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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,...

The United Nations has hailed the "transformative" vision for education over the next 15 years, adopted today at a global forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The document encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education opportunities for all. The Incheon Declaration, adopted...

Members of the European Union Parliament in a resolution on Thursday said member states should take on more responsibility for the their security and defense now, considering the unprecedented level of instability at EU borders. The members of parliament urged member states to use Common Security...

Obama1-052115.jpg Despite the fall of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, President Barack Obama does not believe the U.S. is losing its fight against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama acknowledged losing Ramadi to ISIS control was a "tactical setback" but argued the city had been vulnerable for a long time.

amtrak-train-051315.jpg On the heels of last week's deadly Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia, a group of Senate Democrats have called for an increase in spending on the publicly funded rail service.

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