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Campaign groups accuse Total of breaching French corporate duty law in Uganda

By: Reuters     25th June 2019 French and Ugandan campaign groups including Friends of the Earth have filed a legal notification with Total, claiming it has failed to address the human and environmental impact of its Ugandan operations as required by French law. Under France's Corporate Duty of Vigilance regulation, large... 

Steel production up 5.4% y/y in May

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th June 2019 Global crude steel production increased by 5.4% year-on-year to 162.7-million tonnes in May, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reported on Monday. Its data shows that China's crude steel output had increased by 10% year-on-year to 89.1-million tonnes in May, while India's output had... 

Maker Faire Rome is back from 18 to 20 October: an edition with plenty of novelties and completely carbon-free

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th June 2019 All calls are open: makerspace, schools, universities and research centres Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, IoT - Internet of things, Smart Mobility, Space, Artech and Sustainable Building are some of the main themes of the 2019 edition 

Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition, created by the Rome Chamber of Commerce, will be back from 18 to 20 October with the support of institutional partners and private sponsors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th June 2019 One of the many new features is "MakerArt" an innovative project of synergistic pathways between international makers and artists. It's called Maker Art and it's one of the main new features of the upcoming "Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition" (https://2019.makerfairerome.eu) scheduled to... 

Morocco’s ‘democracy’ back in the spotlight as Jasmine Spring resurges

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     21st June 2019 A … As protesters desert Khartoum after Sudanese security forces attack a civilian protest camp, killing several, and as military attitudes in Algeria harden ahead of elections on July 4, a resurgent Arab Spring has put Morocco’s political reforms back in the spotlight. 

Steinhoff takes first steps toward recovery as losses narrow

By: Bloomberg     19th June 2019 Steinhoff International Holdings reduced its loss by 70% in the fiscal year ended in September, the South African retailer’s first step toward recovering from an accounting scandal. The net loss was €1.2-billion during the period, down from €4-billion in the previous year. The owner of Conforama... 

Airbus signs amended contract with launch customers for A400M airlifter

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 The Airbus group announced in Amsterdam on Friday that it had signed an amendment to its contract with OCCAR (the French acronym for the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) for the A400M military airlift aircraft. The OCCAR member states are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the... 

European lithium projects gain attention amid push toward EVs

By: Reuters     14th June 2019 European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world's second-largest EV market after China. A regional EV supply chain would help achieve... 

Brazilian VP says Brics should focus on economics, not politics

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 In comments made in Beijing on May 24, which appear not to have been much, if at all, reported outside his home country, Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão called on the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) alignment to switch away from political issues and focus instead on... 

Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Murcia-Almería section, Spain

By: Sheila Barradas     14th June 2019 Adif is building a railbed for a section of high-speed line on Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor. 

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