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Elections

Fracking could hurt house prices, health and environment, official report says

Defra report, published in full after freedom of information battle, admits impact on water quality and wildlife is ‘uncertain’, though possible benefits also listed<p>Fracking operations to extract shale gas in Britain could cause nearby house prices to fall by up to 7% and create a risk of …

Environment

Fracking plans rejected: Lancashire council throws out Cuadrilla proposal - at it happened

Major setback for Government hopes of shale gas industry as councillors vote to refuse application to allow fracking in Lancashire.<p><b>Tweet @emilygosden with your views</b><p>Latest<p>17.00 That's all, folks<p>Thanks for reading today's rolling coverage - you can find our story rounding up today's decision and …

United Kingdom

Britain's political consensus on fracking is fractured

The UK appears split down the middle on shale oil and gas extraction, with the Tories and Ukip in favour, but Labour, the Lib Dems and other parties against<p>We find out next week if the first major round of fracking in Britain will be approved, in a community that’s divided over the …

Fossil Fuels

New Video: TTIP & CETA – On the way to liberalisation - Stop TTIP

Our new animated video summarises our critique on TTIP and CETA in 2 minutes. The agreements will restrict our options to make public policy choices …

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

Free Trade

The Theory of TTIP Is Noble and Worthwhile, But in Practice Is Doomed to Failure

For the conviction Free Trader, the international classical liberal TTIP is very natural progression in a global society especially between two great …

African Union

Why artists are saying no to TTIP – video

A group of artists including actors Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson and designer Vivienne Westwood are fronting a campaign (artistsagainstttip.org) to raise public awareness of the trade deal TTIP (pronounced tee-tip) which is being secretly negotiated between the EU and the US. They …

Vivienne Westwood

France’s Socialists say ‘non’, ‘no’, ‘nein’! to TTIP

TTIP: Here's why MEPs have been protesting it, and why you should too

TTIP is a Trojan horse, with an immeasurable number of corporations hidden inside of it, and it's slowly but gradually rolling our way. That’s why …

Long Haul

G7 protesters unite in opposition to TTIP under the alpine sun

A stroll in the Alps with protesters at the G7 summit at Garmisch – and ‘the largest police operation in the history of Bavaria’<p>“The Japanese have a saying”, said Willi Hartenstein, pausing for a reflective puff on a cheroot. “A snail may climb Kilimanjaro, but slowly. Very slowly.” We were taking …

Protest

Parliament postpones EU-U.S. trade vote

STRASBOURG — The European Parliament has postponed a vote to endorse the EU’s negotiating position on a free trade deal with the United States after …

Samsung Pay & Galaxy Note 5 To Be Launched In September

Since Samsung started to launch Galaxy Note devices, they have always done so during the yearly IFA Trade Show in Germany every September. With that …

European Parliament TTIP vote cancelled because of “huge public pressure” say Green MEPs | Molly Scott Cato MEP

In unusual circumstances, the planned vote in the European Parliament on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal has been …

What's Really Going on With the Trade in Services Agreement

The Obama administration’s desire for “fast track” trade authority is not limited to passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In fact, that may …

Globalization

Key TTIP vote postponed by the European Parliament at the last minute

An important vote on TTIP at the plenary session of the European Parliament that was expected to take place on Wednesday morning was delayed at the …

TTIP - Why we have to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | Owen Jones talks...

Samsung Galaxy Note EDGE Review: The Phone That Started It ALL

The Samsung Galaxy Note EDGE was the first time Samsung released a smartphone to the public with a curved OLED display, having put several years of …

Android Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1: When Will Each Device Receive the Update?

Android Lollipop 5.0 has been out for a while, but there are still some devices that are waiting for the update to the operating system. Other …

The Rise In Size: The History Of The Phablet

There was a time when we walked around with brick sized mobile phones, something which these days we simply look back at and laugh. Mobile phone …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Note 3 Users Report More Android 5.0 Lollipop Problems: Battery Drain Issues, Overheating And More

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are continuing to report problems with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, with users complaining of overheating, …

“TTIP won’t lower standards” – Well then let’s break down how

<b>Update: 11 September 2015</b><p>In this blog, I urged EU policy-makers to give us strong and tangible reassurances that TTIP wouldn’t lower standards. Well, …

TUC’s Owen Tudor: ‘We are totally opposed to TTIP’

Policy Network - TTIP’s false progressive promise

<b>TTIP’s advocates tout the agreement’s potential to generate significant ‘growth and jobs’ and to set high global standards. A new approach will have</b> …

TTIP negotiators get an earful from American critics

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review - Tech Advisor

What will EU parliamentarians vote on TTIP?

North Africa

'Trade deal could help Big Tobacco in legal battles': IMO

A proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US could aid tobacco firms in their fight against plain packaging, according to a senior figure in …

TTIP: Global Day of Action

by bex Apr 16th, 2015<p>Across the UK 38 Degrees members are getting together and taking part in the Global TTIP Day of Action on Saturday! You can copy …