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Japanese workers use only half of paid holiday, feel guilty about it – survey

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 01:14 The stereotype of overworked Japanese employees has once again been proved true, with workers taking only half of their allotted annual leave, according to a recent survey. What’s more, they felt guilty about going on vacation at all. For the second consecutive year, Japanese workers came in last in Expedia Japan’s survey of 30 ...

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Theresa May has a new ‘optimism’ about Brexit… so now is the time to seriously worry

Theresa May has uttered a phrase that should strike terror into the hearts of anyone concerned about Brexit – an admission no one wants to hear from a politician. After her early-morning adventures in Brussels, the PM has “a new sense of optimism.” The reason politicians use words like ‘optimism’ is because they can fool people into thinking things are ...

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Birth of new island could offer NASA clues about life on Mars (VIDEOS)

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 20:55 NASA is studying an almost brand new island on Earth, to figure out where it might find life on Mars. The Tongan island, which is unofficially known as of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, formed as recently 2015 following the violent eruption of an underwater volcano. The eruption sent a column of steam, ash and rock ...

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West should boast about its 'decisive victories’ in Afghanistan, Iraq & Libya, not Syria – Zakharova

The US-led coalition should brag about its ‘accomplishments’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, instead of over exaggerating its own role in Syria while diminishing Moscow’s achievements in the victory over IS terrorists, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. On Saturday, the US-led Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) dismissed the Russian defense ministry announcement earlier this week, which proclaimed ...

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True journalism is about facts and evidence… except when it’s about Russian meddling

CNN seems to be the latest major US media outlet to shoot itself in the foot, allowing a desire to report a ‘gotcha’ story about Trump-Russia collusion to trample the actual facts. It thereby joins a respectable pool of journalistic self-injury victims. The news channel’s latest take on Russiagate targeted WikiLeaks, a whistleblower site that – according to the US ...

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Pope Francis calls to adjust line in ‘Our Father’ about ‘temptation’

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 09:15 Pope Francis has called upon the Roman Catholic Church to adjust the translation of phrase on temptation in the most famous Christian prayer, ‘Our Father’, also known as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. The Italian and English translations of the prayer, better known as ‘Our Father’ among Catholics, ask God to “lead us not into temptation.” ...

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‘I thought ‘clean’ Russian athletes had nothing to worry about’ – figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva

Russian figure skating world champion Evgenia Medvedeva has said she was trying not to “pay attention to the negative news related to Russian sports” before an IOC meeting to decide on the country’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Medvedeva was part of the Russian delegation that attended the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board meeting on Tuesday ...

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‘Olympic athletes from Russia’– What do we know about the status of Russia’s ‘neutral’ competitors?

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 18:48 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked on an un unprecedented course of action Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While Russia will be prohibited from sending an official team to the Games, ‘clean’ Russian athletes who have never been convicted of doping ...

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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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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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