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Snow and ice cause disruption on UK roads and at airports

LONDON:Motorists had to abandon their vehicles in icy conditions in the Lake District of England and flights were delayed at airports across the UK on Wednesday, and the bad weather is expected to cause further travel disruption. Several flights were delayed or cancelled at Stansted airport, where the runway had to be cleared of snow, and at Luton, where passengers said they had …

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Tesco apologises after complaints of ‘rotten’ Christmas turkeys

STAFFORD:Tesco has apologised after customers complained the turkey they bought for their Christmas dinner was “rotten” or “gone off”. The supermarket’s social media feeds were bombarded by angry customers who claimed the centrepiece of their festive meal was either inedible or had made people ill. Among them was Kirsten Shore, an events manager from Stafford, in England’s West Midlands, who …

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Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap hundreds of prisoners

DONETSK: Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists have conducted a mass prisoner swap, marking the largest such deal since the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine broke out in 2014. The captives – who include activists and journalists – were exchanged on Wednesday near the town of Horlivka, northeast of Donetsk. Under the terms of the agreement, 74 Ukrainian soldiers were expected to …

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Two heterosexual men marry to avoid paying inheritance tax

DUBLIN:Two Irish men married each other in Dublin, Ireland. Not for any kind of romantic love: athough they are best friends, they are both heterosexual. Their main goal was  to avoid paying an inheritance tax. Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan made the decision to tie the knot after they realized Murphy, 83, can’t leave his house for his caretaker O’Sullivan, 58, without paying €50,000 …

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Governor Sindh meets with Lord Mayor of London, invite British investors to Pakistan

LONDON(PR):Governor Sindh Mr. Muhammad Zubair, met with Lord Mayor of London Mr. Charles Bowman at Mansion House along with his delegation on Thursday( today). During the meeting Governor Sindh briefed the Lord Mayor about the economic turnaround experienced by Pakistan economy and the business opportunities it offers for the outside world especially for the British investors. He invited the British …

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EU countries must step up fight against sexual abuse of children, say MEPs

STRASBOURG: Remove illegal content from the internet fast, or block access Take measures against new forms of online crime,  such as revenge porn and sexual extortion Strengthen police and judicial cooperation to protect migrant children EU member states must work more closely with each other and with Europol and the IT industry to fight sexual abuse and exploitation of children, said …

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Conservative plan for an inter-governmental summit to end Rohingya crisis

STRASBOURG: Conservative MEPs’ call for an inter-governmental summit to end the ongoing persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims was backed today by the European Parliament.  Over 600,000 Rohingyas have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh and at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in August alone. The crisis has been called a textbook example of ethnic cleansing …

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Cyprus has a key role in the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean: Antonio Tajani

BRUSSELS: European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will pay an official visit to Cyprus tomorrow,  8 December. The President will deliver an address at the Cypriot House of Representatives and participate in a debate with Cypriot Youths on the future of the European Union. Ahead of the visit President Tajani stated:”Cyprus has a key role in the stability and security of the …

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Venezuelan opposition won The Sakharov award 2017

BRUSSELS: “The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their dignity”, said José Ignacio Salafranca MEP welcoming today’s decision to award the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela: …

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EPP Group wants zero tolerance in violence against women

BRUSSELS: “The time has come to move from words to action! Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in public places, at home and now even on social media. It is time to give a voice to those women and girls to break the vicious circle of silence and fear and shift the guilt …

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