19November2017

World Actuality

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Osborne Issues Legal Challenge To EU Bank Tax

George Osborne has launched an unprecedented legal challenge against European plans for a financial transactions tax.

The move, which will be seen as a further sign of fraying relations between the UK and the rest of the continent, is designed to force the European Commission to reconsider the levy on Europe-related financial activity.

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A Tunisian from Femen France arrested by the police for trying to burn a Salafist flag in Paris

"A Tunisian citizen, member of Femen movement'' France'', was arrested by the French police, this Thursday, April 4, 2013...

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Muslims pray at Greek mosque for first time in 90 years

A mosque in Thessaloniki, Greece, welcomed Muslim worshippers for the first time in 90 years on Saturday. The mosque was used a museum and then an exhibition hall.

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Eurozone jobless rate hits high of 12% in February

Unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone hit a record 12% in February with more than 19 million people out of work, official Eurostat data showed Tuesday. The jobless rate remained unchanged from January, when initial figures put it at 11.9%.

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French anti-racism groups sue Twitter for $50 million

Following a wave of racist and anti-Semitic posts on Twitter in 2012, two French organisations have filed criminal charges against the US-based website for refusing to hand over the details of users violating French law.

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French students launch anti-dog poo mobile app

Three Paris students horrified at the mounds of dog poo on their streets and in their parks have launched a smartphone application that lets users "flag" unwelcome messes.

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Thousands join anti-gay marriage protest in Paris

Demonstrators filled the streets of Paris on Sunday, to show their opposition to a draft law which would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

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European Central Bank issues ultimatum to Cyprus

The European Central Bank warned Cyprus Thursday that it has four days to raise €5.6 billion to avoid bankruptcy - or risk losing bailout funds. The government ruled out the unpopular levy on bank funds during Thursday's Plan B talks.

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One in four Germans would back anti-euro party

 One in four Germans would be ready to vote in September's federal election for a party that wants to quit the euro, according to an opinion poll published on Monday that highlights German unease over the costs of the euro zone crisis.

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