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The United States has urged the Burundian government to conduct timely and credible investigation of the recent attack which killed the leader of the opposition party, and to bring to justice those responsible and to take concrete steps to ensure the safety of political actors during the electoral process. A...

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists took control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi last week when Iraqi forces failed to fight for the city and instead withdrew, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview broadcast on CNN's "State of the Union" program. "What apparently happened is the...

Nobel Prize winning US mathematician John Nash, whose struggles with his illness and his recovery became the basis for Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife were killed in a motor accident in New Jersey. The couple were killed in the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near Monroe Township...

In this week's address, the U.S. President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the end of the war in Afghanistan at Arlington Cemetery, remembering the...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the international community to recommit itself to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss particularly as the United Nations prepares to adopt a new set of development goals. Variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations,...

The European Commission on Friday cleared the acquisition of Duropack of Austria, by DS Smith of United Kingdom, under the EU Merger Regulation. Duropack produces and distributes paper, corrugated case material, corrugated sheet, corrugated cases and partitions especially in Eastern and South-Eastern...

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over Echo Investment S.A. ("Echo") of Poland by Griffin Topco III Sarl ("Griffin") and LVS II Lux XX Sarl ("LVS II Lux"), both of Luxembourg. Echo is active in the real estate sector in Poland. Griffin,...

The European Commission on Friday made available about 1 billion euros for the young unemployed throughout Member States in an unprecedented move. The exceptional increase in the pre-financing in 2015 for projects is aimed at helping young people in Europe through the Youth Employment Initiative. EU...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. It will be followed by a joint press statements by the two leaders at the White House, said a NATO press release. His five-day visit to the United States begins on Monday. The Secretary...

salmonellaob-052215.jpg More than fifty people were infected with pathogenic Salmonella bacteria in a multi-state outbreak in U.S., probably from sushi that used raw tuna fish. Fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms, usually after 12 to 72 hours of infection.

hacking-052215.jpg A popular dating website has allegedly been hacked, with the hacker exposing the sensitive personal and sexual details of nearly 4 million users on to the web. UK television station Channel 4 News said it discovered the database as part of an ongoing investigation of the cyber underworld.

uber-052215.jpg Uber's first experimental self-driving car has been spotted driving around the streets of Pittsburgh. The test vehicle for Uber's self-driving car program is a modified Ford Fusion, with the words 'Uber's Advanced Technologies Center' marked on the side of the vehicle. Uber has confirmed that the vehicle is part of its early research efforts regarding mapping, safety and autonomy systems.

luminousgalaxy-052215.jpg A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). It is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE - extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs. "We are looking at a very intense phase of galaxy evolution," said Chao-Wei Tsai

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced he will convene a global Impact Economy Forum, focused on clean energy investments and climate change, this fall. The announcement was made via video message during the closing session of the Business and Climate Summit in Paris Thursday. The Secretary's...

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania's north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there. UNICEF confirmed it had dispatched cholera treatment supplies, as well as water, sanitation,...

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