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Chelsea crush debutants Qarabag on return to Europe

Chelsea crush debutants Qarabag on return to Europe

Chelsea enjoyed a triumphant return to the Champions League after a year out on Tuesday, thumping the competition’s debutants Qarabag 6-0, including a stunning, if miscued, strike from new signing Davide Zappacosta. The Italian was joined on the scoresheet by another new Chelsea arrival Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko on a satisfying night for manager Antonio Conte […]

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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Brussels – A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in […]

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6 suspected IS jihadists arrested in Europe

6 suspected IS jihadists arrested in Europe

Six suspected members of the Islamic State group were arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany on Wednesday in an operation led by Spanish authorities investigating a jihadist recruiting network, the Spanish interior ministry said. Raids were continuing Wednesday morning targeting the group, based on the island of Majorca and led by an Islamist imam, who […]

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Europe okays project to seek alien life

Europe okays project to seek alien life

Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable planets in other star systems, along with any life forms they may host. “The PLATO mission will address fundamental questions such as ‘how common are Earth-like planets?’ and ‘is our solar system unusual or even unique?’,” the University of Warwick, whose scientists […]

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US says no laptop ban on board flights from Europe for now

US says no laptop ban on board flights from Europe for now

Washington – US aviation security officials stepped back Tuesday from imposing a ban on carry-on computers on flights coming from Europe, which had been proposed to guard against possible bomb-laden electronics from the Islamic State group. But the Department of Homeland Security said a ban, already in place for US-bound flights from the Middle East, […]

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Manchester United rated as Europe’s most valuable club

Manchester United rated as Europe’s most valuable club

London – Manchester United have been rated as Europe’s most valuable club by a new report into the financial muscle of the continent’s top teams. The report by professional services firm KPMG looked at the finances of 39 clubs based on their popularity on social media channels, revenues for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, and […]

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AirAsia X will fly to Europe soon

AirAsia X will fly to Europe soon

Bangkok – AirAsia X will soon be flying to Europe using its Airbus A330 to tap into the growing demand to the region, after the launch of its Kuala Lumpur-Hawaii route on June 28. AirAsia Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said the airline would fly into Europe soon but he […]

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At least 23 people die in cold snap across Europe

At least 23 people die in cold snap across Europe

Warsaw – A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and even Istanbul was covered with a blanket […]

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BMW to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, Europe

BMW to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, Europe

Las Vegas – BMW Group announced Wednesday it would deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe The German auto group made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas jointly with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli-based auto technology firm Mobileye. “Making autonomous driving a reality […]

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Europe on Christmas high alert after truck attack in Berlin

Europe on Christmas high alert after truck attack in Berlin

Rome – Security was heightened for the Christmas weekend in Italy and at the Vatican on Saturday (Dec 24) after Italian police killed the man believed to be responsible for the Berlin market truck attack while other European cities kept forces on high alert. In France, Britain and Germany, which have all been targets of […]

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