The IMF’s top official on Europe has issued a new warning to Italy’s government over its budget plans, saying it should be shrinking the country’s deficit in accordance with EU rules rather than expanding it.
European countries faced pressure on Tuesday to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
Expressing concern over continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the resulting ‘massive new levels’ of displacement, the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the need to ensure that relief workers are not made targets of hostilities and are given the humanitarian security they need to carry out their mission.
The Headquarters for Reviving Orumieh Lake has announced new solutions for the remaining months of 2016 to revive the dried Orumieh Lake in the northwest of the country, said a senior official of the headquarters.
Most of us think of that sweet smell after a storm as the aftereffect of rain that has rinsed the air of pollutants and dust. But it turns out that rain also triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences of its own for how scientists model our planet's climate and future.