Global warming increases risk of armed conflict, says UA study

Global warming increases risk of armed conflict, says UA study

Global warming will have the effect of increasing the chance of armed conflict, according to a group of researchers including a team from the University of Antwerp. Global warming, the study admits, has less of an effect on the situation that, for example, socio-economic circumstances and the effectiveness of the state. Nevertheless, in some circumstances, global warming could double the risk of armed conflict within a state. Over the past 20 years, according to the study – which is published in the latest edition of the journal Nature – climate…

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France demands a million euros from tax evading mayor and spouse

France demands a million euros from tax evading mayor and spouse

France on Thursday slapped a fine of one million euros for tax evasion and money laundering on a married couple who are mayor and deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret, one of the richest suburbs of Paris. Patrick and Isabelle Balkany, together with their son and two other persons, had been on trial in Paris for concealing millions of euros from French tax authorities for several years. Between 2007 and 2013, the pair of elected officials are thought to have concealed up to €13 million in different offshore bank accounts, front companies…

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