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News – Study finds weather-related deaths in Europe could rise

loading video… Hailey Montgomery Digital Reporter Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:56 PM – A recent study by members of the European Commission Joint Research Centre finds that over 150,000 Europeans could die from exposure to weather-related hazards if the continent does not step up its efforts to curb the effects of climate change. The findings, published in The Lancet’s Planetary ...

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Heatwaves and weather events ‘could kill over 100,000 a year in Europe by 2100’

More than 100,000 Europeans could be killed each year by searing heatwaves as well as wildfires, storms and floods by the end of the century, scientists predict. By 2100, weather-related disasters could affect two thirds of Europe’s population per year, say the experts. The forecast reflects what is likely to happen if there is no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions ...

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European stocks hold steady as investors await US jobs data

European stocks ebbed slightly lower Friday, as losses for Swiss Re and British homebuilders hit the regional index, as investors focused on the US monthly jobs report due later, MarketWatch reports. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was down 0.1% at 378.61, led by consumer services, healthcare and financial shares. But utility and basic material stocks printed modest gains. The pan-European ...

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Trafficking gang smuggling Iranians to Britain caught in Europe

Trafficking gang smuggling Iranians to Britain caught in Europe  03 Aug 2017 – 23:26 Representative image. Courtesy: PA / Policia Nacional LONDON: European authorities have smashed a human trafficking gang smuggling Iranians, some as young as five, into Britain, making more than 100 arrests, the European police agency Europol said on Thursday. Europol said the criminal network, operating from the ...

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European markets open slightly lower; earnings, UK interest rate decision in focus

On the earnings front, Adidas, BMW and Credit Agricole are among the major companies scheduled to release their latest figures on Thursday. In New York on Wednesday, the Dow Jones surpassed the 22,000 mark for the first time, supported by better-than-expected earnings from the world’s most valuable company, Apple. Back in Europe, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is ...

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In Europe, Fintech investment doubles in Q2’17 – Irish Tech News

Edited and prepared by Oscar Michel, Masters in Journalism The Total global fintech investment has more than doubled quarter over quarter in Q2’17 to US $8.4 billion, up from US$3.6 billion in Q1’17, according to the KPMG Pulse of Fintech report.* In Europe, Fintech investment has doubled in Q2 ’17 with over €2 billion invested in the quarter. Global M&A investment helped ...

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Russian Extremists Are Training Right-Wing Terrorists From Western Europe

GOTHENBURG, Sweden—A few months before they tried to blow up a home for asylum seekers here in Sweden’s second largest city, and succeeded in seriously injuring the cleaning man, 23-year-old Viktor Melin and 20-year-old Anton Thulin complained to each other over Skype that the white supremacist hate group they were part of wasn’t tough enough for them anymore. Faced with ...

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Europe, tech keeps stocks in check; US dollar softens

NEW YORK – Retreating US technology shares and soft European markets capped world equity gains on Monday, while the US dollar fell to its lowest level in over a year against a basket of major currencies. European shares initially gained on a boost from HSBC, as Europe’s biggest bank unveiled a 5-percent rise in half-year profits and a third share ...

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