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An annual IAEA publication on the world's nuclear power reactors shows that, as of the end of 2014, 70 reactors were under construction and 96 more were reported to the IAEA as planned. The 2015 Edition of the Nuclear Power Reactors in the World provides reliable and crisp information on power reactors...

In an apparent damage-control effort by Washington after US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Iraqi forces showed no will to fight ISIL in the city of Ramadi, Vice President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Monday to reaffirm U.S. support for the Iraqi government's fight against...

An Iranian court has opened the trial of Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, on charges of spying for "hostile governments" and spreading "propaganda." Iran's IRNA news agency reported that Jason's wife Yeganeh Salehi, who is also a journalist, and a third detainee, reported to...

BBKing-052615.jpg Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Riley B. King after allegations from his daughters that they suspect the legend was poisoned. Riley B. King, known by his stage name B.B. King, died on May 14 at the age of 89. On May 1, after two hospitalizations caused by complications from high blood pressure and diabetes

A US soldier in Afghanistan has died from a non-combat related incident. The Department of Defense identified the soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne, Florida. He died in Bagram on Sunday, DoD said in a press release, which did not elaborate on the cause of the death. He...

The World Health Assembly has agreed resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, improve access to affordable vaccines and address over- and under-nutrition. Delegates at the World Health Assembly on Monday endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance - including antibiotic...

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...

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