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  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Fifteen years of success for Airbus; backlog of 7.265 aircraft at the end of 2017

    With this year’s performance Airbus has steadily built on deliveries year on year – with 15 consecutive years of production increase.

    Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than 4% higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166% over 2016); 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60% from 2016) and 15 A380s. Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production achievement, Airbus achieved 1,109 net orders from 44 customers. At the end of 2017 Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.

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  • Friday, October 27th 2017 - 22:47 UTC

    Glyphosate debate divides Europe and it fails to vote on license extension

    The current license expires at the end of 2017. Europe has been stuck over what to do with the chemical, key ingredient in Monsanto Co’s top-selling Roundup

    European Union countries failed this week to vote on a license extension for weed-killer glyphosate, delaying again a decision on the widely used herbicide that critics say could cause cancer. The EU said in a statement the relevant committee did not hold a vote at a meeting and that it would announce the date of the next meeting shortly.

  • Monday, January 9th 2017 - 09:37 UTC

    Below zero temperatures in Europe leaves two dozen people dead

     Ten victims of the cold perished in Poland, where temperatures were as low as minus 14 degrees Celsius. In Italy, the cold has been blamed for seven deaths

    A cold wave stretching across Europe has left at least two dozen people dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue. Four Portuguese tourists were killed and about 20 others were injured Sunday when their bus crashed off an icy highway in central France before dawn on what is locally known as “the road of death.”

  • Friday, June 24th 2016 - 18:26 UTC

    Boris Johnson softens Brexit speech: “We are part of Europe; we're not pulling up a drawbridge”

    The former Conservative mayor of London has been installed as favorite to take over as Conservative leader after Mr. Cameron announced he would step down

    Boris Johnson has insisted the UK is not “turning its back” on Europe after its decision to vote to leave the EU. The decision would not make the UK any less tolerant nor outward looking and would not reduce opportunities for young people, the ex-London mayor said.

  • Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    Euro skepticism spreads along the continent, shows Pew Research survey

    In 2015 and 2016 there has been a double-digit drop in EU approval in France and Spain, and single-digit declines in Germany, UK and Italy.

    The European Union has suffered a “double dip” collapse in favorability in many member states since 2010, with many citizens across Europe demanding it return powers to them, according to research. A report from the Pew Research Center published Tuesday found that the British, who will vote on their future in the bloc on June 23, are not the only country with doubts about the EU.

  • Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 08:28 UTC

    Germany insists with a 2015 balanced budget despite slower growth forecast

    “Germany's stance is important. If we stray from our path then that gives grounds for others to do the same,” said Merkel at a party conference

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday rejected calls for Berlin to ditch its plans for a balanced budget next year and to instead invest more in order to shore up the faltering German and Euro zone economies. On Tuesday Germany slashed its 2014 growth forecast from 1.8% to 1.2%.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:16 UTC

    Mujica brags on foreign policy; Latam ready to play a larger role in peace issues, Europe has lost clout

    “Europe has lost clout, has fallen into 'military adventurism' and forcing sanctions only punishes the weakest and most vulnerable”, argued Mujica

    Uruguay's president Jose Mujica said the latest world events show that Europe 'has lost clout' in global affairs, and has lost strength as 'peace mediator', and this role could be “much better performed by Latin America”.

  • Monday, September 1st 2014 - 10:30 UTC

    Dragui's announcement on fiscal stimulus cause German concern

    Apparently Chancellor Merkel was surprised by ECB's statement in Wyoming

    A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe.

  • Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 - 05:26 UTC

    Latin America losing its competitive edge as demand for commodities slows down

    Brazil is in big trouble: prosperity has not trickled down to the average citizen, says IMD director Arturo Bris

    The United States ranks as the most competitive country in the world in a survey of 60 countries by IMD, a leading global business school in Switzerland. The survey finds Europe is recovering some of its competitive edge, while emerging economies, particularly in Latin America are struggling to hold their own.

  • Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

    The most profitable gas in the world

    Privatizing the pipelines system could raise 50 billion dollars.

    By Robert Bensh of - There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver's seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat.