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E.Coli Outbreak Undermines European Food Security

The recent E.Coli outbreak across Europe, which has resulted in as many as 22 deaths, illustrates some of the many challenges to food security in a globalised world. Food security…

New Financial Authority Board Named by the Vatican

The Vatican has named this Tuesday a new financial authority board comprised by three academics, a cardinal and a financial expert. The new authority’s purpose is to watch over Vatican’s…

German Firm Distributes Feed Contaminated by Dioxin

The suspicion that feed fat made by a German company had been contaminated by dioxin has been confirmed by laboratory test, said a regional German health ministry on Thursday. The…

Belarus Opens Up to Democracy – Arrested Presidential Candidate Released

Elections in Belarus which gave current president Alexander Lukashenko his fourth term in office also saw five opposition candidates for the post of President arrested for protesting against the result.…

No Common Ground for Africa and EU on Climate Change

A joint declaration on climate change between the European Union and African nations will not be signed by the latter as it does not reflect the priorities of the continent,…

Cancun Climate Summit Demands Progress

The two-week United Nations climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, will provide concrete progress on international measures to tackle global warming, hope negotiators. Christina Figueres, UN head of climate change,…

Treaty Heating Up Debate Among EU Foreign Ministers

With an EU leaders summit coming up on Thursday in Brussels, talks that might lead to the changing of a fundamental treaty are proving to be constantly tense between several…

Clinton Warned Bosnia Might Be Left Out of Europe

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton stated during a meeting with University Sarajevo students that although Bosnia has made progress it needs to strive harder in order to not be left…

Participating Countries Agree on the Text of Anti-Counterfeiting Pact

The international pact which empowers the fight against counterfeiting has had its final draft agreed upon by the United States, the EU, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea,…

Ofcom Report with Government – News Corp-BSkyB Deal at Stake

Subsequent to complaints by newspapers and competitor media organizations, the British government had requested Ofcom, its communications regulator, to determine whether the proposed purchase of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp…