The opening is called a polynya, a term that defines open water surrounded by ice. Scientists first reported about its existence in the early '70s, and during that time it opened up for three consecutive winters. Simulated temperature development in the area of the polynya is illustrated above. Due to higher precipitation levels in the region and melting ice, the surface is expected to decouple from deeper water layers.
Under the deal, which started being implemented in January 2016, Iran undertakes to limit its nuclear activities and allow transparent worldwide control of its nuclear program. Deutch said the danger of walking away from the agreement is that those expiration dates "would have effectively dropped from a decade to a day" because Iran would be freed of its obligations under the deal.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a joke he made about Weinstein's sexual conduct at the 2013 Oscar nominations, saying chose to speak out after a co-star had been harassed by the producer. "He had a lecherous look". "The behavior is inexcusable", wrote Streep, "but the abuse of power familiar". "I left his room, thoroughly disgusted".
The United States notified UNESCO , a UN cultural organization, of its withdrawal, the U.S. State announced on October 12. She called Washington's step a "loss to multilateralism". Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley has repeatedly denounced these actions, and said the US was "evaluating" whether or not it should continue as a member of the organization.
Multiple previous reconciliation talks have failed. The move should ensure a unity government will once again administer both the West Bank and Gaza after the rift caused by militant group Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Unemployment is high, and electricity and clean water are scarce. Hamas and Fatah agreed to transfer administration of Gaza to Union government at latest until December 1st.
Air Berlin , which has struggled to turn a profit over the last decade, filed for insolvency on Aug 15, and a government loan has kept its planes aloft while its administrator negotiated with prospective buyers for parts of the business. But Spohr told business daily Handelsblatt today that "we expect the competition authorities to examine the takeover at least from the point of view of European competition, not limit it to the German market alone".