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EU's deadline: Britain asked to unlock Brexit in two weeks

Unlock Brexit talks Date : November 18, 2017 Reporter : BNN LONDON, U.K. - Following a meeting with EU leaders on the sidelines of an EU summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was given two weeks to unlock Brexit.  The British Prime Minister was told on Friday, that “there is more work to be done” to unlock Brexit talks.  At the meeting, the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. May was asked to try to break the ...Full Story

POLITICS

EU's deadline: Britain asked to unlock Brexit in two weeks

Date : November 18, 2017 Reporter : BNN Unlock Brexit talks LONDON, U.K. - Following a meeting with EU leaders on the sidelines of an EU summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was given two weeks to unlock Brexit.  The British Prime Minister was told on Friday, ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Siemens announces worldwide layoffs as it revamps company

Date : November 16, 2017 Reporter : BNN SIEMENS will be cutting about 6,900 jobs worldwide BERLIN, Germany - Grappling with a sharp drop in orders for power-plant equipment, Europe’s biggest engineering company, Siemens has announced that it will be cutting about 6,900 jobs worldwide. The layoffs of about 6,900 ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Germany is getting restless to usher in a new era of pollution-free driving

Date : October 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Ban to be implemented across the European Union. BERLIN, Germany - In a bid to usher in a pollution-free era in the country, Germany has put forward a new resolution to ban all combustion engine cars by 2030.> Big News Network The country’s federal Council (Bundesrat) is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes

Date : November 9, 2017 Reporter : ews24 It would no longer sell cigarettes Vatican City - Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes. The Vatican announced on Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket - giving up an estimated ...Full Story

HISTORY

France Marks Second Anniversary of Paris Attacks

Date : November 13, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN France paid tribute to the 130 people who were killed PARIS - With flowers, music and a peace march, France paid tribute to the 130 people who were killed in a string of bombings and shootings two years ago. President Emmanuel Macron paid homage to those who died at each of six sites ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Can Ireland prevent a terrorist attack? Most Irish say No

Date : August 6, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network No capacity to deal with a jihadi terror attack. DUBLIN, Ireland - A shocking new opinion poll has revealed that a vast majority of people in Ireland believe that the state does not have the capacity to deal with a jihadi terror attack. The poll conducted and released by Sunday ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

At Climate Talks, US Like an Unhappy Dinner Guest

Date : November 9, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Said Greenpeace WASHINGTON - How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on a treaty that the president wants no part of. President ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Charlie Hebdo mocks Harvey devastation with Neo-Nazi cover

Date : September 1, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Victims of the storm as neo-Nazis PARIS, France - The controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine, that shot to fame in 2012, when it ran caricatures of Muslim Prophet Muhammad has done it again - managed to enrage an entire nation.  Its latest cover appears to mock ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Robots to take over 600k British builders' jobs in 20 years

Date : November 1, 2017 Reporter : BNN Robots and digital technology LONDON, U.K. - According to a startling new research, as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ arrives in 2040 - nearly one in three construction jobs in the U.K. could be wiped out. Over the next two decades, robots and ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Flawless or abominable?Finnair weighs passengers at check-in

Date : November 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN To ensure safest calculations for fueling and flying planes HELSINKI, Finland - As part of its effort to analyse if the previous average height and weight of a man and woman recorded by the European Aviation Safety Agency is still valid - a Finnish airline has devised a strategy for perfection. ...Full Story

SPORTS

Bundesliga announce Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee

Date : September 8, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ Mail 38-year-old will officiate Hertha Berlin Bibiana Steinhaus will make history in Germany on Sunday when she becomes the first woman to referee a Bundesliga game, reports the daily Mail The German football federation announced on Thursday that the 38-year-old police officer ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Tensions as Paris Suburb Tries to Stop Muslim Street Prayers After Rented Hall Taken

Date : November 12, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Tensions erupted Friday CLICHY-LA-GARENNE, FRANCE - Tensions erupted Friday as French officials and residents of a Paris suburb tried to block Muslims from praying in the street - a dispute that reflects nationwide problems with mosque shortages. No one ...Full Story

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