Johanna Meier

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Flying fryer: China completes first flight powered by ‘gutter oil’

China’s largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s first commercial flight powered by biofuel – namely, discarded cooking …

Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

Costa Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) …

Rückschlag für Liberia

• In Liberia schwinden die Hoffnungen, die Ebola-Seuche besiegt zu haben: Wieder hat sich eine Frau mit dem Virus angesteckt.<br>• Seit Dezember 2013 starben …

The Best Travel Books of Spring

Though it might not be quite time to hang up your winter coat for good, a bushel of books have sprouted to inspire a bout of warm-weather wanderlust.<p>There’s something here for fans of every genre: memoir, fiction, adventure, natural history, history, even poetry. But what binds each of these books …

ISIS capitalizes on Libya security vacuum, establishes ‘legitimate foothold’ – State Dept.

Amid a chaotic situation in Libya three years after the US-led NATO operation toppled Colonel Gaddafi, Washington is voicing strong concerns over the …

Germans not over the moon as eclipse puts focus on power grid

Power prices in Germany fluttered yesterday as the first eclipse of the emerging solar age passed and utility operators worked overtime to keep the …

Scene of slaughter found in Nigerian town recaptured from Boko Haram

Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge, a witness has said.<p>In what appeared to be an execution site for the Islamist group, the bodies …

Why Buhari Should Not Emerge Winner Of The Presidential Elections - Former US Envoy

<b>As Nigerians get ready to head to the polls next week Saturday, a former spokesman for four United States Ambassadors to the United Nations, Richard</b> …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

EU considering plan to outsource Mediterranean migrant patrols to Africa

The EU is considering plans to outsource its patrols of the Mediterranean to countries such as Egypt and Tunisia in order to try to reduce the high numbers of desperate illegal migrants risking their lives to reach European shores.<p>Under the proposals tabled confidentially by the Italian government, …

Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been campaigning for sanctions relief from traditionally friendly Southern European countries in what appears to be a strategy of dividing the European Union and undermining its alliance with the United States.<p>Moscow responded to last year's U.S. and European …

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