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Unique terror trial that changed France
It was a trial to match the scale of the crime. More than 400 survivors and relatives of the dead came forward to bear witness to France's worst peace-time attack. Fourteen defendants were questioned in a courtroom specially built for their trial, about the terrorist plot that claimed 130 lives...
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Armenia, Turkey agree to open borders for third-country nationals
Armenia and Turkey have agreed in normalisation talks to open their common border for third-country nationals and to begin direct cargo flights, according to the Turkish foreign ministry and Interfax news agency citing the Armenian foreign ministry. Relations between the two countries have been...
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Inventor of world’s first cellphone: Put down your devices and ‘get a life’
The inventor of the world’s first cellphone says he’s stunned by how much time people now waste on their devices, telling users to “get a life.” Martin Cooper, 92, made the declaration during an interview with “BBC Breakfast” on Thursday, responding to a co-host who claimed she whiled away upwards...
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Denmark’s Leader Apologizes for Botched Pandemic Mink Cull
The comments by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen came after a report called the government’s decision in 2020 to kill some 17 million mink over coronavirus fears illegal. ......
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Russia may want to use Brittney Griner to negotiate prisoner exchange with US
Basketball star appeared in Moscow court on Friday after being arrested four months ago on suspicion of cannabis possession The US basketball star Brittney Griner has appeared in a Moscow court in a drug trafficking case that Russia may want to use to negotiate another prisoner exchange in its...
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Greek PM must 'pull himself together': Erdogan
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was impossible to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis until the Greek leader "pulls himself together", broadcaster NTV said on Friday, amid renewed tensions between the NATO members and neighbours. Historic rivals, Turkey and Greece have been at...
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MH17 crash: Passengers were unlawfully killed, coroner concludes
Five British citizens were unlawfully killed when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, a coroner has concluded. Inquests into the deaths of five of the 298 on board have been jointly held in England, where their bodies were repatriated to. The court heard evidence that a...
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The Mafia Built A Port. Now It's a Global Cocaine Hub.
A port the Calabrian mafia helped to build has become so crucial to organised crime that it accounts for almost all of the cocaine seized entering Italy by sea.  A new revealed 97 percent of the almost 14 tons of cocaine coming into Italy via the Mediterranean sea last year was discovered in...
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Julian Assange lodges appeal against UK decision to extradite him to US
Julian Assange has lodged an appeal against a decision by the UK government to extradite him to the United States. Home Secretary Priti Patel...
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French, Australian leaders meet in effort to rebuild ties
French President Emmanuel Macron has told new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese he wanted to focus on the future as they try to rebuild relations badly strained by his predecessor’s decision to ditch a submarine contract with Paris. Relations between the two Western allies reached a low...
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