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Man shot by police in Germany after running down three people with car
A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg overnight, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down...
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French President Hollande Hits Back at President Trump’s Paris Comments
French President Francois Hollande took issue with Donald Trump’s Friday comments about Paris, in which the American President claimed he had a friend who felt “Paris is no longer Paris” in the...
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Turkish premier says yes vote in April referendum to stabilize country
In an attempt to rally support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister has called for a yes vote in an upcoming constitutional referendum, arguing that a boost to the president's power would lead to a more stabilized country. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability,...
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A Swedish town could give employees paid time off to have sex
Sweden isn't just good at helping parents care for their babies, as demonstrated by its generous parental-leave policies. A local Swedish official also wants to help people create those babies. Per-Erik Muskos, a councilman from the small town of Övertorneå, has announced plans to give the...
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Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine
Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for...
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UNEP and Indonesia Plan To Battle Against Plastic Pollution in Oceans
On Friday, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) met with the Indonesian government in Bali to pledge that the country reduce plastic waste by 70 percent in the year 2025, according to Al Jazeera. Every day 10 million plastic bags are used in Indonesia, a trial tax of plastic bags had a 50...
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Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) -- Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police...
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Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release
Savchenko, who has a hero's status, has stirred controversy with criticism of the Ukrainian government and calls for a dialogue with the Russia-backed rebels to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 9,800 people since April 2014. Agency spokesman Oleksandr Tkachuk says...
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When it comes to pay, men often dream bigger than women
Male and female employees have wildly different expectations about their career earnings potential ......
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Report: Le Pen Refuses To Answer Police Questions In Parliamentary Jobs Probe
One day after her chief of staff was held for questioning, French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is refusing to submit to police questioning in a probe into her party’s use of European Parliament aides, The Associated Press reported Friday. Le Pen’s lawyer, Rodolphe Bossulet, said Le...
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