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Venezuela congress to weigh 2020 PDVSA bond payment next week

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly expects to vote on making a $71 million bond interest payment when it meets next week, a lawmaker and a member of state-run oil company PDVSA’s ad-hoc board of directors said. FILE PHOTO: Cutouts depicting images of oil operations are seen outside a building of Venezuela’s state oil Read More

Disaster has struck, but the bells of Notre-Dame will ring again

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In the aftermath of a French tragedy, historian of modern France Dr Andrew WM Smith believes the nation’s broken heart will repair itself in time after a huge blaze significantly damaged the Notre-Dame. Here, the senior lecturer at the University of Chichester envisions what the future holds for the iconic landmark and believes its bells Read More

‘No deaths – no irony?’ French satirical mag ‘hypocritical’ for cartoon on Notre Dame fire

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Controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was slammed after it ran a cartoon depicting the Notre Dame de Paris fire. Critics said it was surprisingly tame compared to the many times it joked about deadly disasters abroad. The latest cover shows a grinning French President Emmanuel Macron whose head is shaped like the facade of the Read More

Notre Dame survived wars, revolutions and neglect. Then fire came

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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris weathered over 850 years, enduring multiple wars, religious strife, anti-religious sentiment of the French Revolution and decades of neglect, before a rooftop blaze severely damaged it. When King Louis VII of France sought to build a church on the central island of Paris, Bishop Maurice de Sully tore down Read More

Ukraine election: Cornered Poroshenko ‘debates himself’ as frontrunner Zelensky skips event

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With time running out before next week’s presidential election in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko held a campaign rally on Sunday that he dubbed a “debate” against his elusive rival, who is squarely beating him in polls. In seven days, Ukrainians are to decide at the ballot box whether they want to grant Poroshenko a second Read More

Bloody jewel in crown of British Empire: How India was mistreated during colonial rule

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From the East India Company to the Raj, India was a British colony until the mid-20th century. And despite nostalgic imperialists extolling the virtues of the empire’s rule, it left behind millions of victims. The 1919 Amritsar massacre, the grim anniversary of which India marked on Saturday, is one of the best-known examples of the Read More

Huge haul of mummified animals uncovered at 2,000yo Egyptian tomb (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A huge haul of mummified animals and birds have been unearthed at the 2,000-year-old burial site of an Egyptian couple near the ancient city of Akhmim. The two-chamber tomb is thought to belong to an official called ‘Tutu’ and his wife, whose remains were found incredibly well preserved at the site. The site dates back Read More

Trump warns migrants: ‘We can’t take you. Our country is full’

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Donald Trump declared “our country is full” as he inspected a refurbished section of steel fencing along the Mexican border. The president has insisted the US immigration system is overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped. Claiming there has been a sharp rise in illegal crossings, Mr Trump said: “There is indeed an emergency on Read More

Burger King falls foul of Twitter tastes with ‘racist’ chopsticks ad

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Burger King’s new online ad for a Vietnamese dish has proven an unsavory serving, with Twitter users relishing the opportunity to roast the brand for its cultural insensitivity. The New Zealand branch of the fast food chain posted an ad on Instagram which was spotted by one less-than-impressed local. Maria Mo shared a clip of Read More