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    Israeli defence minister to share findings on NSO with France

    Benny Gantz will share government assessment with France, whose president was allegedly among targets of spyware sold by Israeli company. Israel’s defence minister will share on Wednesday the initial findings from a government assessment of NSO Group exports with France, whose president was allegedly among targets of spyware sold by the private Israeli spyware company. President Emmanuel Macron’s phone was…

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    UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite

    Officials have eased rules on self-isolation for a range of essential workers in a bid to alleviate ‘pingdemic’ disruption. The United Kingdom’s government has announced it will ease coronavirus quarantine rules for thousands more essential workers in an attempt to end staff shortages that are hobbling parts of the economy. About 26 million Britons have downloaded a health service phone…

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    Bosnia’s outgoing international overseer urges new approach

    Western powers should adopt a new approach to promoting reconciliation in politically fragmented Bosnia to prevent nativist leaders from turning the Balkan country into a deserted wasteland, according to the top international overseer of a 1995 peace agreement. Austrian diplomat Valentin Inzko, who is stepping down next week as the UN’s high representative in Bosnia, said he thinks a hands-off…

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    IMF warns of growing poverty, unrest and geopolitical tensions

    The global economic recovery continues, but with a widening gap between advanced economies and many emerging market and developing economies thanks to vaccine inequity and a lack of fiscal support, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Tuesday While the latest update to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook sees the global economy still growing 6 percent this year – unchanged…

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    Wildfires scorch Spain and cause ‘disaster without precedence’ in Sardinia

    Sardinia’s local government declared a state of emergency on Sunday, due to what it described as a “disaster without precedence.” “It is still not possible to estimate the damages caused by the fires that are still ongoing in the Oristano area,” the president of the Sardinia region, Christian Solinas, said in a statement Monday. “Vegetation destroyed, businesses and homes burnt…

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    Explosion rocks German chemicals site; five people missing

    Explosion at a chemical complex in Leverkusen declared ‘extreme threat’ amid concern over possible toxic gas. Five people are missing and several others have been injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park housing several chemical companies in Germany’s western city of Leverkusen. Tuesday’s incident sent plumes of smoke billowing into the sky and prompted authorities to ask nearby residents…

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    The CJEU’s ruling on hijab exposed Europe’s hypocrisy

    Earlier this month, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) issued a scandalous ruling which practically made it legal for employers to discriminate against their  Muslim employees in workplaces across Europe. In a July 15 decision, the court declared that companies in the European Union can legally ban their female Muslim employees from wearing a headscarf under certain conditions. The case…

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    Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

    The explosion happened at 9.40 a.m. local time, causing a fire at a fuel depot at Chempark, an industrial park for chemicals companies including Bayer and Lanxess, Chempark operator Currenta said. Several staff were hurt, with at least two seriously injured, and five people were missing, Currenta said, adding it was not yet clear what caused the explosion and the…

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    Cuban embassy in Paris targeted with petrol bombs

    Foreign minister blames US government for ‘continuous campaigns against our country that encourage these behaviours’. The Cuban embassy in Paris says its building was attacked overnight with petrol bombs, causing serious damage but no injuries to diplomatic staff. The embassy on Tuesday condemned the attack on its premises, located in the French capital’s 15th arrondissement. It did not say who…

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    Amazon’s denies accepting Bitcoin, sends it tumbling

    A job posting for a digital currency lead had pushed Bitcoin past $40,000 on Monday, its highest since June 15. Amazon.com Inc is denying a media report saying the e-commerce giant is looking to accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year. The report from London’s City AM newspaper, citing an unnamed “insider”, sent the world’s biggest cryptocurrency up…

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