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How will the new visa-free European travel system work – VoxEurop (English)

Set to enter into force next year, the ETIAS scheme aims at speeding up traveling authorisation for travellers from countries which do not require a visa. In this regard, it looks pretty much like the US ESTA. But there is still some confusion on how it works, so here we have a closer look at […]

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At least 8 dead in Alabama marina fire that destroyed 35 boats

At least eight people died as flames consumed a marina full of house and recreational boats in far northeast Alabama early Monday, authorities said. The blaze destroyed 35 vessels at the Jackson County Park, along the Tennessee River, in Scottsboro, Alabama, about 100 miles northeast of Birmingham and 40 miles east of Huntsville, officials said. […]

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‘Authoritarian’ Zuckerberg intends to use Facebook to re-elect Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has accused Facebook’s “authoritarian” chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of intending to use the platform’s “immense” power to re-elect Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Mr Trump’s defeated 2016 opponent told The Atlantic of her horror at Mr Zuckerberg’s influence and his apparent unwillingness to tackle misinformation, for which she suggested several damning motives. “They have, […]

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Knicks Frank Ntilikina pays respect

As a European kid, Frank Ntilikina wasn’t enamored with Kobe Bryant at first blush. Too cocky. It took a few years for the Frenchman to appreciate Bryant as an icon — with his dreams realized when he met him on the Nike campus in Oregon after his rookie year. “It’s funny because first, it’s not […]

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Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism — Global Issues

Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS by Yilmaz Akyuz (geneva) Friday, January 24, 2020 Inter Press Service Yilmaz Akyüz is former Director, UNCTAD, and former Chief Economist, South Centre, Geneva GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) – The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about […]

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Coronavirus contagion rate makes it hard to control

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Each person infected with coronavirus is passing the disease on to between two and three other people on average at current transmission rates, according to two separate scientific analyses of the epidemic. Whether the outbreak will continue to spread at this rate depends on the effectiveness of […]

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Veterans’ charity Combat Stress stops new referrals over funding crisis

Image copyright PA A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support. The charity had been […]

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Scotland Yard introduces facial recognition cameras to hunt ‘watchlist’ of 2,500 suspects

The Metropolitan Police today revealed it will start using ‘Big Brother’ facial recognition technology on the streets of London within the next month after eight major trials since 2016. Scotland Yard says the cameras are a fantastic ‘crime-fighting tool’ with a 70 per cent success rate at picking up suspects – but privacy campaigners believe it […]

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Your Friday Briefing – The New York Times

Outbreak disrupts China and spooks markets In China, the all-important Lunar New Year holiday begins today, but the outbreak of a deadly virus is overwhelming hospitals and raising fears of a pandemic akin to one fueled by SARS, a similar disease that originated in China in 2002 and killed more than 800 people worldwide. Here […]

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Premier League table: 2019-20 EPL standings today – fixtures, results and live scores on gameweek 24

What would we do without Premier League football in January? Liverpool ‘s relentless match towards the title is, well, relentless as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux on Thursday night to go 16 points clear. The Reds round off gameweek 24 with their final game in hand at West Ham next week – […]

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