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A new United Nations report released on Wednesday projected the world's population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become...

The European Investment Bank Institute on Wednesday announced Sir Anthony Atkinson and Benjamin Moll as the winners of the 2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Professor Anthony Atkinson is from the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and Nuffield...

The European Commission said Wednesday it has approved the acquisition of VSE of Slovakia, by RWE, of Germany under the EU Merger Regulation. RWE is involved in the generation of electricity in Germany and has a broad energy mix, from hydro via coal and gas to nuclear. It is active throughout the...

The European Commission Wednesday said it has approved the acquisition of Perrigo of Ireland by Mylan of the Netherlands, under the EU Merger Regulation. Mylan is one of the major European prescribed generic drug maker. Perrigo is specialized in selling over-the-counter drugs, available without prescription...

imge1-072915.jpg Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., and four of his associates were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy, the Justice Department announced.

SarahPalin-072915.jpg Suggesting his potential administration could stir up as much controversy as his campaign, Donald Trump indicated he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a cabinet post if he is elected president.

UEFA President, Michel Platini, has announced his intention to stand as a candidate for next year's FIFA President election. In a letter sent to the presidents and general secretaries of the 209 member associations of world football's governing body Wednesday, the former French international footballer...

The qualifying match for the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, which was scheduled for 19 July between Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast has been declared a 3-0 forfeit victory for the latter. FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings after Zimbabwe failed to travel to Ivory Coast for the match, which...

The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday said an increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL). These people have been risking their...

The European Commission Tuesday said it has approved Cinven Capital Management of Guernsey's acquisition of Labco S.A. of France. Labco is a pan-European network of laboratories and offers a range of diagnostic tests, including medical biology diagnostics, anatomic pathology diagnostics and medical...

The European Commission on Tuesday said the public aid measures in support of Kem One SAS, a chlorochemicals and PVC producer, are compatible with EU State aid rules, in particular the rules on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty. The approval comes after an in-depth investigation...

The European Union on Tuesday announced the adoption of a modified organizational structure for the European External Action Service, aimed at clearer reporting lines and responsibilities. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President...

Irannegoiations-072815.jpg As administration officials face tough questions on Capitol Hill regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that a majority of Americans think Congress should reject the deal.

capitolwest-072815.jpg While a multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward in the Senate on Monday, House Republicans leaders have announced plans to vote on just a three-month extension on Wednesday.

boyscout-072815.jpg Concluding that its previous policy could not be sustained, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.

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