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Early on Sunday 26 March 2017 Swiss clocks move forward one hour. Officially time changes at 2am. This means you will miss one hour of sleep and it will be darker when you get up. On the up side, it will be lighter for longer in the evenings. The rest of Europe will adjust its clocks …
03.24 / 09:55
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Seven teenage migrants from Somalia who were found by the police on Thursday night near Akaki in the Nicosia district are under the care of the social welfare department, it was announced on Friday. According to the police, they had received a tip at around 10pm on Thursday that a group of migrants was located […] The post Seven Somali teens in care after crossing from the north appeared first on Cyprus…
03.24 / 09:35
cyprus-mail.com
When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
03.24 / 09:32
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Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. Huf…
03.24 / 09:32
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24 March 2017. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO **** Here is a searing, damning document on the black people’s condition in American history. The last work of the infinitely intelligent and eloquent writer and social critic James Baldwin (1924-1987) is narrated here by Samuel L. Jackson in this powerful documentary by Haitian director Raoul Peck. Baldwin’s …
03.24 / 09:00
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President Nicos Anastasiades hopes British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will convey the messages and positions explained to him on how there can be an agreement that will be acceptable by both communities in Cyprus, when the latter meets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. The president was speaking to the press after his meeting with […] The post Anastasiades hopes Johnson will convey message to Ankara on Cyprus appeared first on Cyprus…
03.24 / 08:35
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Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
03.24 / 08:09
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The Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form. Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week: Cypriot citizens are mobilising to move back to the fenced area of Famagusta As Europe celebrates the 60th anniversary […] The post News podcast: Cypriots mobilising to move back to Famagusta’s fenced area appeared first on Cyprus M…
03.24 / 07:22
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Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos are set to visit Cyprus in the coming days. Kotzias arrives in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and will represent the Greek Government in the annual student parade to mark the Greek Independence Day on Saturday, March 25. On Tuesday, the Greek FM will address an […] The post Greece’s Foreign and Defence Ministers set to visit Cyprus appeared first on Cyprus…
03.24 / 07:08
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: And to help us understand what's happening on Capitol Hill tonight, I am joined by NPR's Ron Elving. Hello there, Ron. RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Kelly. MCEVERS: So tonight the president threatened that if the House does not vote on this tomorrow and does not pass their own health care bill, that he is going to move on and leave Obamacare in place. How serious a threat is that do you think? ELVING: It sounds pretty…
03.24 / 04:30
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Republican leaders in Washington are scrambling to save their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the health care bill today, but with Republicans divided over just how far they should go with their changes, the vote was postponed. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis is following all this at the Capitol. Hi there, Sue. SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Kelly.…
03.24 / 04:30
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A great deal can be done to save the state money on office space rentals, as current practices are exceedingly wasteful, the auditor-general told MPs on Thursday. Odysseas Michaelides announced also that the audit office was commencing an administrative audit on the state’s housing policy. Given the availability of unused state land, Michaelides said, it […] The post Audit boss says cheaper for state to build its own premises appeared first on Cyprus M…
03.24 / 03:06
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Switzerland’s 604 hydroelectric plants aren’t just powerhouses for clean energy. Some dams are also dramatic destinations. But their source of fuel is literally drying up. By Bill Harby Switzerland’s glaciers are shrinking. In 2015, of 97 Swiss glaciers measured, 92 were retreating, 3 were stationary and 4 were advancing. Global warming doesn’t just threaten Switzerland’s […]…
03.24 / 00:05
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The State Department will approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official tells NPR. That will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision former President Barack Obama made in 2015 to reject the project. Four days after Trump was sworn into office he invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for the pipeline. Trump also directed the State Department to make its national-interest determination within 60 days. That deadline is Monday. A U.S. official…
03.23 / 23:55
nprberlin.de
Faced with an increasingly precarious job market, young people are willing to give more for less. This is being exploited with a rise in unpaid…
03.23 / 23:04
katoikos.eu
President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C. The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in "full compliance" with the lease on the luxury hotel that's located just blocks from the White House. Many ethics and contract experts have called upon GSA t o end the lease , noting that the contract language specifically says no "elected official of the…
03.23 / 23:01
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPeRpYnT4Q The 2015 hit " Classic Man " introduced the world to Jidenna. His look matched his sound: three-piece suits, polka-dotted ascots and red hair slicked down in a wave that would've made Nat King Cole jealous. At one point, a friend's manager took him aside and said he thought Jidenna had a ton of potential as an artist — but there was just one problem. "He said, 'You're too perfect,' " Jidenna says. "And man, that stuck with me." So for his first f…
03.23 / 23:01
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While visiting Athens on Thursday, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said that there are approximately 3 million refugees waiting to cross into Greece from Turkey in an effort to reach Western and Northern Europe. Th news comes at a time when repeated threats from Turkish President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with many of his …
03.23 / 22:34
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Former President Obama took a victory lap Thursday on seventh anniversary of his signature health care law even as Republicans had planned to formally begin the process of gutting it in celebration. But now, it's the GOP replacement plan that remains on life support. Republicans postponed a planned evening vote in the House, denying them a symbolic chance to make good on their years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Obama ticked off the law's successes in a…
03.23 / 22:00
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz3yM4NtELg About this time last year, roughly two dozen daring young strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it, bearing their hunting equipment and their wiles into the remote Scottish highlands with the aims of creating a new community from scratch — cameras rolling for a reality show all the while, naturally. Now that a full year has passed and the remaining participants are heading home, one rather inconvenient question remains: What h…
03.23 / 22:00
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