years. Pavlopoulos has appointed a caretaker government with Greece's top judge Vassiliki...

Hurricanekatrina-082815.jpg On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the Gulf Coast, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that Americans are divided on whether the country is better prepared for natural disasters.

Ericcantor-082815.jpg Jeb Bush received a high-profile endorsement in his race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, as former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., announced his support for the former Florida Governor.

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