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2014-06-27 16:24:36

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey asked African leaders, including Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to consider his country a partner for growth at the assembly of the 23(rd) African Union Summit, held in Malabo. In a speech at the opening session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union Summit (AUS), Rajoy told the African leaders that he was in Equatorial Guinea to ask for...

2014-02-10 08:33:03

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog, a U.S. public interest group, has objected to the European Union's College of Commissioners over the antitrust settlement deal with Google that was announced last week by the Commissioner for Competition, Vice President Joaquin Almunia, the group said today. In separate letters addressed to the Commission's Secretary-General and 27 of the 28 commissioners, John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy...

2014-02-05 16:31:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The settlement to end the European antitrust investigation of Google described today by Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is unacceptable, Consumer Watchdog said and the group added that Google's third Commitment document must be made public. "The deal as outlined by Almunia bizarrely not only allows Google to profit from the traffic it diverts from competitors, but also from the new possibilities to charge for...

Google Submits Proposal To Address EU Antitrust Concerns
2012-07-03 08:45:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google submitted a proposal on Monday to European Union regulators aimed at averting an antitrust probe into its dominance of the Internet search market. The proposal comes as a result of an 18-month investigation led by Europe´s Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, into Google´s business practices. Almunia warned the Internet search giant in May that it needed to propose specific changes to these practices in...

2012-02-08 12:30:30

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a web application to test the visual intelligence of Facebook users through the social network. The new platform will enable researchers to test different cognitive skills and to obtain large amounts of data that determine what parameters affect the brain's visual capacity. Any Facebook user can download this application (available in both Spanish and English languages), which consists of different tests...

2012-01-18 19:43:00

A researcher at the University of Barcelona has examined the construction of surface transportation infrastructure in Spain from 1720 to 2010. The economist and author of the study, Germà Bel explains how both the construction of train lines and state highways in Spain since the 18th century has been based radially around Madrid as the political capital and not on the commercial activity of routes. "In Spain, infrastructure policy tends to follow a national construction model...

2011-09-07 13:12:35

Retiring later and continuing to make contributions over a longer period is the best way to juxtapose the pension welfare benefits of persons The welfare of pensioners will be negatively affected as a result of the reforms that the Government of Spain have just implemented in order to balance their budget. However, the raising of retirement age is the least prejudicial measure. This is the view of Ms Patricia Peinado, who has analysed the effects that these changes will have on the retired...

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2010-09-11 08:15:00

NATO's secretary general warned Friday that the release of a huge collection of classified Afghan war documents by Wikileaks could endanger the safety of international and Afghan troops.Wikileaks released about 77,000 US military documents on the war in July and plans to release about 15,000 more despite warnings that it might place informants and other named individuals at risk.Wikileaks published the material with the collaborative efforts of the New York Times, Britain's Guardian and Der...

2010-03-09 07:23:09

The project, directed by CSIC researcher Cristina Sánchez Carretero was completed through close collaboration with associations for victims and those affected. On Thursday March 11, the project will end with its transfer to the Spanish Railway Foundation and the digitized catalog will be available for study with prior approval. The main focus of the investigation explores the social mechanisms that occur in response to collective trauma, although the items have been analyzed from...

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2009-05-06 14:26:40

Scientists in Madagascar have discovered more than 200 new species of frogs, but a political crisis is hurting conservation of the Indian Ocean island's unique wildlife, Reuters reported. Researchers said the recent discovery almost doubles the number of known amphibians in Madagascar and suggests conservationists have over-estimated the natural riches that have helped spawn a $390-million-a-year tourism industry. But newer gains in conservation have been compromised after months of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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