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20 Jun, 2017, 12:51 BST Open letter on "flawed" UNWTO Secretary General election process

The Ugly side of the tourism industry: Breaking now on UNWTO Wire UNWTO Wire Publisher Juergen Steinmetz applauded the open letter and...


15 Jun, 2017, 05:30 BST Export Portal.com Urges American Businesses To Explore Growing Chinese Market With Export Portal's Private Blockchain Technology!

The 2017 US first quarter economy is at its weakest in three years. A once great, industrialized city of Detroit is a heartbreaking example of...


14 Jun, 2017, 22:41 BST ACC Calls For Investigation Into IARC Officials: Critical Scientific Data On Glyphosate Withheld And Remains Unpublished

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in regards to Reuters' special report on International Agency for Research on...


14 Jun, 2017, 21:53 BST Grenfell Tower Tragedy Proves Need for Fire Sprinklers in High-rise Buildings

The Grenfell Tower residential high-rise fire that killed at least twelve (12) residents on June 14th and injured more than 70 others reinforces...


13 Jun, 2017, 12:11 BST G2A PAY Weighs in on Payment Gateways and their Role in eCommerce

The growing importance of eCommerce in global trade calls for payment methods which can handle customers using different currencies or preferred...


13 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST Science Communicators Hold Europe Accountable for Lazy Chemical Classification

Classifying titanium dioxide as a carcinogen ignores scientific evidence, according to Center for Accountability in Science On Friday, a...


09 Jun, 2017, 13:16 BST Federation of German Industries (BDI) President Dieter Kempf on the Outcome of the Parliamentary Election in the United Kingdom: "The Hard Brexit Course has been Voted out"

Regarding the outcome of the parliamentary election in the United Kingdom, the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Dieter Kempf...


08 Jun, 2017, 14:31 BST Do Not Forget the Energy Union was Meant to Benefit Citizens and Businesses, says EESC

Real life benefits for citizens and businesses must be the benchmark of progress towards the European Energy Union, urged the EESC in an opinion...


07 Jun, 2017, 19:17 BST EESC Urges Comissioner Navracsics to Adopt Action Plan on Cultural Diplomacy

Plenary debate also calls for culture to be recognised as a pillar of sustainable development and as a tool to fight populism and...


05 Jun, 2017, 11:00 BST ESISC - Social Inequality is Not an Issue for German Retirement System

The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center published an article shedding light on several issues that appear to have been built into...


01 Jun, 2017, 14:41 BST New Pathway: Kyiv is Ready to Make a Trade-off for the Sake of the United Local Orthodox Church

To read the full article, published May 30, click here: https://www.newpathway.ca/kyiv-trade-united-orthodox-church/ The Ukrainian Canadian news...


01 Jun, 2017, 14:34 BST New Pathway: Kyiv is Ready to Make a Trade-off for the Sake of the United Local Orthodox Church

To read the full article, published May 30, click here: https://www.newpathway.ca/kyiv-trade-united-orthodox-church/ The Ukrainian Canadian news...


23 May, 2017, 11:58 BST Patient Data at Risk: UK Medtech Startup MedShr Calls on Doctors to Share Cases Securely Following NHS Cyber Breach

- Doctors currently relying on unsafe channels to send sensitive clinical information about patients - The MedShr app was designed...


22 May, 2017, 14:00 BST LBHI RMBS Trustees' Notice of Motion Seeking Approval of Settlement in Lehman Bankruptcy Cases

The following notice is being issued by the RMBS Trustees regarding the filing by the LBHI Debtors of a 9019 Motion Seeking Bankruptcy Court...


16 May, 2017, 13:00 BST Shunfeng Upholds Global Free Trade Principle on Suniva's Section 201 Petition

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd. ("Shunfeng" or the "Company"; stock code: 01165.HK), a leading integrated clean energy solutions provider,...


05 May, 2017, 16:03 BST At UN chemicals meeting, political will clashes with narrow commercial interest, reports IPEN

Governments at the Stockholm Convention Conference of the Parties (COP8) agreed to add three toxic chemicals to the treaty, DecaBDE, SCCPs, and...


05 May, 2017, 15:13 BST OBOR Discussion Takes Place in the European Parliament, Hosted by SADF

A conference titled 'European Union and OBOR', hosted by the Brussels-based South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), was held in the European...


05 May, 2017, 05:30 BST Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited Releases Independent Research Forecasting Approximately 6,400 Redundancies in Akzo Nobel Stand-alone Scenario

Elliott, a private investment firm founded in 1977, and its affiliates ("Elliott"), a top 5 shareholder of Akzo Nobel N.V. ("Akzo Nobel" or the...


04 May, 2017, 22:17 BST Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging - Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: According to media reports, the World Trade...


03 May, 2017, 08:15 BST Degradation of Wetlands in the Sahel is Wrecking Lives, Driving Migration from Africa to Europe

Wetlands International launched a report aimed at highlighting to policymakers the relationship between the health of wetland ecosystems and...


02 May, 2017, 16:45 BST North Korea is a Problem, but China and Pakistan are Just as Harmful" Says Michael Mazza Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

In recent weeks, all eyes have been on a looming showdown between the United States and North Korea. Michael Mazza research fellow at the American...


20 Apr, 2017, 09:14 BST Brussels Think Tank ESISC Report Unveils PACE Member Ties to Armenia or Soros-linked NGOs

The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC) on Wednesday published an eye-opening report...


19 Apr, 2017, 00:01 BST TIGA Proposes a Modern Industrial Strategy for the UK

TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade body representing the video games industry, said today that the...


13 Apr, 2017, 09:00 BST Jep News: Turkish Referendum - a Slap in the Face to Europe

Web site Jep News, which focuses on different aspects of life in the EU, has published a piece on the upcoming constitutional referendum in...