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Barbaramikulski-090215.jpg Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, giving President Barack Obama the votes needed to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval.

The European Union has welcomed the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will open its market to exports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat and derived products from Lithuania. This further opening of the market to another EU Member State is a welcome step and...

CarlyFiorina-090215.jpg In a move likely to benefit former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, CNN announced that it is amending the criteria for the upcoming Republican presidential debate.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has launched the Free the 20 campaign to draw attention to the plight of women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern. Throughout September, the US State Department will highlight 20 individual cases of women prisoners from around the world...

Soyuz-090215.jpg Three crew members representing Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan have launched to the International Space Station to replace the station's one-year crew and continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars. Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, Andreas Mogensen of European Space Agency and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency launched aboard Soyuz TMA-18M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in

The United Nations General Assembly Tuesday approved a resolution sending the draft '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' to Member States for adoption later this month. "Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point," declared UN Secretary-General...

The top UN official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on Tuesday condemned an attack by Al Shabaab militants on an African Union Mission (AMISOM) base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent, earlier in the day. The Mission said the militants used a car loaded with...

The European Investment Bank on Tuesday revealed the appointment of Jan Vapaavuori as Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Vapaavuori will take up his new assignment with immediate effect, and succeeds Wilhelm Molterer, who had tendered his resignation. Vapaavuori,...

The European Commission on Tuesday said it has approved the acquisition of Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor ('NKBM') of Slovenia by investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Management L.P. of the U.S., under the EU Merger Regulation. NKBM provides banking, online payment and real estate services,...

The European Commission on Tuesday said it has approved the acquisition of several subsidiaries of Kuoni Travel Investments Ltd of Switzerland by REWE-Zentralfinanz eG ('REWE ZF') of Germany, under the EU Merger Regulation. REWE ZF is a part of the REWE Group, a retailer also active in travel and...

The European Commission on Tuesday condoled the death of David Williamson, former Secretary-General of the Commission, who passed away last Sunday. David Williamson served as Secretary-General of the European Commission from 1987 until his retirement in 1997. A British civil servant from 1956 until...

SeaBird-090115.jpg About nine-tenths of the world's sea birds are likely to have consumed pieces of plastic which continue to remain in their guts, a study shows.

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...

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