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Trump administration has yet to fill many US ambassador posts in Europe

Trump administration has yet to fill many US ambassador posts in Europe

World
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived at the Vienna airport this week, he was greeted on the tarmac by three deputy chiefs of mission from the U.S. embassies in Austria. Of the three U.S. missions in Austria – the U.S. embassy to Austria, the embassy for Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations embassy – there isn’t a single ambassador leading the foreign offices 10 months into Tillerson’s term. The State Department has also not yet put forth a name to the White House for nomination to eventually serve as ambassador to the European Union, a major international organization that represents 28 European countries and the largest single market in the world with 200 million consumers. A White House official said they are still in the process of se
Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age

Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age

Science
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The earliest evidence of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis suggests the disease first arrived in Europe during the Stone Age, several millennia before the first documented epidemics.According to analysis by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, the bacteria was carried to Central Europe by wave migrations of steppe nomads arriving between 4,800 to 3,700 years ago.Scientists detailed their discovery this week in the journal Current Biology.Researchers surveyed more than 500 tooth and bone samples collected from Germany, Russia, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Their analysis yielded six instances of the Yersinia pestis genome.These bacteria strains that caused these early infections were closely related."This su...
Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express – Sunday, November 12

Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express – Sunday, November 12

Sports
Danny KellySunday, November 12, 2017Danny Kelly is joined by Gabriele Marcotti to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss Northern Ireland’s agonising World Cup play-off aggregate defeat to Switzerland, the European nations to look out for at next summer’s tournament and Gab gives us his views on a selection of Europe’s biggest club sides.This week’s European cult hero is the former Bulgarian international defender Trifon Ivanov and Tim Vickery joins the show to tell us all the news from South America.Plus, there’s also time to preview the remaining international play-offs.Listen above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Set of 9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives could have lived in Europe

Set of 9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives could have lived in Europe

Science
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers in Germany have recovered an unusual set of teeth estimated to be 9.7 million years old. The teeth are unlike any found in Europe or Asia, but closely resemble the teeth of Lucy, the famed female specimen of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis.Scientists found the teeth while sifting through sediment in the Rhine river near Eppelsheim, a small city in southwestern Germany."They are clearly ape-teeth," lead researcher Herbert Lutz told the German newspaper Merkurist. "Their characteristics resemble African finds that are four to five million years younger than the fossils excavated in Eppelsheim. This is a tremendous stroke of luck, but also a great mystery."Because the teeth most closely resemble the much younger remains of pre-human relatives in Afr...
Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Sports
Sommer has faced 27 shots on target.Thursday, October 19, 2017Goalkeepers aren't short of attention at the moment, with Hugo Lloris the latest to receive widespread praise for his performance in Tottenham's draw with Real Madrid mid-week.Who, though, has been the standout player in between the posts in Europe this season?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the stats and can reveal the 15 best goalkeepers in Europe right now, ranked by their save percentage – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.Note: Only league data applies and goalkeepers to feature have made a minimum of four appearances this season.Let's block ads! (Why?)