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Google Threatens Pulling News From EU as Disastrous Copyright Legislation Flounders

The European Union has spent the last year working on a controversial overhaul of its copyright laws and was scheduled to finalize the proposal on Monday. Lawmakers failed to come to an agreement and the legislation is stalled for the time being, but that hasn’t stopped Google from threatening to pull its News service…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Eu, European Union, Google News, Article 11, Article 13, Eu Copyright Directive


Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant's HQ to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his head office to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his company's fastest-growing markets. Dyson's company said the move to Singapore, where it will build its new electric car, was not driven by Britain's looming departure from the European Union or tax implications, with much of its product development remaining in south west England. The 71-year-old inventor has beco...
Tags: England, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his corporate office and tax registration to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his fastest growing markets. The company said the move from Britain was not driven by the looming departure from the European Union or any tax implications. It already manufacturers products in Asia and will build its new electric car in Singapore.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


Google Considering Pulling News Service From Europe

The European Union is working towards finalizing a controversial new copyright law. The rules give publishers rights to demand money from the Alphabet Inc. unit, Facebook Inc. and other web platforms,when small fragments of their articles show up in news search results, or are shared by users. The internet giant has various options on the table and will analyze the final text before making any decisions, she said, adding that Google would withdraw its service reluctantly.
Tags: Google, Europe, Science, European Union, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc


Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history

The days of unlimited speeding on Germany's famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the future of transport. Charged with coming up with recommendations on reducing the environmental harm caused by transport, the committee also proposed fuel tax hikes and electric vehicle quotas to help Germany finally meet European Union emissions targets. The proposals, outlined in a draft paper seen by R...
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Reuters


Huawei Scandal Bares Rift Among Europeans Chasing China Cash

China has been courting eastern European governments to widen its footprint on the continent, even if progress has been halting. For the Hungarian leader and his populist allies, the stronger ties offer a potential counterbalance as their conflicts elsewhere in the European Union pile up. “For Orban, the relationship with China is as much about politics as about economics,” said Agnes Szunomar, an expert on China at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Tags: Science, China, European Union, Orban, Agnes Szunomar


From Banks to Uber, Data Flows Are at Risk Without Brexit Pact

The smooth transfer of personal data between the European Union and the U.K. — from bank details to your Uber bill — is vital for almost every British business. Following a so-called ‘hard Brexit,’ the U.K. faces being classed as a ‘third country,’ meaning transferring information would involve thousands of inter-company contracts rather than international laws.
Tags: Science, European Union, Brexit


A Fintech Bonanza Is Luring Foreign Cash to This Tiny EU State

For two years, the Baltic nation of 2.8 million people has promoted itself as a launchpad for hi-tech upstarts eyeing the European Union and the euro region, offering English-language services and three-month approval for licenses. Big-name companies to obtain banking and e-money permits include London-based Revolut Ltd. and Google Payment Ltd. The initiative has led to the issuance of 45 e-money licenses, according to Invest Lithuania, the country’s investment agency.
Tags: Science, London, European Union, Lithuania, EU State, Fintech Bonanza, Revolut Ltd, Google Payment Ltd


Huawei Arrests in Poland Show How Trump Vs. China Tests Europe

Huawei is facing increasing pressure across the European Union amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company’s equipment for spying, something executives have denied. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been pushing European allies to block Huawei from telecom networks amid a wider dispute over trade with China.
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, Beijing, Poland, Huawei, U S President Donald Trump


Poland Accuses Huawei Employee of Spying for China

Huawei is facing increasing pressure across the European Union amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company’s equipment for spying, something executives have denied. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been pushing European allies to block Huawei from telecom networks amid a wider dispute over trade with China.
Tags: Science, China, European Union, Beijing, Poland, Huawei, U S President Donald Trump


Google Only Has to Respect Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' in the EU, Court Says

Google is not responsible for protecting people’s “right to be forgotten” in any countries outside of the European Union, according to a preliminary opinion from the European court of justice.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Alphabet, EU Court Says


IBM Wants to Use a Sensor in Your Phone to Create Ultra High-Res Weather Forecasts

In the world of weather forecasting, the battle for supremacy is generally being waged between the Euro and American weather models maintained by U.S. and European Union governmental agencies. But there are tons of other options to choose from, and a new one emerged on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in…Read more...
Tags: Science, European Union, Models, Ibm, Supercomputers, Weather Forecasting, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Climate Models, Create Ultra High Res


A Rift Between Germany and Brazil Stalls Work on Carbon Market

New carbon markets could allow developing countries to sell emissions credits generated from programs that cut greenhouse gases. Germany along with the European Union and industrial countries say that developing nations may “create too many loopholes” with Brazil’s proposal for the market’s rules.
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Brazil


Iran minister says EU trade arrangement moving slowly, talking to India, China

Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday the European Union was moving more slower than expected in facilitating non-dollar trade with Tehran to circumvent U.S. sanctions, forcing it to explore avenues with other nations. "We continue to work with the Europeans for the special purpose vehicle but we are not waiting for them," Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New Delhi. "We are working with our traditional partners like India, like China, like Russia so that we continue to work in the inte...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Iran, Tehran, New Delhi, India China, Mohammad Javad Zarif


A Rift Between Germany and Brazil Stalls Work on Carbon Market

New carbon markets could allow developing countries to sell emissions credits generated from programs that cut greenhouse gases. Germany along with the European Union and industrial countries say that developing nations may “create too many loopholes” with Brazil’s proposal for the market’s rules.
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Brazil


