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  • In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

    In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

    An antiviral originally designed to tackle Ebola. An anti-malarial treatment dating back to World War II. A drug combo already used against HIV. A molecule involved in regulating inflammation in the body tested on marmosets. You might ask what all of these drugs have in common? Well, according to the World Health Organisation, these compounds have the highest likelihood of working against Covid-19. Thus, they are all on focus on WHO's megatrial, called SOLIDARITY. 

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  • Putin striving to be president for life

    Putin striving to be president for life

    Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president once again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday. The move came a day after Putin made an abrupt appearance at Russia’s State Duma (parliament's lower house), backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would reset his own presidential term limits to zero. In other words allowing him to run once again for president in 2024, when his tenure is supposed to expire.

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  • Coronavirus effect on big tech events

    Coronavirus effect on big tech events

    The novel coronavirus Covid-19 has taken the lives of 3,050 people as of Monday and infected more than 90,000 people worldwide. In the past week, the number of new cases of the virus outside of China, in the US, Italy, Iran, Japan and other countries, has been surging. This has led, as a result, to the wreck of the global tech industry, disrupting supply chains, shutting stores and closing factories.

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  • ЕC to help transforming waste into energy in Poland

    ЕC to help transforming waste into energy in Poland

    The European Commission has approved yesterday two investments aimed at improving waste management in Poland, by transforming waste into energy. For this goal to be achieved €63m from the Cohesion Fund will be allocated to build a municipal waste treatment plant in Gdansk. Bythermally neutralising some 160,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste, the new plant will generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.

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  • US President Donald Trump impeached

    US President Donald Trump impeached

    The US House gaveled in for a historic session on 18 December night to impeach President Donald Trump on allegations that he abused his power and obstructed congressional efforts to investigate his actions. In a vote that will leave a lasting mark on his tenure at the White House, Trump has now become the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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  • Continuous rise of AI impact, research in 2019

    Continuous rise of AI impact, research in 2019

    Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. But the latest edition of the AI Index report - an annual rundown of machine learning data points now in its third year - delineates significant dimensions related to the activity in, and technical progress of AI.

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  • Sir Graham Watson: Europe is our family name

    Sir Graham Watson: Europe is our family name

    Sir Graham Watson, former MEP (1994-2014) and President of the ALDE Party (2011-2015), presented in Sofia, the Bulgarian translation of his 2009 book "Building a Liberal Europe: the ALDE Project", calling on EU countries to not forget that "we all share a common European identity".

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