Merkel says EU in ‘critical situation’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a “critical situation”, as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future. “We are in a critical situation. We have […]

Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge

The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). Charles Hayter, founder of the Cryptocompare website that watches virtual currencies, said global political uncertainty […]

LDCs get Technology Bank from UN

The UN General Assembly on Friday, officially established a Technology Bank to accelerate the technological Advancement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Mr Gyan Acharya, UN High-Representative and Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked […]

Trump wants a nuclear arms race

Trump suggested that the US should enter a nuclear arms race with its rivals including Russia. This is a huge departure from US policy since at least 1980 when the US and USSR began reducing […]

Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking “heatwave.” Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change […]

India: Baby trafficking racket busted

Police in Mumbai have arrested six people, and rescued 10 babies: all girls ranging from one to 10 months old, in connection with a baby smuggling ring. The gang, five women and a man, would […]

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