Fine Gael fails to win a seat in Irish by-elections

Fine Gael fails to win a seat in Irish by-elections

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Leo Varadkar suffered a blow after the Irish prime minister’s party failed to win a seat in four by-elections, as opposition parties swept the boards ahead of a general election expected next year. The taoiseach’s expectations were low going into the count on Saturday as Irish governments rarely win by-elections. But the lack of even […]

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore

EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent […]

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Expert issues ‘Russian roulette’ warning on terror

Expert issues ‘Russian roulette’ warning on terror

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A counter-terrorism expert has accused the criminal justice system of playing Russian roulette with public safety, after the revelation that the London Bridge attacker was a former terrorist who had only recently been released from prison. The comments by Chris Phillips, former head of the UK national counter-terrorism security office, raise serious questions about oversight […]

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Tesla move will draw further companies into Germany

Tesla move will draw further companies into Germany

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla’s (O:) announcement earlier this month that it will build its first European factory near Berlin will draw further companies from the electric mobility and energy storage sectors into Germany, a state premier told newspaper Die Welt. “They are already on their way. I’m hearing there are further inquiries with the communities […]

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Rewritten song lyrics spark frosty reception

Rewritten song lyrics spark frosty reception

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There have been almost 400 recordings of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, by performers ranging from Louis Armstrong to Christina Aguilera. The duet has been sung in German (“Baby, es regnet doch!”) and by the gloriously improbable pairing of Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton. But few have caused as much fuss as the latest version, by […]

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