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19.11.2014

Steinmeier pessimistic after talks on Ukraine in Kyiv, Moscow

German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, saw "no reason for optimism" after talks yesterday (18 November) in Moscow and Kyiv on the Ukraine conflict that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and caused a deep rift between...more »


19.11.2014

Juncker faces censure motion over Luxembourg tax deals

The European Commission faces a censure motion in the European Parliament next week after right-wing, and far-right Eurosceptic lawmakers united to condemn the role its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, played in Luxembourg tax...more »


19.11.2014

Michael Cramer: 'Transport sector is nullifying Europe's climate efforts'

Unfair competition between transport sectors is one of the biggest obstacles in reducing polluting emissions in Europe, says Michael Cramer MEP. Communities should also change their mobility patterns in order to safeguard the...more »


19.11.2014

US climate negotiator: We'll only know how Russia will behave when we walk into the room

The joint announcement of US and Chinese post-2020 climate targets last week has put valuable momentum behind UN talks to secure a legally binding global target for CO2 emissions, says Todd Stern. But there is no guarantee that...more »


19.11.2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of...more »


19.11.2014

Cashless payment hopes pinned on developing nations

SPECIAL REPORT: Business and civil interests representing the mobile payments markets are developing global principles, standards and codes of conduct for digital finance, as cashless payments move to the fore in the developing...more »


19.11.2014

Majority of French feel ill-informed about development aid

According to a study published by the French Development Agency (AFD), 88% of French citizens feel ill-informed about public development aid. Though most of those questioned supported development policy, opposition is growing....more »


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