Convicted trafficker leaves Bulgaria’s Celebrity Big Brother after protests

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Rapper Ivan Glavchev departs show for personal reasons, amid complaints over his jail term for coercing women and a child into prostitution A Bulgarian rapper who was convicted of trafficking multiple women and a child into prostitution has announced his sudden departure from Bulgarias Celebrity Big Brother following protests from womens rights campaigners. The sight […]

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UK and EU to enter continuous talks to resolve Brexit deadlock

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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up The UK and the EU have agreed to hold continuous Brexit talks after a cool encounter between lead negotiators in Brussels appeared to yield little progress. The negotiations are now entering the final stage, said Michel Barnier, the former French minister who is leading […]

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EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

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Companies told to ignore White House demands to drop all business with Iran The EU has launched an attempt to protect European businesses from Donald Trumps sanctions against Iran as the US administration voiced its intent to apply maximum pressure on Tehran by vigorously applying its punitive measures. The sanctions are to enter into force […]

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Trumps Trade War Is Killing American Blue Jeans

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Victor Lytvinenko is thumbing through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company. The 37-year-old — dressed in a black t-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths — eventually looks up after […]

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Vigo festival: Hundreds injured in Spain after platform collapses

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(CNN)More than 300 people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at a music festival in Spain late Sunday night, according to the local police and a spokesperson for Xunta Galicia’s health department. In a statement Monday, the organizers of the festival said that they “deeply regret the accident” and that the area in question […]

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Eleven babies die after Dutch women given Viagra in drug trial

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Research halted as 10 to 15 other participants wait to see if their children affected The death of 11 babies born to women who were given Viagra during a drug trial has led to the termination of the experiment and an anxious wait for other mothers involved. The trial was designed to test whether sildenafil, […]

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Heatwave Boosts U.K. Retailers But Concerns Mount Over Rate Hike

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The sweltering summer drove Britons to splurge on food, drink and days away but the boost to retailers may prove short-lived, with higher interest rates expected to hit already fragile consumer confidence, surveys published Tuesday found. Payments processor Barclaycard said that spending rose an annual 5 percent in July, capping the strongest three-month period since […]

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Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

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Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple, squash, papaya, brinjal/eggplant It’s also […]

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

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President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to lower industrial tariffs, excluding autos. […]

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

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Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

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