World May 15, 2019

Child victims of ex-East German regime to get compensation

People who as children were forced into state care by the former communist East German regime will more easily be able to obtain compensation, Berlin said Wednesday, as it sought to lift barriers to claims for payment. The German government's proposed legal change, which will ...

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Business May 13, 2019

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Germany's Bayer apologized Sunday after revelations in France that its subsidiary Monsanto had a PR agency collate lists of politicians, scientists and journalists and their views on pesticides and GM crops. The German agro-chemicals and drugs giant, which finalized the acquisition of the U.S. company ...

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Business May 13, 2019

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election later this month. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of ...

World / Social Issues May 13, 2019

Over 50 migrants force entry into Spain's Melilla enclave

Fifty-two African migrants forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco Sunday by climbing over a towering border fence, Spanish authorities said. About 100 migrants tried to storm the barbed wire fence at dawn but Spanish and Moroccan security force prevented ...

World / Science & Health May 9, 2019

Figures show most EU nations cut output of CO2 last year

Most European Union countries reduced carbon dioxide emissions last year, estimates showed Wednesday, marking a turnaround in the battle against greenhouse gases as campaigners urged faster action to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change. Overall EU emissions from burning oil, coal and gas ...

World / Science & Health Apr 25, 2019

EU to curb trans fats from 2021 to boost heart health

The EU adopted a regulation on Wednesday to curb trans fat amounts in products like snack food as part of efforts to fight heart disease and strokes in Europe. Industrially-produced trans-fatty acids, like margarine and some hardened vegetable fats, are popular among food producers because ...