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Politics ...

France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear
Thursday 31 July 2014 16:00 CEST
Segolene RoyalFrance is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs. French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal presented an bill to the cabinet meeting.

Business ...

Xiaomi, Huawei and Wiko power Android growth
Thursday 31 July 2014 15:30 CEST
AndroidThe latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to June 2014, shows Android remains the leading OS across Europe boasting a 74% share. Apple follows in second place with 15.3% of the market, while Windows' share in Europe stands at 8.8%, up 1.9 percentage points.

Companies ...

Chinese companies in 100-year Australian-Sino food deal
Thursday 31 July 2014 14:45 CEST
Andrew ForrestMining billionaire Andrew Forrest has reportedly signed up three of China's biggest food companies to join his radical push to revive Australia's farm sector and position the nation as China's largest supplier of agricultural products over the next 100 years.

Earnings ...

Barrick Gold reports Q2 net loss
Thursday 31 July 2014 17:30 CEST
Barrick GoldBarrick Gold reported a second quarter net loss of $269 million ($0.23 per share). Adjusted net earnings of $159 million ($0.14 per share) include an impairment charge of $514 million related to the Jabal Sayid copper project.

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Winston Churchill"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts."

Winston Churchill

Travel ...

Postcard from Brum, the heart of England
Sunday 6 July 2014 00:01 CEST
BirminghamThis British city has no royal history, numerous palaces, fortresses and attractions like London Eye. But, if something wasn't developed, produced or innovated there, most probably wasn't innovated anywhere else in the world. Say hello to Birmingham, known as "the first manufacturing town in the world".

Gadgets ...

With Mi4 Xiaomi is attacking all other manufacturers
Sunday 27 July 2014 00:01 CEST
Xiaomi Mi4Xiaomi unveiled it's new flagship smartphone, the Mi4, packed with the latest and speediest technologies and with an affordable price. This is a device that will take a significant market share from other manufacturers.

Design ...

Lie down on that piece of art
Saturday 26 July 2014 00:01 CEST
outdoor_furnitureIt's amazing how designers can surprise us over and over again with new ideas about old, usual things. We found some very interesting outdoor furniture pieces for you, take a look.

Highlighted

50% of agricultural production in Arab countries has to be destroyed
Thursday 31 July 2014 11:04 CEST
Arab foodHassan Al Nuaimi, Director of the Regional Bureau for the Arab Organization for Agricultural Investment and Development, said that the neglect of standards and international food safety requirements led to the destruction of 50% of the agricultural products in the Arab world.

Health ...

Atlas misalignment
Saturday 5 July 2014 00:01 CEST
Atlas misalignmentAtlas subluxation is a condition that can be solved with a simple slight pressure and with that procedure dozens of health conditions can be improved. Dozens. If you think that's too good to be true, you are right: It is not true. And it is dangerous.

Meantime ...

New variety of Indian mango named after Russia
Tuesday 29 July 2014 18:39 CEST
MangoInternational Mango Festival takes place every July in India and gathers mango plantation owners together. This is the last in the series of holidays dedicated to the "King of all Fruit" in India.



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