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04.02.2016

Luxembourg seeks deep impact in asteroid mining

Yesterday (3 February), the Luxembourg government said that it would develop a legal and regulatory framework in order to provide "certainty over the future ownership of minerals extracted in space" from Near-Earth...more »


04.02.2016

Britain pledges extra €1.6 billion for Syria before donor conference

With Syria's five-year-old civil war raging, and UN-mediated peace talks in Geneva halted after just a few days, amid acrimony between government and opposition negotiators, the one-day London conference will try to tackle dire...more »


04.02.2016

EU approves €3 billion migration fund for Turkey

European Union countries approved yesterday (3 February) funds for Turkey to help refugees and migrants in the country in exchange for Ankara ensuring fewer of them venture out towards Europe.more »


04.02.2016

Gorbachev: ‘I am ashamed by Putin and Medvedev’

In a Russian video interview published on Monday (1 February), former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev harshly criticises President Vladimir Putin, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.more »


04.02.2016

France: No 'new' negotiations at Brexit summit

"We want the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. The compromise that has been found will likely allow us to find solutions to problems that until now seemed difficult to resolve. But at the European Council (summit),...more »


04.02.2016

Hungarians protest tight government control of education

Thousands of Hungarians protested on Wednesday (3 February) against reforms of the education system by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's centre-right government that they consider oppressive and heavy-handed.more »


04.02.2016

€250 billion Romania-Russia Tupolev deal dead in the water

On the outskirts of Bucharest, Russia has set its sights on building a massive business park, including, among other ventures, an aircraft factory. The sums of money being talked about are staggering and have been discussed at...more »


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