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Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Jun 29, 2016

Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language. The EU has 24 official and working languages, and ...

Jun 28, 2016

Europeans, Asians battle for seats on U.N. Security Council

Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the U.N. Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five nonpermanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the U.N. ...

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

| Jun 28, 2016

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to ...

Jun 28, 2016

Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

Each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency warned Monday. In the Paris-based agency’s first report on ...