The Tanzanian government, with support from the WWF, have launched the country's largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect the population from poaching.
More than 250 people were killed on Wednesday, after a military aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff.
Yulia Skripal has refused contact with the Russian Embassy and her Moscow-based cousin, Viktoria, and asked for no one else to speak on her behalf, in a statement released by Scotland Yard after she was discharged from hospital.
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E.U. Likes Trump’s Stance on China, but Hates His Methods Photo President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing last year. Their tariff proposals have raised fears of a global trade war — and Europe worries it will be caught in the middle. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times BRUSSELS — Virtually no one in Europe wants President Trump to plunge headlong into a trade war with China. But nearly everyone thinks that it is time to stand up to China’s closed markets and trade manipulation.
The European Union may not like Mr. Trump or the way he is doing things — but that does not mean it dislikes his aims when it comes to trading with China.
But Europe would also like the conflict to go away, fearing the bloc will be caught between the United States, its primary market and second-largest supplier, and China, its primary supplier and second-largest market.
The way to make that happen, it believes, is challenging China through negotiations within the existing trading system, avoi..
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was back on Capitol Hill today for another round of questioning by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, following Tuesday’s marathon five-hour Senate hearing.
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A third of Cameroon's athletes attending the Commonwealth Games in Australia have gone missing, the team said in a statement Wednesday.
Consumers will be allowed to take collective legal action when wronged
EU consumers will get more powers to challenge big companies in the courts, and a right to clearer information about who they are buying from, under proposals unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday.
The new package of measures comes on the heels of the Dieselgate scandal, that saw consumers sold cars that emitted up to 40 times more toxic fumes in real-world driving than claimed.
Under the proposals, consumer groups would gain powers to sue large corporations for collective redress on the behalf of those affected by such unfair commercial practices.
Read more Sticking to EU law 'vastly' better than making our own, say businesses Penalties for firms that break the law would also be increased, with a maximum fine of at least 4 per cent of the trader's annual turnover in any given member state – and national governments allowed to go higher if they want.
British consumers could miss o..
John Boehner: Ex-Republican speaker joins marijuana firm despite previously being 'unalterably opposed' to legalisation
'My thinking on cannabis has evolved'
A former senior Republican politician, who for many years was “unalterably opposed” to the legalisation of cannabis, is to join the advisory board of a marijuana company.
John Boehner, who served as Speaker of the House until 2015, announced he will be joining a cannabis company that has operations across 11 states, because his “thinking on cannabis has evolved”.
“I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities,” he said.
I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities. @AcreageCannabis https://t.co/f5i9KcQD0W
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) April 11, 2018 Mr Boehner, 68, was appointed to the board of Acreage Holdings, a business that aims to “make cannab..
Company says the incentive arrangement is 'highly effective and essential”
Top bosses at turnaround specialist Melrose have raked in pay packets worth nearly £42m ahead of the company's pending takeover of British engineering giant GKN.
Melrose’s annual report showed four executives benefited from the payout of a five-year long-term incentive plan (LTIP), which meant the top brass were handed an extra £41.7m each on top of their salaries for 2017.
Executive chairman Christopher Miller, executive vice chairman David Roper, chief executive Simon Peckham, and group finance director Geoffrey Martin all claimed the awards.
Read more Melrose takeover offer approved in GKN shareholder vote Melrose said the LTIP payment – which was approved back in 2012 – was linked to the creation of £3.6bn in value for shareholders between 2012 and 2017, representing an average annual return of 22 per cent.
The company's remuneration committee added that the performance “validates” the..