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On 'White Day,' Japanese men snap up chocolate, cookies and lingerie - 03/14/2019

Tokyo – Japanese business men in suits and ties were lining up for expensive chocolates at a Tokyo department store on Thursday as they celebrated “White Day.”   Valentine’s Day in...

Philippine Muslim rebel leader dies, hailed as 'warrior of peace' - 03/13/2019

Manila (dpa) – A top leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim separatist rebel group, who was a key supporter for a peace agreement signed with the government in 2014, died Wednesday due to a...

List of countries banning Boeing 737 MAX 8 grows after Ethiopia crash - 03/12/2019

Addis Ababa (dpa) - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday announced that it was suspending the operations of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aeroplanes in Europe as a precaution after a...

Brexit can only be delayed by weeks, EU Parliament leader says - 03/09/2019

Berlin - Britain can only delay its exit from the European Union by a few weeks and only if its gives a specific reason for doing so, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has said.  ...

Women's employment is surging across the European Union - but why? - 03/07/2019

Women in the European Union are gaining on men in one important respect - employment. The gap between the share of men and women who work has narrowed dramatically over the past decade, including in...

Hungary, Poland give measured welcome to Macron's EU reform proposal - 03/06/2019

Warsaw/Budapest - By Helen Maguire, – Nationalist-conservative leaders of Poland and Hungary welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's call for far-reaching EU reforms, while voicing dissent on...

16 killed in attack on Afghan construction company - 03/06/2019

Kabul - By Qiam Noori and Mohammad Jawad, – Sixteen people working at a construction company in eastern Afghanistan were killed on Wednesday after a group of attackers stormed the business, a...

Hillary Clinton rules out running in 2020 US presidential elections - 03/05/2019

Washington - Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump, does not plan to run for the nation's highest office in 2020, leaving the centre-left Democratic Party's...

Jordan postpones major corruption trial - 03/05/2019

Amman (dpa) - A Jordanian military court on Tuesday postponed the corruption trial of at least 29 people, including ex-officials and prominent businessmen, one day before it was scheduled to begin....

UN: 90 people, mostly children, died after leaving IS-held area - 03/05/2019

Beirut - Some 90 people, two-thirds of them children under the age of 5, have died on their way to a refugee camp in north-eastern Syria or shortly upon arrival, a UN agency reported on Tuesday....
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