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26/03/2019

Opinion: EU must be united on trade with China

If he had his way, Chinese President Xi Jinping would prefer to negotiate with each European government individually, to try to get a better deal for his country. But on Tuesday in Paris, he had to settle for dealing with the European Union trio of French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Presenting a united front, they showed Xi that the EU speaks with one voice when it comes to trade. That's the idea, anyway. Before Paris, Rome rolled out the red carpet for Xi with promises to participate in the Belt and...
26/03/2019

EU Parliament votes to end daylight savings

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted with a large majority to end daylight savings time in the EU by 2021. Under the proposals, each member state would decide whether to continue with twice-a-year clock changes or stick permanently to summer or winter time. Read more: European Parliament set to end EU-wide daylight savings time Clock ticking All 28 member states would need to inform the European Commission of their choice ahead of the proposed switch, by April 2020. They would then coordinate with the bloc's executive so that their decisions do not disrupt the functioning of the single market. Last...
26/03/2019

EU Parliament approves controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to approve a controversial new copyright law that hands more power to news publishers and record companies. The deal brings measures that would make platforms such as YouTube and Facebook liable for copyrighted material on their sites one step closer to conclusion. What is the reform? The draft law, which passed with 348 votes in favor, 274 against and 36 abstentions, means: Social media platforms would have to ensure uploaded content is not in breach of copyright rules. Companies will need licensing agreements with rights holders such as musicians, performers and authors to use...

26/03/2019

Entomology is going extinct — could Pokemon Go save it?

There has been a lot of alarm in the past few years about the decline of bees and other insects, with the New York Times even going so far as to call it "Insect Armageddon." Although the German Entomological Conference in Halle, central Germany, is buzzing with activity, some of the entomologists themselves are markedly pessimistic. Read more: How to stop an insect apocalypse "We are ourselves an endangered species," said Jürgen Gross, President of the German Entomological Society. "We have a lot of dark clouds in the future. The specialists who have knowledge about different species are mainly old...
26/03/2019

US Consulate worker spy trial begins in Turkey

A Turkish employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul went on trial on Tuesday, more than 17 months after he was jailed over alleged ties to Turkey's 2016 failed coup. Metin Topuz, a US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) staffer, is accused of espionage and links to the US-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, the man Turkey's government believes was behind the attempted putsch — a claim Gulen strongly denies. Prosecutors concluded that Topuz had "very intense" contact with police chiefs who led a 2013 corruption probe against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle and top government officials. The police chiefs also...
26/03/2019

Lithuania's 'trial of the century' implicates Soviet leader Gorbachev

"I prayed: 'God, if I must die, please make it quick — just one bullet!'" Irinejus Sabutis, 79, remembers that night very clearly. He was near Vilnius's television tower on the evening of January 12, 1991, while his brother had gone to the Sejmas, Lithuania's parliament, in the city center. Like thousands of other Lithuanians, the Sabutis family had come to defend their country from an assault by Soviet troops, the culmination of a standoff that had begun on March 11, 1990. On that day, Lithuania had been the first of 15 Soviet republics to proclaim the restoration of its...

26/03/2019

Unconscious bias in NASA's spacewalk wardrobe fail?

It was billed as "historic" — a world exclusive: the first ever "all-female" spacewalk at the International Space Station. And the two lucky gals were American astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch. But they fell, as so many others before them, because of an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. It wasn't their fault, but it was still almost as revealing as a red-carpet fail. Koch has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. McClain is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering,...
26/03/2019

Diagnosing Alzheimer's with peanut butter?

Diagnosing Alzheimer's with peanut butter - researchers caused a sensation with this study in 2013. It has since been regularly quoted by various media, including the Washington Post, which promoted the idea again just last year. But can the diagnosis of a still-incurable disease be so simple? The peanut butter test For the test, the patient has to smell peanut butter alternately with the left and right nostril while the other one is held closed. The patient starts sniffing at a distance of 30 centimetres. The distance is then reduced in one-centimetre steps until the patient is able to smell...
26/03/2019

EU Parliament votes to end daylight saving from 2021

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted with a large majority to end daylight savings time in the EU from 2021. Under the proposals, member states would scrap the practice of adjusting clocks twice a year. Each nation would decide whether it wants to convert to daylight savings time or standard time year-round. All 28 member states will need to rubberstamp the ruling and inform the European Commission of their choice ahead of the proposed switch, by April 2020. They would then coordinate with the bloc's executive so that their decisions do not disrupt the functioning of the single market. Read...

26/03/2019

EU Parliament passes controversial copyright reform

The European Union on Tuesday voted to approve a controversial new copyright law to replace the existing copyright law that dates back to 2001. The deal brings measures that would make platforms such as YouTube and Facebook liable for copyrighted material on their sites one step closer to conclusion. What is the reform Social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook would be responsible for monitoring all content that is uploaded The reform includes a provision forcing the likes of Google News to pay publishers for press snippets shown in search results. The text before parliament was agreed in negotiations...
26/03/2019

After a year of record droughts, Germany's meteorological office sets up early warning system

The year 2018 was a bad one for German farmers. A record drought resulted in major crop failures, leading the German government to designate the event a crisis of "national dimensions." Some 8,000 farmers were forced to apply for emergency aid due to a record dry period between April and November. Just 60 percent of the usual yearly precipitation fell over the whole year, according to new figures from Germany's National Meteorological Office (DWD). Eberhard Hartelt, president of the farmers and vintners association (BWV) in the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate and a farmer himself, called it a "catastrophic drought," the...
26/03/2019

Xi, Merkel, Macron and Juncker to meet in Paris

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be joining French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping for talks in Paris on Tuesday. The French government has billed the encounter, on the third and last day of Xi's state visit to France, as a "high-level meeting on the challenges of multilateralism." Both Xi and Macron talked up the virtues of multilateralism at a state dinner Monday evening. Macron said that he hoped to build a "new global governance" with China. "This is an important gesture that we are making now. It is testament to your...