Concern over food safety as US seeks greater access to UK markets

US sets out aims for post-Brexit trade deal amid fears about chicken and beef standards The US has outlined its objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, demanding greater access to the food markets where products such as chlorinated chicken or hormone-fed beef are banned under EU rules. The US laid out its aims for a trade deal to cut tariff and non-tariff barriers for US industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences. The Trump administration is …

Strange And Interesting Facts About Life In Norway You Probably Didnt Know

You probably have heard a lot of things about a country in northern Europe, Norway, and its a little over 5million inhabitants, but learning something new never hurts! We here at Bored Panda gathered some interesting facts about Norway, that you probably didn’t know yet, well unless you’re from Norwegian yourself. And if you are, don’t forget to share some more interesting facts about your country in the comments. #2 The world’s most expensive gas is found in Norway. Norwegians …

European countries set up trade channel with Iran to bypass US sanctions

Berlin (CNN)Germany, France and Britain have joined forces to establish their own trade channel to Iran and circumvent United States sanctions, according to a joint statement made by the so-called E3 on Thursday. The INSTEX channel will be used by Europe to sell only food, medicine and medical equipment to Iran, with the possibility of expanding in the future, German broadcaster NDR reported. “We have been looking for ways to obtain this agreement because we are firmly convinced that it …

A poisoned memorial to World War I: The forests of Verdun

Verdun, France (CNN)The guns of World War I fell silent 100 years ago here, but a quiet battle still smolders on in this forest. Roots of trees and arms of ivy grapple with the legacy of four years of war, fighting to reclaim the landscape from the scars of a past conflict. “The optimistic rate is that one in eight did not explode. That means that we probably have between seven and eight million shells that did not explode on …