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25.07.2014

German politicians mull moving 2018 World Cup from Russia

Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup. Germany's football association said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger...more »


25.07.2014

GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday (24 Jully) it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended...more »


25.07.2014

Poroshenko calls for confidence vote and ‘emotions to cool down’

Ukrainian prime minister Areseny Yatsenyuk tendered his resignation yesterday (24 July), berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army...more »


25.07.2014

NATO to expand Polish base in response to Russian threat

General Philip Breedlove, NATO's top commander in Europe, has proposed that the Polish city of Szczecin expand its existing base to help the military alliance respond faster to any threat posed by Russia. According to the...more »


25.07.2014

EU executive proposes 9-month delay to bank buffer plan

European Union rules forcing banks to hold a buffer of cash and top quality debt to withstand market shocks will be delayed by nine months, the bloc's executive body has proposed. The so-called liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) is...more »


25.07.2014

UN official: Yemen could be 'first country to run out of water'

Since the political crisis erupted in Yemen in 2011, the country has begun to move towards democracy. Many challenges remain in the country, wracked by civil unrest and widespread water and food insecurity, says Bishow Parajuli,...more »


25.07.2014

Over half of Yemenis may need humanitarian aid, UN says

About 14.7 million people in Yemen may be in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, as outbreaks of violence continue, according to the United Nations. Some 13.1 million people in the country are in need of access to clean...more »


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