The space race is back on – and is China in the lead? | Mary Dejevsky

With its Chang’e 4 landing, China has eclipsed US and Russian achievements. Expect them to take fresh interest in the moonChina’s achievement in landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, announced by Beijing’s state media this morning, has ramifications that go far beyond the simple statement of this being a “first” for mankind. It puts China on the map of international space exploration on a par with the existing space powers of the United States and Russia – the European Union to a les...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, Washington, China, Russia, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Nasa, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, US politics


India Proposes Regulation to Force Tech Platforms to Censor the Web and Shatter Security

Following in the footsteps of the European Union and Australia, the government of India now wants to rewrite its laws to censor content and weaken encryption. If allowed to move forward, India’s new proposals would require many web platforms to remove illegal content within 24 hours and use broken automation…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, India, Censorship, European Union, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Great Walls Of The Web


Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly used as a primary tool to conserve biodiversity. This is particularly relevant in heavily exploited fisheries hot spots such as Europe, where MPAs now cover 29% of territorial waters, with unknown effects on fishing pressure and conservation outcomes. We investigated industrial trawl fishing and sensitive indicator species in and around 727 MPAs designated by the European Union. We found that 59% of MPAs are commercially trawled, and average trawlin...
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, MPAs


EU electricity reform calls end to coal subsidies

European Union member states and the European Parliament agreed Wednesday to reform the bloc's electricity market, including a call to end coal subsidies by 2025. The reform, clinched after marathon talks, broadly aims to develop a more transparent and competitive market as the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, continues opening up national energy markets. Austria, which holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency, announced the end to the coal subsidies in Wednesday's political ag...
Tags: Science, Eu, European Union, Austria, European Parliament


EU Diplomatic Comms Network, Which the NSA Reportedly Warned Could Be Easily Hacked, Was Hacked

The European Union’s network used for diplomatic communications, COREU, was infiltrated “for years” by hackers, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with the unknown rogues behind the attack reportedly reposting the stolen communiqués to an “open internet site.”Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, China, Eu, European Union, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Diplomacy, Hackers, EU Diplomatic Comms Network Which the NSA


Automakers denounce 'unrealistic' EU emissions targets

German and other European automakers warned Tuesday that EU plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030 are "totally unrealistic" without a network to recharge electric cars and more effort to retrain workers. European Union countries and the European Parliament agreed in principle on Monday to require new cars in 2030 to emit 37.5 percent less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 while van emissions will have to drop 31 percent. Ambassadors from EU countries a...
Tags: Science, Eu, European Union, Paris, Brussels, European Parliament


EU agrees to cut emissions from new cars by 37 percent by 2030

European Union members and the European Parliament on Monday agreed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5 percent by 2030, the European Commission announced. "With this legislation in place, we are setting the right targets and incentives to tackle emissions from the transport sector," said Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete. The deal is a compromise between the demands of states like Germany which wanted a cut of 30 percent and the European Parlia...
Tags: Science, Germany, Eu, European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy


The Plan to Build a Nuclear Future From a Communist Relic

Except the crucial difference is that the one at Belene in Bulgaria was never occupied, save for the occasional squatter. The buildings were erected in the 1980s by the government to house workers at a planned facility. Now, in the heart of the European Union’s poorest corner, Bulgaria plans to get the nuclear plant off the ground for real.
Tags: Science, European Union, Bulgaria, Belene


U.K. Fintech Revolut Gets European Banking License

The Bank of Lithuania, the eastern European country’s central bank, granted Revolut the regulatory approval that gives it permission to operate throughout the European Union. While London has been a hotbed for financial technology startups, Brexit has driven many of these firms to seek licenses from other European jurisdictions. Once the U.K. leaves the E.U. British financial companies will no longer have the right to "passport" their regulatory approvals to other European jurisdictions.
Tags: Science, London, European Union, Lithuania, Brexit, Fintech Revolut Gets European Banking License


Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Germany’s environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. Svenja Schulze told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks Wednesday that Germany is committed to phasing out the use of coal, though the exact deadline has yet to be determined. […]
Tags: Science, News, Germany, Eu, European Union, Katowice Poland, Nation & World, Svenja Schulze


Mind control using sound waves? We ask a scientist how it works

At the moment, non-invasive neuromodulation – changing brain activity without the use of surgery – looks poised to usher in a new era of healthcare. Breakthroughs could include the better management of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, reducing the pain of migraines or even reversing cognitive disorders caused by brain injury.But what happens if this technique for altering our brain waves escapes regulation and falls into the wrong hands? Imagine a dictatorial regime with access to the tricks...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Science, Neuroscience, European Union, Brain, Middle East, Innovation, Oxford, Alzheimer's, Oxford University, Mind Control, Bioethics, Parkinson, Antoine Jerusalem


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, European Union, Ap, Beijing


When will humanity ever hit the peak of its ever-growing carbon emissions?

We were duped.  Or, at least, we were given some false hope. In the three years between 2014 and 2016, global carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels had finally stopped increasing and leveled out. Emissions weren't yet going down — but there was the potential that they had peaked.  Perhaps, mused scientists, this was the fruitful beginning of humanity's collective response to alter the course of history, and in doing so, avoid the mounting woes wrought by climate change.  Bu...
Tags: Asia, Science, Obama Administration, China, India, US, Eu, European Union, Paris, Greenland, World Resources Institute, Bernie Sanders, Michael Mann, Peters, Sheldon Whitehouse, Rutgers University


China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side

BEIJING (AP) — China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, European Union, Beijing


China launches mission to explore dark side of the moon

China last night launched a spacecraft that will soft-land on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and US. With its Chang'e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing. The moon's far side is also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and remains comparatively unknown, with a different composition from sites on the near side...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, European Union, Earth, Chang, South Pole Aitken, Leonard David, Von Karman, Xinhua News Agency Chang



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