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EU warns US about ‘consequences’ of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 23:35 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned the US against moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying it could jeopardize the peace process in the region. The decision, if acted upon, would threaten the “meaningful peace process” and the two-state solution, Mogherini said during a joint press conference with US Secretary ...

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Russian athletes watch fateful IOC announcement of blanket ban of national team (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 23:42 A picture is worth a thousand words in depicting human emotions. In the case of the Russian National Team, who gathered in Davos Tuesday to watch live the IOC ban, their faces betrayed only one emotion – bitter disappointment. Grinding their fingers and visibly anxious, members of Russia’s sporting elite were captured live, apprehensive ...

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Protesters break into Greek labor ministry, clash with riot police (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:36 Crowds of angry protesters in the Greek capital of Athens have forced their way into the country’s labor ministry, smashing security barriers and clashing with police. Demonstrators voiced discontent with a number of proposed reforms, including the right to strike. The shuttered entrance of the ministry in the center of Athens was forced open ...

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Disabled woman to sue Japan over ‘inhumane’ eugenics law under which thousands were sterilized

A woman who had her reproductive capacity removed under Japan’s Eugenic Protection Law plans to sue the government, demanding an apology and compensation. About 84,000 people were sterilized using the notorious legislation, which was only abolished in 1996. “What she experienced was nothing but inhumanity and a disregard for human rights,” said the sister-in-law of the woman, who plans to ...

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Calling men ‘trash’ or ‘scum’ now hate speech: Facebook bans comedians & activists

Facebook has turned its politically correct ire on dozens of female comedians who, sardonically or otherwise, referred to men as either “trash” or “scum” – an act which the tech giant now considers a form of hate speech. The comments were not directed or targeted toward any specific men but were instead responses to alleged harassment they had received online. ...

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About 50 injured as trains collide near Dusseldorf – police, cited by broadcaster

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 19:49 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 20:00 Up to 50 people have been injured after a passenger and a freight train collided in Meerbusch in western Germany, according to local police and firefighters. Authorities are already on scene but rescue efforts to remove passengers have been hampered by a fallen power line. Meerbusch is a ...

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Russian Olympic Committee banned from 2018 Winter games, athletes allowed to compete as neutrals

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 18:35 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 18:54 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned the Russian Olympic Committee from 2018 Olympics, ruling that Russian athletes can only compete under a neutral flag in South Korea in February. The decision comes following a panel hearing on the results of investigations involving Russia being accused of doping ...

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Cure for obesity? Scientists learn how to switch off hunger ‘alarm’

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 17:39 A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated how to turn off a so-called hunger alarm system that becomes active when you’re hungry, leading to hopes for obesity sufferers worldwide. Being hungry can have an adverse effect on everyone, some become irritable, others downright crazy. The mere sight or smell of ...

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Brazilian bank robbers tunnel through sewers in daring heist

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 14:14 Bank robbers in the Brazilian city of Americana used a sewage network to tunnel into a bank and carry out a daring robbery. Banco do Brasil’s security company went to inspect the branch when it noticed the security cameras had stopped working. When staff arrived at the scene they discovered a massive hole in ...

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Time readers vote Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman person of the year

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the readers’ poll for the Time person of the Year, which goes to those who “for better or worse” wielded the most influence in the past 12 months. The 32-year-old scored 24 percent of the vote, with the #MeToo movement for sexual assault and harassment coming in second place with a comparatively ...

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