Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a joint press conference following their talks in the Black sea resort of Sochi on October 22, 2019.
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The EU’s rhetoric after Turkey’s military incursion in Syria has not been backed by concrete action or a persuasive engagement with Erdogan’s government.
What digital border controls should be used in Russia?
The Russian government would like to free itself from the global Internet. This push for “digital sovereignty” has raised technical scepticism and political concerns.
In Saint-Laurent-Nouan, in the Loir-et-Cher region, one of 19 French power plants.
Nuclear energy generates 75% of France's electricity, and ongoing troubles at the new Flamanville EPR reactor have raised crucial questions about its future in the country's electricity mix.
A crane carrying with melting steel at the blast furnace Schwelgern 2 at ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg , Germany (December 12, 2014).
Europe recycles 70% of its steel, but much is exported, turning what should be a circular process into a linear one. Instead, materials need to be circularity-ready the moment they're manufactured.
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Biarritz G7, August 2019.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming 'Atlas of Regional Expressions.'
Cat or Mac, which one is the smartest?
If artificial intelligence can amaze us with its prowess, there are many areas where it falls flat when compared to human and animal intelligence.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on October 8, 2019. She accused the White House of an “unlawful attempt to hide the facts” after it ruled out cooperating with an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
The impeachment investigation of US president Donald Trump has formally started, but much has changed since 1974, when Richard Nixon was forced out of office.
The Huawei Cyber Security Lab in Donggguan, Guangdong Province, specializes in cyber counterattacks.
China and the United States are not at war, but cyberspace has created opportunities for intelligence gathering, influence and sabotage that are already taking place.
Mass mobilization of citizens and organizations around Brussels-North railway station.
The 2015 reception crisis had a profound impact on civil society in Europe. A significant set of attitudes and practices emerged that give a sense of what political participation means today.
Supporters of the anti-Islam party Pegida attend a rally in Copenhagen on January 19, 2015.
The perception of an immigrant threat in Europe is often thought to be driven by rising numbers of asylum seekers, but research indicates that political and media discourses are often the driving factor.
Apple is committed to serving “Americans”, even as Tim Cook’s company asserts that manufacturing the iPhone in the United States would not be a viable option.
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New initiatives have allowed firms to enshrine their purpose in corporate bylaws, but gaps exist between local and international issues that can complicate the definition of a multinational's purpose.
A reception centre near Namur, Wallonia, one of the largest in the Belgian reception network. May 24, 2018.
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
In Mexico, more than half of workers in the industrial and non-agricultural services sectors do not have access to social security.
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Multinational corporations are increasingly vigilant about respecting human rights, but the case of Mexico tells us that they can indirectly encourage violations by local businesses.
A spider’s web is secure, and ours?
The announcement of a systemic attack on the Internet in February 2019 raises the question of the structure and protection of one of the major protocols of the web: the domain name service (DNS).
Climate modelling at the CEA.
The climate emergency requires the full mobilisation of scientific institutions, but the persistent compartmentalization between disciplines and difficulties of adaptation hinder their action.
In the city of Beersheva, election banners promote Likud and Netanyahu in Russian and Hebrew as of September 15, 2019.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Jacques Chirac (here in 2005) was a defining figure in French politics after May 1968.
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A look back at the distinguished career of the former president, an ardent defender of France's place in the world.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
Designating an object with the movement of a finger is at the heart of human communication, yet precisely why we point isn't clearly understood. A new paper indicates that it may be related to touch.
To understand an economic reality where growth is increasingly more qualitative than quantitative and where environmental constraints need a careful understanding, economics needs a major overhaul.