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Unable to staff airports, Germany to bring in foreign workers

BERLIN, Germany: A German Interior Ministry spokesperson has said that in a bid to relieve airports overwhelmed by staff shortages ...


France expects to reopen coal-fired power plant in Lorraine

PARIS, France: In a written statement made this week confirming a report from broadcaster RTL, France's energy ministry said the ...


Watford FC bans Qatar friendly due to fans' human rights concerns

WATFORD, UK: Watford F.C. has cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team due to the Gulf country's human ...


Indonesian president seeks immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said that he will urge his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to open peace ...


Istanbul Pride parades blocked by Turkey police

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police detained dozens of people after local authorities banned Istanbul's annual Pride parade from going ahead this ...


French urged to conserve energy use to prepare for winter

PARIS, France: Amidst shortages and soaring prices caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent supply cuts, the heads of ...


At this week's G7 meeting, imports of Russian gold to be banned

WASHINGTON D.C.: In the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at further isolating Russia economically over its invasion of ...


New Ireland law to review foreign purchases of sensitive companies

DUBLIN, Ireland: The government of Ireland is preparing a new law to prevent foreign investments in critical technology and infrastructure ...


Germany angry over Kaliningrad blockade media

Berlin is reportedly demanding that Lithuania allow the transit of sanctioned goods through its territory to the Russian exclaveThe German ...


Kremlin comments after European leader vows no more hockey with Putin

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said he would not play ice hockey with Vladimir PutinThe Kremlin has suggested it will be ...


Mattis: Putin Goes to Bed at Night 'Fearful'

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday lobbed insults at Russian President Vladimir Putin and ...


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Arab states reaching energy targets with alternative solar, wind power

DUBAI, UAE: The Arab states have built significant amounts of solar and wind power installations, and are in line to ...

Brexit seen as driving force behind Scotland independence vote

LONDON, England: A second referendum on Scottish independence is set to be held in October 2023. The Scottish government, led ...

Tuvalu pulls out of UN ocean conference after China blocks Taiwan

LISBON, Portugal: Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe walked out of the opening cermonies of this week's United Nations Ocean Conference ...

14 ft. crocodile captured by man in Indonesia, returned to nature

SULAWESI, Indonesia: Using just a rope, an Indonesian man, supported by fellow villagers on the island of Sulawesi, captured a ...

Watford FC bans Qatar friendly due to fans' human rights concerns

WATFORD, UK: Watford F.C. has cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team due to the Gulf country's human ...

Istanbul Pride parades blocked by Turkey police

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police detained dozens of people after local authorities banned Istanbul's annual Pride parade from going ahead this ...

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IKEA says store inventories return to pre-Covid levels

DELFT, Netherlands: IKEA officials said this week that the furniture retailer's warehouses in Europe are as full as they were ...

In last 12 months, Ireland's manufacturing saw drop in orders

DUBLIN, Ireland: Manufacturing in Ireland has declined for the first time in over one year, according to a June report ...

Swiss pharma Novartis to cut 7.4% of global workforce

GENEVA, Switzerland: Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis has said, as part of its previously announced restructuring program, that it could cut ...

EU provides additional Euro 40 million for polio vaccines, child protection in Afghanistan

New York [US], July 4 (ANI): The European Union contributed an additional Euro 25 million for polio vaccines and Euro ...

The African Union at 20: some reason to cheer, but lots of work ahead

The European Union (EU) has lived up to the primary reason it was created - ensuring that member states will ...

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Barbecues in jeopardy as food prices jump for US Fourth of July

WASHINGTON D.C.: Due to surging food prices, summer cookouts for the U.S. Independence Day holiday are more expensive, forcing Americans ...


US employers see small shift as job market cooling

WASHINGTON D.C.: In a cardboard box factory outside Baltimore, people have been walking into the office of Paul Centenari, chief ...


IKEA says store inventories return to pre-Covid levels

DELFT, Netherlands: IKEA officials said this week that the furniture retailer's warehouses in Europe are as full as they were ...


21 percent six-month loss strips S&P 500 of $8 trillion in value

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After the first six months of 2022, the S&P 500 recorded a loss of 20.6 ...


Washington reports US economy falls 1.6 percent in Q1 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: Due to the record high trade deficit and a resurgence in COVID-19 infections that curbed spending on services, ...


Chip design center to be built by MediaTek, Indiana Purdue University

TAIPEI, Taiwan: The world's fourth largest chip designer by revenue, Taiwan's MediaTek, has told Reuters that it plans to create ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...