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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:55:00 AM

Musk lays out step toward singularity. In a presentation to scientists, Elon Musk said that a startup he backs that is developing technology to integrate artificial intelligence with the brain plans to begin tests on humans by the end of next year. Neuralink is working on a system that will connect....
What’s next for Europe’s capital markets?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:54:00 AM

By Jonathan Faull and Simon Gleeson LONDON — When the United Kingdom eventually leaves the European Union — assuming it does — it will take Europe’s biggest capital market with it. The loss of the City of London could drive the EU’s 27 remaining members to pursue an inward-looking strategy for managing their capital markets.
From Versailles to the euro

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:54:00 AM

LONDON — This month marks the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, one of the agreements that brought World War I to a close. In a sense, the tables have turned. Whereas the treaty imposed huge reparations on Germany, today’s Germany has taken the lead in imposing a large debt obligation on its fellow eurozone member Greece.
Man who accused UK establishment figures of sexual abuse found guilty of perverting course of justice

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:45:00 AM

A BRITISH COURT has convicted a man who accused a string of establishment figures including former prime minister Edward Heath of sexually abusing children, finding him guilty of perverting the course of justice. Carl Beech, a former children’s charity worker and nurse, was referred to as “Nick”....
Afternoon Market Recap for July 22, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:41:00 AM

Corn, soybeans and wheat all take a tumble to start the week. There should be an abundance of great grain-growing weather this week, which was enough to create some significant headwinds for grain prices Monday. Corn fell about 2% in the session, with soybeans down 1.5% and some wheat contracts down nearly 3% today.
The EC Sends Experts to Bulgaria Due to the African Swine Fever

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:34:00 AM

Representatives of the emergency veterinary team of the European Commission will be in Bulgaria from tomorrow to 25 July to assess the situation with the distribution of African swine fever in domestic and wild pigs in Bulgaria , announced the Bulgarian National Television by the European Commission.
The EC Sends Experts to Bulgaria Due to the African Swine Fever

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:21:00 AM

Representatives of the emergency veterinary team of the European Commission will be in Bulgaria from tomorrow to 25 July to assess the situation with the distribution of African swine fever in domestic and wild pigs in Bulgaria, announced the Bulgarian National Television by the European Commission.
Cathodoluminescent lamps rival LEDs without using rare earths

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:21:00 AM

. Cathodoluminescent lamps have the advantage of being able to emit light almost at any wavelength, from the red to ultraviolet, depending on which fluorescent material is used. The main component of the cathodoluminescent lamp from Russian researchers includes the cathode modulator unit (1),....
Paris on heatwave alert as France braces for scorching weather

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:01:00 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris authorities on Monday activated a heatwave alert plan for the capital as France prepared for another week of scorching temperatures just a month after a similar heatwave in June. The "level three" alert includes measures to ensure that elderly and vulnerable people are....
Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to EU foreign policy

Monday, July 22, 2019 11:57:00 PM

This is the text of an open letter signed by more than 60 prominent Europeans, all Council Members of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), calling on the new EU leadership team, who will take over in late 2019, to understand the challenge that confronts them and receive the tools they....
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