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High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

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AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are covered with tarps in Andermatt, Switzerland July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann With global Read More

Exclusive: Canada set to postpone Huawei 5G decision to after vote, given sour ties with China – sources

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is likely to postpone a decision on whether to allow China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to supply 5G network equipment until after the October federal election, given increasingly strained relations with Beijing, say three well-placed sources. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei signage is pictured at their store at Vina del Mar, Chile Read More

Umbrellas v. batons: Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong mall

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Riot police used batons and pepper spray against demonstrators occupying a mall in Hong Kong during a protest against the controversial extradition bill with China. Demonstrators had retreated to the shopping center after a large rally in the Sha Tin district in eastern Hong Kong. Police in riot gear were pushing protesters out of the Read More

Hope Stalin doesn’t hear it! Last German emperor’s heirs demand Potsdam Conference palace for living

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In a bizarre property dispute, the heirs of the last German emperor are said to have claimed ownership over the palace where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill once decided the fate of the world back in 1945. Georg Friedrich, the great-great grandson of the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, still carries the title of prince of Read More

Iran tells UK it wants to resolve supertanker crisis

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Iran has told the UK it wants to resolve the stand-off over the supertanker held in Gibraltar and insists it is not trying to escalate the issue. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the crisis and heightened tensions in a phone call. In a series of tweets announcing the Read More

Parents of French babies born with deformities angry after official probe yields no answers

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A much-delayed government report failed to identify the cause in a spate of arm malformations across France, and despite calls for a more in-depth study, scientists say a definitive explanation may never be found. Commissioned last year, the 265-page report examined 18 cases of congenital deformities since 2007 in four different regions across the country, Read More

‘Round up’ some Italians & jail them for life – Ukrainian MP after sentencing of pro-Kiev fighter

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A harsher than expected sentencing by an Italian court of a Ukrainian-born trooper was met with outrage by Ukrainian nationalists. One MP even suggested taking a dozen Italian nationals hostage in response. On Friday, an Italian court in Pavia passed its judgment in the high-profile case of Vitaly Markiv. He was found responsible for the Read More

Britain raises Gulf shipping threat to highest level possible

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By Alex Longley, Firat Kayakiran and Tim Ross on 7/12/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — Britain raised the threat level to the highest possible for ships operating in the Persian Gulf as tensions escalate in a region accounting for a third of seaborne petroleum trade. The UK government designated the region a level-3 risk on Tuesday, a Read More

Former Steele dossier fan Isikoff says Russia planted story about Clinton hitmen killing Seth Rich

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The man who first reported on the discredited Steele dossier has a brand new conspiracy theory about Russia. The idea that DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed on the order of Hillary Clinton was invented by – guess who? Yahoo News Chief Investigator Michael Isikoff, who is also the co-author of hit Russiagate book ‘Russian Read More