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EU court rules in Dyson's favour in row over vacuum cleaner testing - 11/08/2018

Luxembourg - British manufacturer Dyson has successfully challenged the European Union's efficiency tests for vacuum cleaners, with a court annulling the rules on the grounds that they do not take...

Around 10 people feared buried after two buildings collapse in France - 11/05/2018

Paris - Emergency services were searching for around 10 people feared buried beneath the rubble of two collapsed buildings in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday.   Housing Minister...

Saudi envoy at UN rights body promises prosecutions in Khashoggi case - 11/05/2018

Geneva – Saudi Arabia's prosecutors are investigating the death of Jamal Khashoggi and will prosecute the perpetrators, a Saudi diplomat told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday. "The leadership in...

Counter-demonstrators block march in German city over gang-rape case - 10/29/2018

Stuttgart, Germany - By Fabian Albrecht and Soenke Moehl, - Some 1,500 people on Monday demonstrated against a march organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party over the suspected...

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Eugenie marries at Windsor Castle - 10/12/2018

London -By Bill Smith, - Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of British Queen Elizabeth II, married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday at the same royal chapel inside Windsor Castle...

New Zealand village wants to ban cats - 08/30/2018

Wellington - For countless animal lovers they’re trusted companions, but for conservationists in New Zealand cats are pests that threaten the survival of many endemic species and one small town now...

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker on temporary release in Iran - 08/23/2018

Berlin - By Umer Ali and Christoph Meyer, - A British-Iranian charity worker detained in an Iranian prison on espionage charges since 2016 has been temporarily released, Iran's ambassador in London...

Explosion kills man at defence plant near Britain's Salisbury - 08/11/2018

London - An explosion has killed one man and left another in serious condition at a defence firm's factory near the southern English city of Salisbury, police and the company said on Saturday.  ...

Vietnam jails tycoon, intelligence agents for divulging state secrets - 07/30/2018

, Hanoi - By Bac Pham and Bennett Murray- A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced three people to prison, including a disgraced property tycoon and two intelligence agents, for divulging state...

Cheering crowds, smoke and red carpets greet French World Cup heroes - 07/16/2018

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh and Antonia Zimmermann, - France's victorious World Cup football team returned home on Monday to a hero's welcome. From the moment they touched down at Charles de Gaulle...
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