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European Parliament officially defines Gibraltar as a colony

The European Parliament (EP) approved on Thursday the agreement to reform the policy on visa exemption for the British after Brexit, a document that includes a footnote in which...

Brexit at a standstill: British parliament rejects all alternatives to May’s plan

None of the four alternatives to the Brexit plan that British House of Commons MPs voted on Monday night achieved a majority. Parliament rejected proposals that would have brought the...

More than half of the cars in circulation in Norway are electric

Just curiosus: Norway makes most of its money with the Northern Sea oil exports According to official statistics from the Norwegian Road Federation, more than half of the cars in...

Asian long-horned tick spreads uncontrollably through New York City

The long-horned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is native to the temperate areas of eastern and central Asia, including China, Korea and Japan, as well as certain Pacific islands such as...

Europe bans disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups

MEPs voted almost unanimously - 560 votes in favour, 35 against, 28 abstentions - for a definitive ban on disposable plastic items, such as plates, cutlery, glasses, cotton swabs,...

Measles strikes Rockland County in New York

Measles, a serious viral disease that spreads rapidly through the air through sneezing or saliva generated by coughing, is affecting New York City, specifically Rockland County, which already has...

Six shots to the chest kill Mafia boss Frank Cali in New York.

Mafia boss Francesco 'Frank' Cali, leader of the Gambino family, was shot dead Wednesday night in front of his home in New York, according to Police. Cali, 53, was shot...

Brexit: collision course

The British and EU negotiators have met again in Brussels on Monday, but everything seems to indicate that it is a formality and that there is no possibility of...

The United Kingdom suffers a devastating wave of stabbings among young people

Spanish David Martinez, (26 years old), has been identified as the latest fatal victim of the wave of stabbing that has overtaken the United Kingdom for some time. With...

National blackout and chaos in Venezuela

An electrical failure in the Guri generating plant has caused a national blackout in all of Venezuela minutes before 5pm local (10 pm GMT). Caracas and the 23 states...
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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk,...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had...

What is the economic rationale as to whether we should impose a tax on...

Soda taxes offer a “net good,” according to an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. The two working papers point to advantages similar to...

How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another...

Google Play may be still used on Huawei devices

Google, the technological giant on which android operating systems depend and which has announced its rupture with Huawei, announces that users will be able...

When price is the first factor in the purchasing decision, consumers make poor choices

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT...

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