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Under ‘dark cloud’ of Brexit, British minister Alan Duncan resigns

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:42:00 PM

A British minister and long-standing critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a “do or die” pledge to leave the European Union with or without a transition deal. The departure of Alan Duncan, a junior foreign office....
EU redoubles threat to retaliate if U.S. raises auto tariffs

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:34:00 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union is keen to work with Washington to reform the World Trade Organization and cooperate on common challenges to global trade, but will retaliate if Washington makes good on its threat to raise car tariffs, a top EU official said on Monday.
Full Article: EU trade chief to meet with U.S. counterparts about WTO's Appellate Body

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:33:00 PM

By Jonas Ekblom. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union's top trade official will meet with senior U.S. counterparts to discuss the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement process, a mechanism that may not function beyond December because of Washington's opposition. The EU is working hard to address U.
A Decade Ago, a Scientist Promised a Brain Simulation in a Decade

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:28:00 PM

Henry Markram, coordinator of the Human Brain Project Ralph Orlowski / Reuters. On July 22, 2009, neuroscientist Henry Markram walked onto a stage at the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, England, and told the audience that he was going to simulate the human brain, in all its staggering complexity, in a computer.
EU ministers fail to reach migration agreement 1m ago The inability to strike a deal at a meeting in Paris has been met with criticism from NGOs. Tensions have escalated in recent months over Italy's hard-line stance toward rescue operations in the Medite

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:19:00 PM

European Union ministers were unable to come to an agreement on Monday on a way to deal with migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Interior and foreign ministers, as well as officials from the European Commission and the United Nations' refugee agency , met in Paris in an effort to find a....
EU offers €10.5m for disaster-hit countries in South and South East Asia

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:17:00 PM

BRUSSELS, 22nd July, 2019 (WAM) -- The European Union, EU, has mobilised a new humanitarian funding package worth €10.5 million to help the South and South East Asian communities hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises. This includes €1.5 million in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing....
REUTERS - UPDATE 1-EU redoubles threat to retaliate if U.S. raises auto tariffs

Monday, July 22, 2019 09:13:00 PM

UPDATE 1-EU redoubles threat to retaliate if U.S. raises auto tariffs. Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters. (Adds quotes, details of timing on WTO arbitrator decision) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - The European Union is keen to work with Washington to reform the World Trade....
Iraq: Technical and Environmental Efficiency of Wheat Farms in Saline Irrigated Areas of Central Iraq

Monday, July 22, 2019 08:59:00 PM

The study Technical and Environmental Efficiency of Wheat Farms in Saline Irrigated Areas of Central Iraq investigates the impact of soil salinity on technical efficiency (TE) and environmental efficiency (EE) in wheat production in central Iraq, where 360 farmers interviewed in winter season 2015-2016.
ESMA advises against explicit ESG analysis mandate for credit rating agencies

Monday, July 22, 2019 08:46:00 PM

Credit rating agencies should not be explicitly required to consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors when assessing issuers’ creditworthiness, according to the EU financial markets watchdog. Amending the EU regulation governing credit rating agencies (CRAs) in this way....
Review: How is the 2019–2024 EU political spectrum taking shape?

Monday, July 22, 2019 08:46:00 PM

After a narrow election, the complex task of forming the college of Commissioners. Exit the Spitzenkandidaten system. Ursula von der Leyen, the German Defence Minister almost unknown by the citizens, was proposed by the European Council for the Commission presidency. She was eventually narrowly elected by the European Parliament .
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