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Record-breaking number of African migrants coming to America

Undaunted by a journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic privation and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers. Source: Fox News - National Record-breaking number of African migrants coming to...

Europe

Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain

After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the food chain. Source: European Business News Brussels aims for price transparency in...

Europe goes to the polls

Three days of Europe-wide elections for the European Parliament got under way Thursday with voters in the Netherlands and also, finally, the United Kingdom going to the polls.The count starts Sunday. Source: European Business News Europe goes to the polls

EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

EU ministers gave final approval Tuesday to new laws to tackle marine litter coming from single-use plastic products found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. Source: European Business News EU approves unprecedented cuts...

Brussels signs landmark aviation agreements with China

The EU strengthened aviation relations with China Monday, signing an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement in a boost for EU trade in aircraft and related products. Source: European Business News Brussels signs landmark aviation...

Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign exchange cartel

The EU Commission fined five banks - Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and MUFG - EUR 1.07 billion Thursday for taking part in two cartels in the Spot Foreign Exchange market for 11 currencies. Source: European Business News Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign...

EU launches citizens' initiative to save the bees

The European Commission decided Wednesday to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe'. Source: European Business News EU launches citizens' initiative to save...

Asia

Defiance and hope in Hong Kong as police leave streets

HONG KONG: In the thoroughfare where days ago protesters were fighting running battles, the police are nowhere to be seen, while black-clad protesters mill about on the neon-lit shoreline, enjoying the evening breeze after hours of marching through tropical heat to...

Massive power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay

BUENOS AIRES: A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday (Jun 16), leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said. By mid-morning, streets were largely empty in a rainy Buenos Aires although some stores were open,...

Serie A champions name Sarri as new coach

MILAN: Serie A champions Juventus have named former Napoli and Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on a three-year contract, the Turin club said on Sunday. Sarri will replace Massimiliano Allegri who left in May after the club won an eighth successive...

Kohli becomes fastest to reach 11,000 runs mark

MANCHESTER: India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach the landmark total of 11,000 runs in one day international cricket during Sunday's World Cup match against Pakistan. Kohli reached the 11,000 mark in 222 innings - beating the previous record...

Italian 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

BANGKOK: An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run, police said on Sunday (Jun 16). Francesco Galdelli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45, were arrested on...

Taking aim at Boris Johnson, British PM hopefuls make Brexit case

LONDON: Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday (Jun 16), questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what. With former London mayor and foreign...

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: Hunt

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it. Source: Channel News Asia Britain 'almost certain' Iran was...

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

KARUIZAWA, Japan: Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday (Jun 16) to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting....

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