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Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

MINISTER MATTEO SALVINI DEFENDS HIS DRESS CODE

Italy takes its dress code as a matter of permanent national priority. Each profession has its own official or de facto uniform. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has chosen to defy the code by wearing shirts with police or fire service insignia. He says this is a sign of his support for the respective forces. But article 498 of Italy’s ...

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CLAIMS TRUMP IS A RACIST.

New Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said there is “no question” that President Donald Trump is racist. In an interview with CBS News, Ms Ocasio-Cortez based her claim on “words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy”. In a statement, the White House hit back at the New York lawmaker’s “sheer ignorance on the matter”. Ms ...

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THOUSANDS OF BEACHGOERS IN QUEENSLAND GET STUNG BY BLUEBOTTLE

Vast numbers of bluebottle sea creatures have been pushed ashore in Queensland, Australia, stinging thousands of people and forcing the closure of swim spots. Surf Life Saving Queensland said over 2,600 people received treatment at the weekend. Bluebottle stings are painful but typically not life-threatening. Unusually strong winds pushed colonies of the creatures towards beaches. About 13,000 stings were recorded ...

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HOLLYWOOD SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL: KEVIN SPACEY

Actor Kevin Spacey has appeared in court to face a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an allegation of groping in 2016. A not-guilty plea was entered on the two-time Oscar winner’s behalf by his lawyers during the hearing in the US state of Massachusetts. He is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old male after plying him with ...

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WORLD BANK PRESIDENT, JIM YONG KIM ANNOUCES RESIGNATION.

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation will take effect from 1 February. Mr Kim, 59, was not due to leave until 2022, after he was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017. He will “join a firm and focus on increasing ...

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