• President Macron says EU rule on temporary workers 'betray European spirit'
President Macron says EU rule on temporary workers 'betray European spirit'

This allowing employers to hire them for less than in Western countries where welfare costs are higher. As reported by the Reuters news agency, Macron's visit to Greece will come after a three-day tour of central and eastern Europe this week as well as a meeting with the leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain next week.

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  • Ukraine: Two people injured in explosion near government's headquarters in Kiev
Ukraine: Two people injured in explosion near government's headquarters in Kiev

In an address during the parade, Poroshenko praised the Ukrainian army, saying it is now "in better shape than ever", while pledging to do his utmost to resolve conflicts through diplomatic means. On August 24, 1991, Ukraine formally achieved independence from the USSR. The East European country held its first Independence Day parade in 1994, and m...

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  • Switzerland landslide: Eight missing in Val Bondasca region
Switzerland landslide: Eight missing in Val Bondasca region

This story is developing. Six of them were reported missing by relatives. Villages on the Italian border were struck by a landslide that destroyed several buildings on Wednesday. The landslide happened on the Piz Cengalo, producing a wave of rubble and mud that travelled down the Bondasca valley. The landslide's force registered a magni...

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  • Brexodus quickens: Migration to the United Kingdom hits lowest level for three years
Brexodus quickens: Migration to the United Kingdom hits lowest level for three years

More than half the change was due to a decline of 51,000 in net migration from the EU. Long-term immigration to study fell for all nationalities and most worldwide students were non-EU citizens. It said it was "encouraged" by the figures, but "not complacent". The figures were the first to be released since the British general election in June.

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  • 24 million affected by 'worst flooding' in South Asia
24 million affected by 'worst flooding' in South Asia

Army soldiers and volunteers have evacuated around 770,000 people from inundated areas. Almost a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Crops on more than 10,000 hectares (24,710 acres) of land have been washed away while another 600,000 hectares ...

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  • Trump rips media, defends Charlottesville statements at campaign-style rally
Trump rips media, defends Charlottesville statements at campaign-style rally

What is swaying Cheadle's support now are Trump's statements following the violence in Charlottesville . In an open question, 64 voters said "strong" was the first word that came to them when they thought of President Trump , while 59 voters said "idiot", 58 said "incompetent", 50 said "liar", and 49 said "president".

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  • 10 dead, dozens missing after boat sinks in Brazil
10 dead, dozens missing after boat sinks in Brazil

While 15 people have been rescued, several others are still missing. Bodies of a teenager and a child were among those recovered. The vessel in the fatal incident had left the port of Santarem bound for Vitoria de Xingu. "The tarp prevented many people from leaving". Travel by river is common in Brazil's northern states, which include the Amazo...

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  • Pakistan civil-military brass huddles to respond to United States warning
Pakistan civil-military brass huddles to respond to United States warning

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his policy for Afghanistan on Monday, stepping up the military campaign against Taliban insurgents and singling out Pakistan for harbouring them. He added that the administration's diplomatic approach, like the military approach, will be "conditions based". Senator Ben Cardin, a ranking member of the Senate ...

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  • Kerala High court upholds Pinarayi Vijayan's acquittal in SNC-Lavalin case
Kerala High court upholds Pinarayi Vijayan's acquittal in SNC-Lavalin case

We are a corruption-free political party and the intent of the CBI was to destroy the party's corruption-free image. The High Court might have exonerated Pinarayi Vijayan by essentially stating that the SNC-Lavalin deal was a bureaucratic conspiracy hatched behind the back of the then power minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

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  • What keeps Amitabh Bachchan associated with Kaun Banega Crorepati
What keeps Amitabh Bachchan associated with Kaun Banega Crorepati

Against the backdrop of Supreme Court setting aside triple talaq, Big B expressed his views on the subject. The show is based on the format of the popular global game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? NP Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India said " Kaun Banega Crorepati ( KBC ) is a show that truly does Go-Beyond the ordinary to touch ...

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  • Ex Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov joins ISL club Kerala Blasters
Ex Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov joins ISL club Kerala Blasters

During his heyday, Berbatov was one of the most respected attackers in the Premier League and left Spurs in 2008 to join Manchester United in a deal worth £30 million. He has also played for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco. Berbatov is Bulgaria's all-time leading scorer with 48 goals in 79 matches. The former Manchester United and Tottenh...

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  • Email References Yet Another Effort to Set Up Trump Campaign-Russia Meeting
Email References Yet Another Effort to Set Up Trump Campaign-Russia Meeting

Yet another discovered email from a Trump campaign aide shows an attempt to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016. The aide, Rick Dearborn , who is now President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials a year ago relaying information about an individual who was seeking to conn...

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  • Highway liquor ban does not apply within city limits, Supreme Court clarifies
Highway liquor ban does not apply within city limits, Supreme Court clarifies

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the liquor and hospitality industry across the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified its order over the ban on liquor shops within 500 meters of Highways saying that the ban on the sale of alcohol will not apply within city limits.

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  • Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty
Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty

The battle for Raqqa is being waged by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance comprising Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen factions, with the coalition providing air support. The Observatory said bombs that hit the al-Sakhani and Harat al-Bado districts on Monday were close to a multi-storey residential building that had been bombed th...

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  • Milwaukee Teen Beats Up Teacher In Front Of Class
Milwaukee Teen Beats Up Teacher In Front Of Class

However, parents say this should not have happened on school grounds to a teacher. "He is kind of like helper", said Gustavo Miramontes, 17. Police said the teacher suffered non-life threatening injuries from the attack. Police say the case against the teen should be handed over to prosecutors as soon as possible. "That scares me. Oh my god, ...

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  • You're Hired!: Howard University Appoints James Comey As Public Policy Chair
You're Hired!: Howard University Appoints James Comey As Public Policy Chair

Soon after, he'll start his lecture series, the subject of which will be decided after the ex-FBI chief converses with student leaders and other campus stakeholders, the release said. In his testimony , Comey detailed five times when he said he had privately met with or spoken by phone with Trump . "Howard has a longstanding history of being a ...

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  • Mattis says U.S. allies will continue to press Russian Federation
Mattis says U.S. allies will continue to press Russian Federation

Defense Secretary James Mattis and defense chiefs from nine other countries. In his remarks, Mattis cited agreements and commitments that Moscow has made since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, including a two-year-old accord known as the Minsk Agreement , which lays out a roadmap for reducing the conflict in Ukraine that has claimed som...

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  • Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder
Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder

Meanwhile, at least 20 black men have been executed for killing white victims since the death penalty was reinstated in Florida in 1976. But the latest attempt by Asay lawyer Marty McClain , who's represented defendants in more than 200 death penalty cases, is yet another twist in a case rife with oddities.

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  • Florida set to execute death row inmate using new drug
Florida set to execute death row inmate using new drug

If his final appeals are denied, 53-year-old Mark Asay is to die by lethal injection on Thursday night at Florida State Prison. Nationally, the racial pattern of death sentences, while not so stark as it is in Florida, leans the same way.

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  • Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity
Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it will take up the matter before the court against the state government's order over the timing of idol immersions. It may be noted here that a similar order by Banerjee a year ago had been stayed by the Kolkata High Court. She only cares about politics of appeasement and vote bank politics.

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