VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

EU has decided to apply additional targeted measures against seven members of the security and intelligence forces of Venezuela The...
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Lab explosion In SIBERIA causes fear of deadly disease

Lab explosion In SIBERIA causes fear of deadly disease

GENIES, BOTTLES AND BLASTS  -  Keeping the jinn confined - or not According to the Holy Qur’an, the Jinn are...
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WALLS CAST LONG SHADOWS 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

WALLS CAST LONG SHADOWS 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The American poet Robert Frost, perhaps best remembered for his evocative poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, also...
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NORWAY VIOLATED MOTHER’S RIGHTS THROUGH FORCED ADOPTION

NORWAY VIOLATED MOTHER’S RIGHTS THROUGH FORCED ADOPTION

Lack of Norwegian court oversight allows the removal of a child from its mother At what point does the removal...
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PORTUGAL CONVICTED OF VIOLATING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

PORTUGAL CONVICTED OF VIOLATING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Are politicians exempt from criticism in the media? The ECHR doesn’t think so. The right of citizens to be critical...
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MALTA Swift action needed against increased money laundering and terrorist financing risks says MONEYVAL

MALTA Swift action needed against increased money laundering and terrorist financing risks says MONEYVAL

In its annual reportfor 2018, the Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body MONEYVAL calls on states to ensure...
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UK’s Ministry of Defence intends to place a £10M contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems

UK’s Ministry of Defence intends to place a £10M contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems

Defence Equipment and Support’s Technology Office intends to place a circa 2-year, single sourced contract, of approximate value £10M, for...
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EUROPOL DISMANTLING ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS

EUROPOL DISMANTLING ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS

66 suspected of arranging illegal adoptions, surrogacies and human egg trafficking in Greece On 23 September 2019, Greek law enforcement...
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CROSSRAIL: Europe’s Biggest Railway Infrastructure Project

CROSSRAIL: Europe’s Biggest Railway Infrastructure Project

Crossrail is the biggest railway infrastructure project in Europe and is one of the largest single investments undertaken in the...
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The Norwegian government enterprise Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

The Norwegian government enterprise Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

The state’s decision to support Hywind Tampen through Enova represents a contribution toward demonstrating a technology that can cut greenhouse...
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VENEZUELA TO FACE MORE EUROPEAN SANCTIONS

EU has decided to apply additional targeted measures against seven members of the security and intelligence forces of Venezuela The people of Venezuela continue to face a dramatic situation. The regional impact of the crisis…


Lab explosion In SIBERIA causes fear of deadly disease

GENIES, BOTTLES AND BLASTS  –  Keeping the jinn confined – or not According to the Holy Qur’an, the Jinn are spirits, invisible to us, made by Allah “from a smokeless fire”.   We ordinary mortals were…




CROSSRAIL: Europe’s Biggest Railway Infrastructure Project

Crossrail is the biggest railway infrastructure project in Europe and is one of the largest single investments undertaken in the UK. The Crossrail project is delivering the Elizabeth line. Since the construction of the new…


GENOA: The New Bridge on the Polcevera is now visible

The President of the Council of Ministers, Conte, inaugurates the first section of the deck The Spazio Ponte, the infopoint available to the city to follow the progress of work, has been inaugurated at the…


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AT MONACO’s YACHT SHOW : A tiny, high tech submersible

You might expect a Yacht Show as the one of Monaco that took place in the Principality last month to display a array of the most beautifull boats on earth. However that famous event  is…


EDITORIAL Brexit : The impact on the European Union

In July 2019, Boris Johnson who replaced Theresa May as the U.K.’s Prime Minister, promised to execute Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. Britain’s split from the EU is not only the…


TROUBLED WATERS OVER OIL: Russia’s contaminated oil crisis

You may never have given much thought to organic chlorides – unless you’re interested in chemistry, of course – but you have almost certainly owned or used items in whose manufacture organic chlorides played a…


Slovak Republic: Determined action needed to fight corruption in executive government posts and in the police force says GRECO

In its evaluation report published last August, GRECO urges the Slovak Republic to strengthen the effectiveness of its legal framework and policies to prevent corruption amongst persons with top executive functions (ministers and other senior…


WELCOME! (BUT LEAVE YOUR MONEY BY THE DOOR)

According to an old British nursery rhyme: “There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked style. He bought a crooked cat which caught a…


MORE GREEN BONDS ISSUED BY SWEDEN

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden The Government has decided to task the Swedish National Debt Office with issuing green bonds by 2020. These are bonds that are used to fund budget expenditure on sustainable…


FROM GREELAND’S ICY MOUNTAINS The real estate bid that’s all too real

When I was small, my mother used to play the piano and sing an old song to me that I never liked.   She wasn’t being cruel; she genuinely liked it herself.  (Some of the others…


A PLACE TO VISIT Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and…