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Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures green…

Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures green…

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain:


Despite the light rain, French President Emmanuel Macron and German
Chancellor Angela Merkel held a moving ceremony in Compiegne, northeast
of Paris, to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War
One armistice.

Powerful show of unity from Merkel, Macron to mark centenary of the end of WWI

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Emmanuel
Macron on Saturday in Compiegne, the northern French city where an
armistice was signed to bring an end to the First World War. 

Spoof London billboards seek to celebrate Putin’s ‘role’ in Brexit

Spoof London billboards seek to celebrate Putin’s ‘role’ in Brexit:

Germany urges other EU states to also stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany urges other EU states to also stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Spain and Portugal brace for Hurricane Leslie

Spain and Portugal brace for Hurricane Leslie

EU agrees on lower sales tax for e-books, online papers

EU agrees on lower sales tax for e-books, online papers:

Because as Jeremy Hunt just proved this week, reading is important!

Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most liveable city: Economist survey

Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most liveable city: Economist survey:

Full: Global Liveability Index 2018 

https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=Liveability2018

EU and US launch talks in bid to quell trade tensions

EU and US launch talks in bid to quell trade tensions:

Details are neither inked nor out yet, so it if probably a bit premature to comment, … but: From what I have heard from the media so far, this basically sounds like Trump just gave the EU everything they ever wanted for the last 20 years with little to nothing in return?

Because of the trade imbalance between the EU and US, every US government since the 90′s insisted that a removal on trade barriers on industrial goods would require the EU to accept American intellectual property and weakening standards (on food, safety and environment) to allow American mass farmed products to flood EU markets.

But from what I read so far, Trump is happy if we promise to buy a bit more LNG and soybeans from them?

Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique

Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique:

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Earlier this month, scientists studying the effects of CRISPR/Cas9 said it could cause unexpected genetic damage which could lead to dangerous changes in some cells.

A group of French agricultural associations brought the case to the ECJ, saying plant varieties obtained via mutagenesis should not be exempt from GMO rules under French law.

The court added that an exception could be made for techniques that have been used conventionally and have a long safety record.

EU lawmakers want to punish Hungary’s Orban for democratic slide

EU lawmakers want to punish Hungary’s Orban for democratic slide