BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The top speed of vans in the European Union should be electronically limited to 120 km (75 miles) per hour, according to a proposal backed by the European Parliament's environment committee.
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THE UN General Assembly has passed the first treaty regulating the global conventional weapons trade.
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The National Rifle Association claims the global Arms Trade Treaty currently under discussion at the United Nations threatens gun ownership rights in America. The treaty aims to regulate the international arms trade to prevent weapons from illicitly flowing into conflict zones and would require countries to determine which weapons they export are likely to end up in the...
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of the European parliament has come out firmly in favor of a trade deal with the United States, soothing concerns that the increasingly influential body could block a deal on which talks are due to start in June.
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President Obama has answered pressures from Europe with a promise to begin talks on free trade with the European Union. This could be the world's largest free-trade zone; last year's trade levels among the two regions tapped $646 billion in 2012, according to an Agence France-Presse report. "We will launch ...
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Supporters of a strong U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade are criticizing the latest draft for not being tough enough to halt the trade in illicit weapons that fuel wars and kills thousands of innocent civilians.
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To end the practice of using child soldiers in various parts of the world, a stricter arms trade treaty must be adopted, human rights group Amnesty International said Monday. The United Nations will convene in March for final talks on the Arms Trade Treaty, which will determine international standards for the transfer of arms across borders.
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Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked adoption of a U.N. treaty that for the first time would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade. An agreement required agreement by all 193 U.N. member states. But other countries refused to let the treaty die.
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The NBA's relocation committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Sacramento Kings to relocate to Seattle.
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The NBA's relocation committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Sacramento Kings to relocate to Seattle....
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