Science

EU strengthens ties with Atomic Energy Agency

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including nuclear science applications during the fifth annual Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Brussels.

EU to sign a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan

The Council of the European Union has decided to sign a cooperation agreement on partnership and development between the EU and Afghanistan.

Shell begins consultations to decommission North Sea oil assets

Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a plan to the British government for the decommissioning of parts of its production infrastructure in the Brent Oilfield in the North Sea now that the oil reserves have been depleted in the field.

Scientists from around the world call for a US boycott

A growing number of researchers is calling for a boycott of US scientific meetings to protest the immigration policies of the new Trump administration.

EU academics in Britain told to “make arrangements to leave”

Some EU citizens living in Britain who decided to seek permanent residency after the Brexit vote are being told to make arrangements to leave.

Head of Russian central bank named European Banker of the Year

Elvira Nabiullina is praised for having “helped steer the country through the difficulties,” with Russia “set to return to economic growth in 2017.”

Were neanderthals cannibals?

Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other.

Key architect of the euro Hans Tietmeyer passes away

Mr Tietmeyer ran Germany's central bank from 1993 until his retirement in 1999.

Cheetah numbers decline

Amid population declines for many wildlife species in Africa, conservationists are sounding alarm bells for the cheetah, the fastest animal on land.

Scientists nervous about Italian supervolcano

An Italian supervolcano could be heading toward an eruption—and that's bad news for the 500,000 or so people who live in and around it.

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