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Inventor held in Denmark over missing journalist

Danish police said on Saturday they were preparing to search a sunken submarine owned by Danish inventor Peter Madsen who has been charged with the inadvertent manslaughter of a journalist. The police said that Madsen, 46, was being held in custody for 24 days, accused of killing Swedish journalist Kim ...

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Anti-Islam candidate to stand for UKIP leadership

The ruling body of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has permitted an anti-Muslim candidate with close links to the far right to stand for its leadership. UKIP’s National Executive Committee on Friday approved the candidacy of Anne Marie Waters, who has previously called Islam “evil,” opening a potentially major division ...

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Russian bank to invest in Iran spa town project

Iran’s media report that Russia’s Elbin Bank has signed an agreement to invest as much as $100 million in the development of a spa town in northern Iran. The agreement was signed in Moscow between the bank and a representative of a housing cooperative in Iran’s northwestern province of Ardabil. ...

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EU to hold crisis summit on eggs scandal

The European Union (UN) will call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs in a bid to end “blaming and shaming” over the scandal, health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said Friday. Andriukaitis told AFP he wanted the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany to stop trading accusations about who is responsible for the ...

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